Scarecrows and More!

Meri Brown

As temperatures start to drop and colors of leaves on the trees start to change, it is evident that fall is in the air.

Fall is my favorite season, reminding me that although things change, there is beauty all around us.

October is an especially memorable month for me, as it is my sweet grandmother's birthday on Halloween. You can bet that here at Lizzie's Heritage Inn, the home that Grandma grew up in will be especially festive this month. 

    

October is a fun and busy month in Parowan as well. Starting at the beginning of October and running through the 29th, you can drive up and down Main Street and spot all the scarecrows during the annual "Scarecrows on Main" event. Scarecrows of all shapes, sizes, and themes will be lining the street for your enjoyment and entertainment. 

On Saturday, October 19, join us for Fall Fest at Parowan Main Street Park. This is a fun, family friendly event with something for everyone. There will be games, vendors, and food from 10 am to 4 pm. Stop by and enjoy a pleasant fall day in the park. 

One of the things I look forward to most in the fall is fresh apples. Not too far from our bed & breakfast you can enjoy a traditional apple picking experience! 

Just because summer is over doesn't mean you can't still enjoy some of the many sights and activities southern Utah has to offer. We are centrally located between the Las Vegas and Salt Lake City airports, and short driving distances to Brian Head, Bryce Canyon, and Zions National Park. 

    

One of my favorite memories from childhood was the caramel popcorn balls my mom used to make to pass out on Halloween. I'm excited to bring back this family tradition to Lizzie's, so if you're in the area on Halloween, be sure to stop by for a popcorn ball of your own.

With it being Halloween, it wouldn't be appropriate to not mention our resident "visitor". Don't worry, we're all family here, and this sweet lady loves her home and only wants to grace us with her presence. We're glad she's sticking around! 

When planning your vacation to southern Utah, be sure to also check out https://www.visitutah.com/places-to-go/southwestern/ for more things you can do in the area, or you can just spend a couple relaxing days on our wrap around front porch, soaking up all the Fall!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meri and staff of Lizzie's Heritage Inn

 

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Happy Birthday!

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January is a special time at Lizzie's Heritage Inn as we celebrate both my great grandmother's and great grandfather's birthdays.
My great grandfather, William Leech Adams, known as Will L throughout his life, was born January 26, 1879, son of Charles and Sarah Adams, original owners of our family home that is now Lizzie's Heritage Inn. He married Lizzie Watson, our inn's namesake. She, too, had a January birthday, born January 10, 1883.
Together Will L and Lizzie raised six children in this home, five boys, and their youngest, a daughter, my grandmother Joyce. 
Will L was a writer, actor and director, and had a theater company who toured around southern Utah performing Shakespeare, and other, plays. Lizzie would make the costumes for Will L and his company, some of which we still have in our family today.
 
I grew up listening to wonderful stories about my great grandparents, lovingly told to me by my grandmother. When I walk through the rooms of Lizzie's Heritage Inn, I feel surrounded by the love and comfort of these two amazing people, and love to imagine what life would have been like when they were here in the home. 
My family history is strong in this home, and as we welcome you into it, I hope you feel surrounded by the warmth and charm that Lizzie, herself, would have provided. 
Come enjoy an opportunity to experience the past within our historical inn. We look forward to sharing with you, our rich family heritage. 

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Happy Holidays, and Happy Anniversary!

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This holiday season, as Lizzie's Heritage Inn also celebrates our one year anniversary, I am overwhelmed and in awe that this long-time dream of mine has actually come to fruition!  I have accumulated quite the team this year, starting with the most important, my mom. She lives in the home and is there on a daily basis running the business, welcoming guests, and everything else associated with the B&B, and I am so grateful for her!  I have a fabulous cook, a wonderful housekeeper, as well as my business consultants, and marketing & social media team.  I could not do this business without them!  We all work together to make this a most comfortable and amazing home away from home experience for you, and I hope you feel the warm welcome when you come into our home.

I'd like to take a minute to share with you some of the things we've accomplished and enjoyed this year...

* It was an honor to be featured as "The Best Country Inn" on "The Official Best of Utah".  View the video on our homepage!

* We've had the pleasure of welcoming guests from nearby states, from across the country, and even from other countries!

* The Salt Lake Tribune featured a story on our Bed & Breakfast.

