Mother’s Day is Upon Us

Mother’s day is upon us this Sunday May 10th and many wonderful restaurants will be having Mother’s Day brunches and dinners. We look forward to those that will be celebrating here with us at Briar Patch Inn, and we look to make sure your stay is relaxing, refreshing, and rejuvenating!

Join us at the Briar Patch Inn for Easter weekend April 5th!

Come and join us at the Briar Patch Inn for Easter weekend April 5th! We will have a fun and delightful Easter egg hunt for the children and a REAL live Easter bunny to meet and greet with families! We are getting into full swing of the spring season and are enjoying every bit of sunshine along with the nice, refreshing breeze and the sweet scents of flowers and new vegetation. It is even warm enough that some guests are starting to bring their delicious breakfast outside by the Oak Creek where they can listen to the water flow over the rocks and the birds serenade one another. Our sheep, Wooly and Lily, are also shedding their winter coats of wool and getting them shaved off so they can be ready to show off their new fit and “spring” bodies. We hope you all will come and stop by to visit us this Easter!

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“After” pictures of Wooly and Lily in their new “spring bodies”!

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Wishing you a joyous spring time,

The Briar Patch Staff

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St-Patrick-Shamrock-ImageHappy St. Patrick’s Day! We feel like St. Patrick himself has touched the Briar Patch with his green thumb because everywhere we look there is natural green growth sprouting up from all places around the property! The wild storms have left Sedona well soaked and the plants, trees and flowers are ready to blossom and show theirs wonderful colors. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Sedona will be holding its 45th Annual Parade and Festival and there will be many fun activities, great food and delightful entertainment. The creek will be heating up as well and the amount outdoor activities will only increase from here on out, so bring the family and we can help you come up with a list of wonderful, exciting and adventurous ideas to do with the family out in the sun! These next few months are very busy here at the Briar Patch Inn, so call ahead or go online to book your reservation.

Freddy and Francine at the Briar Patch Inn

We were recently graced with the presence of the two wonderful musicians that make up the duo of Freddy and Francine. You have heard their CD playing here at the Briar Patch Inn or played it yourself in your cottage. Their show was amazing and their talents venture far and wide! If you have not heard them yet take a look at their website. We have added a video of their performance below for your enjoyment!

A Wintery and Beautiful New Year at The Briar Patch Inn

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We have the whole 9 acres of the Briar Patch adorned with beautiful white snow, icicles hanging off each of the cabins and fires roaring in the fireplaces to cozy up to. In honor of the winter season and in addition to our regular yummy refreshments we now have delicious hot apple cider to keep you warm and put in you in the joyous holiday spirit!

Thank you all for making 2014 a great year and we very much look forward to this New Year of 2015 and to see new and old faces. The Briar Patch Staff wish you all many blessing and love in this New Year of 2015!

Cheers!

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Briar Patch Inn – Chili Relleno Quiche

Briar Patch Inn – Chili Relleno Quiche

Ingredients

2-3 7 oz. cans Ortega Diced Green Chilies (mild)
4 cups shredded jack cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 eggs
1 cup milk
¼ cup flour (can use soy flour)
1 tsp Morton’s Nature Seasoning
½ tsp baking powder

In 10”x13” lightly oiled Pyrex pan, layer chilies and cheese until all gone. In blender, mix eggs, milk, flour, seasoning and baking powder. Pour egg mixture over the chilies and cheese. When finished baking, remove from oven; pour heated sauce* over the hot quiche.

*Sauce: In blender, mix 1 can Mexican style stewed tomatoes (We prefer the S&W brand) with 1 tsp. cumin powder.

350 degrees for 45 minutes.

“My daughter, Peri, called to tell me that her friend Vine, a “fabulous cook”, served this quiche with salmon, rice and a green salad at a dinner party. Peri was so “right on!” to recommend this recipe for a breakfast offering at the Briar Patch, it is a favorite!”

