Pumpkin Scones

These pumpkin scones are tasty for breakfast or an afternoon snack – in the Fall or anytime! Ingredients 2 cups flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 Tablespoons butter (chilled and cut into small pieces) [...]

The Fire Pit Is Ready for Guests

Fire Pit Went in Fall 2012

Gather friends and enjoy time around the fire pit. It’s been on the list for a long time and requested by mulitple guests so we’re excited we finally made it happen this Fall.  The fire pit is in and guests can now enjoy gathering around the fire, roasting marshmallows and telling stories.  It’s nestled in [...]

Holiday Tea at Whispering Pines

Table Set for Holiday Tea 2011

Invoke your holiday spirit with tea at Whispering Pines B&B in the glow of festive decor.  Bring your appetite to indulge in tasty cakes, dainty sandwiches, and assorted sweets served with a variety of exquisite teas in one-of-a-kind handmade teacups from local potter, Jenni Brant. Saturday, December  1 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December [...]

Roses, roses, roses…

The rose bushes just popped last week! There are about 32 bushes all around the property here at Whispering Pines. Many of them welcome you upon your arrival. Here are just a few of the first blooms of Spring 2012.     

Arbor Day 5 & 10K Run and Stay Package

April 21 Arbor Day 5 & 10K run and walk Celebrate Earth Day Weekend and run in the footsteps of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day. The race start and finish is just two short blocks from Whispering Pines B&B in Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, so no need to worry about race parking. [...]

Hosting Mother’s Day Tea May 12 and 13

Holiday Tea 2011

Local artist, Jenni Brant, and Whispering Pines B&B partner once again for Tea Time! We’d like you to join us to celebrate your mother over Mother’s Day with tea at Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast.  Treat a mom you love to an afternoon of tasty cakes, dainty sandwiches, and assorted sweets served with a variety of [...]

Bluebirds have arrived to Whispering Pines

Bluebirds Defending their home

Today I caught a bluebird defending their turf and bluebird box from the sparrows.  It was tough to watch as the 4-6 sparrows pestered the bluebird in charge of holding down the fort.  There are 4 bluebird boxes on property and it’s pretty amazing to have them here.  But, you do have to take care to [...]

Blooming yellow daffodils are a welcoming sign of Spring!

Blooming Daffodils show signs of Spring

Blooming daffodils are a welcoming sign of Spring! Despite our efforts to rework the gardens near the waterfall and start fresh, the daffodils have poked through and are blooming beautifully!  We’re planning to to spread them around some this year and sprinkle them across the property.

Winter Wonderland behind the Pines


The Northern White Spruce trees are adorned with piles of snow and provide great seculsion to Whispering Pines. This photo was taken after a really heavy snow this winter.