It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

22 Dec

Which is great since Christmas is in a few days. Did you finish shopping yet?? Michelle has been a busy bee buying and wrapping the presents. We did our last Polar Express package this weekend and everyone had a great time. I love listening to excited children telling me about meeting Santa and what they asked him for this year. I can’t wait till my son is old enough to meet Santa himself.

The snow we’ve gotten over the past couple weeks has really helped raise everyone’s spirits for the holiday, really what’s Christmas without snow? Of course now it’s raining. I’m hoping it doesn’t freeze, ice doesn’t make for very good skiing or traveling conditions so hopefully it doesn’t last too long. With children going on Christmas vacation I’m hoping we get more snow and less rain so they can go out and play.

Our coffee station is all decorated for the season.

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Our sparkly red bows in the front of the motel.

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The motel last snow storm.

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We wish you all a happy and safe Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

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Please bring Abby home

9 Nov

Abby Hernandez (age 17) has been missing October 9, 2013. She was last seen wearing black leggings, a black and grey sweater, and black boots. She is 5’4 and weighs 118lbs with long brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen leaving Kennett High School in North Conway, NH at 2:30 PM.

If you have any information of any kind (no piece of information is too small) Please call 1-800-CALL-FBI or the Conway PD at 603-356-5715. Please help us find Abby and bring her home.

Busy, Busy, Busy

7 Oct

Man I really dropped the ball on updating this blog (I’m not really a blogger I’m just pretending) and things got crazy busy, both here at the motel and personally. I meant to update this before going on maternity leave in August. Funny how things get forgotten when you’re close to your due date. But now I’m back in the saddle so to speak and must make amends for slacking off and not updating.

Today was the last day of the Fryeburg Fair and hopefully everyone who wanted to go got a chance to. For the first time in years it was beautiful weather almost though the entire fair. To make things more perfect the leaves are beautiful this year. This is my favorite season and every year I am in awe of all the yellow, reds, and oranges that make this area beautiful. I don’t know that if it’s because I have a newborn and seeing things in a new light and appreciating things more but this year seems to be amazing with all the colors.

With Autumn here and the weather getting colder it really hits home that winter is right around the corner. With less than 80 days until Christmas it’s the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas vacation, we still have availability for The Polar Express packages, and soon we’ll have this years ski passes as well. And yes I realize that most of you only read less than 80 days before Christmas (or at least that’s what I would of done). Just remember to take a deep breath and don’t panic….yet.

Summer is here!

7 Jun

Yes, I realize it is only the beginning of June, but with all the rooms finally renovated, the pool opening up tomorrow, and flowers blooming, it’s hard not to feel like summer is here.  Also with Bike Week right around the corner things are starting to pick up here. Hopefully it wont be a typical June and rain the entire month.

Also putting everyone in gear for summer is that  the motel is hiring! We are looking for a full-time year round front desk person, and seasonal housekeepers. So spread the word, it’s a great place to work!

April…already?

3 Apr

Can anyone believe it’s April already?? Funny how fast time goes by when the sun is shining and the weather is warmer.  Although it is milder than last year, signs of spring  finally here! Flowers are beginning to bloom, and the dogs are shedding like crazy! They got a bath about a week go so it’s not so bad now, and they are so soft and beautiful!

It still seems like yesterday we were still getting heavy snow storms (though I suppose that could still happen but I’m staying optimistic). But fear not snow lovers; Attitash and Wildcat are still open, at least for a little while longer. And they have great deals on tickets right now.

Here at the motel we are already getting reservations for Story land packages and paperwork for golf vouchers. Also motorcyclist are making reservations like crazy, we have a week in June completely booked just by them. Not that I’m complaining mind you, I love the business!

In other motel news Jerry is finishing remolding the last of the rooms so all the rooms will be up to date by summer. I bet he’ll be happy about that (though I’m sure that just the beginning of his project list).

All of us here are preparing to go on vacation soon, hey even motel owners need a break once and a while. I hope everyone enjoys their April vacations as well, hopefully the weather warms up more so the kids can start playing outside!

 

A promise of early spring…then a blizzard named Nemo.

9 Feb

Hey everyone!

So the beginning of the month the groundhog did not see his shadow…a disappointment for all winter lovers but an exciting time for the rest of us. Right?? Well as we all know this is New England and if you don’t like the weather wait five minutes because Mother Nature likes to make her own agenda. For example remember a week or so ago when it was 60 degrees and then yesterday and today we got a blizzard named Nemo (the internet memes are flying).  Now I live in Hiram, Maine, for those of you who do not know where that is it is around  30 miles and takes about 30-45 minutes depending; going home Thursday there was very little to no snow on the side of the roads however, coming to work today was a totally different story. I woke up to around 2 feet of snow my two poor dogs, who are both larger breeds, had to jump and tunnel through the snow to go to the bathroom. At least here at the Motel Moose plowed though the snow enough to give Paris a place of her own. Jerry said we got around 15 inches of snow, and there’s more in the forecast for this coming week.  As I’m writing this I’m watching the sun go down over the mountain causing a beautiful sunset and a sense of calm. So just in time for Valentines day and school vacation the ski mountains have plenty of fresh snow and Mother Nature reminds us that we’re not out of the woods yet!

I love this picture!

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The snowy motel

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Our cold reindeer buddy.

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The calm after the storm.

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The calm after the storm

Got snow? Colonial Motel does!

27 Dec

So finally after much waiting mother nature finally gave (most of) us what we wanted…snow! Though I think she wanted to make us worry if we were going to have a white Christmas or not (hey I’m sure she gets bored too).

As mentioned in the last post I am taking over the front desk/blog responsibilities while my best friend goes off to college. While deeply saddened I am excited for her and wish her the best as long as she promises moves back to the area! I feel like I’m finally starting to get my feet under me here; just in time for business to start picking up!

Enjoy these pictures of the fresh snow we got today and hope more is on it’s way!

 

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