Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Tomorrow is Independence Day and we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!

This year, due to dry conditions, the 4th of July fireworks show has been cancelled and the West End Little League is not selling fireworks as their fundraiser.  They are preselling Demo Derby tickets and there is a donation can available to donate to the Little League.  Last weekend there was a wildfire at Rialto Beach, we do not want a repeat of that or anything fire related to happen in town.  Please use caution and do not use fireworks this year.

All the other 4th of July activities are in full swing from the Art Show on to Kiddies Play Day.  There is a list of events, times and places on the Chamber of Commerce Website at:  www.forkswa.com

Since we have been decorated patriotically since Memorial Day, we are definitely ready for the 4th.  Yesterday we did do a little rearranging in our common area and have a new conversation area by the front window.  We have gotten some positive feedback from last night's guests. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The 4th of July is Just Around the Corner

The 4th of July is just around the corner and Forks will be doing it right from the parade, to the salmon bake to the demo derby and beyond.  We are a little unclear about whether or not the fireworks will be on as it has been warm and dry here.  There is a burn ban in and around Forks, so we ask anyone and everyone to be careful with fireworks.  There was even a fire down at Rialto Beach last night.  Please be cautious.

Our roses have been loving the warm, sunny weather and the residents of Forks and vicinity have been enjoying it, too.

Though we are currently full to the brim over the 4th of July weekend, we still have availability July 1 and July 5.  Come on over.  We'd love to see you.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

We Are Blooming at the Inn

May is a beautiful time on the Olympic Peninsula.  Our state flower, the rhododendron is in bloom, everywhere.  You can even see the light pink wild ones blooming along side the highways.  It is a gorgeous time to travel.

Everything was super busy over the Memorial Day weekend, but things have calmed down a bit, now, and you shouldn't have to fight the crowds at the beaches or rainforest.  The sun came out this afternoon and guests have been enjoying the front porch swing, with a grand very of the blooming flowers.  We should have a couple more weeks of relative quiet before the summer gets into full swing.  Come on out, enjoy the flowers and sit a spell.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Red, White and Blue at the Miller Tree Inn

Today begins Memorial Day weekend, the traditional kick off of the summer season.  It means so much more to us than that.  We are very appreciative of the sacrifices that members of the armed services and their families have made on the behalf of our nation and our citizens.  I am proud to say that my Dad served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict.  Not a day goes by that we don't miss him.  Thanks, Dad!

The colors will stay up as we celebrate Flag Day on June 14 and the 4th of July, our nation's birthday.  Here in Forks, the 4th is our town's annual big celebration.  There will be a parade, salmon BBQ, Demo Derby, games in the park and fireworks to end the day.  There is always an arts and crafts show, fun run and kids play day during the weekend.  Come on over and help us celebrate!  As of today (May 22) we still have a few rooms left scattered throughout the weekend.

Friday, May 8, 2015

New Post Cards and Rack Cards for Miller Tree Inn

This week we received new post cards and rack cards for the Miller Tree Inn.  The lovely Gwuinifer Caradine has been working with us to put these together and she did a marvelous job.  We also were excited to use the creative photography of Marcus Berg of Unique Angles Photography.  It is always a pleasure to work with such talented people.  We know our guests and future guests will appreciate their work.

We have been having some beautiful and spring like weather. (Showers one moment and sunshine the next.)  Last weekend we were blessed with beautiful, warm and sunny days.  Today is a little breezy, but the sun is out, so we won't be complaining.

Sunday is Mother's Day and we would like to take this opportunity to wish all mothers a very happy day.  Though our own mothers are gone, we remember them lovingly and fondly and we can still see them and feel them in our hearts.

Monday, April 27, 2015

April Showers, April Flowers

We had our share of April showers this year and it has caused an explosion of April flowers in our yard.  Most flowerbeds are covered with blue bells.  The daffodils are on their way out, but still hanging in there and the tulips are up and swaying in the breeze.  The azaleas are popping out and the rhodys will be next.

We left in early April to take a train trip to Montana and were wowed by the colors upon our return.  I think that spring may be my favorite season!

We did miss the grand opening of the Rainforest Arts Center.  This Arts Center rose from the ashes of the old Dazzled by Twilight store and is really a welcome addition to the Forks core.  Many of the September Twilight activities are scheduled to take place in this building and we think our visitors will be really pleased.

Keep looking at the Forks Chamber of Commerce Events page.  Perhaps you can catch a performance, lecture, movie or some other happening at the Arts Center.  We currently have room availability for most nights in May, including Memorial Day weekend.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter!

Tomorrow is Easter and the hard boiled egg Easter bunnies are  in the refrigerator getting ready to make an appearance on everyone's breakfast plate in the morning.  They will be served along side Orange Croissant French Toast and glazed beef sausage.

Other happenings in April:  The new Rainforest Arts Center is set for a grand opening the weekend of April 18.  Live performances and movies are on the agenda for that weekend, which also happens to be Rainfest.  Look for the "Fabric of the Forest" quilt show, as well as quilting classes.  More information about these events can be found on the Forks Chamber of Commerce website at:  www.forkswa.com

Innkeeper Bill, is looking forward to April 25 when the Forks Elks Lodge is hosting all the Forks classes of the 1970's for the 2nd Annual 70's Reunion.  The cost is $20 per person and includes food all day long.  If you are a graduate of Forks High School in the 1970's, this is the event for you.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Mick Dodge Comes to the Miller Tree Inn

Anyone that is a fan of the National Geographic program "The Legend of Mick Dodge," would have enjoyed being with us for breakfast yesterday.  Mick came and had breakfast at the inn with a few of his friends.  It was very nice to have him join us and he even made the day of one of our former guests by talking to him on the telephone.

The weather continues to be warm, though we did have a little rain this week and more predicted for the weekend. 

Lots of things are still to come this spring in the Forks area.  Next weekend will be the annual QVSD Scholarship Auction.  Always a lively time and a great fund raiser for the Forks High School graduates.

In April we will look forward to Rainfest and the opening of the new Arts Center. 

Come take advantage of our beautiful spring weather and the events in the area.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Is It Spring?

Sunday was the first day of March and our lawn was mowed yesterday.  The camelia bush is starting to bloom, the daffodils are up and the tulips are pushing their leaves through the soil.  Yesterday evening, we finally got the primroses planted and the interior of the house is all decorated for St. Patrick's Day.  It sure looks like spring is here, but we are not quite sure we should believe it, yet.

The annual scholarship auction will be her in a couple of weeks and we are looking forward to that.  It is always a fun weekend.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

New Around the Miller Tree Inn

Last weekend our friends Trent and Mary Beth were here and built us this beautiful new bench.  We tried it out last Monday night to watch the sunset over our neighbor's yard.  It worked great.

Also this past week we had Marcus Berg of Unique Angles Photography in to take pictures in some of the rooms that we have repainted, remodeled, or re-done in some way since the last time he was up.  Be looking for those new photographs in the next few weeks when we get them up on our website.  There will be new pictures for Weather Vane, Elk View, Country Clover, Cedar Creek and one new one for Orchard Suite.

We have been having some seriously beautiful weather this last week, but we keep wondering if winter will be back?  Doesn't matter.  We have those nice whirlpool rooms and gas fireplaces to help us stay warm and cozy!