Monday, April 17, 2017

Is Spring Finally Here?

Yesterday was Easter and a beautiful day.  We were inspired by both events.  We had Easter Bunny scones, egg puff casserole and ham/asparagus roll ups for breakfast. A

nd then today we put out a bouquet of daffodils and some china flower votives on the tables with colorful napkins for a a bright spring look!

Monday, April 3, 2017

April 2017 at the Miller Tree Inn

What a glorious spring day at the Miller Tree Inn. The robins are out, the flowers are springing up and a humming bird family is building a nest in the monkey puzzle tree. They shouldn't have to worry about Moira the cat getting up in that tree!

We still have rooms available most days in April. Come on over and enjoy a little spring relaxation with us!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction

We were reminded last week that the annual Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction is coming up on March 18 and 19. It is fun and one of our favorite weekends of the year. The auction is live at Forks High School and is broadcast through our local radio station, so folks can call in their bids. Hopefully items will be pictured on line, so people can participate that way. All money raised at the auction during that weekend is given in scholarships. All students graduating from Forks High School or the Quileute Tribal School are eligible for scholarships. The students and scholarship committee hope to raise $92,000 at this year's auction.
Local businesses and individuals donate items for the auction. Items might include smoked fish, a pie, quilts, furniture, a car, etc.
Typically, the Miller Tree Inn donates a breakfast for 4 at the Inn, and some baked goods for the auction. There will be hundreds of items to bid on.
This year, we are especially committed to making the auction a success. Innkeeper, Bill is a member of the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction Committee, and was a scholarship recipient back in 1973. Our niece is one of the student chair persons and 2 of our employees are graduating this spring and will be eligible for scholarships
During the auction, the Senior Parents operate a concessions booth with all sorts of food items, so you don't have to leave the auction to go to breakfast, lunch or dinner! The funds from the concession stand go towards Senior Safe Night, providing a safe party and celebration on graduation night.
The Miller Tree Inn, still has many rooms available for the Scholarship Auction Weekend. Come join the fun on March 18 & 19 and help out our graduating seniors earn scholarship money. It is a win, for everyone!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017

We heard a rumor at the Miller Tree Inn that tomorrow is Valentine's Day. It just so happens that we still have rooms available for a quick get away, or come join us this coming weekend to enjoy the President's Day holiday. Either way, we would love to take care of you.
We love Valentine's Day. The snow drops have made their appearance, so we think spring may be just around the corner. Love is in the air, as well as the smell of sugar cookies baking. We discovered a long time ago, that the gift doesn't have to big or expensive. It just needs to come from the heart. So, innkeeper Bill will be getting his traditional heart shaped, frosted sugar cookies.
We wish you all a very happy Valentine's Day filled with love and sweetness!

Monday, January 30, 2017

February 2017

February is just around the corner and is "Heart Healthy" Month. Today we went through a few recipes at the Miller Tree Inn to see if we could find a good contender for eating a heart healthy breakfast at the Inn. The recipe that we came up with was: Mediterranean Scrambled Eggs in Pita Pockets.
Serves 2
1TBS vegetable oil (I use olive)
1/3 cup diced tomato
1 cup baby spinach
3 eggs (or egg whites or egg substitute)
1/8 cup feta cheese, crumbled
salt & pepper to taste
Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Saute tomatoes and spinach until spinach is wilted. Add eggs and mix to scramble. After cooking for 30 seconds, add the feta cheese. Continue to cook until the egg is cooked to your preference. Season with salt and pepper and spoon into a 2 warmed pita halves and serve.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Happy 2017

It is the new year and time to make resolutions and turn over new leaves in our lives. Here at the Miller Tree Inn, we resolve to be the best that we can be. Along with that, there are some new things to come in 2017 in and around the inn. The carpet layers will be here next week to put in new carpet on our stairs and hallways. As summer approaches we will be saying goodbye to the Minnie room and putting a new room up for rent. The new room will be on the 3rd floor and have a two person whirlpool tub, gas fireplace and a view of the tree covered hills to the south of us. We will also try to slip in a few new breakfast recipes along with our tried and true favorites. No matter where life takes you, all of us at the Miller Tree Inn wish you a happy 2017 and hope you will come over and see us.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Thanks for Another Great Year

The end of 2016 is just around the corner and this means our 100 year anniversary is also drawing to a close. We have just drawn the last name for our quarterly drawing and informed the winner. 12 different local charitable organizations have benefited from our year long celebration and our guests have been incredibly supportive. Thank you to all who have participated! We also wish to thank all of the wonderful guests we have hosted this past year. You are what makes innkeeping so rewarding. Merry Christmas from all of us at the Miller Tree Inn. We hope your 2017 is your best year, yet.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas from the Miller Tree Inn

The stockings are hung, the Christmas tree is in place and the rooms are ready.  It must be time for a visit to Forks and a stay at the Miller Tree Inn.

Moira is waiting impatiently behind the tree, and pulling at the ornaments.  We need some guests to distract her and keep her from getting into trouble.

If you haven't been with us over the winter holidays before, please make some time to come on over.  It is quiet and stress free and the ocean waves at the beach and the moss laden trees at the rainforest await you.

All of us at the Miller Tree Inn wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017.  If we don't see you in 2016, we hope to see you in 2017!

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.