April in the County: watching for signs of spring

April in the County spring tulips

Looking out on the snow flurries this morning it’s a little hard to believe that summer is just around the corner. It’s been a wild week, with rain, hail, gale-force winds, and a rather stingy handful of sunshine, but, as weather goes, April in the County is nothing if not … interesting. We could just as easily be snowshoeing as at the beach next week … and what’s life without surprises?

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March in Prince Edward County: What’s Happening Now

In like a lion? That’s what they’re saying … it’s March in Prince Edward County and as we watch the snow continue to fall, wistfully recalling yesterday’s balmy 10 degrees Celsius, we keep in mind that we are in the springtime home stretch. Today’s snowman will be tomorrow’s rain puddle!

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Happy New Year from Our Family to Yours

happy new year

Happy new year from all of us to all of you!

We wanted to take this opportunity to wish you the best of the season — may it be as prosperous and joyful as you want it to be, and may all your resolutions be easy to stick to! (Amy and I have resolved to eat more good food and drink better wine, so that shouldn’t be too hard!)

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It’s Christmas Party Time at the Merrill Inn

  • Edward Amy and Nathan
    Edward Amy and Nathan
    Edward, Amy, and Nathan 2017
  • The Cake!
    The Cake!
  • Ruth and friend
    Ruth and friend
    Ruth and her friend
  • Ella and Greydon
    Ella and Greydon
    Tanya's daughter, Ella and Patricia's son, Greydon
  • Megan, Susan and Lexi
    Megan, Susan and Lexi
    Megan, Susan, and Lexi
  • Christmas pals
    Christmas pals
    These kids practically grew up at the Merrill Inn!
  • Matt, Leah, Jake
    Matt, Leah, Jake
    Michael Sullivan's kids Matt and Jake with Leah
  • Audrey and Mike
    Audrey and Mike
    Audrey with Mike, our newest culinary team member
  • Around the tree
    Around the tree
    Christmas is always magical with kids!
  • secret santa time
    secret santa time
    It's secret santa time! shhhh ...
  • Amy and Ruth
    Amy and Ruth
    Amy and Ruth

Merry Christmas Party everybody!

It’s that time of year again when we get to show our appreciation for our fantastic staff and thank them for all the hard work they have done over the year. Historically, we close in January for maintenance, repairs, and upgrades, so this is sort of a combination end-of-the season festive bash and “see you next year” get together. It’s a bit mind-boggling to think that this is our 16th year of doing this — and even more incredible to think that some of our staff has been with us for that long!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Merrill Inn!

  • xmas magic slider montage 1
    xmas magic slider montage 1
  • xmas magic slider montage 2
    xmas magic slider montage 2
  • inn front winter
    inn front winter
  • outside tree
    outside tree

Does it get any better than this? Christmas at The Merrill Inn is truly magical this time of year.

The snowfall last night along with the decorations on the tree and around the Inn makes for a wonderful and welcoming scene. It looks like the start of a classic Canadian winter, so come and visit! Winter in the County, after all, is a well-kept secret! There is lots to do and enjoy between outdoor activities and we’ve got snowshoes here at the Inn for our guests to take to Sandbanks Provincial Park for a snowy hike on the trails or the dunes. You can also go ice skating or visit local wineries, craft breweries and artist studios.

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