WINTER-- DID YOU KNOW!
1) Our outside hot tub is open year round (see photo).
Don't forget your bathing suits.
2) We offer complimentary snow shoes.
3) We are only a 35 minute drive (winter driving)
from Smuggler's Notch, rated the best family ski area in
4) Cross country skiis can be rented by the day only
15 minutes from here.
5) After a long outdoor day,when you're hungry but
don't want to fight the cold, we have Jacquie's homemade
pizza, soft drinks, snacks, beer and wine.
6) Isham wants to remind all guests that we are
also pet friendly.
Brad and Jacquie
BRAD & JACQUIE'S KITCHEN
BRAD'S BEER BREAD
Talk about an easy - but delicious -
3 cups self-rising flour
1/3 cup of sugar
bottle of beer
Beat thoroughly. Put in greased or Pamed bread
pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Remove from pan
and allow to cool.
That's all there is to it. The taste will
vary somewhat depending on the beer you use.
Brad prefers Bud since it is on the sweeter
NOTE: Don't be generous in measuring the
flour or the mixture may be a bit too thick. If
unsure use a smidgen less than 3 cups.
cold, it's snowy and I'm bored. Gizmo and I
can't go in the pool. Dad (and Mom) won't let us
in the hot tub. Few birds to chase. No flowers
to dig up. The horses don't feel up to being
chased. And I haven't learned to ski. What's a
dog to do.
What I can do though is keep all of you
company if you go for a walk, use our snowshoes
to hit the trails, or cross country ski on our
trails as well. I'm very good at keeping watch
over you, so I can guarantee that you won't get
lost. Haven't lost a guest yet ! (maybe a cat or
two but not a guest).
Gizmo and I were all smiles when Mom and Dad
got married on New Year's Eve. We wore big red
bows and were on our very best behavior. There
are lots of photos, so if interested please hit
the link on the right side of this letter (skip
what Mom and Dad say if you want).
For now, I'm just going to lie down by the
Keep warm now.
OUR GUESTS SAY!
to Colleen and Brian from Ottawa, Canada who
keep coming back to visit.
" An enchanting ending to a hectic
holiday season. Thank you for sharing your
Mary Ann & Ian.... Pointe Claire,
"Thank you so much for your
hospitality and guidance to the region.We truly
had a wonderful time and plan on coming again.
You have done a gorgeous job with decorating and
maintaining such a family atmosphere."
Ray & Christa
Thank you for a lovely stay in your
charming home. Congrats too on your wedding.
Roni & Toni.....Spain
Valentine's Celebration at Buck Hollow Farm!
life really isn't bad. It's been a week and the
chains are only moderately tight. Ooops, they
just got tighter.
Anyhow we all had a terrific time. Jacquie
and I both want to thank the many of you who
wrote, sent cards or called. It's just a large
family here. (Wedding Photo's Link below)
The first few months of the year are always
slower. So here's an incentive to motivate some
of you to return or visit us for the first time.
Between Feb 1 and March 31 we're offering a 3
for 2. Stay 3 nights and pay only for 2. That's
a pretty good deal. Of course we can't combine
it with AAA, Canadian at par, or other discounts
and since this offer is limited only to folks on
our mailing list, we ask that when reserving you
please let us know that you're coming on the
special. If this special is anything like the
one we did for Jeff's Maine Seafood, rooms,
especially over weekends, might get tight. So we
do suggest that you plan as early as possible.
AND IF THAT ISN'T ENOUGH ! On the night of
February 14, we will provide a cheese fondue
dinner with salad and wine for all guests. I've
had Jacquie's fondue and I guarantee its taste.
Hoping your New Years was as good as ours and
that we'll see you soon.
Brad and Jacquie
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Throughout the year, the Lake Champlain Valley
is home to several festivals, cultural
activities and events.
January 1-December 31
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
A centerpiece of the Burlington arts
scene for over 67 years. For a complete
schedule (800) VSO-9293, ext. 10.
The Vermont 50+ Expo
Presented by Vermont Maturity
Magazine at the Sheraton Burlington,
Williston Rd., So. Burlington, 9am- 4pm.
For adults age 50 and older, all ages
welcome. Features seminars, exhibitors,
giveaways, live entertainment, fashion
show, food sampling, dancing and much
more! Tickets $5 at the door.
St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet
"Cinderella Ballet on Ice" at
the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
The Flynn stage is transformed into a
figure skating paradise for 35 champion
Russian ice dancers performing the
classic ballet Cinderella to Prokofiev's
famed score. Tickets are $42/$32/$22.
Call (802) 86-Flynn or visit
www.flynncenter.org for tickets and
Burlington Winter Festival 2004
A celebration of winter: Vermont's own
sanctioned snow sculpture competition,
family activity expo, snowshoe obstacle
course, outdoor playground and
entertainment. Call Burlington Parks
& Recreation for information at
802-849-2400 Toll Free: 800-849-7985