Sunday February 13, 2011
Updates From the Inn
Winter is full on and the ground has been covered with several feet of snow since December. The days, however, are getting longer and local valley residents and businesses are getting geared up for warmer days! Spring is right around the corner. The Inn is focusing on developing activities on site and/or in collaboration with local businesses to enhance your stay in the Valley and give you an opportunity to experience the best the valley has to offer. Peter is working with Joe Brown and his wife Julie to increase opportunities for cyclists in the valley this spring-fall, including the production of unique bike maps for road and mountain bikers. Another area we are developing is birding opportunities in the valley for bird lovers. Raleigh is working on gardening, culinary, quilting and art collaborations with lots of opportunities for not only guests but local valley residents to
participate. Terry is developing opportunities motorcyclists, fly and steel head fisherman (and women!) and enticing the glider community to stop by for a stay.
Events coming up at the Methow Valley Inn Spring, Summer and Fall. See our web site, www.methowvalleyinn.com for more details on each event. Keep an eye on the Web site as we add more activities which we will also update you on in our Spring Newsletter. We have also added links to many local business and events to assist you in planning your next visit.
The Inn is a great place to gather a bunch of friends and spend 2-3 nights. This summer we have already booked several private bike weekends. Perhaps your friend group is due for a group adventure. The Methow Valley Inn is the perfect place. We are hopeful that your extended family might be interested in coming for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays because if we can fill, we will be able to provide full holiday meals!
*A special for Newsletter Recipients. We have organized two open event weekends, first a “Get Your Garden Started Weekend in March and a “Canning Weekend” in early September”. See our web site, www.methowvalleyinn.com for more details. If you invited enough guests from your friend group to fill the 8 rooms at the Inn for 3 nights, we will offer YOU the entire weekend (lodging, meals and classes) for FREE. Alternatively, we would offer a 20% discount on lodging (all rooms) which you could pass on to your group. Most of our other activity weekends come with their own ‘head of recruitment’ to fill the Inn for those participating in the weekend.
Methow Valley Inn Monday Night Supper Club
We just had our Supper Club last night, February 7, the theme being Moroccan/North African. What a meal. Couscous stuffed into zucchini, a ‘meat pie’ with duck, cinnamon, almonds, butter, more butter and filo dough, lamb in a delicious sauce with raisins, a chicken dish which was fabulous, more couscous and for dessert a pudding with pistachios and orange. Each group of guests is different, we often rearrange the seating so people have other new people to sit with, the wine flows. The waiters even got to join the guests at various tables as the dinner flowed on its own. Terry, Raleigh and Peter do have fun doing these dinners with our ‘resident’ chef, Jon Brown, from the Arrowleaf Bistro in Winthrop. We always have a few new people each time who have never been to Supper Club so that adds to the interest and keeps things fresh!
We will continue Supper Club through May, then close for the ‘high season’ in the Valley when other restaurants step it up for the ‘high season’. Besides we have our hands full with guests. We have so enjoyed opening up the Inn to local Valley residents and plan to resume Supper Club in the fall.
See our web site for Spring dates, themes and chefs and consider coming or staying over a Monday night for Supper Club at the Inn!
We value our community.
As partners, we are committed to giving back to our local community, whether hosting an Art Garden to showcase local artists, hosting non-profit fund-raisers, opening the Inn for private holiday or celebration parties and weddings. This Christmas, we put on two cooking classes for K-8 students, ‘the gift that keeps on giving’ (the hope is that each student would cook one night a week for their family with what they learned!) as a donation to the Merc Theatre. The Valley has so many wonderful and talented people. We are honored to be part of it.
- Supper Club: February 21-May 16
- Gardening Workshop*: March 24-27
- Women’s Trail Runners Workshop: FULL, May 11-15
- Art Garden: May 1-September 30
- Art Garden: May 1-September 30
- Canning Workshop*: September
- Yoga Retreat: October 7-11
- Thanksgiving Weekend: November
- Christmas Holidays