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January Recap

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After a beautiful few months of celebrating with family, we continued our January in the same spirit. We welcomed the new year with warm hospitality and the gathering of friends and family. 

Even though New York was barely dusted this winter so far, we made sure to take advantage of some time together.

This month we headed over to Mountain Creek for some skiing and snowboarding. Mountain Creek is only a short drive from the Inn, making it a perfect winter time excursion for guests to adventure.

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The Inn at Stony Creek family gave it our all on the trails before finally turning in for the day with some cocoa and toasty warm pajamas and relaxed with some video games.

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Whether you’re a pro on the slopes or finding your snow legs on the bunny hills, it’s a whole lot of fun and definitely a workout.

Mountain Creek Activity Resort is a four season resort that has activities from snowboarding and skiing to water activities and ziplining in the summer months. There’s always something to keep you up and going and close to plenty of charming lunch and dinner destinations.

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We got a chance to reconnect with our friends Jack and Lou for an awesome local dinner and some cocktails.

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Dean and Jennifer celebrated their 10 year anniversary with us this month, in the same place that Dean popped the question. There’s no shortage of romance here at the Inn.

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This is a photo of Jennifer and Dean on the day of their engagement over 10 years ago! Time may fly but sweet memories are timeless. Thank you for spending this important day with us!

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Joe had a heartwarming visit this month with his beautiful cousin Kathy and the always lovely Lori. They did so much to brighten his day with their surprise visit, it was such a treat to have them.

There’s always people to see and something to do at the Inn, and one of the guest favorites is our English Movie Night! We gather together with homemade sweets to wind down after a long day and watch a classic movie.

One of our most popular desserts being asked for by name is Joe’s famous chocolate cake. If you have a sweet tooth, this is to die for. He decided to share the top secret recipe for the cake fans that are craving some chocolate. 

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Cinema Celebration Chocolate Cake

                  1 (18.25 ounce) package dark chocolate cake mix

           1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix

           1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

           3 eggs

           1/3 cup vegetable oil

           1/2 cup coffee flavored liqueur

           2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, eggs, oil and coffee liqueur. Beat until ingredients are well blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Batter will be thick. Spoon into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 50 min. to 1 hour, or until cake springs back when lightly tapped. Cool 10 minutes in pan, then turn out and cool completely on wire rack.

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We’re saying goodbye to January and fortunate to have our health and such amazing family and friends as we welcome February. Every year we look forward to all the Valentines spending their holiday with us, with the romantic charm of the Inn at Stony Creek as their backdrop.

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Who’s planning on popping the big question this Valentines Day at the Inn and stunning Warwick Valley?

Give us a call, we might just know the perfect place.

 

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