Monique Polak, travel writer for the Montreal Gazette,
featured us on January 24 in a travel article centered on St.
Albans. Thank you Monique.
This article followed on the heals of a New York Times piece
on September 21.
TRAVEL AGENTS- THANK YOU
We are delighted that a number of travel agents around the
country have "discovered" us and have made us their
prime recommendation to clients traveling to Vermont. We are
most appreciative and grateful.
To those agents and the ones new to our newsletter, a
reminder that we are "agent friendly" and honor, with
thanks, (as well as promptness), your commission statements.
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.
Brad and Jacquie
BRAD & JACQUIE'S KITCHEN
Sticky Bun French Toast
1/2 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons
maple syrup 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 8 slices( 1 inch
thick) challah bread 6 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1 teaspoon
vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1) In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter,
sugar and maple syrup, for 2 minutes until thickened.
Stir in nuts. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Arrange bread on top in one layer.
2) Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon
until blended. Pour over bread.
3) Bake uncovered in a preheated oven at 350 degrees
F for 50-55 minutes, until golden on top and crispy
around the edges. To serve, remove each slice with a
spatula, and invert onto a plate. Makes 8 slices. 6-8
Happy almost spring everyone.
Am I really that special ? Do I really deserve all of
First Mom and Dad adopted me and gave me a great
home, with lots of friends, guests and animal visitors.
Then they let me write a monthly column to all of you
and are always hearing that "Isham's Corner"
is their favorite part of the newsletter.
Next they had me reunited with my brother Gizmo.
Now, of all things, they've created an Isham travel
mug which they sell to guests in addition to their
fabulous ceramic mug. Well, it's not really an Isham
mug. It's an Isham and Gizmo mug but no one has yet told
Almost every guest says they want to take me home.
Now they can - with their own Isham (and Gizmo) travel
mug and look at me whenever they sip their coffee while
in the car. Actually they're pretty cool - Gizmo even
has his tongue hanging out.
So come, visit, and take me home.
P.S. Hannah---I miss you........
OUR GUESTS SAY!
Canadian Friends of Buck Hollow, Pamela, Art, Tammy,
Mike, Justine, Stacey and Greg.
Thanks so much for the best vacation EVER. Your
place is magic.
Janelle & Dave...2/8/04
Thank you so much for a truly relaxing stay- a
much appreciated "home away from home"! The
breakfast's are devastatingly good and the company (Isham/Gizmo
etc. etc..) fabulous. We'll see you again soon!
Eric & Erika...1/24/04
OF BUCK HOLLOW REWARDS PROGRAM!
For some time now, Jacquie and I
have wondered how we could create a program which could
accomplish a number of marketing goals. These
1) A way of encouraging past guests to
return (BESIDES having had a great time while here)
2) A way of encouraging these past guests to
recommend us to others
3) An additional way of thanking past guests
for their recommendations.
We think we've found an answer with a program which does
all of these things, and provides a little fun as
So here goes.
Our rewards program will provide any past guests a 10%
discount on their next visit for any new guest who
visits us as a result of the past's guest's
recommendation. This is cumulative for each
referral. Refer 10 guests who stay here and your
next visit is free etc. Since I have a
"history" of each guest in my computer, it
is easy to keep track.
So how will we know of the
recommendation ? Two ways. The new guest can
tell us that he/she was referred by you or you can print
the little form on the new "rewards" link on
our web site, , and ask your friend to give it to
us when he/she arrives. It's that simple. We'll
do the rest.
We've done a little test marketing of the idea on a
number of recent visitors and they loved the idea,
so let's see how it goes. The plan is in
effect as of now, so we look forward to seeing how
If you see any wrinkles in the plan or have additional
ideas, please feel free to let us know.
Brad and Jacquie
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Mar. 1 - 31
Burlington Irish Heritage Festival
Description: Annual celebration of Irish arts
Location: All around Burlington and surrounding
Mar. 5 - 7
14th Annual St. Albans Rotary Home and
St. Albans, Vermont
Description: Home and recreational exhibits -
60,000 square feet of exhibit area under one
Location: Collins-Perley Sports and Fitness
Address: Route 104-A, St. Albans, Vermont
18th Annual Camel's Hump Challenge
Description: The 25K back country ski tour
one of VT's most dramatic mountains, Camel's
Location: Camel's Hump Skiers Association
Address: , Huntington, Vermont
Mar. 17 - 28
Play - Underneath the Lintel
Description: Vermont Stage Company presents this
surprise Off-Broadway smash hit.
Mar. 20 - 21
Sugar on Snow
South Burlington, Vermont
Description: Help celebrate the arrival of
spring and the
new 2004 crop of maple syrup.
Location: Dakin Farm
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