The Holiday Season is here! There is so much for which to be thankful. The B & B is ranked #1 on Trip Advisor here in Durango. I’ve had many, many wonderful Guests this year and seen Guests return to our Durango inn for additional visits. I have a wonderful staff that I have come to rely on more and more as business grows. My younger son, Chris, married his longtime girlfriend, Sarah … I’ve always longed for a daughter! My son, Kevin seems to be on the road to recovery after breaking his wrist; never good for a golfer. My furry kids of the canine variety tolerate my two adopted felines, at times they even seem to like one another. (Now if I could only teach the cats to rid the grounds of the marauding gophers, but that’s fodder for another blog!) Overall, life is good, very, very good.
Antlers is busily preparing for Thanksgiving dinner to share with Guests as well as family, friends and colleagues. It is truly a highlight of the year. Kurtis will make the turkey & vegetables, I make the stuffing & dessert… (if I didn’t my sons would mutiny!) … sometimes a Guest or two will join us in the kitchen and make their favorite dish and, voila, we have Thanksgiving Dinner. Homemade Ice Cream, Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Bread Pudding finish off the feast.
With hardly enough time to digest the Thanksgiving Holiday, out roll the Christmas decorations and it will be time for decorating magic. There’s the tree to put up in the living room for all to enjoy. Each and every Guest room will get their own version of Christmas Cheer. Colleen from Lilia Floral Design will be here with her wreaths unique to each suite. I have collected Santa Claus figures forever, so don’t be surprised to see Santa peaking around the corners here and there. I doubt there will be a room untouched by the spirit of the Holiday Season while we celebrate Christmas in Durango.
The scents of the season float through the inn when the task of making Christmas cookies gets underway. Guests that are familiar with Antlers know that fresh cookies are always on hand but this time of year the recipes shift to Holiday favorites such as Cranberry Orange Shortbread and Sugar Cookies decorated for the young and the young at heart. Guest favorite, Chocolate Chip with Sea Salt cookies will always be in the cookie jar but there’s also Molasses Cookies that go so well with spiced cider or a mug of hot tea.
Antlers celebrates New Year’s Eve with Guests at midnight … Midnight in Munich that is! I don’t know too many innkeepers that can stay up until midnight when the alarm clock is set for 5 a.m. to get ready for breakfast. So, we have a countdown and pop the bubbly during Happy Hour.
From the entire staff here at Antlers on the Creek, we wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year.
So if a mountain town like Durango, interests you for this Holiday Season, check us out online or give me call at 970.259.1565, I’d love to have you as my Guest. Don’t forget … Prepare to be Pampered!