Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year from all of us at the Cullen House!

December 31, 2009

This will be the last blog entry of 2009! The Cullen family have gone off to see in how many different time zones they can celebrate the New Year. From all of us at the "Cullen House," we wish you the very best in 2010 and will look forward to meeting many of you in the coming year. Keep safe!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Cullen Coven

December 21, 2009

It is the Cullen family's favorite day of the year, the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year!

The Cullen's took off last night on an extended holiday. They are visiting other covens around the world, this Christmas. They would like to wish all of their fans a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2010.

In the meantime, Tunny, the Cullen House cat is keeping a watchful eye out the front window. He thinks he heard the faint sound of jingle bells and knows that Santa is on his way!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Cullens Are Christmas Shopping

December 17, 2009

The Cullen Family have all gone shopping for the perfect Christmas gifts. Tunny, the Cullen House cat, thinks with him under the tree, they already have the perfect Christmas gift! Merry Christmas to All!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Twilight Christmas Tree

December 10, 2009

On Sunday, December 6, our local Soroptomist's held their annual Christmas Tree auction. The Cullen House, got the winning bid for the "Twilight" tree. It is decorated in red, white and black and features the Cullen Crest as well as ornaments that look like the book covers. It is the perfect tree to help our guests celebrate a Cullen Family Christmas! Thanks to our neighbors Ted and Prue for getting the winning bid on this tree. Hope you can come see it in person. We believe in the 12 days of Christmas, so it won't come down until after January 6.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Cullen Family Hunts for Mushrooms

December 4, 2009

Because Bella LOVES the mushroom ravioli at Bella Italia, Edward obtained the recipe and is leading the family on a mushroom hunting expedition. He wants to surprise Bella by cooking her favorite dish. Shhhhh...don't tell anyone!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Time at the Cullen House

December 3, 2009

December is here and we have been decorating for the Christmas season. The stockings are up and most of the inside decorations have appeared.

There are many things happening in Forks and LaPush this weekend. Tomorrow, December 4 is the annual "Cherish the Children" fundraiser at the Tribal Center in LaPush. This fundraiser is a joint effort between LaPush and Forks to raise money so that children in both communities can have a happier Christmas. It will begin at 5PM with a seafood dinner and there will be both a live and silent auction and perhaps a visit from Santa Clause.

On Saturday, December 5, the Forks Soroptomist's will host their annual "Festival of Trees" at the Bank of America building. The trees may be viewed during the day on Saturday and then will be auctioned off on Sunday afternoon. We are hoping to get a tree for the Cullen House at this auction.

Saturday night at 6:30PM will be the annual "Twinkle Light Parade" sponsored by JT's Sweetstuffs. It is a short parade filled with lots of good humor and holiday spirit. It is also the kick-off for the West End Business Association's "Moonlight Madness." All the downtown stores and restaurants will have specials and sales from 7PM - 11PM.

Come on over and join the fun! We still have rooms available over the weekend.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from the Cullen Family!

Esme, Carlisle, Jasper, Alice, Emmett, Rosalie and Edward would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon has Opened at the Theaters

Friday, November 20, 2009

"New Moon" premiered last night and the 4 guests that we had venture into Port Angeles to see the movie said it was great.

There are some fun activities happening this weekend. Some "Twilight" related and some not. Our Rainforest Players are appearing in a live production of "The Cupcake Capers." This play was written, produced and directed by a very talented local woman, Liela Kriebel. It plays tonight and Saturday night and also has a matinee performance on Sunday afternoon.

A local Bluegrass band called Loose Gravel will be playing at Peninsula College Saturday evening.

The Quiluete Tribe is hosting an afternoon of native storytelling and dancing at their Tribal Center in LaPush.

