Spring has arrived. Flowers are blooming, the birds are building their nests and the bees are buzzing. This is the best time of year to see the waterfalls at their fullest.
In our last update, we informed you about Innkeepers Terry and Ellen selling their Hocking Hills home. The good news is, they’ve sold it. Instead of being nestled in the woods, they will be surrounded by Buckeye Lake. They are sizing down and moving to their lake cottage. They will work from home a day or two each week. Since they will drive a little further to get to the Inn, they may even spend the night at the Inn once or twice a week. Rest assured, they will still be fully and actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the Inn, and continue to look forward to visiting with you at breakfast.
Misty Rigney was selected as our 2012 Employee of the Year. She was nominated for employee of the month many times. Some examples of her “above and beyond the call of duty” are stayed after hours to help set up for a group, fixed many maintenance issues by herself and received accolades from guests for her outstanding customer service. Misty won a two night stay at a Select Registry inn and $250 in spending money for her trip. Innkeeper Ellen says “Misty is the warm voice who greets our guests on the phone and at check in. We are delighted that Misty won this award.”
There is a new look to our Outdoor Patio. Terry and Steve added a roof to part of the patio. With added lights, fans and heaters, guests will be able to dine outside longer at night and sit outside earlier in the spring and fall. The tavern will extend its hours for guests who want to enjoy an after dinner drink and stay outside longer on the patio or around the fire circle.
A “Dog Gone” Good Deal for you and your furry friend! Stay one night Sun-Thurs in our dog friendly cottage. Our Paw Prints gift pack awaits your arrival and your dog stays for FREE. While your dog can’t come to the restaurant to eat, you can. Join us for a delectable four course dinner and a hearty breakfast the next morning. A hiking map is provided to help you plan a walk for the family. All this for $299. It does not include tax or gratuity or holidays and is valid until Sept 1, 2013.
Congratulations to Debra Bowman who won a FREE weekday night in our Cottage contest. She forwarded our enewsletter link 10 times to family and friends. Eighty-three (83) of our guests participated and her name was selected.
Lots of exciting events are coming soon. Here are just a few to whet your appetite.
*Mother’s Day Brunch-May 12
*Planting with Kellie-May 21
*Nelsonville Music Festival-May 30-June 2
*Washboard Music Festival-June 14-15
*Father’s Day BBQ-June 16
Just in case you’ve forgotten to register your previous visit, go online to www.selectregistry.com and register each night stay for the Select Registry Loyalty Program. Once you have stayed 12 nights at any of the Select Registry bed and breakfast properties across North America, you will receive a $100 gift certificate to put toward a future stay with us or another SR property.
We look forward to you seeing you this spring.
Ellen and Terry