Monday, December 27, 2010

Cullens on a Holiday Ski Trip

December 27, 2010

The Cullen Family may be on a holiday ski trip, but a woodland Santa is patiently waiting by the front door for guests to come and see him.

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Cullen House in Lights!

December 20, 2010

Innkeeper Bill has worked diligently the last couple of weeks to get the outside lights up at the Miller Tree Inn (aka the Cullen House). We think that they look awesome!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pocket Edward at Pike Place Market

December 17, 2010

Pocket Edward took the Cullen House Innkeepers on a trip to Seattle for a little rest and relaxation. We had some wonderful meals and entertainment. Also got to do a little shopping. (Anything to make Alice happy!) Pocket Edward's favorite place was the Pike Place Market.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Cullen House Cat says "Come See Me!"

December 13, 2010

Tunny, our CEC (Chief Executive Cat), has been doing some accounting. He thinks that he is not getting enough attention. Therefore, he insists that you come to the Miller Tree Inn (aka Cullen House) to see him!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas at the Cullen House

December 9, 2010

The inside of the Cullen House is all decorated for Christmas and Innkeeper, Bill is up on the ladder at this minute putting up the outside lights. Now, we will just wait for the guests to come to us.

Our tree this year, was purchased at the Soroptomist Club's Festival of Trees last Sunday. The festival was able to raise $16,000 for the Club's projects which include transportation for women needing cancer treatment, health screenings for women, scholarships and more. Our particular tree was decorated by Forks High School students and is all blue and gold (the school colors).

The Cullen family have hung their stockings on the fireplace and are all ready for Santa. Come celebrate some of the joy of the season with us at the Miller Tree Inn (aka: the Cullen House.)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pocket Edward Attends a Wedding

December 6, 2010

Pocket Edward just returned home from the wedding of some of our guests. Adam and Christina were married Saturday, December 4. It was a lovely wedding in front of a roaring fire on a cold but sunny day. Congratulations Adam and Christina. May you have many happy years together!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Leah Clearwater to be in LaPush Tonight

December 3, 2010

We just learned that the actress that plays Leah Clearwater is to be in LaPush for the Cherish the Children Fundraiser tonight. She will be signing autographs and pictures to raise money for this benefit. The Cherish the Children event is annual event that features a seafood dinner, silent auction and live auction. It is a cooperative fundraiser between LaPush and Forks to raise money to meet the needs of children during the holiday season. This would be a great event to help kick off the Eclipse release party scheduled by Dazzled by Twilight later in the evening.

Tomorrow evening, December 4, the fun continues with The Festival of Trees viewing at the Bank of America Building, the Twinkle Light Parade and Moonlight Madness where all the stores and merchants will have special sales from 7 - 10PM. Come join us! We still have rooms for both Friday and Saturday nights. To make reservations on line, click on Miller Tree Inn .

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Stay & Win at the Miller Tree Inn in December!

December 1, 2010

We have a Twilight charm bracelet, a Cullen House or Miller Tree Inn mug, a Northwest Mornings Cookbook and some other prizes to give away at the Miller Tree Inn! All you have to do is stay one or more nights during the month of December 2010, fill out an entry form for each night you stay and we will select the winners on January 1, 2011. Just our way of saying thank you for staying with us! Click on Miller Tree Inn and it will take you to our website, so you can make your reservation, TODAY!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Cullen House Featured in Girl's Getaway

November, 30, 2010

One of our prior guests did an article about Forks, its Twilight connection and staying at the Miller Tree Inn. You can read the article, here: Girl's Get Away

Thanks for the great article, Colleen!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Eclipse DVD Party Scheduled for this Week!

November 29, 2010

The much anticipated release of the Eclipse DVD is happening this week! Dazzled by Twilight has scheduled a midnight release party. But why is Pocket Edward anxiously trying to get on line? He wants to see the "Destination Forks" DVD trailer which will feature the Miller Tree Inn (aka Cullen House) and the innkeepers. Go to:

to see the trailer.

