Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas to All!

Tunny, the Cullen House cat is patiently waiting for Santa's arrival.  He is pretty sure that he will be getting some kitty treats for Christmas.  All of us here at the Miller Tree Inn wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

White Christmas?

We had some white stuff fall last night.  Not too much, but enough to cancel school and make Pocket Edward want to go out and explore.  He says it is easier to track game!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

O Christmas Tree!

We came home with a Christmas Tree from our local Soroptomist Group's Festival of Trees and auction.  It was a very successful year for the auction.  Bidding was fierce and there were many beautiful trees and wreaths.  The tree that the Miller Tree Inn sponsored received the "People's Choice Award."  The tree which we purchased is called "All that Glitters."  It is a lovely tree dressed in blue and silver ornaments and sponsored by Ron's Food Mart.  Thank you Soroptomists for another outstanding holiday event.  The Miller Tree Inn is now mostly ready for Christmas.  We still need to get our outside lights and wreaths up.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December in Forks!

The Cherish our Children dinner and auction was a huge success this weekend and our guests enjoyed the Twinkle Light Parade and Moonlight Madness last night.

Here at the Miller Tree Inn, we have most of our Christmas decorations up.  The tree we will be buying at the Festival of Trees next Sunday.  The beautifully decorated trees will be up for viewing at the Congregational Church next Saturday and Sunday.  There will be music and Christmas cookies available while you look at the trees.  Then on Sunday at 1PM, the tree auction begins.  Come on over, stay with us and enjoy the trees next weekend.  You can let us know which tree you think we should buy.

This year we added one more Christmas stocking to the fireplace.  Who do you think we added?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Season Kick-Off in Forks

The Miller Tree Inn has some specials going this week.  Check out the last minute specials page on our website.  Also, Saturday, December 1, the Forks Merchants put on their annual Moonlight Madness event.  Every store will be open from 7 - 11PM and have lots of sales going on.  The restaurants in town usually offer specials that evening and the events are kicked off by the small, but fun Twinkle Light Parade.  We will be starting to get out our Christmas decorations at the Miller Tree Inn, and have rooms still available, so come on over and join us!

If you are coming to the area on Friday night, November 30, be sure to check out the Cherish the Children event.  This event is sponsored by Forks and the Quielute Tribe to raise money for needy the Christmas needs of needy children in both Forks and LaPush.  There will be a wonderful seafood feast and silent auction.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Breaking Dawn 2 opening weekend is winding to a close.  So far our guests have enjoyed the last installment of the Twilight series.  We have enjoyed all of our very enthusiastic guests.  We even had a newly engaged couple stay with us!

Now, we are on to preparing for Thanksgiving.  We still have many rooms available over the holiday weekend and have some specials going throughout November and into December.  Check out our specials page on our website as well as the accommodations page on the website.  Some specials are date or room specific, so be sure to check out all of the rooms.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Breaking Dawn Part 2

Here at the Miller Tree Inn (aka the Cullen House), we are anxiously awaiting the opening of Breaking Dawn Part 2.  Where will you be seeing this movie?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day 2012

The staff at the Miller Tree Inn would like to take this opportunity to thank all Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices for our country.  We appreciate you and are looking forward to meeting our guests this afternoon that are taking part in the Better Way to Stay campaign's B&B's for Vets program.

Our Forks Elks Lodge is serving a Veterans Appreciation dinner at 4PM this afternoon.  It is our understanding that the meal is free for all Veterans.  Thank you Forks Elks!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Back Home to the Miller Tree Inn

The Miller Tree Inn innkeepers took Pocket Edward to the annual Washington State Bed and Breakfast Guild Conference this week.  This year the conference was at the Kitsap County Convention Center in Bremerton.  We are not sure if Pocket Edward learned anything new, but the innkeepers certainly did!

We were treated to interesting and inspirational talks by many Bed and Breakfast and tourism professionals and it was a great way to network with innkeepers from all over the state as well as one innkeeper from Missouri!  We were also able to keep up with what is new in website marketing and products to use in our bed and breakfast to make our guests happier and more comfortable.

We returned to some beautiful Forks weather!  It is a treat to see the sunshine and blue sky in November and we will not take it for granted.

