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Miss McCutie at The Inn at Millrace Pond
Last Saturday, Jerry Frungillo led a group of his friends on a unique St. Patrick's Day Crawl through two of our very special venues. They started with dinner and drinks at our historic B&B, The Inn at Millrace Pond (Hope, NJ), which was hopping with guests celebrating the Irish holiday. We were very proud to set a new record that evening for the highest number of dinner guests at The Inn since purchasing the establishment in September of 2010 ~ Erin Go Bragh!
"Miss McCutie" was one of our most festive guests...how adorable is she? Jerry himself went full-on Irish ordering the delicious homemade corn beef and cabbage special-of-the-day paired with a chocolate stout. The guests at his table made selections from both the holiday and house dinner menus. As always, the Grilled Atlantic Salmon towering over steamed spinach and hand-mashed potatoes in buerre blanc sauce received many raved reviews...it is sooo delectable....
Last weekend, we hosted the Bryan Wedding at The Inn at Millrace Pond. As always, the Bride and Groom are our honored guests but on this particularly weekend there was another very special couple staying at The Inn: Mr. and Mrs. Carroll.
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll approached me and explained that they would be staying in their room all day and did not need anything at all from our staff. As it turns out, they had come to The Inn to write out their Christmas cards – and having been doing so for the past 20 years!
Mr. Carroll was raised in West Caldwell, NJ and now lives in the oldest house (100 years old) in Chatham, NJ with his wife. They are both in their 80s now. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll think The Inn is “a beautiful, peaceful place” that provides special inspiration for reflecting and writing. I think this is such a nice tradition. They just love this place and so do I – especially during the winter holidays.
While our Bride and Groom partied the day and night away in the formal dining room, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll were busy reminiscing about the previous year and drafting heartfelt holiday cards in the privacy of their guestroom. It was truly special to host a Bride and Groom on the first day of their new life together while also hosting Mr. and Mrs. Carroll for the twentieth year in a row.
On behalf of myself and my colleagues at The Inn at Millrace Pond, have a safe and joyous holiday season. We hope to see you soon!
Sincerely, Lily Fucci Manager, The Inn at Millrace Pond