The trails are drying up and most of the remaining snow is gone from our elevation with the nice spring weather we have had here in late April. The early wildflowers of spring beauty and wood anemone are blooming and the meadows abundant balsam root is budded and opening on the sunny hillsides. In a few weeks it will be a spectacular sight. The orchard trees are flowering as well so it is a beautiful time here on the mountain.
Now is the time to check your calendar and plan a trip to the mountain to enjoy the beauty of springtime. Hiking in the fresh green meadows with flowers and trees coming to life, enjoying the warmth of the sun, mountain biking the great trail system out our door, white water rafting the class III and IV rivers, enjoying kayaking or stand up paddle boarding on the lake and rivers, golfing, wine-tasting, shopping or just relaxing... there is something for everyone this season!
With the new season, Mountain Home Lodge is highlighting our 2014 lodging design. Our spring, summer and fall lodging rates are now inclusive of Chef Ron's fantastic expanded breakfasts' and his complimentary welcome of selected appetizers and featured glass of fine wine, a locally crafted beer or sparkling cider offered nightly from 6-7pm. Guests can enjoy breakfast at their private table in the dining room or out on the spacious deck dining alfresco. Appetizers and beverage in the late afternoon can also be enjoyed in the sunshine and fresh mountain air as well. Guests may then be joining us for our prix-fixe dinner service now being offered on Saturday's only at 7:00pm in the evening with advance reservation or going down to the village just 2 miles below us for their dinner. Chef Ron is busy designing and perfecting all sorts of new menu items for breakfasts' with expanded fresh baked delicacies and entrees and having great fun with new appetizer small bites and plate ideas to highlight the seasonal bounty of the Pacific Northwest and our local upper valley growers, cheese makers and purveyors.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Mountain for recreation, relaxation and renewal of your spirit after a long winter.
Brad and Kathy Schmidt, Proprietors
Chef Ron, Carlos, Irma, Brecklyn and Linda, the MHL crew
Millie, Jack & Cracker, our faithful trail dog and lodge cats