|August 21, 2010 – What a great summer it has been! We have had so much fun with all of our guests this summer, visiting all of the wineries, and tasting some great wines.Although we are nearing the end of August and summer, we have Fall Crush to look forward to! The majority of Northern Hemisphere harvesting occurs in late August to early October with some late harvest wine grapes being harvested throughout the autumn. To say thank you to all of the guests and friends we have met along the way, we are offering a Fall Crush special. Mention FallCrush 2010 when you book your next tour, and receive 10% off your tour. This special is good for tours booked during the month of September.Cheers to great wine, good food and a bountiful fall crush!Adrian and Hollie Hilde~Whatcom Wine Tours~|
Drivers face traffic delays on the Mt. Baker Highway starting on August 23rd for 12 days . . . Please visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR542/MarshallHillCulvertReplacement/ for more information
Artist Point update: Road open to Heather Meadows visitor center
WSDOT News - Judging by all the phone calls and e-mails I’m getting, there are a lot of people itching to get up to Artist Point. It probably has something to do with the 80-degree weather forecast for this weekend. What better place is there to go besides Artist Point to beat the heat? While the road isn’t completely open yet, we have opened the first mile of roadway up to the Heather Meadows visitor center, and the visitor center opened today (Friday, July 23). We still have two miles of roadway left to finish clearing.
I can tell you that after three weeks of work, we’re getting closer to opening, but we still don’t have an exact opening date yet. The opening could come by the end of next week or the first week of August. There are a lot of variables that play into the schedule – equipment breakdowns, weather, crew health, etc. We’ll have a better idea of when we’re going to open later next week.
Crews have cut a rough path through the snow all the way up to the upper parking lot. That’s where the snow was 20 feet deep three weeks ago. The warm weather this weekend to should really help melt away a lot of the snow.
Summer is hot at Baker! – MBVR
Glacier, WA – Chair 9 Woodstone Pub & Pizza is opening within the next week or two. Located at the old Chandelier site, they will be serving a variety of favorites that do not compete with the other local restaurants in Glacier (Kudos to Connie & Peter!) Instead they will be serving Woodstone Pizza, Buffalo Burgers and steaks. Featuring Mt. Baker Vineyard’s wines and a full bar . . . Beautiful planters greet you at the front entrance - the Decor has a warm, mountain lodge feel to it (Very Nice!). Check back next week for an update. . . – MBVR
GLACIER — Crews will start clearing the last 2.7 miles of the Mt. Baker Highway to Artist Point on Tuesday, July 6. Their work is cut out this year, with snow depths as much as 20 feet at the upper parking lot, it should take three to four weeks to complete. For more information visit the WSDOT website at www.wsdot.wa.gov (type in Artist Point into the search window).
Famous Local Artist Evan Whitehead, posts his art on Mt. Baker Vacation Rental’s Website. For More information on Evan’s art, please contact him directly at Evergreen Art (360) 303-1794
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Mt. Baker does it again! Can you say Spring skiing? The Mt. Baker
Ski Area, gets 10 inches of snow overnight & more snow
expected. . .
Mt. Bakers 10th Annual Golden Easter Egg Hunt April 3rd.
Starts at 9:00am, 4000 Eggs & $15,000 in Prizes. All ages
welcome! Visit http://www.mtbaker.us/events/egg-hunt for
all the details.
The 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver are just weeks away! If you have Olympic Fever, come stay with us. We are not raising our rates during the Olympics and still have some space available. Please click on the link below to view the games schedule. http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-schedule-results/ Hope to see you soon!