"Take a course in good water and air; and in eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you." ~ John Muir
Mountain Home is welcoming the arrival of spring. The melting snows and spring rains reward the Mountain with an artist's canvas of beauty: vibrant wildflowers, fresh greens to the barren trees and dormant land as well as varied bird songs and animal chatter fill the air with their sweet sounds as new life springs forth. As John Muir wrote over 100 years ago let the eternal youth of Nature renew your own with it's many facets of spring.
Here at the resort the sprawling meadow reaching into the Cascades is transforming itself into a canvas of fresh green grasses and early wildflowers. The delicate pink Spring Beauty is out and the bright yellow of Balsam Root is dabbling color here and there as the plants emerge and open their blossoms. The daffodils are up swaying in the gentle breeze as new birds return home after their winter holiday abroad. April and May are lovely as the treasure of Spring unfold daily. June will see the bedding flowers take hold and then we have the joys of summer to enjoy.
Hiking trails are clear of snow to about 3,000' and with the warming sun we will soon have the fun of wild mushroom hunting for the delicious morels to enjoy in the area. This season is expected to be a great one after the fires of last fall in the forest lands in the upper valley. Biking trails offer great recreational opportunities for mountain and road biking enthusiasts in the area as well. Then of course with the melting snows we have wonderful water activities. The rapids are here for thrilling white water adventures as well as the lakes and tributaries for stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and fishing.
If you prefer more quiet time, the Lodge offers a perfect place for privacy, romance and renewal for body and soul. Relaxing poolside or in the woods with a good book experiencing the healing powers of Nature will do you wonders. It is a great way to keep your life values in perspective and rewarding your self and your loved one with a trip away from the hectic lives you lead.
Chef Ron has wonderful spring menus highlighting the season's fresh herbs, fruits and produce as it becomes available. Sweet berries, tender asparagus, fresh salad greens and the Lodge's organic rhubarb... these are a few special ingredients of spring.
We hope you can come over to Mountain Home Lodge and enjoy all the fun and beauty this spring. Please call for reservations 800-414-2378 or use our secure on-line availability request form at www.mthome.com
Cheers from the Mountain Home Crew...
Brad & Kathy Schmidt - Proprietors
Brecklyn, Carlos, Irma and Chef Ron - Innkeepers
Millie, Cracker & Jack and Blue - Faithful trail, dog, cats and horse!