* Facebook reviews consistently 5 star!

* We have been working with the visitcedarcity.com organization and other organizations to set Lizzie’s Heritage Inn as a southern Utah best place to stay.

* Family reunions have been held at the Inn, and we've also been making plans for weddings!

I am sincerely grateful to you for your support this year!  We've built many great relationships with our guests in 2018 and are looking forward to welcoming many more in 2019.

Happy Holidays from the entire team here at Lizzie's Heritage Inn!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Meri Brown

As Thanksgiving 2018 nears, I can't help but feel gratitude and love for all that I have, all that I am blessed with. I can't think of a holiday that has a message as strong as Thanksgiving.  We give, we share, we laugh, we eat, and we take the opportunity to express gratitude and love for all we have. 

Thanksgiving is a time that we come together with friends and family to celebrate. It's a day about gratitude and appreciation. Sometimes we get so busy in our daily lives that we forget to really express how grateful and blessed we are. Thanksgiving is that special day in the year that is set aside as a reminder to honor and show gratitude for family, friends, and all we are blessed with. 

Thanksgiving is also a day for sharing. We share memories, special moments with loved ones, and of course all those family favorite recipes that have become traditions through the years. 

One of our family favorite Thanksgiving recipes is our Cranberry Relish. I hope you enjoy this version of a holiday classic.

Cranberry Relish
1 - 16 oz. pkg whole cranberries
2 clementine or mandarin oranges, including the peel
1 cup walnuts
1/2 c sugar
Chop up all ingredients together in a blender and enjoy!

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A Fair To Remember...

Meri Brown
As summer peaks, so too does county fair season, a classic American pastime that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to our country’s many fairs. With the Iron County Fair held in Parowan at the Iron County Fairgrounds make Lizzie’s Heritage Inn your place to stay during this American fair tradition!

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Happy Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day is special at Lizzie’s Heritage Inn. Prior to being an Inn, my great-great grandparents, Charles and Sarah Adams built this home in 1870 with love of each other and love for the family that would follow.

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Ringing in the New Year in 1870!

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Here we are at the end of yet another amazing and eventful year, ready to welcome 2018! For my family, we will continue our tradition of joining together on New Year's Eve, playing games, eating some of our favorite foods, and ending the night banging on pots and pans in the middle of the cul-de-sac at midnight. I always start the new year watching the famous Rose Parade, then we continue the day bouncing around from house to house visiting, watching movies and playing board games, basically just soaking up the last of the holidays and spending time together as a family before life has to go back to normal again.

In 1870 the same year Lizzie’s Heritage Inn was built by my great-great-grandparents, families would have had a slightly different take on ringing in the New Year…

New Year’s Day was a day for gentlemen—especially young, eligible bachelor gentlemen—to go from house to house making New Year’s Day calls. Ladies would get together to hold open houses on New Year’s Day, with punch and buffet snacks at various homes. The men would go from house to house sampling the food and punch, and leave a calling card and sign an autograph book at every home they visited.

The Des Moines Leader newspaper listed before New Year’s in 1874 that:

“Our New Year’s callers will not be disappointed this year, for the ladies will very generally throw open their houses, and New Year’s will be a merry day. The following ladies will receive at their homes . . .”

Thanks to the Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project historic food research site, we are able to share with you a punch recipe for your own celebration. The recipe can be served with or without alcohol.  It is from La Cuisine Creole, published in New Orleans by Lafcadio Hearn in 1885.

A Fine Temperance Beverage

To the juice of a dozen lemons put one pound and a half of double refined sugar, and a picked quart of raspberries or strawberries; pare a ripe pineapple and slice it, put over it half a pound of sugar, stir the lemon juice with the sugar, crush in the berries slightly bruise the pineapple and chop it up in small pieces.

Put the lemon juice in a large punch bowl, add to it three quarts of ice water, then put in the strawberry and pineapple juice, stir it until all the sugar is dissolved, and then set it on ice.

Serve in punch glasses.

Champagne Punch

Add to the above mixture a bottle of champagne, and a bottle of white wine, and you have a very delicious punch for festive occasions!

 

From all of us at Lizzie’s Heritage Inn, have a very happy and safe New Year!

 

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Welcome To Lizzie's

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Welcome!

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