Pocket Edward and all of us at the Miller Tree Inn (aka, the Cullen House) are anxiously awaiting the premier of Breaking Dawn II!  We hope to see many of you next week and talk to you about your opinions of the last "Twilight" movie!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween 2012

Here at the Miller Tree Inn, aka the"Cullen House" we are getting ready for Halloween AND the next movie release.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pocket Edward is back in the USA

Pocket Edward has spent the last few days visiting this lovely New England cit.  Where is Pocket Edward?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pocket Edward back on the European Mainland

Pocket Edward traveled back to mainland Europe and stopped at this famous landmark.  Where is he, now?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Another Country, Pocket Edward?

Pocket Edward is looking out his room window at the largest Lake on this island country.  What country is Pocket Edward in?  What "Lough" is he looking at?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pocket Edward in France

We took Pocket Edward to a famous residence in France, today.  We think that Carlisle was friends with some of the inhabitants.  Where is Pocket Edward?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Where is Pocket Edward?

Our way out of Andora, we found this poster in a different country.  Where was Pocket Edward in this photo?
Yesterday Pocket Edward was in 3 different countries.  One is a small principality/kiingdom south of France.  Where was Pocket Edward?

Monday, September 24, 2012

What country is Pocket Edward in and where in that country was this picture taken?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

What Continent is Pocket Edward Visitiing

The innkeepers have taken Pocket Edward on a trip.  Which continent do you think Pocket Edward went to?

While the innkeepers are away, guests of the Miller Tree Inn are being treated to the wonderful hospitality of the Miller Tree Inn staff and innsitters.  Cheryl, KC, Kirk, Mary and our housekeeping staff look forward to taking care of guests.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Preparing for Stephenie Meyer Day

We are busily preparing for all our guests that are coming to the Stephenie Meyer Day activities.  In order for Pocket Edward to be ready for all his company, we took him on a trip to his favorite hunting, er, hiking area.  Where was Pocket Edward this week?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pocket Edward at Beacon Rock

We took Pocket Edward on a little road trip this week.  He and Innkeeper, Bill hiked up to the top of Beacon Rock.  What river do you think you see in the background?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Where is Pocket Edward, in this Picture?

We took Pocket Edward on a journey this week.  He got to see something even older than Carlisle.  Where do you think he is?

Monday, August 20, 2012

It is Foggest!

August has a reputation for lots of fog and this year is no exception.  We have been starting out with low morning fog that burns off in the afternoon.  It has been keeping our days cool, but pleasant.

Due to a cancellation, we have 1 room available this coming Wednesday, August 22 and then good availability the last week of August just prior to the Labor Day weekend.  We would love to have you join us.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

"Foggest in Forks"

We took this picture this morning before breakfast from the front porch of the Miller Tree Inn.  It shows why we call this month "foggest" instead of August.  It is lovely and sunny and in the 70's now.  We think that is about perfect!  West End Thunder is holding Drag Races at the airport this weekend.  Come on over and check it out.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pocket Edward Takes a Hike

Pocket Edward went on a hike to the western most point of the continental United States.  Here he is at the beach at low tide.  Do you know where Pocket Edward is?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Where is Pocket Edward?

Last week, Pocket Edward visited a Victorian seaport.  Where do you think Pocket Edward went?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Pocket Edward at Hurricane Ridge

We took Pocket Edward up to Hurricane Ridge this week.  Our guests have been telling us that the wildflowers are spectacular this year.  The lupin were especially pretty, blooming and fragrant.  If you would like to come over to the Peninsula and see them, the Miller Tree Inn has rooms available on July 30 and August 1 and 2 this week.  More rooms available later in August.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Large Cedar Tree near Lake Quinault

This week we took Pocket Edward on a hike to see a very large cedar tree just off of the North Shore Road at Lake Quinault.  It is a beautiful walk through a lush forest to see this very large tree.  Spectacular on a sunny day with the suns rays making their way through the canopy of branches.  Not so good if the sun causes you to sparkle...This short hike is about an hour and a half away from the Miller Tree Inn.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pocket Edward Relaxing in Spokane

Pocket Edward took a short trip to Eastern Washington.  There have been a few thunder storms here in Spokane, so we know that he and his friends must be playing baseball!  Here he is relaxing on the deck at sunset waiting to play ball.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Where Were These Guests From?

