Skyrim:Abandoned Lodge

Skyrim: Places: Shacks
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Abandoned Lodge
(view on map)
# of Zones 1
Respawn Time Never (storage is safe)
Level Min: 10
Thalmor Soldiers, Baldor Iron-Shaper
Console Location Code(s)
DLC2AbandonedLodge, DLC2AbandonedLodgeExterior01
Northeast of Bloodskal Barrow
Southwest of Frostmoon Crag
Special Features
# of Grindstones 1
The Abandoned Lodge

The Abandoned Lodge is an old, unused hunting lodge located northeast of Bloodskal Barrow and southwest of Frostmoon Crag. It is an abandoned shack built in the traditional Nordic style found in Skyrim. It contains little of importance except being used for the quest A New Source of Stalhrim. Prior to beginning the quest, the door is locked and requires a key; you will be unable to enter until that quest has at least started. It consists of one area: Abandoned Lodge.


Thalmor Soldiers
Baldor Iron-Shaper
Only after beginning the related quest.
Returns to Skaal Village following the related quest.

Related QuestsEdit

Abandoned LodgeEdit

Inside Abandoned Lodge

Outside of the lodge, there is nothing besides a few barrels, sacks, and bear traps. There are, however, two snow bear pelts and a knapsack along the eastern wall. Once the related quest has begun, four hostile Thalmor Soldiers, one of which is carrying the key to the Lodge, will be on guard outside. To the left of the entrance is a grindstone.

There is also little of interest on the first floor of the shack, save for a few empty wine bottles, two snow bear pelts, an empty chest at the foot of an unowned double bed, an unowned single bed, and some coins and a coin purse on a table with A Gentleman's Guide to Whiterun in the northeast corner next to a wardrobe and in the southwest corner, above a set of shelves are two hanging garlic braids.

The steps to the west lead to the basement where the kidnapped Baldor Iron-Shaper can be found. Also in the basement are three deer pelts, two more snow bear pelts, a few bear traps, five piles of salt, two pieces of bread, a garlic braid hanging from a wooden support on the ceiling, and a collection of alcohol at the bar along the north wall consisting of six bottles of Nord mead, two bottles of ale, and a single bottle of alto wine. Besides a locked chest along the eastern wall and a few sacks and barrels, little else can be found here.


  • The Thalmor soldiers that spawn here at the beginning of the related quest continue to respawn even after the quest is completed. These new soldiers are friendly, though.
  • The Abandoned Lodge's Thalmor differ from their counterparts in Skyrim in that they wear leather armor instead of their usual elven or glass armor, although their gauntlets, helmets and boots can be elven.