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Skiing Solo


When we started thinking about buying the Featherbed Inn four and a half years ago, one of the things we did not consider was that running this place would mean that the two of us would be together all day, every day. We work together, cook together, do laundry together, spend time with our guests together, eat together, sleep together, sometimes even ski together. While there are times that we might be in different parts of the inn, hardly an hour goes by that we don't see each other. It's probably a good thing that we didn't think about this before we took this on, because it's likely we would have nixed the entire idea. Who wants to spend that much time with the same person? It turns out, to our surprise and delight, that WE do. And we know just how lucky we are that we've grown into the kind of partnership that can not only survive but actually flourish in such an arrangement.

We know that not everyone is so fortunate, and not everyone would even want to be. And we know that there are many people who, either by choice or by chance, are in more of a solo kind of arrangement.

We both (vaguely) remember our days of singlehood, not entirely without some nostalgia. But one thing we both remember with a touch of bitterness was how, come mid-January, everywhere we looked there were heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, long-stemmed roses, and reminders to make dinner reservations. Even after we found each other, we both bristled at the notion that, this one day each year, we had to prove our love with chocolate and roses. Valentine's Day was never a holiday in our home (Karen's mom once made a heart-shaped meatloaf, and that was awfully nice at the time).

At the Featherbed Inn, we like to celebrate single people on February 14. We realize that not only can it feel awkward to travel alone, it can also be financially burdensome to pay the full whack for a stay designed and priced for two people. So, we are offering a $100 discount to solo travelers on that day that we like to call, simply, February 14. If you are single, or if you just want to take a solo trip, you are warmly invited to spend some time with us here. There will be no heart-shaped boxes of chocolates on your pillow, but there will be friendly people, a warm fire in the living room, afternoon treats, a luxurious hot tub, and a one-of-a-kind breakfast. And while it's just a little too soon to predict ski conditions for that day, the forecast for the next 10 days looks pretty great.

Join us! You'll need to give us a call to take advantage of this once-a-year deal. We hope to hear from you.

Your friends,

Karen and Mick

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Jan 27

Hey Guys

Sounds like you are doing great. I was up there weekend before the barn went up. Bet it turned out great. Terrific idea for Valentines day and looking out for all those single folks.

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