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!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Easter 2016!

We have had a great and busy week at the Miller Tree Inn.  Lots of folks from around the world and the United States taking advantage of spring break travel.  It has been wonderful meeting so many friendly and happy travelers.

We are all set for Easter tomorrow.  The tables are decorated for Easter and spring and devilled Easter chicks will be the plate garnish for tomorrow's breakfast.

We are still collecting money this month for the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction.  Any donations can be sent to the Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331.  We would like to have those donations in by Thursday, March 31, so that we can make a deposit at the bank.  The Auction raised more than $70,000 for scholarships last weekend.  Anything else we can add to the total will make it that much better.  Please make checks out to:  Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction.

On Friday, April 1, we will have our first quarterly drawing.  Can't wait to see who the lucky winner is!

Friday, March 18, 2016

2016 Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction

It is Scholarship Auction weekend! Here at the Miller Tree Inn, we have been preparing Danish Puff Pastry and a gift certificate to take to the auction tomorrow. The auction starts at 9AM in the Forks High School Commons. The scholarship auction committee has given out more than 1 million dollars in scholarship money to gradutes of Forks High School since the committee was formed in the 1960s. Auction items will be accepted March 19 and 20 at Forks High School. Monetary donations made be made at any time. The Senior Parents will also be serving food throughout the auction. All proceeds from the sale of food will go toward the 2016 Senior Safe Night. Come on out and support Forks High School students!

Monday, March 7, 2016

March 2016

Though we have had lots of rain and wind since March began, the camellias don't seem to mind. We have a very healthy bush blooming off of our side porch giving us hope that spring might just be on its way! Speaking of hope, thanks to all who donated to our February charity of the month, the Forks Caring Place. Because of your kind donations, some of the people who walk through their doors will experience some love and hope. With our matching gift, we were able to send more than $100 to this worthy cause. Thank you!
 Don't forget the Quillayute Scholarship Auction coming up on March 19 and 20. They are our worthy cause for the month of March.  Donations of auction items may be sent our way, but we need them by March 18 to make sure your donation actually gets into the auction.  Monetary donations may come to use through the end of the month.  Checks should be made out to the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction.  We will pass them on to the auction committee AND make sure that your name is entered in our quarterly drawing.  Our first drawing will be held on April 1, 2016.  That is no April Fool's joke!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Happy March!

Happy March 1! It is stormy and blowing over here in Forks. We can truly say that March is coming in like a lion! We will have to wait and see about the lamb part.

With a new month comes a new charity in celebration of our house's 100th year. This month we are featuring the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction. For more than 50 years this annual auction has raised thousands of dollars in scholarship money to give to any Forks High School graduate who is going on to some... form of higher education. Each graduate can apply and receive this scholarship for two years. The money is raised during a live auction conducted over a Saturday and Sunday in March. This year the auction will be March 19 and 20.

How can our facebook friends participate? If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may mail us a check made out to the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction and send it to: Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331. We will enter your name in our quarterly drawing for your choice of a $100 gift certificate to go toward a night of lodging at the Miller Tree Inn OR breakfast for 4 at the Miller Tree Inn. We will collect cash and checks for this worthy cause the entire month of March and will pass on our collection at the end of the month. As with the other charities, the Miller Tree Inn will match monetary donations up to $100.

If you have an item or gift certificate that you would like to donate to the auction; you can mail or ship it to the Miller Tree Inn at the above address. Auction items MUST be received no later than March 18. If you donate an auction item, we will enter your name into the quarterly drawing and will deliver your donation to the the auction. Or better yet, come on over to Forks that weekend and attend the auction! We still have rooms available at the Miller Tree Inn.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Out with the Red and In with the Green!

We changed over from Valentine's Day to St. Patrick's Day this morning.  It took a couple of hours, but we are all set for the next holiday!

St. Patrick's Day is special around here since one of the innkeepers is of Irish decent.  We will have Celtic music on our CD player at breakfast time and of course, the tableware will have a decidedly green look.

Though we have changed over to St. Patrick's Day.  We are still collecting for the Caring Place, our charity of the month for the month of February.  We will be collecting for them until next Monday, February 29.  Please make your checks out to:  The Caring Place and mail them to the Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331.  We will tally the amount, forward the checks and match funds up to $100.  Anyone who donates to this worthy cause, through us, will have their name entered in our quarterly drawing.

Next month our charity will be the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction.  We will have more details on that next week.


Monday, February 8, 2016

It Feels Like Spring

We have been enjoying the spring like weather here the last couple of days.  It helps to make up for the rain coming down sideways last week!  We took advantage of the nice day and planted 24 colorful primroses around the house and happened to catch some snow drops and crocus in bloom also.  We hear that the rain is coming back the end of the week, but we don't mind.  We will be warm and cozy inside.

Don't forget to send the Miller Tree Inn a valentine and/or donation to the Caring Place so that you will be entered in our quarterly drawing.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February and Valentines

February marks our second month of celebrating our building's 100th birthday, here at the Miller Tree Inn.  Our featured "Charity of the Month" is the Caring Place.  The Caring Place is a faith based organization that provides, food, clothing, counseling, etc, to families.  Most of their clients are women and children.  They specifically try to help pregnant women in crisis due to finances, abuse or social and/emotional circumstances.  This month we are accepting donations from guests and friends for this very worthwhile cause.  As with last month, the Miller Tree Inn will match any donations received up to $100.  Last month we were able to give the Forks Food Bank more than $300 in donations!

If you would like to donate to this charity, please make your check out to the Caring Place and mail it to us at the Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331.  For every donation made, we will enter your name in our quarterly drawing.  The drawing will be held on April 1, 2016 and the prize is your choice of $100 gift certificate to the Miller Tree Inn or Breakfast for 4 at the Miller Tree Inn.

There are 2 other ways to get your name in this drawing during the month of February.

1.  Send the Miller Tree Inn a Valentine with your full name and either your email address or phone number (so we can let you know if you win.)  One Valentine per household, please.

2.  Stay with us a night in February and we will have you fill out a ticket for the drawing.

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and we still have rooms available for that weekend.  We would love to see you!