Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Eden's Bouquet

Thank you Jen for the very nice mention on your blog http://www.edensbouquet.com/blog/ You are an amazing mom and talented designer. Your clothes from Eden's Bouquet http://www.edensbouquet.com/ are timeless concentrating on fine quality and exquisite detail and your photography is just beautiful! ~amy

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Dartbrook Lodge - Keene Valley, NY

I've got to tell you about this! Check this place out!
Front facade of a cottage

Living area of a cottage

Living area of another cottage

If you are thinking about going skiing to Whiteface Mountain up in Wilmington, NY...then I highly recommend you stay at the Dartbrook Lodge http://www.dartbrooklodge.com/ . It is an easy 11 mile drive to the slopes and the accommodations are terrific!!! What better way to experience what the Adirondack's have to offer than by staying in a newly renovated rustic pine cottage built by local artisan's....bark siding, pine interiors, birch furniture, porches, kitchenette and a babbling brook. Each cottage is uniquely decorated in the Great Camp Style and you can experience these accommodations for a reasonable rate. We have stayed at pricer places in the Lake Placid High Peaks Region... in my opinion that weren't as nice. The lodge has it's own bakery and restaurant open for breakfast and lunch. If after a full day of skiing.... you find you want a bite to eat locally.... there are a few other eatery's in Keene that are good with rustic interiors. Lake Placid is a short 15 minutes away. Plenty of shopping, restaurants and attractions to keep one busy there but I have to say...the Dart Brook Lodge in Keene, NY is picture perfect. It is quite, rustic, and charming...nestled amongst the pine and birch trees. Between the Adirondack's natural beauty, the accomodations, the scent of pine burning in the fireplace, and the pure crisp mountain air... it is all too perfect. I'll chalk up this destination as magical! ~amy


Main Lodge