The Miller Tree Inn (aka Cullen House) still has a few rooms left for tonight and tomorrow night, so come on over!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Cullen - ary Vote!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

In honor of election season AND the premier of "New Moon", the guests of the Miller Tree Inn (aka Cullen House) get to vote for which team they belong to by eating cake! If you are a "Team Edward" fan, you get a white cupcake with creamy vanilla frosting. If you are a "Team Jacob" person, then you would take a dark chocolate cupcake with coconut frosting. If you just can't quite make up your mind, then "Team Switzerland" is for you. We have a layer cake with one layer of white cake and one of dark chocolate cake. It is frosted with both the creamy vanilla and the coconut frosting.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Rain Forest Hiking

The entire Cullen Clan are out hiking in the Hoh Rain Forest. It has been rainy and windy for the past couple of days with more predicted for the near future.

Around Forks, everyone is getting excited about the premier of "New Moon" coming up later this week.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween from the Cullen House

October 31, 2009

All of us at the Cullen House wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Cullen House Cat

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tunny, the Cullen House cat has decided to change favorite sleeping spots, recently. He was almost always on the back of the couch looking out the window at all the Twilight fans. Now, he has taken to sleeping on top of the afghans in the blanket box. He doesn't seem afraid of falling off! We think the change is to keep all of us on our toes looking for him.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween at the Cullen House!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall is in the air and Halloween is just around the corner. The Cullen's are all off in search of costumes.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Orange Sauce Recipe

Sunday, October 4, 2009

We have been getting lots of requests lately for the recipe for our Orange Sauce. It was a recipe given to me by my aunt, through my grandmother and another aunt. I guess that qualifies it as a family recipe! The orange sauce is good on pancakes, waffles and especially orange croissant french toast.

Orange Sauce

Mix 1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon corn starch
1 cup orange juice.
Cook, stirring until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in 3 Tablespoons of butter.
Serve warm on pancakes, waffles or french toast.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Relaxing on Esme Island

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Cullen family retreated to Esme Island after Bella's birthday to relax and get everything together before the next movie comes out in November. Everyone is getting really excited about that.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stephenie Meyer's Day Re-Cap

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Forks Forum estimated that somewhere between 1500 - 3000 people were in Forks to experience all of the activities taking place over Stephenie Meyer's Day (Bella's Birthday). The weather was perfect, one sunny day and one overcast day (better for vampire spotting). Hundreds of people dropped by the house to sign our 2009 birthday card and to see the Graduation Cap artwork. We had many happy and excited guests and we think planning has already begun for next year's celebration.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

We are getting ready for Bella's Birthday!

September 12, 2009

We had a house full of excited Twilight fans at breakfast this morning. Everyone was ready to take in many events. The birthday card on the front porch is filling up with signatures from all over. The sun is out. It is going to be a sparkling day!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stephenie Meyer's Weekend is Here!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Even though Stephenie Meyer will not be in Forks this weekend, the whole town is celebrating. We have put the graduation cap artwork in the front window, so all of the visitors can get a better look at it. At noon today, we put out a large birthday card for Bella for everyone to sign. Starting tomorrow, there will activities in the park, a premier showing of a Twilight documentary at Forks High School, tours of the high school, music at the Twilight Lounge and storytelling at the beach. Should be great fun. If you are in town, be sure to look for the Cullen family working behind the scenes. They want to make sure this Bella's best birthday ever!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Bella's Birthday is Coming!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Bella's birthday will be here next week, so the Cullen family have all gone off to get a birthday surprise. They are trying to keep it a secret, so don't tell anyone!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cullen House Orange Sauce Recipe

Thursday, September 3, 2009

We have been getting lots of requests lately for our Orange Sauce recipe, so here it is:


Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1 Tablespoon corn starch and 1 cup orange juice. Cook, stirring over medium heat until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in 3 Tablespoons of butter. Stir until melted.

We usually serve this over Orange French Toast, Bubbly Waffles or Pancakes.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Edward is Going Back to School!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Forks Schools start up again tomorrow, September 2. Here is Edward all ready to go back to Forks High School with his Lettermen's jacket.

