Archive for September, 2010

Sept Newsletter From Sherwood Forest

September 7th, 2010 by Mariah

News from The Forest


The summer is coming to an end, and although the autumnal equinox is still a few weeks away, things have quieted down here on the lakeshore. The squirrels have started gathering their food supply for the fall, the young turkeys are wandering through the woods, and soon the hummingbirds will start their long trek south. The nights are cool; the days are peaceful; the early apples and pears are ready for picking. It’s a great time of year to join us for some relaxation and beautiful fall colors.



Sherwood Forest Picnic Baskets



Venture forth from Sherwood Forest with your own basket of goodies. The picnic includes a fine selection of Italian meats, cheeses, and baguettes, along with fresh fruit and sweets to make your afternoon rendezvous complete. To wet your whistle, choose from spritzers or bottled water (vegetarian selection also available). Price: $55 for two.



Melt your Stress Away Package



Upon your arrival, you’ll find a beautiful wine and cheese basket with a bouquet of fresh flowers. During your visit you’ll each experience a soothing massage in a style suited just for you and a $30 voucher good toward a romantic dinner at a fine restaurant. Upon your departure (which we’re sure you’ll want to delay as long as possible before returning to the “real world”) a gift from us: a compact disc of relaxing music and an illustrated guide to massage. Price: $235 (does not include room rate). If you wish to have this awaiting your arrival, give us a call at 800-838-1246.



Sherwood Forest Gourmet Dinners



Now’s the time to gather up that group of friends or family and plan a visit to Sherwood Forest B&B for one of our awesome Gourmet Dinners. From November through April, let us wine and dine you. Book the entire B&B for 2 nights or more and we’ll have such a feast catered, your taste palates won’t allow any leftovers. We’ve cornered the market on the best chefs Saugatuck and Douglas have to offer. These epicurean wizards of gastronomic delights will amaze you in what will be your own private dining room, and you’ll have the time of your life. Here are the details: dinner is $50 per person, you provide your own alcohol, and a 2-night minimum stay is required. You pick the date November through April and we’ll pick the chef. Bring your appetite and whatever you need to wet your whistle, sit down, and dinner is served. Black out dates are New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day weekends. To book a gourmet dinner, call Keith or Sue at 800-838-1246. You can see some of our past dinner menus at



Bed, Breakfast, and Arnold Palmer Golf



Now that the golf courses are a wee bit less crowded, it’s a great time to enjoy some golf. We’ve come up with some incredible stay-and-play golf packages for you to choose from. Spend a night or two at Sherwood Forest B&B and we’ll arrange for you to play at The Ravines, an Arnold Palmer Signature Championship Golf Course, a sweeping, 18-stanza epic, where nature meets sport in ways you simply must witness to believe. Cost ranges from $251 to $625. For more info, visit





Bed, Breakfast, and Brewery



Looking for a weekend getaway involving brewing your own batch of beer? Sherwood Forest is offering a unique package that includes a 2-night stay plus access to Saugatuck Brewing Company’s brew-on-site facilities. SBC will provide the recipes, from light to dark; over 70 different recipes are available. They’ll also provide the ingredients and professional brewing equipment, as well as the expertise to take you through the brewing process. You’ll brew at least 11 gallons of beer (sixty 22oz. bottles). If 11 gallons of beer is more than you need, bring a friend or two and split the batch. It takes 3-4 hours to brew your batch and you return in 2 weeks to bottle and sample your beer, which takes about 2 hours, or you can have them bottle it and pick it up (an extra $20). Cost runs from $512 to $695. For more info, call Keith or Sue at 800-838-1246.



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Hope to see you soon! Keith & Sue Sherwood Forest Bed & Breakfast

938 Center St.

Douglas, Michigan 49406


P.S. Peace on Earth

Enjoy A Kidcation At Hill Farm Inn!

September 6th, 2010 by Mariah

Here at Hill Farm Inn, we pride ourselves on being a family friendly B&B. Kids (and grownups!) love visiting our farm animals (horse, sheep, goats, pot-bellied pigs, chickens and a couple of barn cats). We also have several miles of nature trails along the Battenkill River, play equipment, a game closet, and a great seelction of kid’s videos. We have a number of rooms, suites and cabins that can accommodate families, some even have kitchens. We look forward to hosting your next Kidcation at Hill Farm Inn!

Hill Farm Inn
“A Bed & Breakfast”
458 Hill Farm Road
Arlington, VT. 05250

Lisa and Al

Rates: $110-$250 USD
Rooms: 15

Phone: 802-375-2269
Toll Free: 800-882-2545
Fax: 802-375-9918

Rated 5.0: Wonderful stay. Lovely large room in historic building, great breakfast, friendly innkeepers, and absolutely beautiful grounds. Loved it!

Take a stand for HIV/AIDS activism!

