Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thanksgiving is Just Around the Corner

The innkeepers are back from their travels.  Jill, Cheryl and Anastasia took wonderful care of our guests and the Miller Tree Inn while we were gone.  We are grateful for their continued loyal assistance to us and count them among our Thanksgiving blessings.

We also welcomed  Evan J. Marshall back to perform 2 mandolin house concerts at the Miller Tree Inn.  The concerts were well attended and the music was outstanding.  We will look forward to the next time Evan can come back to Forks.

The Miller Tree Inn is all ready for Thanksgiving and we have some room openings over the Thanksgiving weekend.  The Hoh road has re-opened and the surf was spectacular the other day when we were down at the beach, so come on over and rest and relax for all or part of your holiday weekend.

The first weekend of December is always a busy one in Forks.  The annual Cherish the Children dinner and auction will be held in LaPush again this year on Friday, December 2, 2016.  This is a fund raiser where the proceeds go to helping Christmas be a little merrier for the children of LaPush and Forks.  Cherish the Children is also our Charity of the month at the Miller Tree Inn.  We are collecting monetary donations for this event, which we will turn over along with a matching check from the inn for any money we collect up to $100.  We hope to be able to give well over $100 to this worthy cause.

On Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4 will be the annual Festival of Trees coordinated by our local Soroptimist organization.  This is their big fund raiser of the year and the Miller Tree Inn sponsors a tree each year and puts in our bid for one of the beautifully decorated trees during the  auction portion of the program.  This is a beautiful, worthwhile and fun event.

We have much to be thankful for this year, including getting to make friends with many new people from all over the world.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

It is Fall at the Miller Tree Inn

It was a busy summer, but I can hardly believe it has been so long since we have written on our blog.

We had a great 4th of July celebration and the other surrounding communities had wonderful summer celebrations throughout July and August, including Lavender Festival and Quielute Days.  The Forever Twilight in Forks weekend was outstanding in September.  Always good to see so many old friends come back and join us in celebrating all things Twilight.  Last weekend Port Angeles Celebrated Crab Fest and Forks celebrated Heritage Days with their annual Fish and Brew, Art Show and a Dance at The Rainforest Arts Center.

We are all decked out for fall and looking forward to Halloween and Thanksgiving.  We are also excited to welcome back Evan Marshall on November 11 for a solo Mandolin Concert.  Evan always puts on a fabulous show and this year it will be a smaller house concert at the Miller Tree Inn.  We are excited to be hosting this very talented performer.

Fall can be a great time on the peninsula. Today is bright and sunny tomorrow could be a little stormy.  Both are beautiful celebrations of nature.  We would love to have you come over and join us.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Egg and Cheese Casserole

What do you feed 21 hungry guests for breakfast on a sunny Sunday?  At the Miller Tree Inn, we fed them Egg and Cheese Casserole, of course!

This is one of our favorite dishes for a busy morning.  We mix it up the night before and then pop it in the oven in the morning.  Today we served it with sides of cornbread and bacon and a garnish of avocado and tomato.  It looks beautiful and tastes great.

If you would like to try it out, you will need:

1 dozen eggs, 2 cups shredded jack cheese, 1 pint cottage cheese, a pinch of salt, 2 four ounce cans of mild diced green chilis, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 cup flour (we omit the flour if we have gluten free guests and it holds together just fine.)

Beat the eggs and mix all ingredients together.  Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes until the eggs are set and the top is lightly browned.  Today we added a dollop of sour cream on top, a pinch of chili powder and some sliced green onions.  We put salsa on the side, for those that like to spice it up a bit.  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Friends of Forks Animals

Moira our cat says to help support our June charitable organization of the month, the Friends of Forks Animals. This group helps place homeless animals in good homes or no-kill shelters. They also help with spay and neuter programs. Moira was born in a shelter and has brought much joy to our life. If you wish to help with this months fund raiser, please write your checks out to: Friends of Forks Animals and send them to Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331. ...We will enter your name in our quarterly drawing that will next be held on July 1. The prize is a $100 gift certificate toward a stay at the Miller Tree Inn or breakfast for 4 at the Inn. Winners choice! At the end of June we will tally up the donations and match them up to $100 with a check of our own. Thanks in advance for supporting this cause. Moira says, "meow."

Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

All of us at the Miller Tree Inn are ready for the Memorial Day Weekend. We have a house full of guests and some special treats in store, including Red, White, and Blueberry French Toast on Memorial Day Monday. There will be a Memorial Day program on Monday at 11AM next door to the Miller Tree Inn at Forks City Hall. This program will honor all those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Please join us in paying tribute.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Armed Forces Day!

Yesterday was Armed Forces Day and we would like to take this opportunity to give a belated "Thank you!" to all retired and active duty military. We recognize that our lives are forever changed for the better by your service and sacrifice. Our red rhododendrons are blooming fantastically in the yard as a salute to you!

There is also still time to send donations for Sarge's Place our selected worthy cause of the month. Sarge's Place provides housing and other services for homeless veterans. Please make checks out to: Sarge's Place and send them to us at the Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331. We will then pass them on to Sarge's Place at the end of the month along with our matching donation check. We will enter your name in our quarterly drawing as a reward to you.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

It is May!

Hope everyone enjoyed their May Day and Mother's Day celebrations.  We have had some beautiful days in May, so far and have really been enjoying the sunshine.

We don't know if this is good luck or not, but our shamrock plants are blooming. The shamrocks themselves are edible and make great plate garnish on our morning breakfast dishes. We think the leaves taste a bit like anise.

It could be good luck for you, if you send us a donation to Sarge's Place, which provides housing and other services for homeless vetereans. Every donation sent to use, made out to Sarge's place will earn you a ticket into our quarterly drawing for a $100 gift certificate toward a stay at the Miller Tree Inn OR breakfast for 4 at the Inn!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Flowers

Now is the best time of year to see the spring flowers.  The bluebells are especially pretty along the fence line.  Lilies of the Valley are blooming in the front flower beds and the rhododendrons are starting to bloom.  It even smells like spring, outside!

We are still collecting for Habitat for Humanity until them end of April.  If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, please send your check made out to Clallam County Habitat for Humanity and mail it to us here at the Miller Tree Inn, P.O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331.  We will then mail your check along with our matching check of up to $100 to Habitat for Humanity and will enter your name in our next quarterly drawing for a $100 gift certificate towards a stay at the Miller Tree Inn or a gift certificate for a Breakfast for 4 at the Miller Tree Inn.  The next drawing will happen on July 1, 2016.

Thank you to all of you have donated so far.  We appreciate your support in making 2016 a very wonderful 100th anniversary for the Miller Tree Inn!

We will be announcing our May charitable organization on May 1.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fishing in Forks

We had some guests from France that have been visiting us the last few years to go fly fishing in our area.  This year they put a video together of their experiences fishing in Oregon and Washington and shared it with us.  Hope you enjoy it, too.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Hello April!

We had a beautiful week here in Forks. On Wednesday evening, we went down to LaPush and saw the whales spouting and playing around a crab boat coming in. We watched while they unloaded the crab pots and crab from the boat and bought a couple of fresh crab to take home for a feast..
Today we held our first quarterly drawing and we have notified the winner! Don't worry, we will have other drawings in July, October and January 1. So if your name is in our bucket, you might b...e a winner, too!

We will be sending over $150 to the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction to add to their $70,000+ that they made a couple of weekends ago. This is from kind donations from our friends, and guests that gave us money for our March charity.

We have chosen Habitat for Humanity as our April Charity of the month. Habitat is currently building a home for a family here in Forks. It will be house #3 in our community. If you would like to donate to our cause this month, please make your checks out to Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County and mail them to us at the Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331. We will in turn match any donations up to $100 and turn all monies over to Habitat for Humanity at the end of April AND enter your name in our quarterly drawing. The prize again this quarter is Breakfast for 4 at the Miller Tree Inn OR $100 gift certificate to be used toward a stay at the Miller Tree Inn. Or better yet, come stay with us and get your name entered in the drawing for staying with us!