In the second half of his article, "A Four Day Vacation at an Exquisite and Elegant Inn," Palisade Tribune Editor Bob Dougherty wrote:
"The landscaping of this property has a mature look about it with large trees, rose bushes, planters and hanging baskets. They blend so well with their surroundings that one imagines the botanical gardens have been transplanted
"Spending time after dark, watching the rooster [weather vane], there are moments when his eyes catch the light; they sparkle and seem to be glaring right at you. Someone needs to give the poor fellow a name. Ten Acre Red seems appropriate, after one of the inn's wines.
"This hotel is serene, peaceful and exciting. Visitors from Germany and France mingle with Coloradans from Colorado Springs and Centennial.
"One evening during the 4:30-5:30 p.m. wine tasting, Anne Tally made a delicious Peach Bellini of white wine, a prepared mix (you can buy it in the gift shop), and Peach Rimming Sugar. She served it to all the guests.
"One funny thing happened. The hair dryer had a terribly short cord, which called for some ridiculous gyrations in the mornings. Then I found out the cord was retractable. Duh.
"The housekeeping is meticulous, and the staff is first rate. The towels alone, their size and number per room, are worth a stay.
"Treat yourself to a visit soon."
Thanks, Bob. You're welcome to stay with us again any time.