26 June, 2013

Birthdays, Wines and Murders

With a full house on deck for a Weekend of America's Birthday Celebration, we are tickled red, white and blue. We're hoping the weather will be right for food and outdoor games but there will be no "rain out" here...just a "rain in." (No John, you can't throw lawn darts in the house).

Maybe you've thought about joining us for one of our fabulous Vine to Wine Weekends. Well, now's the time! As much fun as we have pairing, tasting, learning about commercial production, making and trying new wines, our last Vine to Wine Weekend for 2013 is slated for August 2, 3, and 4. These popular weekends will resume as we set our 2014 Calendar of Events.

If frolic and forensics is more your thing, our next Murder Mystery Weekend August 23-25 may be more your cup of Hemlock tea. Details soon, as the plot thickens.

Our Events page is posted on our web site, but keep in mind that even if the dates don't suit your schedule, Chancey Hill Inn is always a great place to be. We'd love to see you soon.


01 June, 2013


Old Friends and New Friends

We celebrated the Memorial Day Weekend in style - 1960's style. It was a gathering of old friends, new friends, and neighbor friends. We stepped back into a simpler, more relaxed time. And what a weekend it was.

We enjoyed having dinner Friday evening with some folks that Dale has known for years, and that I've had the pleasure of getting to know in the last three years or so. As an added bonus, some of their siblings and spouses joined us the next day for the celebration. We spent a great Saturday afternoon at the Mountain Wine Country Spring Festival at Crane Creek Vineyards, enjoying the food, music, and wine being poured by the nine wineries in Mountain Wine Country.

A few of our neighbors joined us and our guests on Sunday afternoon for food and fun, and to the call of "Let the games begin" we kicked off the afternoon picnic. When was the last time you competed in such classics as Frisbee Accuracy throwing, (short) endurance hula-hoops, Jarts (aka lawn darts), and corn-hole? Great prizes were awarded to the contest winners - a paratrooper, bird whistles, a rubber ducky, and even a whoopee cushion?

Don't let me forget the food. Pre-competition hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Real classic picnic eats - smoked Boston pork butt sliders, baked beans, cole slaw, chips. Iced tea, vino, and pomegranate lemonade. And of course various cakes and cookies.

Truly a day full of food, fun, and friendships.
I can't wait until the Fourth of July.