Sunday, January 10, 2016

January and then?

Where do I begin, well Happy New Year if I didn't do that already!
2015, record breaking in high temperatures and drought then in precipitation, El Niño, snow in November, great! Then Christmas came and went and here we are looking up and facing a new year with new challenges and expectations. 2016, that clock never stops!
Kids in 8th and 6th grade and towering towards me and probably surpassing soon. The Inn did fabulous last year and the Café is a big succes. I'm still guiding and taking clients down the river either in raft of driftboat.
Guests picked up on the 50% discount offer we ran in December and several guests already redeemed  their coupon. This morning we served garden medley omelets, yesterday our famous Belgium Hazelnut waffels. This is a great start of this New Year and February 14th on Valentines day we reopen the Crescent Moon Café for dinner from Thursday through Sunday 4 - 8 PM.
So, what are you up to?

Friday, August 7, 2015

Patio dining

We didn't have an idea when we started Crescent Moon Café that the patio would be the most wanted place to dine. With the very high temperatures we experienced this year we almost expected that customers would be more drawn into the air-conditioned dining room ...and there is were we obviously underestimated our guests.

We take reservations for we had to turn away so many people that came in at the same time in the first week, between 6.30 pm and 7.30. So, we quickly  'got the message'  and set up a reservation system with half an hour slots to be able to guide customers into a fine dining experience and above all 'not to kill the kitchen'.

After two weeks we can rely on more help in the kitchen and on the patio to make things run more smoothly and we have so many positive regards from our customers and recommendations for we are very grateful.
We pride ourselves to bring unique delicious food to the table and enjoy it in a great ambience with astonishing views from the patio of the McKenzie river. The Crescent Moon Café is a great addition to our resort and guests, locals and other visitors don't have to drive up and down the McKenzie river for an affordable and quality dining experience.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Great news!

This weekend we will have our annual Wine Tasting on Saturday and Sunday from 10-5 hours and a BBQ on Saturday. We also will have our bi-annual Weinberg[Reppert family reunion coming in on Sunday which is like having our own family coming over. And as if this is not enough excitement, we are going to open our Crescent Moon Café later this Month on the 21st, at least that's what we are shooting for. After six Months of hard work we think we have it all together to bring in dining with exceptional food and drinks......keep you posted!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

spring wedding!

A great wedding yesterday, a fabulous ambience and crowd. Thank you Dana and Math for choosing the McKenzie River Inn for having your wedding at our niche on the McKenzie. Well organized and a fantastic clean up after. Wishing you all the best and have a great time at the Oregon coast.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring weekend?

What a great weekend we had, terrific weather, great guests and good times on the waterfront. Saw many boaters floating by and  are stoked to start fishing next Saturday when the season opens. Looking forward to the wooden boat festival two doors over to meet with colleagues and friends. In the meantime we are preparing for the high season and getting everything in order to open the deli/café this summer. Very exciting times indeed!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Red Chair Travels

Red has been impressed with the many wilderness trails in the McKenzie Valley. The McKenzie trail is recognized as the #1 mountain bike trail by many and hikers alike will take any opportunity to travel this 26 mile long trail. Coming of the hikes Red rested in the orchard of the McKenzie River Inn to soak up more sun and to take in the blossoms of the many fruit trees especially those from the Japanese plum and felt more than ever an outdoorsy chair...

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Red Chair (continued)

After the chair holders meeting Red settled on the patio in front of the Lodge in the sun. Overlooking the river Red imagined fisherman wading out to cast out a fly, ...watching rafters with water guns spraying each other and see kayakers floating by. "This patio must be a supreme spot to have dinner on  when the health food restaurant will be open for business this summer", Red thought. "Or just to relax with a glass of beer, brewed here on site, after a day of travel and socializing with other guests. Or how about having a wedding here, a family reunion, a management team building course or seminar? As a chair of hospitality the possibilities just seems to be endless to me"!
Submerged in these positive thoughts Red leaned back to let the late winter early spring sun blushing his already reddish paint.