Subject: Your Holiday Gift from Elk Forge Inn!
Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year!
We have a holiday gift for each of our favored guests and friends: On your next stay at Elk Forge in 2014, just present this gift certificate for a complimentary gift from our tea shop: one Specialty Tea selection, or choose one of Granny’s Granola, Fudge or Biscotti packages!
We appreciate your patronage of Elk Forge Inn & Spa!
(Gift cert facsimile here for the gift above)
Valid throughout 2014 with your room reservation.
Two FREE 60 minute Swedish Massages or Spa Facials!!!
Don’t miss our Holiday Gift Certificate Special:
Purchase a Gift Certificate for a two-night stay in a Luxury Room or Suite and receive Two FREE Gift Certificates for a 60-minute Swedish Massages or Spa Facial—a value of $158.00!
Elk Forge News
Elk Forge is now approaching its’ 15th year! In preparation for this event, we will be:
*Undertaking a detailed renewal of all of our guest rooms and suites, as well as all of the public areas. We will expand our premium linen line, install flat screen TVs, and freshen our B&B style with some new furnishings as well as maintaining our beautiful antiques and artwork.
*Completing our 1820’s Barn renovation into the Club Room for our guests’ to enjoy Pool, Games and a selection of Fitness Equipment.
*Completing the Sugarhouse expansion for parties, events and weddings. With luxurious new bathrooms and a pilot catering kitchen, we will be welcoming your private parties, business retreats and special occasions in high style! This area is surrounded by gardens and woodlands, as well as a landscaped waterfall off of the tented patio.
*We will wind up this busy year with a celebratory Holiday event: a Dickens Festival in the Sugarhouse and the Fezziwigs’ Christmas Party and tour of Elk Forge Inn & Spa.
We look forward to an exciting year, and hope to see you again in 2014!
With our love and best wishes,
Harry, LeAnn, Seth, Andrew, Brittany, Karean, Susan, Grace, Joy, _________, any more names???
That’s it for the newsletter highlights:
Also mention the TEA party, NEWyear event, New holiday and winter teas in stock with delightful gift baskets and collectables.
Christmas Breakfast Bake Recipe:
12 large eggs
1 q milk
2 c heavy cream
1 t vanilla
Beat the eggs till smooth and gradually add the milk and cream. Pour into a buttered 9×12 baking dish.
Sprinkle into egg mixture in pan:
1 c dried cranberries
1 c chopped pecans or walnuts
1 c shredded mild cheese
1 c chopped, cooked bacon, ham, chicken or turkey (optional).
Salt and Pepper to taste.
Cover pan and refrigerate until next morning to bake or place in pre-heated 350 degree oven to bake for 20 minutes.
Uncover pan and continue to cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, checking frequently until egg mixture puffs up and bounces back when tapped in the center. Bon apetit!
Fall Colors Special
Enjoy with a friend or that special someone…
Fall is here and as always Elk Forge Inn is the most beautiful place around! All of our senses are alive in the Fall: brilliant colors, that nip in the air, the crackling of leaves and the scent and savor of crisp apples. Don’t let the season pass without a few precious days to delight and relax you.
We’ve put together a special package for you and are excited for you to come and visit us!
Book a stay of at least 2 nights with our ‘Fall Colors Package’ between now and the end of November and receive 25% off of your lodging, that’s up to $149 off of a 2 night stay.
Included in this package:
*A Bottle of Wine in your Room (or sparkling cider for non-alcoholic drinkers – a $19 value)
*Romantic Dinner for Two at Caffe Gelato ($40 Gift Card)
*Horseback Riding for Two at the Painted Horse Ranch ($60 value)
Using this special is easy!
Option 1: To book online go to our reservation page and look up availability for any stay of at least two nights. Underneath each room selection you’ll see the option for ‘Fall Colors Special’. Select the package and on the payment page use the Promo Code: fallcolors2013 and your discount will be applied automatically.
Option 2: To book your package over the phone call us at 410-392-9007. Book a stay of at least two nights over the phone with us and mention that you want the ‘Fall Colors Special’ and we’ll apply the 25% off of your lodging over the phone.
See you Soon!
Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast Inn
P.S. Can’t come right away? Purchase this package as a gift certificate and you’ll have up to a year to use it! (Must be purchased over the phone at 410-392-9007)
*This offer is only for new reservations and cannot be combined with any other discounts/promotionsRead More
Elk Forge Wine Dinner
Featuring Dove Valley Winery
September 7th, 2012 at 7pm, $59 per person
(Limited Seating, Reservations Required)
Handmade Vicksburg Cheese and Ham Pate with Cornmeal Crackles, Wine-Marinated Stuffed Apricots, Spiced Nuts
Dove Valley Summer Hill
Peasant Borsht with Sour Cream and Garnish of Crisped Polish Sausage served with Crusty Whole Grain Bread and Imported Butter
Dove Valley Cabernet Franc
Baby spinach leaves with fresh strawberries, shaved fennel bulb, crumbled feta and toasted pistachios with a light berry & wine vinaigrette
Dove Valley White Zinfandel
Butter-roasted Chateaubriand with Sauce Bernaise and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake served with Gorganzola and Wild Mushroom Risotto and Herbed Green Beans
Dove Valley Riesling
Meringue doves with vanilla bean ice cream, white chocolate sauce and fresh raspberries in a chocolate coconut nest.
Dove Valley Merlot
Gala Opening Event, High Tea Garden Party! Bunbury’s Tea Room, Restaurant and Shop at Elk Forge Inn – August 18, 2012
Join us for High Tea, Tastings, Demonstrations, Garden & Woodland Walks, Gentle Pastimes and Prizes. $25 advance tickets ($30 at the door if space available). Saturday, August 18 from 1-5 pm. Go to http://www.elkforge.com/2012/07/21/high-tea-garden-party-august-18-2012/ for tickets, details and directions, or call 410-392-9007
Introducing: ‘Summer in the Spa’ at Elk Forge!
Book your next stay at Elk Forge and receive a Complimentary Spa Service at our Spa!*
*(This offer applies to new reservations only. May not be used with any other discounts/promotions. Stay must be booked before the end of August 2012. To book online, book a multiple-night stay at www.elkforge.com, in the Promo Code box on the payment page type in ‘summerspa2′ for 2 night stay or ‘summerspa3′ for a 3 night stay. You may also call Elk Forge at 410-392-9007. After booking your stay you must call or email Elk Forge to schedule spa services.)
Coming up area events!
Cecil County Fair – July 20-28
One of our favorite events of the year. Cecil County hosts a fair each year only a few miles from Elk Forge, complete with an exhilarating demolition derby and other great activities. Country fair with 4-H and open exhibits and animals, demolition derby, tractor/truck pulls, rodeo, entertainment and midway rides. $5 adults (13-59 years), $2 seniors & children (6-12), under 6 free. Fair Hill Fairgrounds at 4640 Telegraph Road, Elkton, MD. 410-392-3440
Hart’s Peach Festival at Turkey Point – August 11, 2012
Music and puppets by entertainer, Jack Foreaker and country singer Kate Wood. Fresh baked peach pies, homemade cobbler and peach ice cream. Craft vendors. Free event and handicap accessible with free parking. Noon – 4pm. Hart’s Amphitheater, 3203 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD. Contact: 410-287-2650.
From the Elk Forge Kitchen – Recipe for “Cookie Mmmms”
A favorite summertime cookie at the Inn (or any other time of year), served right from the fridge or freezer. Sometimes called Chinese Chews, Haystacks, or No-Bake Cookies; we just say “Mmmm”.
1 can toasted Chinese Noodles (as used with Chun-King products)
1 can or bottle of roasted peanuts (may be salted or unsalted-per your taste)
1 bag each of Chocolate Chips and Butterscotch Chips
Place noodles and nuts in large bowl. Melt Chips slowly in double boiler and pour over noodles and nuts in bowl. Gently toss to coat completely and place by rounded teaspoons-full on lined baking sheet. Place in freezer till firm, then store in container in freezer or fridge until ready to serve.
Variations: Try with dark chocolate only, milk chocolate and peanut butter chips, Macadamia nuts or Cashews, dried fruits and coconut….you can’t go wrong with chocolate as the binder! Although a surprising cookie ingredient, the Chinese Noodles add a wonderful light crunch and visual texture to the cookie, and serve to separate the stronger flavors for savoring. Mmmm…