Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Not Stymied by the Storm

Friday, February 14th, 2014
It stopped snowing at twilight

It stopped snowing at twilight

Hooray for our guests! Braving blizzard conditions, guests are arriving for their Valentine getaway in Vermont. May you be rewarded with more love, joy, and romance than you could possibly imagine.

Valentine Treats

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Romantic snack from New England Hot Fudge Company

Romantic snack from New England Hot Fudge Company

I am not a sucker for chocolate, but I can’t stop thinking about the rich, luscious, silky goodness in a jar of New England Hot Fudge (www.newenglandhotfudge.com). Especially when it is paired with small pretzel logs, that are just the right size for dipping and double dipping.

Look for the special Valentine treat in your room this weekend only!

C & C’s Cranberry Orange Sugar Plums

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

No cook Sugar Plums

Candi and Courtney were at it again – making holiday cookies for the Inn, that is. The biggest hit with our guests and Inn Tour visitors were the Cranberry Orange Sugar Plums. These surprisingly light and refreshing treats are a breeze to make.

Combine the following ingredients in a food processor until minced, and the “dough” sticks together:
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup orange juice
3 teaspoons spiced rum

Use a tablespoon sized scoop to make balls. Roll balls in sparkling sugar and place in mini muffin cups. Refrigerate until balls are firm.

This recipe makes about 35 cookies.

Decorating for Christmas and the Holiday Inn Tours

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Flowers and greens are the core of our Christmas decorations.

The first weekend of the Manchester Merriment Holiday Inn Tour (go to visitmanchestervt.com for information on the December 8 tour and other events) was a resounding success here at Ormsby Hill. I’m sure our Christmas cookies, made by Candi and Courtney were the most spectacular in town.

Christmas cookies by C&C


Gingerbread men and mittens

We had visitors from Manchester and neighboring towns as well as out of state guests of nearby inns. The weather added to the holiday spirit, with a gentle snow fall. Scott McCampbell (scubamcc@yahoo.com) was playing sensational jazz guitar, and Taylor Farm (www.taylorfarmvermont.com) brought cheese and artisinal goods from their farm, as well as other local sources.

Taylor Farm offerings

Scott will be back with us next Saturday, and we hope Taylor Farm can make it back, too. Come taste some Vermont wine, eat some cookies, or just to say hi. Then, explore the other inns on tour, and you might as well do some shopping while you’re in town!