Sunday, December 11, 2016

Nick's Notes 12.9.2016--I Love the Holidays Each Year!



I Love the Holidays Each Year!

We begin to decorate Abbington Green on the first of November for Christmas to coincide with the Biltmore Estate being fully decorated.  I always tell our guests that the main difference between Abbington Green and the Biltmore is that they have 2000 employees to help and we have 8... so it takes about 2 weeks to finish the 20 trees in the house, display the over 180 Nutcrackers, string hundreds of lights, and to light the exterior of the Inn and the property.

We always leave the dining room decorated for Fall until after Thanksgiving, and we host a full 3-course Thanksgiving Dinner for our guests that are interested. We will do the same for Christmas Day Dinner, since most restaurants are closed for the holiday.

This past Thanksgiving was wonderful.  We had 6 repeat guests and 12 new guests for dinner--we are always welcoming new guests to become a part of our Abbington Green family!

The dinner this year was amazing! We served 2 turkeys, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean and sweet potato casseroles, Steve's Mom's stuffing recipe, salad, cranberry relish, and rolls.  To finish off the meal, we had an amazing assortment of desserts.

My compliments to Zack and Carey in the kitchen for helping me prep for days ahead of Thanksgiving.  Also to Steve and our friends Ivy and Ken who helped on Thanksgiving Day by serving our 18 guests.


I thought you all might want to see a few photos from our Thanksgiving Dinner:







We have so much to be thankful for.  The holidays are always busy, but it is really important to take a moment and stop to think about how fortunate we are.  I'm extremely thankful for my family and great friends. I'm thankful that I believed in myself and that Steve believed in me so much that he'd be my partner in taking steps to achieve my dream of owning an Inn.  I'm thankful for the wonderful staff and great guests I get to meet each week--all of them with interesting lives and stories to share.

Abbington Green allows me to experience so many wonderful things and people from all of the world.  I've truly been blessed with a great life!

All the best,
Nick

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