Snowy Days at Grape Arbor

 Winter has finally arrived!  After a December without much snow, and even a sort of rainy Christmas, we have snow on the ground!   What does that mean around here?  For me, it means cross country skiing!   And I have been out three times in the last week.

My favorite spot is Wilderness Lodge about a 20 minute drive away from the Inn.  They have many acres of groomed trails, ski rentals if you don’t have them already.  I love going out and spending a couple of hours in the woods…without seeing a single other person.  Last week, you could hear the trees creaking in the cold.

And then I come back to the Inn, have a few cookies and a cup of tea or some warm cider…perfect!  Of course, Peek ‘n Peak Resort is also about 20 minutes away, with downhill skiing, tubing and other fun things…

The other thing that cold weather and snow means to the region is Ice Wine!  Many of our local wineries make several kinds of ice wine.  It has been a tricky year, because of early cold weather then warm snaps. This Johnson Estates video shows a recent harvesting of frozen grapes for wine.

Who hates winter?   Not me!

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Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast

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