Monday, December 8, 2014

The Miller Tree Inn Christmas Tree Is Up

We were successful bidders at the Festival of Trees yesterday.  We were able to purchase the tree awarded "Most Imaginative."  It was sponsored and decorated by the members of the Bogachiel Garden Club and the name of it is "Tea for Two."  It is decorated with golden glittered snowflakes, china tea cups and saucers and small china dishes.  It fits right into the front window at the Miller Tree Inn.  We think it looks lovely and so far, our guests have agreed.

Even our kitten Moira hasn't bothered the tree.  We feel very fortunate!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mandolins, Thanksgiving and Other Coming Events

This past week we were honored to host Brian Oberlin and Evan Marshall.  These two gentlemen gave two wonderful mandolin concerts in Forks this week.  On Thursday night they gave a concert at the Forks branch of Peninsula College and last night they performed at the Miller Tree Inn.  Both performances were fantastic and we hope to have them back again.

Next up, we are preparing for Thanksgiving.  The Miller Tree Inn has availability all week, including Thanksgiving weekend.  So, if you need a day or two to relax before the Christmas holiday season begins in full swing, come on over!

Many events are scheduled through December.  On December 5, Cherish the Children will be up and running.  This is an annual dinner and silent auction with the proceeds going to help make a Merry Christmas for the children of LaPush and Forks.

December 6 is the date for Breakfast with Santa, the annual Twinkle Light Parade and Moonlight Madness.  The Festival of Trees are available for viewing on December 6 and bidding on the trees will be December 7.  Come over and take a look at the trees and let us know which one you think that we should buy for the inn.  Also take advantage of the great sales that the Forks merchants will be offering during Moonlight Madness.

For more information on all of these events and others, please check out the Forks Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar found at www.forkswa.com

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy Halloween Weekend

Tonight, we decided to get our pumpkin ready for Halloween.  In honor of our new kitten, Moira, we thought a cat jack o'lantern was in order.

We still have availability this weekend and there is a haunted house open both Friday and Saturday nights.  It is called the "Rain of Terror."  It will be open from 6pm to midnight October 31 and November 1, 2014.  It is sponsored by the Forks Police Foundation and all proceeds will go to the foundation.  They are in process of getting uniforms for and training their cadets.

The Rain of Terror is being held at the Quillayute Airport Hangar.  It takes about 15 - 20 minutes to get there from the Inn.  There is also a shuttle bus leaving from the Concerned Citizens Offices (across from Forks Outfitters), if you do not want to drive out to the Hangar.  The shuttle is scheduled to leave every 1/2 hour and makes one stop at JT's Sweet Shop for some pre-haunted house ghost stories to help get you in the mood.

We are proud to offer support to the Forks Police Foundation, but you won't find us at the haunted house.  We are too scared!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Staff Member at the Miller Tree Inn

We would like to introduce everyone to our newest staff member at the Miller Tree Inn.  We adopted Moira, a 3 month old tabby kitten from the Humane Society on Thursday.  She is busily and happily exploring her new surroundings.  So far, we have found Moira to be affectionate.  She loves to be held and petted and she talks A LOT!  Moira hopes that you will come and visit her at the inn.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pocket Edward Visits Yellowstone National Park

We took Pocket Edward on a little road trip about a week ago.  The purpose of the trip was to go to innkeeper Bill's Aunt Betty's 90th birthday party in southern Idaho.  Since we were that close, we took a little side trip to Yellowstone National Park and enjoyed viewing the geysers, paint pots, hot springs and wildlife.

We were lucky enough to see several geysers erupt and lots of bison, an elk and a grizzly bear.  We also took in a Ranger led walk around geyser hill and two evening Ranger programs at the Visitor's Center.  It was a fun and relaxing couple of days.

Pocket Edward was especially thrilled with the grizzly bear sighting we had on our way out of the Park.  We got a blurry picture of him that we thought Emmett would appreciate given his fondness for grizzlies!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Flags for Our Guests

Over the years we have been blessed to meet people from all over our country and all over the world.  It is probably the most fun part of our job as innkeepers.  It is great to hear other languages and try to communicate with sign language and smiles.  We are enriched by learning about other cultures and we are constantly reminded that people are mostly the same everywhere and want similar things in life. 

This week we have been fortunate to have people from Brazil and China visiting us and they were thrilled to see their flags flying from our front porch to great them.  It is nice to be able to bring a little bit of home to our guests from far away and it is fun for our other guests to test their knowledge about the flags from other countries.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Renesmee's Birthday Party 2014

Today we are celebrating Renesmee's Birthday at the Miller Tree Inn and Twilight fans from across the nation are gathering on our front lawn.  It is a beautiful day, though the vampires are sparkling!

Carlisle even put in some office hours in his office and gave tours to those that showed up for the party!

Stephenie Meyer Day winds down today after the party with a scavenger hunt and a question and answer period for the cast members.  Everyone seemed to have a great time this year.  We will look forward to the 2015 celebration which will be the 10th anniversary of the year the first book came out.  Can't wait to see what is in store!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Stephenie Meyer Day 2014

The Stephenie Meyer Day Celebration 2014 is here and ready to kick off tonight with the open house at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center from 5-7pm.  There are also MANY activities scheduled throughout the weekend and weather report is good, so we think a good time is in store!

A couple of activities are scheduled to take place here on the lawn at the Miller Tree Inn, so we are looking forward to seeing all of those fans.

Schedules for events can be found on line through the Stephenie Meyer Day facebook page as well as through the Forks Forum.

Hope everyone has a wonderful time.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Carlisle's Office

We have had lots of visitors to Carlisle's Office this month.  Most of the visitors have come from other countries.  They enjoy seeing the variety of flags we have displayed out front and they love taking pictures of Carlisle's Office.  Most are understanding that Carlisle is never in his office.  He is usually at the hospital, working.  We are happy that so many people are still fans of the Twilight books.  We are very pleased to meet so many people from so many cultures.  Makes our job fun.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thunder Storms

We think the Cullen family was out playing baseball this morning as we had some pretty dramatic thunder storms.  I think many home runs were scored!  We were glad to see the rain.  We haven't had any measurable precipitation for about a month.  Even the Hoh Rainforest was getting dusty.

On a different note, we are excited to have had guests from many lands within the last few weeks.  We have hosted people from France, Belgium, China, Germany, Spain and the list goes on.  We are very fortunate to be surrounded by people of many cultures coming to see our beautiful forests and beaches.  A few are still coming to spot vampires and werewolves and we enjoy having them join us, also!