By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record – When Philippe Florentin and Hilda Ashikian purchased a 150-acre lot in Hatley Township from their friend and neighbour Jacques Langlois, they never thought they would become the owners of a 15-unit eco-lodge. La Station du Chêne Rouge was inaugurated on June 21, the result of over three years of hard work for the couple and Langlois, who is the owner of the Capelton Mine. The eco-lodge concept was one that Florentin and Ashikian had flirted with for quite a while. They knew of other enterprises in the province with similar features but believed that their lot had something different to offer. “We are situated in a rather central location, and this land is exceptional,” explained Florentin, who was the project co-lead. “There are beautiful oak trees everywhere, and depending on the unit, there are beautiful views of Mont Mégantic or even Vermont.” In fact the eco-lodge, located just a few minutes outside of Sherbrooke on Chemin Rodgers, is also a short drive away from North Hatley, Magog, and Compton, and is within walking distance of the Capelton Mine. There are also several kilometres of walking trails of all difficulty levels on the site and La Route Verte bike trail just nearby. It is also pet friendly. See full story in the Tuesday, June 25 edition of The Record.