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Attitude Adjustment

Every now and then, we all need an attitude adjustment and I needed one badly this  week.  This economy thing is just beginning to get the best of me.  I hoped this year would be the start of a slow recovery for businesses like ours.  The election year is over, stock market is climbing, employment improving, and consumer confidence is up.  But our occupancy remains stagnant.  So I have been getting  frustrated trying to determine what we can possibly do the get folks back to the inn.

Lainey picked up on this and showed me the latest post on our Trip Advisor review page.  Since it was publicly posted, I don’t think the author will mind if I share it with you.  It was titled:

An Honest RETREAT From Life

“With all that life hands you…the joys of births and unions, the sorrows of death and loss, add in illness and disease and you have an overwhelming view of every day life. Everyone has their boulder to bear in an uphill struggle to reach the top, but at least there is ONE place and GOOD people I can visit to forget about these woes and sorrows.

Just five minutes to sit and rock on the Hemlock Inn’s porch overlooking the mountains and the beautiful wildlife below gives me a glorious moment to relax and regroup my mind and body. Mort and Lainey have always been there for me whenever I’m in need. I can’t say enough good things about the Hemlock Inn. It is a true retreat from your life, it gives you the opportunity to slow down and only focus on where you are in the present. All I have left to say is, when you stay at Hemlock Inn just remember it’s all about finding yourself and your loved ones; get closer together.”

This is exactly what we hope and strive for Hemlock Inn to be.  Times are admittedly tough and it is easy to get discouraged.  But comments like these keep us going.

Thanks for the adjustment.



  1. Joel Willis says

    We have visited Hemlok Inn for many years. John and Ella Jo Shell welcomed us with open arms and now Mort and Lainey White are doing the same in such a wonderful way. Hemlock Inn is a beautiful and restful place but it is the people that make the place what it is. Thank you Mort and Lainey!