Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lovely weather..T-shirt and shorts, humming birds buzzing and spring flowers all around. We are booking up for this spring pretty quick and this summer looks good too. See if we can squeeze in a couple of projects in the meantime. Project one: - New gravel on the driveway (75.000 lbs), double filling those put holes, parking lot and spot for the Osprey Cottage. Next is a perk up of the river lawn and patio in front of the lodge... due in May. I just remodeled the Pioneers shed to accommodate all the gear used for my guiding business www.bertsguidingservice.com which keeps growing. What started out has an extended hobby is now a business in full swing. April 27th. is the kick off for the fishing season and with the snowpack in the Cascades averaging on 115% we anticipate good fishing and rafting conditions for spring and summer.
In the meantime Alphonse de Klerk at www.rollingbaywinery.com is racking his wine this upcoming weekend and is bottling on April 13th and 14th. As always we are awaiting the results as Alphonse was able to gather another Golden Award for his wines in San Francisco this year. Way to go Al!
We are also looking forward to the Weinberg/Reppert family reunion in July this year. This great event bring family members over from all over the country to our place and days will be filled with Baggi ball, badminton, golf and many other fun activities.

We are all excited about our annual BBQ on June 29th which commemorates the 35th anniversary of the McKenzie River Inn. Book now if you want to be part of it, it's for guests, colleagues, family and friends only.

If you couldn't get away during spring break, try to see if there are any cancellations and join us on our spot on the McKenzie and enjoy our spring garden (see picture below)!  Call 541 822 6260 and ask for Ellie or e-mail her at innkeeper@mckenzieriverinn.com Don't miss out!