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Often when we interact with our guests, they ask, “Why don’t you write a book about your experiences at Briar Patch, and please include your recipes.”  For a while that idea had been resting quietly in a corner of my mind when suddenly one morning inspiration swelled up within me, and I said to myself, “You can do it.”  So it is with pleasure that we introduce, The Life and Times of the Briar Patch Inn.  We hope you enjoy our story.
— Joann Olson

BriarPatchbook

If you would like to order a book, please contact us at:
888-809-3030
928-282-2342
stay@briarpatchinn.com
Cost:  $17.95 plus $3.50 Shipping and Handling

Briar Patch Inn – 7 Grain Bread

Briar Patch Inn – 7 Grain Bread

Ingredients

6 cups 7 grain cereal   (We use Arrowhead Mills )
1 cup wheat bran
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1-1/2 2% milk
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup honey

Mix dry ingredients together. Stir in milk and honey, blending well. Divide into two 4 ½ x 8 ½ slightly oiled loaf pans.   Press into “loaves” rounded in the middle with back of spoon or spatula. Remove from oven and place on rack to cool.

350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

“This recipe came from Caron who was with us for the first years of our acquisition of the “Patch”. She brought the recipe with her from a game lodge in South Africa where she had worked before immigrating to the states. At the game lodge it was served for afternoon tea while in the “bush.”

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Often when we interact with our guests, they ask, “Why don’t you write a book about your experiences at Briar Patch, and please include your recipes.”  For a while that idea had been resting quietly in a corner of my mind when suddenly one morning inspiration swelled up within me, and I said to myself, “You can do it.”  So it is with pleasure that we introduce, The Life and Times of the Briar Patch Inn.  We hope you enjoy our story.
— Joann Olson

BriarPatchbook

If you would like to order a book, please contact us at:
888-809-3030
928-282-2342
stay@briarpatchinn.com
Cost:  $17.95 plus $3.50 Shipping and Handling

January Events for 2015

Sedona World Wisdom Days

January 15-19, 2015

Located at Sedona Performing Arts Center at Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road

Sedona World Wisdom Days brings to you a collection of World Renown Speakers who are excited to share their knowledge and experiences and insight with each and every person. This is an exceptional event that includes a stunning variety of individuals performing, such as Professional Athletes, Wellness Experts, Entertainment Celebrities, Native American Shaman, Grammy Award Winning Musicians, Spiritual Speakers, Olympic Gold Medalists, Innovative Business Leaders, Bestselling Authors, and Tony Award Winners. A place to explore beauty, magic, art and inspiration!

*Call 480-970-8543 for ­information

Sedona’s 10th Annual Marathon Event!

January 31st, 2015

Strap on your running shoes, grab a friend and break a sweat! The beautiful and fun Sedona Marathon presented by Northern Arizona Healthcare is celebrating its 10th year of tradition of running for health, motivation, commitment and strength! Come join the fun starting at 9am on Saturday January 31st! “Every finisher gets a medal!”

*Please call 928-204-1123 for ­information

Things to look forward to in February…

Twenty First Annual Sedona International Film Festival

February 21 – March 1, 2015

This is a wonderful event to participate in if you enjoy films, film making or want insight into the cinematography world. There are an abundance of amazing films that are awe-inspiring and a plethora of opportunities to talk to the directors, actors and writers to see into the inside workings of movie production. For more information please visit: http://www.sedonafilmfestival.org/

Our Sunset Magazine Mention

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We are delighted to share some exciting recent news; in the November issue of Sunset Magazine, our Inn was named as one of the West’s “37 Best Cabin Getaways.” It was such an honor to be included in such company as Silver City Mountain Resort in Sequoia National Park or The Resort at Paws Up in Montana. The recognition alone was exciting but it really put us over the moon when we learned that The Patch was the only Arizona locale selected for the article!

Sunset Magazine Chooses Briar Patch Inn as one of 37 best cabin getaways

We know that you have many places to choose from when selecting your vacation lodging, and we’d like to personally thank you for choosing the Briar Patch Inn. We appreciate your continued support.