The staff at the Miller Tree Inn hopes everyone has a great year at school this year.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Where in the World is the Cullen Family?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We have been getting requests from blog followers to give a "message board" update on where the Cullen's might be. We will try to do a better job of keeping everyone informed and get pictures up of the message board. In the meantime, you would probably like to know that the entire Cullen family (and Bella) are off visiting colleges and universities around the country, at least until school starts in Forks, after Labor Day. If you live in a college or university town, perhaps you will see them!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

New Art at the Cullen House

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Star our "star" decorator visited us this week. She brought her husband Chad along to help. They spent most of yesterday ironing and hanging new window treatments in the front room. It looks very light and "Esme" like. The main new feature, though is the GRADUATION CAP art. It is hanging in the place of honor by the piano. It looks great and we thank Star and Chad VERY much.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Cullen House Cat

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tunny, the Cullen House Cat has found that if he disguises himself as a throw pillow, that he can escape becoming vampire or werewolf food. We just think that he is cute.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Innkeepers Have Returned

Saturday, August 15, 2009

It appears that our team of innsitters and housekeepers kept guests happy while Bill and Susan were in Glacier Park scouting for the Cullen family. Bill and Susan found much wildlife while there. Bears, goats and big horned sheep were all spotted from trails. Emmett will be particularly happy that a few grizzly bears were out. No mountain lions were seen, so Edward will be disappointed. Here is a picture of one of the many goats in the park.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Twilight Decorating

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our Twilight decorator, Star, was here last month and brought us a new couch. She also did some touches of Cullen family pictures, and other things that she thought Esme would do. Next month she hopes to be back with some window treatments and the graduation cap art. We'll publish a picture on the blog as soon as it is up. We are anxious to see it and to see where it will be hung.

The Innkeepers are off for a bit of R&R. They are going to Glacier Park to do a little scouting for the Cullen family! Our team of innsitters will be taking care of the B&B until Bill and Susan return.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Carlisle and Esme

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Some of our guests couldn't decide on just one Cullen family member for their room, so they chose 2 names. We were happy to see that Carlisle and Esme were together!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Edward Wearing the latest Graduation Cap

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Edward is wearing the latest graduation cap that we have received. Our decorator/artist thinks she has enough caps to make the "Graduation Artwork." Thanks to all who sent or brought their graduation caps to the Miller Tree Inn. The work should be finished in the next couple of weeks. If all goes well, we will have it ready for Stephenie Meyer Day in September.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Cullens Celebrate Independence Day

July 6, 2009

The 4th of July was hot and sunny in Forks, so the Cullen family remained indoors until fireworks time. The rest of the town of Forks took in the parade, salmon BBQ, demolition derby and the fireworks. The fireworks sparkled just like the Cullens in the sunshine!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Twilight Symposium

June 29, 2009

The Twilight Symposium ended yesterday. Our guests that attended seemed to have a good time and are hoping to come back next year if there is another one.

After the symposium, the Hillywood actors came over to the Miller Tree Inn (also known as the Cullen House) and did interviews for a documentary. They also used the Inn and grounds for some photo opportunities. While the actors were at the Inn, the Dazzled by Twilight Tour came by. Imagine how thrilled the tour participants were to see the Hillywood actors dressed up as Edward, Bella, Jasper and Alice! Everyone was very excited and we all had a great time. As you can imagine, many pictures were taken!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Edward is Prom Ready

June 27, 2009

It is Twilight Symposium week in Forks. The town has been buzzing with participants and many fun events have been planned. Last night's Native American storytelling and bonfire down in LaPush, was a great success. Tonight, is the prom, featuring Twilight related music from 3 different bands. Edward has put on a sport coat, tie and pinned a rosebud to his lapel to be ready. The Innkeepers at the Miller Tree Inn have volunteered to take their guests' pictures with Edward before the Prom.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Edward's Birthday Card

Monday, June 22, 2009

Here is a picture of Edward by his practice piano with the birthday card that many fans signed for him on his birthday on Saturday. Edward is also wearing his gold "honor cords" which he received when he graduated, again. Of course Edward would be an honor student!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Happy 17th Birthday, Edward! Again.....

June 19, 2009

Edward is having a 17th birthday, again! Saturday, June 20, at Tillicum Park, Dazzled by Twilight is organizing a picnic, softball game and music. At the Cullen House (aka Miller Tree Inn), we are planning on having a birthday card out on the front porch for anyone to sign wishing Edward a Happy 17, again, birthday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Which Cullen Does This Room Belong To?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

At the Miller Tree Inn, we have signs with the names of the different Cullen family members so guests can decide who they think their room belongs to. It has been fun for all the guests to see what other people think and who their favorite character is. Can you guess who the most favorite Cullen is?