Here is a picture of the other flag that the Miller Tree Inn was flying over the weekend.  What country were these guests from?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

We got to open up two new flags this weekend in celebration of guests from two different countries.  Which country is represented by this flag?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Pocket Edward took a hike to Second Beach near Lapush today.  He was there at low tide and saw some great sea stars.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Forks is getting ready to celebrate the Forks Old Fashioned Fourth of July.  Some events will start today.  The last event is scheduled for July 6.  Come to Forks and help us celebrate!  The Miller Tree Inn has spotty availability throughout the week.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

What Country's Flag is This?

June 24, 2012

We have guests coming from the country represented by this flag, today.  What country are they coming from?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pocket Edward Takes a Hike

Friday, June 22, 2012

Yesterday, we took Pocket Edward on a hike up to Sol Duc Falls.  This falls is one of the most photographed things in Olympic National Park.  If you come to visit us at the Miller Tree Inn, we hope that you will visit the falls.  Maybe you'll see Pocket Edward!  Of course, Pocket Edward is so speedy that he got all the way to Lunch Lake and back before we got to the falls...

Friday, June 15, 2012

Introducing the New Pocket Edward

June 15, 2012

We just returned from taking the new pocket Edward on a trip to Seattle.  It was a cultural trip.  We went to the King Tut Exhibit at the Seattle Science Center.  Pocket Edward said that he wanted to see something older than Carlisle.  What a cheeky vampire!  You will notice that the new Pocket Edward has a jacket on and is ready to go.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

What Country?

June 9, 2012

We had students from Germany AND from the country represented by this flag last night.  What country were the guests at the Miller Tree Inn, from?

Speaking of students, Forks High School Graduation is tonight.  We congratulate the class of 2012 and wish them the best in their futures.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Parmesan Baked Eggs

Monday, June 4, 2012

We had Parmesan Baked Eggs for breakfast the other morning and were asked for the recipe.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray individual ramekins with cooking oil.  Spray the same number of ramekins as you want eggs.  Crack one egg into each ramekin. Measure one Tablespoon of half and half and pour on top of each egg.  Measure 1 Tablespoon of Parmesan cheese and put on top of the egg with half and half.  Put ramekins in pre-heated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes until the egg whites are cooked and set.  When finished baking, we scoop out and serve over hashed browns.  When cooking a number of eggs, we have also used a muffin tin instead of individual ramekins.  Whichever is used, it is important to spray the container well, so that the eggs come out easily.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

We put up a brand new American flag at the Miller Tree Inn, in honor of Memorial Day.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have served in any branch of the military and their families for the sacrifices that they have made on our behalf.  We appreciate their service to our country.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What Country Were our Guests From?

May 22, 2012

Bill got to hang a flag for the first time yesterday.  What country were our guests from?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Norwegian Independence Day

May 18, 2012

Yesterday, Innkeeper Bill put up the flag of Norway.  Normally that would mean that we had guests from Norway.  But Bill has some Norwegian heritage, so he was flying the flag for Norwegian Independence Day which is May 17.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Website

The Miller Tree Inn (aka the Cullen House) has a new website.  It went up last night.  Though we still have a few corrections to make, we think it looks pretty good and encourage you to take a look at us and tell us what you think.  Click here to go to our new site!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers?

April 28, 2012

With all the rain that we have had this spring, if April showers bring May flowers then by this time next week we should have a million of them!  In the meantime we have been enjoying these daffodils that we can see out our kitchen window while making breakfast for our guests at the Miller Tree Inn.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Rainfest in Forks

April 20, 2012

It is Rainfest weekend in Forks as well as beach clean-up weekend.  Many activities are planned including a quilt show.  The Miller Tree Inn still has rooms all weekend and would love to have you come and join us.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

New Wall Color

April 14, 2012

We have a new wall color in the Elk View room, now. We picked a color called "pumpkin spice". We think it is warmer and goes nicely with the wood floors and bed linens.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


April 7, 2012

Happy Easter everyone!

