Friday, January 1, 2016

Ringing in the New Year

A big "thank you" to all of our guests and business partners!

It's hard to believe that another year is coming to a close.  It seems that as you age time accelerates, or so it seems.

We've had a great 2015 here at the Inn.  Here's a recap of some of our more "memorable" moments throughout the year:

Spring 2015:
Rain, rain and more rain. 
Augusta Plein Air Art Festival's "Day in Defiance" with over 110 artists and friends here.
Defiance Merchant Association's Katy Trail Bike Ride to benefit the Asthma & Allergy Foundation.
An impromptu bonfire with guests in the back of the property.
Trail Smokehouse opens down the road (yum).

Summer 2015:
Chef John Richardson hosted an amazing beer-pairing dinner with Augusta Brewery.
More rain.
Great fireworks display in Augusta.
Freak storm toppling a tree at the Yellow Farmhouse Winery and shooting flames into the air.

Autumn 2015:
Harvest Festival activities.
Sporadic rain.
Harvesting grapes at neighboring wineries.
A bonfire with guests in the back of the property (who brought the White Castles?).
Hosting winemaker Grant Long, Jr.
Chef John Richardson marries long-time sweetheart, Kirbie Mikeska.

Winter 2015:
Didn't think we'd be saying this one, but rain, rain, rain and more rain.
Thankful for Koziatek Contracting - great roofing experts (see the rain item above).
Defiance Christmas Lighting Contest.
Defiance Christmas Parade & Festival.
New Year's Eve fireworks at Chandler Hill Winery.

As you ring in 2016, we'd like to thank you for entrusting your "get away" this past year to us.  We hope to see you back in 2016, and we'll keep you apprised of any fun events out our way.  We are scheduled to reopen for the season the first weekend in April.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2016!


Jeff & Chris