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Graduation Day in Forks

June 6, 2009

Tonight is graduation at Forks High School. Will Edward and Bella be among the graduates?

Here we see Edward modeling one of the graduation caps that have been sent to us by fans for our Cullen House artwork. We could still use a few more!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Will Edward be Graduating this Year?

May 31, 2009

We don't know if Edward will graduate from Forks High School this year, but it is now graduation season and we are still looking for graduation caps. Please keep your tassel and mail your cap to: Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331. We received 3 caps this week, 1 came in the mail and two were hand delivered by our guests. We will be giving all the caps we collected to our interior designer, soon.

Also, don't forget about Edward's 17th birthday party to be held on June 20 at Tillicum Park in Forks. We still have rooms available that weekend.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cullen Art

May, 19, 2009

We received the first graduation cap for our Cullen House artwork. A very nice young man from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada delivered his red cap to our door. We are ready to begin. Thanks, Paul!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Edward's Birthday Bash

Monday, May 11, 2009

We were just invited to a 17th birthday party for Edward. Dazzled by Twilight, one of our local businesses is hosting a birthday party for Edward on June 20, at Tillicum Park. We have lots of rooms still available for that weekend, so come and join us and join the fun. We here that there will be a picnic and pick up baseball games. Give us a call.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Edward is Ready to Cook

Friday, May 8, 2009

Edward is getting prepared to cook his special Italian Eggs for breakfast tomorrow. Here he is seen modeling an apron that we made for him. (We think he must have gotten the egg recipe when he was last in Italy.)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Was Edward at the Prom?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Forks High School students held their spring Prom last night. Stretch limos, and young men and women were all dressed up and seen around Forks. Unfortunately, Edward and the rest of the Cullen clan were NOT in attendance. The Prom was held on Quielute property, so it would have been against the treaty for them to go.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Twilight Decor

April 28, 2009

We met with an interior designer yesterday that is going to help us bring more "Twilight" touches into the Miller Tree Inn. We would like to reproduce the piece using graduation caps (We think the original was lost in the move to Forks). So...we would like to ask for your help. We need approximately 125 graduation caps in ALL colors. If you would like to donate your graduation cap to a replacement piece of art that will be on display at the Miller Tree Inn, please send it to: Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331. When it is complete, we will post a picture of it on the blog.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Twilight Breakfast Special

April 27, 2009

We get rave reviews for our Apple Pancakes and Cinnamon Apple Syrup, so here is the recipe:

2 cups pancake mix (we use Krusteaze)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1 1/3 cups milk
3/4 cup grated apple (we use Granny Smith apples and usually one is plenty)

Beat pancake mix, cinnamon, egg, and milk with a rotary beater until smooth. Stir in the apple. Grease griddle, if necessary. Pour batter by 1/4 cup measuring cupfuls onto hot griddle. Bake until bubbles appear. Turn, bake other side until golden brown. Serve with warm Cinnamon Apple Syrup.

Cinnamon Apple Syrup

1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups apple cider
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup butter or margarine

In a saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir in apple cider and lemon juice. Cook stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter. Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Garnish the pancakes with little sour cream thinned out with cream and a pinch of nutmeg.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Twilight Guests at the Cullen House (Miller Tree Inn)

April 22, 2009

Some of the Twilight fans that came to stay at the Cullen House (aka, Miller Tree Inn) sent us this photo.

We have enjoyed all of our Twilight fans and expect more to come!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Cullen House Innkeepers Have Returned

April 19, 2009

The Cullen House Innkeepers have finally returned from Florida. We missed seeing Bella's mother. She must have been on the road with the baseball team.

We had a wonderful time on our trip and our innsitters, Michelle, Cheryl and Mary did an outstanding job of taking care of the Cullen family's guests in our absence. We are sorry that we missed meeting so many of you, but know you were in good hands.

