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 Come and enjoy the spectacular Fall colors! Fall 2003 
Inside This Issue
  • Whistling Swan Inn Voted Top 10 B&B/Inn in the US!
  • You'll FALL for this Special!
  • Autumn Apple Pie Classes
  • Holiday Cookie Classes
  • Recipe Corner - Apricot Florentine Cookies
  • Whistling Swan gift certificates
  • Get your Passport!
  • Stanhope Area News
  • Upcoming Events

  • Greetings!

    Pumpkins, corn stalks, warm apple cider. The smell of wood burning in the air. What a beautiful way to start a new season.

    Whistling Swan Inn Voted Top 10 B&B/Inn in the US!

    The Whistling Swan Inn has been named one of the TOP Ten B&Bs/Inns Inn by inn goers voting in Arrington B&B Journal for 2003.

    Over the course of the past year, Arrington Publishing held a contest where inn goers voted on their favorite B&Bs/Inns among different categories. The fifteen winners in each category represent the finest and most luxurious establishments throughout the United States and Canada. The winners could place in only one category and they are listed in the category where they received the greatest number of votes.

    Arrington's Inn Traveler is a quarterly magazine for discriminating travelers who appreciate staying at elegant, leisurely and sophisticated establishments. The magazine helps readers discover the finest and most convenient, hospitable and luxurious bed & breakfasts and country inns throughout the United States and Canada. Each issue features travel tips, recipes, select destinations, inns for sale and much, more.

    You'll FALL for this Special!
    Your package includes a full Fall breakfast each morning--down to dessert; folder containing a self guided tour of the Skylands Region for antiquing, shopping, apple picking and of course leaf peeping. Also included is a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant and a disposable camera as not to miss any of the breath taking spots. $50 plus room rate and tax.

    Make your reservations now online or call 973-347-6369

    Autumn Apple Pie Classes
    Enjoy a fun hands-on cooking class! (10/15/2003 thru 11/16/2003) You'll learn the basics of making a yummy apple pie (using local apples!) Each couple will make their own pie in a special Longaberger pie plate to take home. Several recipes will be shown. What a way to make wonderful autumn memories at the Whistling Swan Inn!
    Just $65 per pie! Advance reservations are required and space is limited. Available on Saturday and Sundays, 10/15-11/16, 2pm.
    Note: Offers cannot be combined or used with any other offer...

    Make your reservations now online or call 973-347-6369

    Holiday Cookie Classes
    Holiday Cookie Classes! (11/22/2003 thru 12/21/2003) Make memories (and cookies!) this holiday season! You'll enjoy a hands-on cookie class at the Whistling Swan Inn. Learn how to make various holiday cookies in various shapes with easy instructions. You will recieve a holiday cookie booklet with each recipe, as well as all the cookies you can eat! Classes are available both during the weekend and weekday, but the class size is limited so sign up today!
    $55 per couple, Saturday, Sunday and Weds. at 2pm. Advance reservations are required and space is limited.
    Note: Offers cannot be combined or used with any other offer...

    Recipe Corner - Apricot Florentine Cookies
    6 Tbsp butter
    1/3 cup evaporated milk
    cup sugar
    2 Tbsp honey
    1 cup sliced almonds
    cup snipped apricots
    cup light raisins
    cup flour
    cup semisweet chocolate pieces
    2 Tbsp shortening

    Combine butter, evaporated milk, sugar, and honey in a saucepan. Bring to a full boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in almonds, apricots and raisins. Stir in flour.

    Drop by level tablespoons at least 3 inches apart onto greased and floured cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 8 minutes until cookies are slightly brown around the edges. Cool on cookie sheets one minute. Transfer to wax paper. Cool thoroughly.

    Melt chocolate pieces and shortening. Spread over bottom. Put back on waxed paper and put in refrigerator to set.

    We published a new cookbook last fall called Inn-Side the Whistling Swan Inn. It features all of the tasty recipes we prepare here at the Inn. If you would like to purchase it please send us an email and we will send you an order form. The cost is $9.95 plus $2.50 shipping and handling.

    Whistling Swan gift certificates
    Say "thank you" in a special way to family, friends, or business acquaintances with a Gift Certificate for stay at the Whistling Swan Inn. Gift Certificates are available in any dollar amount.

    This year, give the gift you would like to receive - a stay at The Whistling Swan Inn. You can order online or call us at 973-347-6369 and the gift certificate will be mailed to you or to the lucky recipient.

    To Order Online...

    Get your Passport!
    Earn a passport! The Whistling Swan Inn is participating in the Passport Program of the Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America. After having your Select Registry Book validated with three stays at participating member inns, you can redeem your passport for a $25 voucher for future use. See the back page of the register you receive on departure at the bed and breakfast. Some restrictions apply.

    Stanhope Area News
    The Skylands, or New Jersey Highlands, have been called ''the Yellowstone of the East,'' a North American rain forest, and the Garden State's ''last frontier.'' This is mountain country. Think deep shade, chill water, vigorous jaunts to breathtaking views: smoky-blue ridges, tumbling streams, forest-fringed lakes that are home to eagles, bears, trout, and cheery residents of 200-year-old villages and farmhouses.

    Enjoy the beauty of the mountains in all their greenery. One of the most exciting places to explore is the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area. Located just 25 minutes from the Inn, it provides some of the best hiking in Northwestern NJ.

    So come on up to the Whistling Swan Inn Inn and bring your hiking boots with you. Tell Liz what type of hike you are interested in and let them recommend something that suits you. Fortify your body with one of Liz's bountiful breakfasts and you are ready to experience some of the beauty and hidden treasures of the NJ Skylands region!

    I have included a link below to a driving tour that you can start about ten minutes from the Inn. This tour through the high mountains of the northernmost portion of New Jersey begins in Newton.

    Follow the Fall Foliage Tour

    Upcoming Events
    There are many other exciting events in the Stanhope area, and you can find them on our website with links to information on many of these events. Every weekend in September and October has something from folk concerts to local theatre to antiques to .. The list is really too long to mention.

    Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, Antiques Fair Waterloo Village, Waterloo Concert Field Fee: $6 Adults

    Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, 33rd Annual Peters Valley Craft Fair, Sussex County Fair Grounds, Augusta, NJ. 973-948-5200. Sat: 10am- 6pm, Sun: 10am-5ppm. Admission: $6, children under 12 free. NO Pets. Benefit auction and dinner, Saturday evening, Reservations required. www.pvcrafts.com

    Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, Four Sisters Winery - Family Harvest Festival, Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, pick-your-own pumpkins, wine tasting and tours,hay maze, live music and food for purchase. Cornelius Corn Maze

    Look at all our local events..

     

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