Sunday, December 14, 2008

Kitchy Gift Season

Well, it is that time of year again, time for gift giving and we couldn't be more pleased with this year's selection of Kitchy Gifts from the Hotel Charlotte. This year we have added beer glasses to our collection of Hotel Charlotte etched glassware. The beer glasses join the wine glasses and coffee cups all priced at $6 for one or 2 for $10.

We have also added a fantastic new book by Jan Irene Atchinson, Oysters on the Half Shell, Historic Hotels of the Mother Lode and the Recipes that Made them Famous. A mouthful of a title, but a really great little book. Jan does a fantastic job capturing the spirit of these old places, especially the Hotel Charlotte where she makes the memory of Hotel Dog Bob playing the piano come alive.

These new gifts join our old funk, the license plate holder, Hotel Charlotte logoed tshirts, the I survived Priest Grade Tshirt and the I Love Inns bed and breakfast book with the buy one night, get one night free coupon for your traveling friends!

And, this year we have the clocks, dozens of antique clocks. Now, Victor isn't interested in selling all of them, some have become personal favorites but there are a good number that he would talk to you about if you were interested. So come take a look, you can enjoy our buy one clock, get a night free at the hotel special. Call for details. 209-962-6455

Happy Holidays All!
Lynn & Victor
Hotel Charlote, On the way to Yosemite

PS: I forgot to mention the number one best seller! Gift Certificates. This year, buy a book of 10 customized gift certificates with a $50 value for $500 and we will throw in the 11th free. You save $50...a fantastic value when you consider our great prices already! (and who knows, if the recipient invites you along, you win twice!) Gift Certificates are available in any quantity at any denomination. Discount is only available on a bulk purchase of $500 value.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Winter happenings here & around Yosemite

I haven't published a coming events in a while so here's whats on the calendar for the Hotel Charlotte and some of our favorite things by other folks in the area.

Thursday Nights: Gift Certificate Redemption Night: Valid through 1/4/2009

Join us for dinner on Thursdays, use a gift certificate and we will add another 5% to the value of your gift certificate.

Sunday Nights: 2 Specials! Courses of Course & Clear the Cellar Valid through 1/4/2009
Besides our regular menu, we are also offering a 3-course dinner of soup or house salad, a 5oz bacon wrapped filet mignon & homemade ice-cream, coffee or tea for $19.95. We have a few great wines in small quantities to share so we can make room for new vintages. Add a bottle of wine to your dinner from our select vintages from $15, the price of a bottle of house wine! (While supplies last) We have a few great wines in small quantities to share so we can make room for new vintages.

Christmas Dinner Valid 12/25/2008 Since Christmas falls on a Thursday this year, we will be open for dinner, 5:30 to 8:30. We leave Christmas Eve to our staff to enjoy their families. We look forward to serving you and your families on Christmas night after all the festivities have wrapped up for the day. (Other than us, who really wants to cook again that day?) We will serve from our regular menu and regular prices with a couple of specials, perhaps something like lobster, king crab legs or venison rack.

New Year's Eve Dinner Valid 12/31/2008

Consider joining us for the early seatings, starting from 5:30 pm on Wednesday, December 31st. The menu choices are:
Lobster bisque or wilted spinach and blue cheese salad
Entrée choices:
$39 Stuffed Guinea Hen with plum sauce
$49 Filet Mignon with a port wine and Porcini mushroom sauce
$49 Ostrich Filet (a tender red meat) with black cherry sauce
$49 Petite Lobster tail with drawn butter
+ $19 Add a lobster tail to any entrée for an extra $19.
Dessert: Napoleon
A Glass of Champagne with Dessert
Coffee, tea or iced tea included

Oodles of neat stuff coming in 2009 from Sommelier hosted wine dinners, Cabaret Charlotte dinner-theater to Gala events and Mensa Mondays (Trivial Pursuit) more details to follow. Also, if you don't check into the website often, you might have missed some of the fantastic room specials we have on our hotel and vacation rental houses near Yosemite. Check out the deals!

As always we look forward to welcoming you or welcoming you back again!

Lynn & Victor

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Recipe Research 2009

We have started our 2009 trip planning and are off to Down Under to see the little lambs that make our rack of lamb our most popular dish. Posts for this year's trip will be found on Enjoy!