Wednesday, December 28, 2011

150 Days...to Summer!

Scarborough Inn - winter



It may look like the heart of winter to you, but to many the countdown to summer has begun! A recent story in the Ocean City PATCH (online local news source) confirms that Summer is ONLY 150 days away. Time to begin planning your vacation getaway to the Jersey Shore!

Of course, for those of us at the Scarborough Inn, that means we need to get through our yearly "To-Do List" of winter projects.  We are making great progress, I'm happy to report.

The exterior of our historic building received a fresh coat of paint on the north and east facades and the fire escape (west) is newly painted as well.  Inside, the main staircase - railings and walls - are painted, too. Our attention now is focused on repainting three guest rooms. New decoration will follow - details later - and all bathroom vanities will be stained to brighten and maintain the natural oak finish.

The gardens have been weeded, trimmed, and fed.  Amazingly, a few roses are stubbornly clinging to their vines, but soon all will be slumbering under a blanket of mulch awaiting the renewal of Spring.

I love to use this time to discover and sample new recipes.  We try to use locally-sourced fruits and vegetables and create dishes that are fresh, simple, and delicious.  Over the years, guests have contributed wonderful recipes, too.  What a scrumptious project!

After the new year, the Availability Calendar will be posted so you can make online RESERVATIONS.  We look forward to welcoming you to our bed & breakfast inn during the 2012 season - now only 150 days away...and counting!

Carol & Gus, Innkeepers
Scarborough Inn
an Ocean City NJ Bed and Breakfast

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