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.

The Cullen Family Wishes You a Happy Ground Hog's Day

February 2, 2009

The Groundhog definitely DID NOT see his shadow in Forks today. It was wet, windy and overcast. A perfect day for vampires!