Saturday, January 29, 2011

"The Amazing Power of Your Mind Workshops"

Come travel to a magical place and explore "The Amazing Power of Your Mind" in two special weekend workshops.

First Package: The Relaxation Response for Optimal Health, Healing and Human Potential

Learn a variety of relaxation techniques, researched and proven effective at Harvard's Mind/Body Medical Institute, so you can experience inner peace and well being and return to your life feeling relaxed and revitalized with practical tools to use in your busy life.

Workshop leader: Arlene Prince, ACH

Dates: First Workshop: Fri, March 25 and Sat. Mar 26, 2011
Second Workshop: Fri. May 20 and Sat. May 21, 2011

includes a two night accomodation, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, total fees and taxes, $550, second person add workshop fee of $170. Based on double room occupancy.

*Dinner is not included in the package

Second Package: The Magic of Hypnosis and Past Life Regression to Trance-Form Your Life

Learn how hypnosis can enhance your everyday living: your health, hapiness, and well being and the acheivement of your goals. In the final session of each workshop, you will journey back through time and experience a happy past life.

Workshop Leader: Arlene Prince, ACH

Dates: First Wokshop: Fri. April 29 and Sat. April 30, 2011
Second Workshop: Fri. June 10 and Sat. June 11, 2011

includes: a two night accomodation, 2 breakfast,1 lunch, total fees and taxes $550, second person add workshop fee of $170. Based on double room occupancy.

*Dinner is not included in the package.

Hours: Fri 8:15pm - 9:15pm and Sat. 10am thru 9pm with breaks for lunch and dinner.
Please bring a pad or foam mat to lie on for relaxation. Wear loose clothing for gentle stretching.

Arlene Prince is a specialist in mind/body therapies. She is trained in Mind/Body Medicine at the Mind/Body Medical Institute of Harvard Medical School and has trained with many pioneers in this field of medicine. She has also studied "Peak Performance Enhancement" through Harvard Medical School. She has an advanced certification in hypnosis and training and certification in "Past Life Regression Therapy" with Dr. Brian Weiss, M.D. She has studied mindfulness and meditation practice for 44 years.
Arlene is a speaker, an educator, seminar leader, and clinician in private practice in Warwick, NY. and has taught workshops nationwide for forty years. She develops and leads programs for hospitals, medical practices, business and organizations in the fields of stress management, peak performance and health and wellness. Arlene's multidisciplinary background offers a unique intergration of mind, body, emotions and spirit.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Inn at Stony Creek offers 3 "Winter Packages" and 2 Relaxation Workshops

To all of our valued Guests:

Winter is upon us and Warwick has not been exempt from snow this year! The ground has been snow covered since Dec 26th. We have been enjoying the slower season by creating some new breakfast dishes for our menu and doing some maintenance and small painting projects at the Inn. We are excited about all the changes that will be happening this year at the Inn. Specifically our new check-in office and expanded dining area in our tavern.
Joe and I have come up with 3 new Winter Packages to entice our previous guests and newcomers to get off their couch and come to enjoy what Warwick has to offer in Winter!
Visit the Wineries to warm your spirit, dine at any of our 12 fine restaurants, Ski or tube at 3 ski areas all within 15 minutes of the village, or enjoy music/dancing at 3 of Warwicks restaurants/clubs! You can also just enjoy the peace and serenity of the inn relaxing by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate, or browse our extensive video collection and watch a movie! Whatever your wish for a winter getaway is, we'll make it happen, just ask. The following packages are sure to entice you to make a visit:

Book any night and use a 10% discount coupon towards your room balance.

All guests staying two nights or more can enjoy an additional night for free. Whether you stay 3 nights for the price of 2 or 4 nights for the price of 3, you receive a great deal! Please call for availability and details.

WELCOME BACK SPECIAL - Reserve a room for two nights and enjoy a $50 credit. Apply your $50 towards an Artisian Cheese and Meat board, a box of handmade chocolate covered strawberries, a large seasonal bouquet, or you may apply your $50 towards your room balance.

*Winter Break specials may be applied to any guest stay between February 1st and April 30 and are not available from Feb 12th-14 and Feb 18 - 21st. Offers cannot be combined with any other discounts, packages or gift certificates.
Hope we get to see you this winter to catch up on things,

Happy Winter to you all!
Bill and Joe

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Happy New Year everyone. I hope your holidays were wonderful and that the new year brings you nothing but health, wealth, and peace.

We are getting ready for a big year here at the Inn. We are working on the addition, to get it finished for the upcoming season. The electric is in and the staircases are done. The next things are the duct work and insulation and then its smooth sailing from then on. The addition will include our living quarters, an office and reception area for the guests and two new guest rooms. More info to come as well as pictures of the progress.

Bill and I are getting ready to put in our order for more chickens this year. We are ordering at least 25 more chickens as well as 10 ducks. Just don't say that the Inn at Stony Creek is for the birds. :) We will be expanding our breakfast menus to include many more egg dishes as well as new muffins and breads to utilize all these fresh eggs.

We have also been mapping out the garden for this year's planting season. We are going to be growing many more vegetables to be used in our breakfasts for the guests. So far we've decided on tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and squash and all sorts of fresh herbs, all organic of course.

Our next big weekend will be Valentine's Day. I am already getting the recipes out and planning to make some heart shaped linzer tarts for the guests. And we will also be serving heart shaped pancakes with fresh strawberries as well as fried eggs that are also heart shaped.

2011 will also bring some new events to the Inn. We are toying with the idea of specials such as drive-in nights, which would include a night's stay, tickets to the drive-in and snacks and drinks to take with you. Another plan is to provide a dinner for guests who have rented the whole inn and choose to have dinner here in lieu of going to an outside restaurant. We of course have other extras such as chocolate covered strawberries, flowers, massages, etc. More information will post here in future blogs.

As far as whats going on in the area; on February 12-14, Greenwood Lake will be host to their Annual Winter Carnival sponsored by the Breezy Point Inn. All kinds of activities and contests and plenty of food and drink. Check online for more information.

On February 13, Pennings will sponsor their Sweetheart Barn Dance from 7-11pm. $10 adults and $5 for children. Come enjoy and old fashioned hoe down. Food and drink will be available to purchase. Call 845 986-1059 for further details.

Also on February 13, Florida, NY will be having their grand opening of an indoor Farmer's Market from 11am to 4pm. Food, live music, chocolates, flowers, and all kinds of Valentine's gifts will be available. Call 845 651-1170 to get more information.

And don't miss the annual Valentine's Day party at the Eclectic Eye on Railroad Ave. George will be on hand as usual as host. Call for details.

Ok folks, time for my monthly recipe. I wondered what to start the year off with, and I decided that a tasty muffin recipe that can be served at any time during the year would fit any season.

The Inn at Stony Creek Sweet Muffins

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla
1 2/3 cups of unbleached flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease muffin tin or use muffin papers
Beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and sour cream.
In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until just blended.
Fold in your favorite ingredient. ( I do it according to season) berries, bananas, applesauce or nuts or any combination of ingredients, 1 cup of whatever you choose.
Don't overmix or muffins will be tough.
Spoon batter into the prepared pans or cups and fill 2/3 full.
Sprinkle some raw sugar over the muffins and bake for about 20 minutes. Let muffins cool in pan for about 5 min. Turn onto a rack.
Best served warm.
Hope you enjoy the recipe and remember they taste best when served at the Inn at Stony Creek. (smile)

Well folks, Bill and I wish you again a very Happy New Year and we hope that you will come visit us year. God Bless you all.