Tuesday November 1, 2011
Methow Valley Inn Fall Newsletter 2011
Oh, my gosh what a short summer! Seemed like we were just swimming in Patterson Lake in Mid August and suddenly the leaves started changing and the water turned freezing! And with the high river this summer, our Twisp Park ‘beach’ a block down from the Inn just appeared in August. We are happy to have Twisp River Road residents Bill and Diana Hottell building a house and moving in next door to the Inn. They even painted their house ‘Inn colors” green and white so we can use them as the “Annex” when they travel (right Bill?!).
We had a wonderful experience with our Garden Gallery, which highlighted 7 Valley metal/word artists and their outdoor art. It offered a lovely opportunity for garden events, including several Art Walks and a local author reading in August which was spectacular. Thanks to Theresa Miller for her wonderful curating! We are so proud that we sold over $6,000 in local valley art, helping to support our local artists! We plan on opening a new show in the Gallery Garden next summer.
So fall this year has not brought much change in our business level, we are busy as ever. And on top of it canning plums, pears and apples which all came in at the same time (not, October, imagine that!) Today was spicy salsa, all to feed our guests throughout the winter. The garden is ready to be turned over; only the leeks and beets remain. We should have our own chard for the breakfast quiches well into the winter. It’s been a great year and we are so blessed. Our first Steelhead fisherman (and woman!) showed up today at the Inn.
This fall brings the return of the Methow Valley Inn Monday Night Supper Club, starting November 7. We are thrilled Jon Brown from the Arrowleaf Bistro has signed up for another year of seasons. The Supper Club Newsletter will be going out this week and the dinner themes will be posted on our web site. We are offering “Season Memberships” this year for each season (Fall, Winter and Spring) at a discount (last year’s prices). We are also in the process of installing sound improvements to the dining room so you can hear each other (and us!) without yelling this year! Check with methowvalleyinn.com.
We are also hosting a cocktail reception for TwispWorks Artist in Residence Program. Four artists, 2 local and 2 visiting are here for several months using studio space at TwispWorks to forward their own work and create artwork that will remain in the community. Come meet the artists and hear more about the creative process and their goals. Appetizers and a no-host wine and beer provided. Wednesday, November 17th; 5-:7:30pm, $15/person. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-997-3300.
The Arrowleaf Bistro is also announcing ‘A Country Dinner at the Methow Valley Inn” this Thanksgiving and will of course serve our guests plus theirs and open to the community. What I know now is the seating (at least one of them!) will be at 4pm and we have limited seating so sign up early.
We are just completing our October 20-23 Plein Air weekend workshop with renowned water color artist Paula Christensen. It has been fabulous and amazing to see first time watercolor artists and what they have created! The New Year hopefully will bring some weekend themes including therapeutic yoga
, women’s trail running workshop, possibly a quilting weekend and we are trying to develop some birding experiences. See some beautiful fall pictures of the Inn on our Methow Valley Inn facebook page.
Pray for a good snow year! Did you know we have 200 Km of groomed trails in the Valley and some of the best Nordic Skiing anywhere?