We just missed seeing the Cullen's, except for Alice. She spent most of yesterday on the front porch interacting with our many visitors. Though not raining, it was overcast, so she did not have to worry about sparkling! Alice left to join the rest of the family in South America this morning. They are all helping Carlisle with some medical research.

We have enjoyed reading all the comments sent while we were away and will be posting some pictures that some guests sent within the next few days.

One of the comments mentioned that this house does not match the one from the movie. Good observation. Our Cullen House, does more closely resemble the one described in the book, however. Many of the people that have visited Forks and fallen in love with this house were disappointed in the house used in the movie. We think that the house used in the Twilight movie was a very beautiful house with outstanding architecture. However, we are rather partial to our house and think it is more like the book.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Twilight Release Weekend Recap and Ta, ta, for Now!

March 23, 2009

There were about 600 people in downtown Forks at midnight on Friday evening for the DVD release party. Everyone enjoyed the wolf dance by the Quielutes and all were excited to get their DVDs.

We had every kind of weather imaginable over the weekend, from pouring down rain Friday to beautiful and sunny on Saturday, to snow and hail on Sunday. There was something for everyone, vampires included! All in all, we think it was a great success and look forward to New Moon coming out. It is being filmed in the Vancouver, BC area right now!

The Cullen family is sending their resident innkeepers on vacation until mid-April, so there will not be any blog entries in their absence. Look for them again after the middle of the month. In the absence of the innkeepers, Cheryl, Michelle and Mary, our innsitters will be taking care of the overnight guests at the Cullen House. They have all worked here numerous times before and know the area well, and are able to answer the questions of our "Twilight" fans. Please come visit them. We wouldn't want them to be lonesome. After all, the Cullens are away a lot!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Have a FORKS-tastic Weekend!

March 20, 2009

It is a BIG weekend here in Forks. Tonight, our local merchants are staying open until 10PM and most have brought in special merchandise in honor of the Twilight DVD release. Then at 10PM, the party starts at the Rainforest Arts Center. It will be decorated to look like the ballet studio in the Twilight movie. It is reported that there will be drawings, games, food, contests AND a special Forks Edition DVD to be handed out at midnight! Don't miss this party sponsored by Dazzled by Twilight.

On Saturday, Leppell's Flowers and Gifts (Twilight Central) is sponsoring a special Twilight Scavenger hunt. The sign up is Saturday morning at Leppell's. Should be really fun and sounds like great prizes, too.

Also on Saturday and Sunday are two annual Forks events. There is a memorial Basketball Tournament that is bringing 14 teams from all over to compete. This will be held at the Forks High School.

The other BIG event is our annual QVSD Scholarship Auction that will be aired live on our local radio station and will be held at the Forks Branch of Bank of America. This auction brings in thousands of dollars each year for our graduating seniors and for any Forks graduate that is continuing their education. Besides the auction, the Senior parents will be sponsoring a food booth to raise money for Senior Safe Night.

All great events, some great causes, come on out and enjoy!

In honor of the DVD release, we have made my mother, Shirley Totten's Fresh Apple Cake recipe for our overnight guests. The recipe is as follows:


2 Cups sugar and 4 cups finely diced apples. Mix these together and add:

1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2 well beaten eggs, 1 cup finely chopped nuts, 2 teaspoons vanilla. Mix these ingredients and add:

2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 teaspoons baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt.

Mix altogether, pour in a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Let cool and frost. I like to use cream cheese frosting, but chocolate is also good!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Gray Whales are In at LaPush!

