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Changing of the Seasons

Well, I haven’t written a blog in a while and I apologize for not keeping you informed of everything happening around Hemlock Inn.  But now is a good time to bring you up to date.


We had a good and busy spring and summer.  We were blessed with many happy guests and families, many of them returning friends.  Spring saw our usual hiking groups and a wedding.  This summer, we hosted about 10 family reunions and witnessed the magnificent total solar eclipse with a large crowd of guests.  This was followed by a retreat group that has been meeting here for over 30 years.  It has been a happy and busy spring and summer.


Today is September 1 and the beginning of Labor Day weekend.  For us, it is the unofficial beginning of the fall season.  Schools are back in session, the temps are beginning to cool, and the pace slows for a while…just a while.


Today it is raining, the remnants from Hurricane Harvey.  We are not complaining.  After the devastation in Texas, we have no right to complain.  We feel for the residents of that area and their loss and needs.  But we also marvel at the countless responders and volunteers who immediately jumped in to help.  Despite of much we are told, America is full of good people and this is just another reminder of how caring we can be.  It is just unfortunate we have to have a disaster for this reality to come to light.


We do not complain about the rain for another reason.  This time last year, we were in the beginning stages of a historic draught that resulted in numerous forest fires in October, November, and December.  We had or own disaster and again many many folks who came to our assistance.  We are blessed.


This fall, we have bountiful rain, green grass, full streams and waterfalls.  We are counting on a gorgeous fall color in October and early November.  We already have several groups scheduled to visit in late September and early October.  In October, we will be the place to be to witness nature’s wonder as the green leaves give way to shades of yellow, red, and brown.  It is like our mountains are covered with M & Ms.  We have another wedding scheduled and a big crowd for Thanksgiving week.


Then there is the Polar Express, the magical train ride to the North Pole to see Santa.  We will be filled with happy youngsters and their parents for most weekends in November and December.  It is a time filled with joy and laughter.  Boy, we all enjoy that.





We are blessed to experience all four seasons at Hemlock Inn.  Each offers something unique and special.  This fall promises to be spectacular.  We still have rooms for you, even in October when the fall colors reach their peak and most Polar Express weekends.  If you have not made a reservation yet, give us a call, send us a message, or use our on-line reservation system.  We are eager to serve you and do everything we can to make your visit memorable in our beautiful mountains


We are waiting for you.   Enjoy the season.