Archive for February, 2010

America East Conference Basketball Championships

February 22nd, 2010 by nancyross

March 4-7, 2010 America East Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championships come to the University of Hartford’s Chase Arena, a quick 20 minute drive from the Dutch Iris Inn.  See teams from Albany, Boston University, Vermont, Maine and others compete for the top spot and a trip to “The Big Dance”!

Quilt Show at Lost Acres Orchard

February 19th, 2010 by nancyross

Fabulous Quilts

Fabulous Quilts

The 22nd Annual Winter Quilt Happening runs March 13th and 14th 2010 at Lost Acres Orchard in North Granby.  Quilts from different eras will be on display, and take advantage of special pricing of fabric, vintage quilt tops, blocks and more.  Special feature:  “Women Speaking through Their Quilts – Oh Really!”  Bring your unfinished project that has you stumped – fellow quilters are happy to share ideas.  Enjoy a complimentary light lunch on Saturday, and don’t forget to visit the farm store (a Dutch Iris Inn guest favorite!) for wonderful kitchen goodies and great gifts!

Fresh Snow, Winter Sports, Relaxing by the Fire

February 11th, 2010 by nancyross

Bill snowshoeing in the McLean Game Refuge

Bill snowshoeing in the McLean Game Refuge

A freshly fallen, sparkling blanket of snow enhances our ever present Connecticut winter wonderland.  We invite you to come enjoy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on the many trails nearby.  Rentals and groomed trails are available at Maple Grove Farm in Granville, our neighboring town to the north www.xcskimass.com.  Enjoy downhill skiing at Ski Sundown (we have coupons!) www.skisundown.com, just 20 minutes from the Dutch Iris Inn.  Interested in a sleigh ride?  Contact Loon Meadow Farm in Norfolk CT, in the foothills of the Berkshires www.loonmeadowfarm.com.  After a day of snow-filled fun, come home to the Inn and enjoy a hot drink and sweet treats by the fire…a perfect winter excursion!