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What is it about cold weather that makes us crave comfort food? I’m thinking we are somewhat like bears and think we need to eat in order to fatten up during winter hibernation!! With fruits being so hard to come by in the winter one of the best winter desserts […]

Skillett Apple Pie


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The Secret is a beautiful place for weddings. We are able to comfortably accommodate 200 or so guests. Exchange vows at The Point with the gorgeous mountain view in the background. Entertain your guests with an al fresco dinner and dance under the lights on our outdoor “dance floor”. We […]

Secret Wedding Venue


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When the horizon off the bluff looks like puffs of cotton candy and some sweet time with friends is just around the bend I am in my happy place. I’m not sure what I did to deserve the peace and serenity of The Secret, but I will gladly share!! ‪#‎thesecretbedandbreakfast‬ […]

Cotton Candy Clouds



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A warm breathe of air appears, silently during a normally cold winter month. What a pleasant surprise, although a bit of a tease. Much like the first cold breathe of winter turns our thoughts to snow, the warm, spring-like winter days gives us thoughts of budding flowers and trees. Before […]

A Warm Spring Breeze


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Are you ready for some Football!!! No matter which team you are rooting for on Sunday night, chances are you will be in need of some good food to calm your nerves during the “big” game!! This dip is the specialty of a friend of mine and I can’t get […]

Jalapeno Popper Dip


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Happy Groundhog Day! Does it seem odd to you that a rodent gets so much attention? Here are some fun facts about Groundhog Day. The average groundhog is 20 inches long, weighs 12-15 pounds, and can whistle. According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be 6 […]

Ground Hog Day!



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“.. only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. ~Ruth Stout There is nothing like a warm winter afternoon perched high upon the roof to make one appreciate the beauty and solitude that stretches before us. The sunlight […]

Winter’s Reality


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“Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry Sunshine on the water looks so lovely Sunshine almost always makes me high!” Look who sneaked into the lodge this morning and found her a sunny spot!! TGIF Y’all!! Have an amazing weekend! ‪#‎thesecretbedandbreakfast‬ ‪#‎weisslake‬ […]

Sophie’s Sunny Spot


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During times when our eyes only see the darkness of the clouds and are moistened by the rain it is important to remember that beneath the clouds are the rays of sunshine. It is only with the gift of the darkness can we truly appreciate the rays of the sun […]

Beneath the Clouds



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The main lodge of The Secret was constructed in 1965 by M.G. Weaver who was the owner of Peoples Telephone Company. Upon completion he occupied it as his personal residence. He also owned a local park called Canyon Land Park which was a small amusement park. According to the previous […]

More “Secret” History


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Cold, dark winter morning, sitting waiting on the light. Waiting on the warm rays of the sun to kiss the horizon in hopes that it will soon thaw the cold morning sky. The stars above twinkle as if enjoying its crispness. It is this time of the year that silence […]

Waiting on the Light


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At first glance out the window at the bright sunshine it looks warm and inviting. One step onto the patio and the temperature says that looks can be deceiving!! On the other side of the house in the pasture, Jose’ has his furry winter coat on, while Toby and Max […]

Cold Pasture Inhabitants