Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lodging for the Tulip Festival

27th Skagit Valley Tulip Festival April 1-April 30

Celebrating spring for over 27 years – the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival annually welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world to enjoy the brilliant hues of spring as hundreds of acres of tulips burst into bloom with a veritable rainbow of colors. The festival runs the entire month of April so visitors to the area can see the wonderful blossoms and take in a few other events and activities, ranging from street fairs and art shows to athletic events, including a tulip bike ride, a tulip run and a 110-team basketball tournament.

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival truly is a community endeavor – thousands of volunteers help – with festival activities in all the corners of the area. One of the signature events of the festival is the Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue, put on entirely by volunteers for 20+ days during April. There is something for everybody including a Garden Art Fair in Anacortes, a Quilt Show and the PACCAR open house. New this year is a Chili, Chowdah and Chocolate Cookoff in Burlington On April 17.

One of the 2010 featured events is the World Tulip Summit, bringing in tulip fans from across the planet for a 3-day symposium. Featured speakers will include Ciscoe Morris, Bill Miller from Cornell University and Nurhan Atasoy from Turkey. Tickets are available for the summit through April 7, 2010.

Additional information on the festival is available at or by calling (360) 428-5959. Come lodge at the Three Tree Point Bed and Breakfast and ask for the Festival Special. Tulips in your room and a $25 gas card for your travels.

Peter Cherry photo from Tulip Town

Monday, March 22, 2010

Seattle Bed and Breakfast Special for Frequent Visitors

Frequent Visitor To Seattle?
We like to thank you for staying with us and returning to visit us again and again. After stay 10 nights with us, you will receive your 11 night complimentary. Please come visit us often and enjoy Seattle, good friends or family. Don't worry, I keep track of your nights stay since we opened for you.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Granola Cereal Recipe

One of my favorites. Start the day off with the best-granola, bran, raisins, bananas, and yogurt.
  • 1/2 cup natural granola cereal
  • 1/4 cup bran cereal
  • 4 teaspoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons raisins
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1 small banana, peeled and sliced
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • Sliced Strawberries (optional)

Combine the cereals, 3 teaspoons of the sunflowers seeds and raisins in a medium-size bowl. Stir well to mix, and them fold in the yogurt. Divide the cereal between two bowls, and top with banana slices. Sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle with the honey and top with the remaining 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds. Add sliced strawberries on top of it all if you wish. Enjoy this wonderful recipe during your stay at the Three Tree Point Bed and Breakfast

Monday, March 1, 2010

Guest Thank you Note

Dear Penny and Doug,
What a great little place! Ric asked me last night where I wanted to retire, to which I promptly responded. "HERE!"
The Flowers are beautiful. Stargazer Lillie's are on of my favorites. They were smelling up the whole place by the time we left.
As I started reading one of your Ann Rule books off your bookshelf (one of my favorite authors!), I looked out the windows and wondered if you could see her house from here?! I took you up on the offer and took the book home.
By the way, Ric is *snoring* on the massage table as I write this! One of many moments that has put a smile on my face since we got here yesterday.
Speaking of Ric, it turns out he is an excellent cook! Best toast, scramble eggs and oatmeal I've had!
Everything has been great. The food, the fireplace, flowers,even the yummy rosemary mist soap! I hate leaving.
We will retire the very day our youngest, now only 16 mos old graduates high school. If perhaps around that same time you guys decide to sell this adorable little piece of heaven, please keep our contact information and be sure to find us.
Thank you for the generous "upgrade" to the cottage. It was a much needed break for the two of us to spend time together, without interruption of day to day life.
Keriann and Ric from WA