March 18, 2009

Yesterday, the "Cullen House" innkeepers took a little trip to La Push. They stopped at Three Rivers Resort (the Treaty Line) and picked up burgers to take down to First Beach. While there, they saw lots of whale spouts and a few fins and tales. The whales are on their annual migration to the northern waters off the Alaska coast to feed during the summer months. On their way north, they stop at the mouth of the Quillayute River to frolic in the surf and scrape barnacles off their bodies. It is always fun to see them. A few of our guests were able to pick them out, too. Some are going back this evening.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Edward

March 17, 2009

Hope you are all wearing your green today! Edward gave the Forks Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center a green, shamrock shaped wreath to put on the front of Bella's truck to help celebrate the season. Doesn't it look festive?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Edward and the World's Largest Spruce Tree

March 16, 2009

Here is Edward visiting the World's largest spruce tree. It can be found in the Lake Quinault area. There is a nice trail that leads up to it. It is quite an impressive tree, but Edward would have no trouble finding his way to the top.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Edward Has Visitors from Out of the Country

March 13, 2009

Edward has begun to have many spring break visitors. This week he had guests from Texas, Alabama and Utah, as well as some friends from outside the US. He had guests from Australia and a friend from Nova Scotia, Canada, whom he is pictured with here. He is looking forward to greeting many other guests during the next few months. As you can see from the picture, Edward is already set for St. Patrick's Day!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Wicked March Weather

March 8, 2009

We hope that the old saying "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb," is true. Yesterday we woke up to freezing temperatures and then it proceeded to hail and snow. There was a little sun and a little wind thrown into the mix before we ended with a little more snow and freezing temps overnight. Our snow drops and primroses are having a hard time adjusting to the ever changing weather. Today is beautiful and sunny. Alas, not a good day for vampire spotting.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Edward at Lake Quinault

March 6, 2009

Lake Quinault is another beautiful place that is a nice day trip from Forks. It takes about 1.5 hours to drive there. Besides the beautiful lake, there are some wonderful rain forest trails to hike and some VERY large trees to see! When Edward was there a few weeks ago, it was his favorite kind of day. There was a mist in the air and low lying clouds hanging above the surface of the lake.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Edward At the Ocean

March 4, 2009

Here is Edward at one of his favorite coastal overlooks. It was a particularly gray day, as you can see. Edward enjoyed it, as he didn't have to worry about sparkling.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Twilight DVD Release Party

March 1, 2009

Though the Miller Tree Inn (Cullen House) is currently full for the night of Saturday, March 21, we still have a few rooms left the day of the DVD release party. You can get our $20 off the second night if you stay in one of those rooms on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20. We would love to have you stay with us! If you are making reservations, don't forget to mention that you are coming for the DVD release party!

Edward Goes Fishing?

February 28, 2009

One of the favorite past times in Forks at this time of year is steelhead fishing. Most of our guests hire a professional fishing guide (links to these fishing guides can be found on the "Activities" page of our web site) and go down one of the many beautiful rivers with them in a drift boat. Some of our guests bring their own boats and go fishing. Last week, Edward hitched a ride in one of our guest's drift boats. Perhaps he is trying to cut down on his blood cholesterol levels like everyone else!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Edward Goes to Ruby Beach

February 26, 2009

On our road trip awhile ago, we took Edward to Ruby Beach. Ruby beach is said to have gotten its name from the red sand. We have found that you have to have just the right conditions and be in just the right place for the sand to look red. Regardless, it is a beautiful beach. It has rock formations just off the coast to make it look interesting and to be a haven to tide pool life. Besides Ruby beach, we also like Second Beach, near La Push a lot. Unfortunately, because of the treaty, Edward and the rest of the Cullens have to stay away from that beach!

Edward Goes to the Beach

February 26, 2009

On our road trip at the beginning of the month, we took Edward to Ruby Beach. Ruby Beach is about a 40 minute drive from the Miller Tree Inn. It is one of our favorite beaches. Some guidebooks say it got its name from the red sand. You have to be in just the right place with the right conditions for the sand to look red, however. It is a beautiful beach, regardless. It has lots of rock formations just off the coast to make it interesting looking and to be havens to tidepool life. Our favorite beach is really second beach near LaPush, but because of the treaty, Edward and the other Cullens are not able to go there.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Edward and the Big Cedar Tree

February 23, 2009

On our road trip a couple of weeks ago, we took Edward up to see a very LARGE Cedar tree. Edward appreciated how old the tree was and he said that the view from the top was great. I'll have to take his word for it, I kept my feet planted firmly on the ground!

The picture shows Edward playing hide and go seek in this tree.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Eward says, "Got Blood?"

