We are excited to announce that we have purchased another cabin in Wrightwood. Renovations are in progress and we hope to have it up and rent-able by the fall, if not sooner. It's rustic and vintage, built in the 1930s, with a good location that's just a 10-minute walk to the shops & restaurants and just around the corner from the Wash where people hike and sled. We'll post more before-and-after shots as the work progresses. Now for a name... any suggestions? It's very cottage-y so we plan to keep Cottage in its name.
We are fans of bamboo flooring due to its environmental sustainability and it's beauty. We've installed bamboo floors in both the Hideaway and Little Pines cabin. So it was a real treat to get to visit a bamboo floor factory nestled the bamboo-covered hills of rural Zhejiang province in China during our travels over the summer. This manufacturer sells to Home Depot and Lowe's, so it's possible that our flooring actually originated here.
After a successful shopping venture at the Wrightwood Farmers Market, we decided to drop our bags of organic sprouts, just-laid-yesterday fresh eggs, and multi-colored heirloom tomatoes for an alfresco dinner at Blue Ridge Inn. I realized that we had only eaten there during cold months when their wooden interior, fireplace, and dim lighting made the place cozily inviting for a warm and romantic meal. But sitting outside by the lilac bushes on a summery evening was quite delightful! I ordered the special, a lightly seared tuna with a ginger sauce -- perfectly done, the kind of meal you remember fondly for a long time. Blue Ridge is the most expensive restaurant in town, and well worth every dime. I highly recommend it, whether for a pleasant alfresco meal in the summer or a warm and cozy date in the winter.