Do you suppose these little guys will be served for Easter breakfast at the Miller Tree Inn?

To make the bunnies, hard boil some eggs, cool and peel. Thinly slice baby carrots for the ears and a few pieces for the noses. We used mustard seeds for eyes and little cauliflower pieces for the tails.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

We are just going to let this picture speak for itself.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pocket Edward Retiring?

March 31, 2012

Pocket Edward, retiring? Say it isn't so! The current and familiar Pocket Edward is going to take a well deserved break. The paint has been chipping off his nose and his foot has been superglued back on, so we decided to let him rest in his little bed and wait for his Pocket Bella. (He is also wanting to stay home and await a visit from a traveling Pocket Jacob). A new Pocket Edward will be introduced sometime this spring. Stay tuned for the travels of the new Pocket Edward!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Newly Improved Cedar Creek Room

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Check out the video that we made of the new and improved Cedar Creek room. We are really pleased with how it turned out and the guests that have tried it, have enjoyed it. Click here to see the video.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Where Were They From?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Over the weekend we had guests from the country represented by this flag. Do you know where they were from?

Scholarship Auction update: The Scholarship Auction held this past weekend raised $59,000 for scholarships for the graduates of Forks High School. The community of Forks, the Scholarship Auction Committee, the students, those who donated items to the auction and those that were bidding are AWESOME! Thanks so much.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Scholarship Auction

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tomorrow is not JUST St. Patrick's Day. Tomorrow is the beginning of the Quillayute Valley School District Scholarship Auction. This auction is an annual event in which the community raises $50,000 - $60,000 to use toward scholarships for graduates of Forks High School. Prior to this year, the auction had been held at a local bank. This year for the first time, the auction will take place at Forks High School. The auction will be broadcast by our local radio station.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, come on over to Forks!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring, Where Are You?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Just when we thought spring was on its way, we wake up to snow! Poor primroses. Innkeeper Bill is out shoveling the walk at the Miller Tree Inn, again.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The New Cedar Creek Room

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Cedar Creek room remodel is coming to an end at the Miller Tree Inn. The room has been painted and the floors installed. The last contractor items will be completed tomorrow and then we can start moving the furniture back in. So excited!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ready for St. Patrick's Day?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

We are ready for St. Patrick's Day at the Miller Tree Inn. It may be leap year, but March is still just around the corner and we are ready for the wearin' o' the green!

Monday, February 20, 2012

We had Orange Croissant French Toast Today!

Monday, February 20, 2012

The remodel project continues with wall texturing, but downstairs in the kitchen we had something good cooking at the Miller Tree Inn. Today's breakfast was Orange Croissant French Toast and we recently had a request for this recipe, so here it is:

Combine 2 beaten eggs with 4 Tablespoons of orange juice (fresh squeezed is best) and 1/2 teaspoon orange zest.

Cut croissants in half like you would for a sandwich. Dip in the mixture above and cook on a hot griddle until golden brown on both sides.

We serve with a spoonful of heated berries and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Then we offer our orange syrup to top it of (the recipe for the orange syrup can be found on an earlier blog entry.)


Friday, February 17, 2012

Remodel in Progress

February 17, 2012

The remodel of the Cedar Creek room continues with the drywall now up and the taping and mudding has started. Here is a preview of the new bathroom!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Love is in the Air at the Miller Tree Inn aka Cullen House

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pocket Edward is all ready for Valentine's Day this week. The hearts are hanging on the doors, there are candy kisses in the candy dish and old fashioned valentines hanging in the dining room from innkeeper Bill's mother's childhood.

Pocket Edward and all of us at the Miller Tree Inn wish everyone a sweet and memorable Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 6, 2012

It Pays to Travel to Forks!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Our Forks Chamber of Commerce is running a new promotion beginning February 15. Check it out, here.

Find out how it PAYS to travel to Forks. We would love it if some of the winners were our guests!

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Breaking Dawn Parody by Hillywood

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Hillywood actors stayed with us, at the Miller Tree Inn (aka Cullen House) while filming last month. Check out their latest work here.