February 20, 2009

All members of the Cullen family have been volunteering at their local blood bank this week. In fact, some of the folks from the blood bank stopped by to say thank you. We at the Miller Tree Inn (the Cullen House) would like to take this opportunity to encourage all that are able to give blood during local blood drives to do so. If you are not able to give blood, perhaps you can volunteer to help at a local blood drive. Your efforts could help save a life.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Twilight DVD Release Party-March 20

February 18, 2009

I was just in to the store, Dazzled by Twilight. They are having a Twilight DVD release party on March 20 at midnight here in Forks. Most of the local merchants are going to stay open until 10PM that night and the party will start at 10PM. They are going to have food and games and have giveaways and you can also purchase the DVD, which will be passed out at midnight! Sounds like a great time. Be sure to contact Dazzled by Twilight in order to get your "evite" and pre-order your DVD. In honor of this event, we at the Cullen House, (Miller Tree Inn) will have a lodging special. If you make a reservation for 2 consecutive nights in the same room, we will give you a $20 discount off of the second night. You MUST tell us at the time of booking that you are coming for the Twilight Release Party and would like the special discount. We have LOTS of rooms still for March 19, but a more limited selection for March 20 and 21, so book early!

Dazzled by Twilight is also going to take over the Twilight Tours from the Chamber of Commerce beginning March 1, 2009. They will have tours EVERY day and will pick up people going on the tours from their lodgings.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Going to the Hoh Rain Forest

February 16, 2009

We hope that everyone is enjoying the Presidents' Day holiday. We have had lots of visitors at the Cullen House/Miller Tree Inn. Many faithful Twilight fans stayed with us. Many more came by to take pictures.

Last week on our road trip, we went up to the Hoh Rain Forest. This is a highlight for many of our visitors. It is very green and mossy and mysterious. We (including Edward and the rest of the Cullen family), like to stop at the PEAK 6 outdoor store on the way to the rain forest. They have great hiking/camping equipment and clothing and can line you up with a guided kayak or raft trip. Gary Peterson and his wife, Charlotte, own and operate this store. Gary Peterson is the great grandson of the original owners and homesteaders of the Miller Tree Inn.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14, 2009

Edward and all of the Cullen family would like to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day. Since they are immortal, when they say that they will love you forever, they MEAN it!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Edward Is Back!

February 12, 2009

We returned from our road trip with Edward last night. The first stop on our road trip was the Hoh Rain Forest. It was not raining the day we were there, but it was overcast. Just like Edward and the rest of the Cullen family like it. This picture shows Edward at the turn off to the rain forest.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Edward Goes on a Road Trip

February 9, 2009

We are taking Edward on a road trip for a few days to give everyone an idea of the wonderful and beautiful places that you can visit when you come to Forks. Come back later this week to see where Edward has been!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

New at the Cullen House - aka Miller Tree Inn

February 8, 2009

We just finished making a set of signs for each room. We put the name of one of the members of Cullen family on each sign (ie, Edward's Room, Esme's Room, Alice's Room, etc.) Now our guests can decide whose room they are in for the night and hang the appropriate sign on the room door. It was fun to look down the hall this morning and see what our guests thought. Last night we had signs out of Edward, Alice and Carlisle.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Elk Are Back!

February 7, 2009

The elk must have known that the bright sunshine would drive the Cullen family away, as they were across the street this morning munching on the grass at the Forks Community Center. Edward and the rest of the Cullen's have gone in search of the perfect Valentine for each of their sweethearts. Isn't it romantic?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Poppy's Bishop Bread

February 3, 2009

My grandmother, whom we called Poppy, made a fantastic coffeecake called Bishop Bread. It is a favorite of our fishermen, tourists, AND Twilight Fans. I'm sure that if Edward ate anything, he would like it too. Here is the recipe:

2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
Combine the above ingredients and save out 1 cup of the mixture to use as a topping.

Add to the remaining mixture:
1 beaten egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in a little bit of hot water.

Mix together and pour into a 9 x 13 greased baking pan. Sprinkle reserved topping evenly over the top of the mix and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.