Happy Fourth of July! We've flown a large flag between our columns for 25 years, but today it seems especially beautiful rustled by a slight breeze with the sun coming through the leaves on this cool 52 degree morning. Avoid the weekend crowds and join us on a Monday in July for a four night stay and one night is FREE! This cannot be combined with other offers and does not apply to rooms already booked. July is a great month for hiking and viewing the native rhododendron which is profuse this year and usually lasts several weeks. Enjoy these beautiful photos of native rhododendron and mountain laurel blooming next to the Inn, or better yet, come see for yourself! Email us at email@example.com or call (828) 526-2060 for availability.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I recently enjoyed designing a postcard cookbook (similar to our own) for the 2009 Innkeepers' Tour held on June 25. Over 140 postcard-size photo albums were given out free of charge along with directions to each participating Inn. Tour guests enjoyed refreshments and picked up a recipe card at every stop, resulting in a souvenir cookbook. We served Apple-Oatmeal Bread, Cheesy-Chive Ham Muffins and Minted-Lime Fresh Fruit and gave out recipes for the bread & muffins. The cookbook was such a success that we are ordering extra copies to sell alongside our own postcard cookbook, "Best Breakfast Recipes from Colonial Pines Inn." If you are interested in purchasing either one, email us. They make wonderful gifts and are $12 plus shipping. Watch for this next year, too. Could be the start of a tradition... firstname.lastname@example.org