By the way, Miller Tree Inn still has rooms available this week and this weekend for anyone that wants to come out to Forks for the release party. Give us a call or make your reservation on line today!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snow at the Cullen House

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We have had considerable snow and freezing temperatures the last few days. Things will probably turn back to rain for Thanksgiving weekend and we still have lots of openings since the bad weather scared a few people off. Pocket Edward doesn't mind the snow and cold, however, and preferred to have his breakfast out on the bistro table this morning.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Hillywood Show Films at the Cullen House

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Hillywood Show filmed some of their Eclipse Parody on the grounds of the Miller Tree Inn aka "the Cullen House." Catch their work by clicking on the link above.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pocket Edward Admires Fall Colors

November 18, 2010

As fall winds down and Thanksgiving approaches, Pocket Edward is remembering the beautiful colors of fall. Here he is on the balcony of our B&B in Leavenworth on a brisk, but sunny fall day.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fishermen Beware!

November 8, 2010

While visiting Leavenworth, WA last week, Pocket Edward stumbled upon this outdoor sculpture of a giant fish that had netted a human! Look carefully to see if you can find Pocket Edward.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween from the Cullen House!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Today, at the Cullen House, we served our Halloween favorite of Pumpkin Pancakes. Here is the recipe:

2 1/3 cups pancake mix
1/2 - 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup oil
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger

Mix together and cook on your favorite griddle until browned on both sides. We found that the mixture needs a little extra liquid. They smell heavenly cooking and our guests were smiling!
Oh, and we garnished with some dried cranberries and a little whipped cream.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Cullen House Prepares for Halloween

October 29, 2010

Today is a lovely and sunny fall day between the heavy rains of earlier this week and those that we hear are to come in the next few days. The forecast says that those out for Halloween, may get wet, so be prepared with rain coats.

As you can see from the picture, Edward was in charge of carving our Halloween pumpkin this year.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bella's Baked Apple French Toast

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Today we had Bella's Baked Apple French Toast served with the same Apple Syrup that we make for our Apple Pancakes. This recipe is from our friends who used to operate The Bowman Bed & Breakfast in Port Angeles. Though they are no longer in business, their recipe lives on!

Ingredients: 1/2 loaf of French bread, sliced thick
8 eggs
3 cups of milk
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 apples, cored, peeled and slliced
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 Tablespoons butter

Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish lightly with cooking spray. Slice bread into 1.5 inch thick slices. Place bread tightly together in one layer in the prepared baking dish. Place eggs in large bowl and beat lightly. Add milk, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla and mix with a whisk. Pour half of the liquid over the bread in the baking dish. Peel, core and slice apples. Cut into into rings. Place rings on top of the bread to cover. Pour remaining egg mixture over the apples.

Mix the remaining 1/2 cup sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over the apples. Distribute small chunks of butter over the top. Bake for 30 minutes, or wrap and refrigerate over night, baking at 400 degrees for 50 minutes the next morning. Set 10 minutes before serving. Serve with real maple syrup (or our Apple Syrup). Yield: 8 - 12 servings depending on the serving size.

Recipe can be divided in half and baked in a 9x9 inch pan for 20 - 30 minutes.

Garnish with powdered sugar, whipped cream and dried cranberries.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Low Fog Hiding the Elk

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pocket Edward helped see off the fishermen this morning, before he went up the road in the low fog to check out the elk. The Cullens have to get their hunting in early in the morning or later in the evening today because the sun is supposed to appear for the next couple of days.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Portland Twilight Convention

Monday, October 4, 2010

It hardly seems possible that it is October already! There is a nip of fall in the air. The end of last week and the beginning of this week has brought many visitors to the Cullen House. Many of our guests attended a Twilight convention in Portland, OR over the weekend. It has been wonderful to see so many fans out and about. The sunshine keep our vampire friends out of sight, though.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pocket Edward at Abbeymoore Manor

