January 4, 2010

Toboggan Slide Here We Come

Filed under: Uncategorized — eaglesmere @ 6:22 pm

According to some relatively reliable sources, the ice on the lake as of yesterday was about eight inches thick. That means we need about four more inches before they can start work on the slide. I’m hoping to be able to post when they will start working on it with enough time that you can all come up to see them building it.
We’ll see how it goes.
I’ll be working on a little project of my own in the next week when I have time. I’d like to build a bird feeder that will run along the windows of our breakfast porch, so our guests can make some friends while enjoying their breakfast or dinner.
Also, in the meantime I’ll be working on an Eagles Mere winter sports montage, so hopefully I get both goals accomplished without any injuries. I haven’t been ice-skating this year yet, but they just plowed off the Outlet Pond so I don’t have a choice, it just looks too inviting. I’m still looking for the perfect music for the background of my video…… that’s a job in itself. Although I’ve got a few ideas, some suggestions would be welcome.

The snow is beautiful here in Eagles Mere, and it isn’t too cold to enjoy it .We are booking up for the next couple of weeks and the beginning of February, now that we have our midweek special posted, so give me a call and come up to see it.

No last thoughts today-I’ve got two fires to attend to.

Toby

December 6, 2009

Winter is Here

Filed under: Uncategorized — eaglesmere @ 11:35 am

fefc6b852e00e6baSo our Wine Weekend went really well and Thanksgiving was loads of fun. The weekend after, we hosted a small wedding for what could possibly have been the cutest couple ever. It was beautiful and we had a great time with them.

Now it’s December and things have slowed down, and while I was out in the woods Thursday I got to thinking about things. I was sitting on a hill above Hunters Lake, which you could just see through the tree tops. I was technically hunting deer,  but was more concerned with reading my book and enjoying the scenery. Forced to think about time and years gone by(I turned 29 on Friday) , I realized I was surrounded by Beech trees half my age and Hemlock and Oaks that more than doubled it,  I felt comfortable in the middle and  I wondered if/when I’ll start worrying about getting older. In the end, my birthday came and went without much resistance, but we’ll see what next year brings(30).

Anyway, the book I’m reading concerns a couple and their child in the coldest regions of North America, Northern Canada and Alaska. I got to thinking anout how Eagles Mere is not that different from these areas anymore. They were known as the last frontier and still are,  but now there is sort of a backwards frontier,  the place where technology takes a back seat to Pennsylvania wilds and old-time charm. I think a feeling of being at home or at peace here is inevitable, some feel it right away and some take a little longer but they always get there.  

So I came to terms with the reality that we’ll probably attract guests who know our secret and will leave others thinking we’re crazy for living in an area without cellphone service(you can always use our phone for necessary phone calls). I just feel bad because the guests who think they can’t handle the remoteness of Eagles Mere are the folks that need us the most.

Sorry about the rambling, this is what happens when I have too much time on my hands.  I’ll have work to do soon, we’ve got a couple of private Christmas parties coming up, so that will be fun, followed by a two day break with my family, then on to New Years and hopefully a great year of hosting the best guests you could ask for.

One last thing, and this is because I heard “The Gambler” on the radio this morning and I’m afraid I disagree with something. I guess for some people “the best that you can hope for IS to die in your sleep”, but thats only because they never gave themselves the option to “live while they’re awake”. I think Kenny should have mentioned this as an alternative, but we’ll offer it up here, in Eagles Mere.

I hope you have a great day!!! I think I’ll make a snowman today.

Toby

November 19, 2009

Life in Eagles Mere

Filed under: Uncategorized — eaglesmere @ 12:00 am

To those of you who don’t know, I figure I’ll give a quick rundown of what life is like up here in the mountains of PA.

Life in Eagles Mere is NOT for the faint of heart. I don’t mean the type of people who are afraid of rollercoaster rides or bunjee jumping or KISS concerts. I’m talking about the folks who forgot what life was really about or why they fell in love  in the first place.  Up here, you can’t help but remember these things, and maybe even learn a little more about them.

Eagles Mere is an old resort town that time left at the bus stop. Full of early 20th century architecture, it is built around the all natural, spring-fed  Eagles Mere Lake. With quaint shops and an outdoor lovers’ paradise, there isn’t much you need to leave town for.

Eagles Mere is the kind of place that John Denver would sing about, or that you would picture while reading Robert Frost’s poetry. It’s simplistic perfection speaks so eloquently to your soul that you start to wonder “What really matters in life? Is it really cellphones or e-mails or work,  or maybe it’s something else completely. ” Hmmmm.

Guess what?

IT IS!!! Imagine your only concern being whether to read your book in a hammock, or on a rocker on the front porch, or trying to decide between a kayak or a canoe as your vessel of choice to watch the sunset from the lake. Or the really terrible one ” What kind of Ice cream should I get when we walk over to the Sweet Shop?”……. Sounds much more like life to me. What do you think? Do you have that kind of heart?

I think you do, you just may not know it yet.

So here I am, Toby, Innkeeper at the Eagles Mere Inn, waiting to help you realize what you are missing.

I’ll tell my story next time. For now, I’ve got to prepare for our Wine Tasting Weekend.

As for Robert Frost,  I agree, ”the woods ARE lovely, dark and deep,  but I’ve got promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep”

So do you!!

Toby Diltz

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