Friday, October 16, 2015

A Day to Play in Maine!

Welcome to the Country Club Inn in Rangeley, Maine!

Six millionaire sportsmen built a private lodge and 9-hole golf course in the 1920’s. They located it on a 2000’ promontory, with massive fireplaces and 360 degree views of the lake and mountains. In 1950, twenty guest rooms and the dining room were added and the golf course was sold off separately.

It was turned into an 18-hole public course, with the first tee still just being steps away from the Inn.
In 1975 Bob & Sue Crory purchased the property and named it the Country Club Inn. They use their many years of Innkeeping experience to make it a sophisticated little resort catering to only 40 guests desiring casual luxury, tranquility and warm hospitality. They raised their children at the Inn, and in 1995, their daughter Margie and husband Steve Jamison purchased the Inn. To this day, Margie & Steve are now raising their family at this Inn, and are continuing to carry on that special magic that Bob and Sue Crory created.
And we are are here in this beautiful space in the most wonderful time of the year with 20 quilters for a fabulous scrappy weekend retreat!


The golf course from the front step of the Inn!


Dan & Carol setting up!

Quilters were set to arrive at noon, so we headed over to the Inn around 9am to do all of the finishing touches so all was ready.  Little touches mean a lot!  We are set up in what is the normal dining area of the inn, and  changing the “mood lighting” light bulbs out and changing them to 100 watt brighter bulbs makes for happy campers and easier seeing when cutting and sewing.


The view from our windows!


THIS, my friends, is Autumn Bliss!


Max on the deck, soaking up the sunshine!  Purrrrrfect!

We’ve got two projects running this retreat, consecutively!  And the ladies could choose which one they wanted to focus on for the weekend.


Talkin’ Turkey! from my book String Fling!


Split Nine Patch! 
From the Free patterns tab at the top of the blog.


Happy Cutting going on!


Making new friends – the chatter is endless!!


More cutting – happy for tall tables!


Happy Campers!


Can you beat these smiles?


Ohhhh, baby! I have to pet you!!

We are also being ultimately spoiled by home cooked meals provided by the inn, breakfast, lunch AND dinner!

Speaking of which, breakfast is being served, and workshop starts in an hour so I will post this and get on with it!

Enjoy your Friday, everyone!

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Marianne said...

Quilty fun with nice people. Beautiful location. Good home cooked food. Sounds like quilt heaven. Is everyone from Maine or are some " from away"?

Natalie in Maine said...

What a beautiful place. Enjoy your time there. Looks like you all are having fun and well fed.... Loved the hexie quilt hanging on the curtain rod. Have a great time!!!!

sally said...

Oh, I want to be there. Sounds like a dream vacation...much more relaxing and pleasant than the real world. Will they do this again next year? Is this something we can possibly take part in next time??

cityquilter grace said...

beautiful place and photos....thanks for posting as doubt i will ever get up there...

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

It is beautiful--am not a sportsman but understand why a group would choose this location to build

HelenMarie said...

That looks like an amazing place! Hubby and I have talked about doing something like this when he retires in a couple years.... someplace with a lake so he can fish with the guys and a big open room for me and the girls to quilt! Life would be perfect!

Rinachiyya said...

That sure sounds perfect to me. What a great place I have never been to Main before.
It must be such fun.
Happy quilting ,Yoka

Wendy said...

Whoever owns that blue Featherweight, if you ever want to sell it, please let me know. I'm a freak for blue, and someday, I'd like to own a Featherweight. Thanks!
Wendy at mzdetail@gmail.com


nice post