Monday, September 20, 2010

While at Abbeymoore Manor in Victoria, BC, Pocket Edward discovered that they had Deneen Pottery mugs, too. So he came home with a couple of mugs to go with his Miller Tree Inn and Cullen House mugs.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pocket Edward Visits Victoria

September 18, 2010

Pocket Edward just returned from a three day stay in Victoria, BC. When in Victoria, Edward always stays with his friends, Ian, Anne and Michelle at Abbeymoore Manor. They provide superb hospitality, beautiful rooms and tasty breakfasts. While there, Pocket Edward took his friends to an outstanding dinner at Ulla a new restaurant. Though Edward isn't much into new cuisine, his friends are and they had a fabulous dinner experience.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

It is Stephenie Meyer's Weekend 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

We all woke up to a very "Vampire" Day. Rain and wind have been sweeping through Forks, but it has not dampened the spirits of the Twilight faithful. Here at the Miller Tree Inn, we have been casting an informal vote on who favors Team Edward or Team Jacob. According to our polls, Edward is ahead. More of his cherry chip cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and red sprinkles have been eaten than Jacob's dark chocolate cupcakes with coconut pecan frosting. Pocket Edward is pointing to his favorite in the picture!

As for this year's birthday card, the inside of the card has been completely filled up with signatures. Today we are working on the outside of the card.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Forks is Gearing up for Stephenie Meyer's Day Weekend

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Cullen family are all out shopping for the perfect birthday gifts for Bella and the town of Forks is getting ready to embrace Twilight fans from all over the country and the world. Many activities are scheduled throughout the weekend. Be sure to catch the latest schedule on the Chamber of Commerce website at:

Friday, August 27, 2010

Pocket Edward at the Doobie Brothers Concert

August 27, 2010

Pocket Edward took the Cullen House innkeepers to a Doobie Brothers concert in Redmond, WA last night. Everyone had a great time! Especially Pocket Edward, who got to get up on stage.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pocket Edward Likes the Carnival

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pocket Edward likes the carnival at the Clallam County Fair. He particularly likes the fast rides. The Fair and the Carnival will be open through Sunday, August 22, 2010.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Pocket Edward Goes to the Clallam Country Fair

Friday, August 20, 2010

Yesterday we took Pocket Edward to the Clallam County Fair at the fairgrounds in Port Angeles. Bill and I ate our way through the fair, but Pocket Edward was more interested in the animals, rides and entertainment. We took him to see a magician, a band and the draft horse pull. We saw all the animals, cats, dogs, goats, sheep, cows, horses, etc. Our favorite were the 8 day old piglets. We also enjoyed the art, crafts, agriculture and flowers. It is a nice and friendly county fair and will be open through Sunday.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Forks is TOO Sunny for Vampires

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pocket Edward has taken a quick trip back over to Mt. Rainier to hike in the trees. The last few days in Forks have been way too sunny and he didn't want to take the chance of sparkling.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Hillywood Actors

Monday, August 9, 2010

Forks was blessed to have the Hillywood Actors here over the weekend doing an event for Dazzled by Twilight. They were also doing some filming for their next "Twilight" take off. We will let you know as soon as it is up on the internet. Having them around the house gave fans and our guests a thrill.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Edward at the Hot Tub

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Here is Pocket Edward entertaining some of his guests at the outdoor hot tub. The weather this week has been sunny, but cool. Ideal weather for a sunset dip.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Pocket Edward at Mt. Rainier

Friday, July 30, 2010

At the end of our summer adventure, Pocket Edward took us to his favorite hunting ground, er, I mean place to hike. We went to Mt. Rainier National Park. We took a couple of ranger led walks and also did a couple of short hikes with Pocket Edward as our guide. We had a lovely couple of days to enjoy and explore with picture perfect weather.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pocket Edward at Table Rock

Sunday, July 25, 2010

We took Pocket Edward on a hike yesterday. He got to the top faster than anyone, as usual! Here he is at Table Rock in Idaho. The city below him is the capital city of Boise.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pocket Edward Visits Silverdale