September 4th, 2010 by Mariah

Greetings from Dean Clark at Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast in Ashland Oregon!Take a stand for HIV/AIDS activism!On October 3rd, more than 11,000 people from all walks of life will come together in downtown Portland; our goal is to raise $400,000 for services provided by Cascade AIDS Project (CAP). With your help, CAP works to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, and eliminate HIV/AIDS-related stigma.I’m writing today to ask for your support as TY and I walk the 2.5 mile route to raise much-needed funds for HIV/AIDS prevention, education, advocacy and support services in Oregon and Southwest Washington.Your donation will help CAP continue their important work in our community:Please help me reach my goal of $2,500.00 by making a donation today; any amount helps! Donate to me online at or by clicking the link below. You can also mail in donations with a copy of the off-line donation form found on my personal website. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS. Thank you so much for your support!Warmest Regards,Dean Clark

Triple Creek Ranch Featuring Klicks For Chicks

September 4th, 2010 by Mariah

DARBY, MONTANA (August, 2010) – Cowgirls are invited to participate in a one-of-a-kind horseback riding adventure, created and led by Triple Creek Ranch owner Barbara Barrett. The first annual Klicks for Chicks 100-kilometer ride is an all-female upgrade of the all-male 100-mile Los Caballeros and Bohemian Grove endurance horse rides. With a decidedly Triple Creek Ranch twist, the ride is for women only, and cowgirls will ride rugged all day but return to the luxury of the Rocky Mountain resort at night. Riders will venture into deep canyons, over mountain passes, past crystal-clear lakes and through open meadows to discover the ‘last frontier’ and wilds of the Rocky Mountain West. Gourmet evening meals followed by crackling fires in Triple Creek’s luxurious cabins and a relaxing outdoor hot tub will be the reward for a long day in the saddle.

The “100 Klicks for Chicks” program is priced starting at $650 per night, per couple and features three-and-a-half days of riding, concluding with a fireside roast and awards presentation. All meals, beverages, and activities are included. Participants will also receive a personalized fleece vest. Traveling companions not participating in the ride are welcome to enjoy the luxurious accommodations and varied activities that Triple Creek Ranch has to offer while the cowgirls ride off into the sunrise. Husbands and compadres are invited to join the cowgirls for dinner each evening during the program.

Known for its spectacular setting in the Montana Rockies, its luxurious accommodations and superb, personalized service, Triple Creek Ranch, an award-winning member of Relais & Châteaux, offers outdoor adventures and luxury under the Montana Big Sky.

“Klicks for Chicks” October 28-November 1 Event Schedule

Thursday, October 28th

  • Cowgirl-up, at the Riders’ Roost, 1pm

  • Meet and greet horses and fellow cowgirls

  • Warm-up ride, 10 klicks (6 miles) among the Bitterroot Mountains

  • Cocktails at the Rooftop Lounge featuring local hat maker, Jimmy Harrison, from Double H Hats

  • Dinner with fellow riders and spouses

Friday, October 29

  • Breakfast in the dining room

  • Cowgirl-up, at the Riders’ Roost

  • Trailer horses to the trailhead

  • Ride 34 klicks, (21 miles), lunch provided

  • Trailer home to Triple Creek Ranch for cocktails in the Rooftop Lounge

  • Dinner with fellow riders and spouses

Saturday, October 30

  • Breakfast in the dining room

  • Cowgirl-up, at the Riders’ Roost

  • Trailer mounts to new trail

  • Ride 33 klicks, (20 miles), lunch provided

  • Trailer home to Triple Creek Ranch for cocktails in the Rooftop Lounge

  • Dinner with fellow riders and spouses

Sunday, October 31

  • Breakfast in the dining room

  • Cowgirl-up, at the Riders’ Roost

  • Haul horses to ride starting point.

  • Ride 23 klicks, (15 miles), lunch provided

  • Fireside roast and awards ceremony at Elk Meadow

  • Partner-up with spouses and friends for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

· Adios dinner for all

Monday, November 1

  • ‘Happy trails’ to friends and trusted steeds

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

About Triple Creek Ranch Rated the #1 US inn and #2 worldwide hotel in Travel + Leisure’s 2010 World’s Best Awards and the #1 US hotel and #5 hotel worldwide in Travel + Leisure’s 2009 “T+L 500,” Triple Creek Ranch is a Relais & Châteaux member property and an Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing lodge and resort. Set against a backdrop of the Montana Rockies, Triple Creek Ranch is a favored all-inclusive luxury getaway for couples who appreciate a balance of rest, romance and outdoor recreation with exquisite service, an extensive wine cellar and innovative cuisine. Accommodations are in 23 Western-style luxury log cabins with fireplace (most with private hot tub), all newly renovated. All-inclusive rates include trail rides, hikes, tennis, fly-casting lessons, snowshoeing, 3 meals daily, snacks, house wines and house cocktails, and in-room bar set-ups. Children 16 and over are welcome. Activities include fly fishing, helicopter tours, cattle drives, guided nature tours, snowmobiling, ATV tours, and downhill and cross-country skiing. Exceptional Western art is found throughout the property. The resort offers artists’ and photography workshop weekends; cowboy roundups; horseback riding, back-country fly-fishing and vintners’ programs. Triple Creek Ranch is a repeat winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and the Wine Enthusiast Award of Distinction., 406-821-4600, 800-654-2943. Twitter: @TripleCreekRanc Facebook: .