Monday, July 19, 2010

Edward Spent the day at the mall shopping in Silverdale. Tonight he is relaxing on the balcony of his room.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pocket Edward Bids Farewell to Victoria, BC

Pocket Edward had 2 full days of fun in Victoria, BC. He visited the gardens, a castle, had high tea, went shopping and took in a musical review. Tonight he said goodbye to the Parliament Buildings. He will be off on another northwest adventure tomorrow.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Edward at the Craigdarroch Castle

Saturday, July 17, 2010

We took Edward for a tour of Craigdarroch Castle this morning. He identified with the architectural style. Afterwards we went to an art fair and then back downtown.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pocket Edward in Victoria

Friday, July 16, 2010

This morning Pocket Edward boarded the Coho Ferry to Victoria, BC. Once in Victoria, he had a pleasant ride out to Butchart Gardens. The flowers were in all their summer glory. Beautiful! After a stroll around the gardens, Edward took us to afternoon tea in the Dining Room, where we were served by Edward's loyal fan, Elizabeth. There ill be more adventures tomorrow!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What is happening on the Olympic Penninsula

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The sun has been out and the Cullen's have been in to keep from sparkling!

Quileute Days is happening this weekend in La Push. We understand that the actor who portrayed Jacob's father will be in attendance. Should be a good time with their parade, traditional salmon bake and games.

Sequim is having its annual Lavender Festival this weekend. It is always popular.

Pocket Edward will be starting out on his northwest journey. Hopefully we will have a picture for you tomorrow.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pocket Edward on Holiday

Monday, July 12, 2010

Later this week, we are taking Pocket Edward on a short Pacific Northwest holiday. Stay tuned to find out where he is and what he is doing.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Edward Visits Seattle

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Miller Tree Inn innkeepers took pocket Edward on a trip to Seattle. They all went to see the latest installment in the Twilight Saga, Eclipse on the IMAX at the Seattle Center. It was a fun trip and it was great seeing all of our favorite characters 6 stories high!

We took Edward to this famous Seattle landmark as seen in the picture.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July from Forks, WA

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The "Tourists of the Day" for our Old Fashioned 4th of July Festival stayed with us at the "Cullen House" aka the Miller Tree Inn. They came to us from Pearcedale, Australia. Our local Chamber of Commerce Director came and interviewed them this morning over our traditional 4th of July fare, "Red, White and Blueberry French Toast." After breakfast they were driven down main street in our parade, were given tickets to the Lion's Club Salmon Bake and Demolition Derby. Fireworks at dusk will complete their day and they will enjoy the many gifts that the merchants of Forks put together for them.

We were able to take Pocket Edward to the Parade today. It was cloudy and misty, just like he likes it. He spent most of the day hanging out under our umbrella.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day. Thank a veteran for their part in keeping our country free.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cullen House Media Buzz

July 1, 2010

With the release of the new movie in the Twilight saga, "Eclipse", there has been fresh media attention for the town of Forks, WA. Our innkeepers have been interviewed by radio stations in Australia and Germany. They sat down with reporters and photographers from Germany, just yesterday and have done phone interviews as well. Our innkeeper, Bill was quoted in this article from Inc. Magazine:

The Cullen House aka Miller Tree Inn was also featured in the LIFE section of the Friday, June 25, 2010 edition of USA Today.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Eclipse is Coming!!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Cullen family are eagerly anticipating the release of the latest movie in the Twilight saga. Eclipse will be in Theaters on June 30.

Here at the Cullen House, we are planning on having a special Eclipse breakfast on Tuesday morning before sending our guests out for the midnight release that night. And just in time, we received a shipment of Cullen House mugs, which we will sell exclusively to our guests at the Miller Tree Inn aka "The Cullen House."

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Edward!

June 20, 2010

Today is Edward's 17th birthday, AGAIN! We have left a birthday sign on our front porch for people to leave Edward a message on. It is a vampire perfect day in Forks. The skies are overcast and just a little drizzle.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Flag Day!

June 14, 2010

The Cullen House has their red, white and blue up in honor of Flag Day. It will stay up through the 4th of July celebration and most of July.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Graduation in Forks

Monday, June 7, 2010

Forks High School Graduation was on Saturday, June 7, 2010. It was a lovely day and the Forkestra (a band made up of community members) played Pomp and Circumstance for the entering seniors. Our Forks High Graduates received more than $94,000 in scholarships this year as proceeds from the annual scholarship auction held in March.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Gingerbread Pancakes and Lemon Sauce

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day weekend! We just had another request for our Gingerbread Pancake Recipe, so we thought we would post it today.


1 1/3 cups pancake mix
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup molasses
1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups water depending on how thick you like your batter

Cook on hot, greased griddle or pan until bubbly and then turn over.


1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
pinch of ground nutmeg
1 cup hot water
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind, fresh or dried
2 Tablespoons lemon juice

In medium sauce pan mix sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg. Gradually add in water. Cook stirring over medium heat until mixture is thick and clear. Add butter, lemon rind and lemon juice, stirring until butter melts. Serve hot, over hot pancakes.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Spring in Forks

May 22, 2010

The Cullen Family is off for a hike in the Olympic Mountains, but at their home, the rhodys are in full bloom. With the sun out, it feels like spring!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pocket Edward back on US Soil

In the past 24 hours, Pocket Edward had been in 5 different countries. He was in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales, England and now the USA. It has been an exhausting day for the humans in his life, but Edward is none the worse for wear. He did help us bags around. It is nothing for him to lift a few suitcases!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pocket Edward in Ireland

May 15, 2010

Yes, Pocket Edward was in Ireland. Dublin to be specific. He has moved on, however and is currently in another country. Green fields and lovely coastliine abound. Some of Susan's (the resident innkeeper) family lives here...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pocket Edward Visits a Pub

May 14, 2010

It is legal to go to a pub in this country, even if you are under 21. Since Pocket Edward is only 17...we let him come with us. We enjoyed the food here, Edward just waited for us, of course. But we did get him to pose by one of the country's most beloved exports!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Leaving Italy

May 12, 2010

After a trip to Lake Como, we took Pocket Edward out of Italy. Where did he go?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Another Italian City

May 11, 2010

We took Pocket Edward to see the painting of the Last Supper. Where is he now?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Pocket Edward on the Canals

May 9, 2010

Here is Edward hanging by the canals of this famous city.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Where is Pocket Edward Today?

May 8, 2010
We haven't had wi-fi access the last few days, and Pocket Edwaard has been on the move. Here is a picture of him from 2 days ago. Where could he be?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Edward is Still in Italy

May 5, 2010

Here is a famous pose for you. It should be easy to identify what Pocket Edward was up to!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Since the innkeepers are mere mortals working for the Cullen family, the Volturi, wanted to meet us. This was a scary experience, but we survived. Edward was also not excited to be here!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Now Where is Edward?

May 3, 2010

Here is another picture of Edward!

The Continuing Travels of Pocket Edward

May 3, 2010

We were without internet access for a few days in a very rural place. We will now post some pictures of where Edward has been!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pocket Edward Visits Familiar Places

April 29, 2010

Pocket Edward showed us some familiar sites yesterday and today. Do you know where he is?

Leaving Rome

April 28, 2010

Pocket Edward said good-bye to Rome this morning. It was a sunny and beautiful day. We will post some pictures of Edward enjoying the sights of Rome. He is on the move, though. Where will he appear, next?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Where is Pocket Edward, Now?

April 27, 2010

Pocket Edward rode a fast train to this famous city. Where is he?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pocket Edward Moves On

Monday, April 26, 2010

Today, Edward says ciao to his friends in Naples and moves on via the eurostar. Where will he go next?