For the last month, we've been working towards putting our staff together for the 2018 season. So far, we are seeing a bunch of our "kids" return! And we love it! This team that we are able to put together, they are part of the life-blood of The Waldheim. The ones who come back year after year after year, help us create the family culture that we strive for. As with any business, it isn't always rainbows and butterflies...our staff put in some long and hard days...and there are always situations that need some TLC. However, we hope we are able to provide an environment that allows our staff members to develop good work ethic, learn how to be successful as a team and find value in a good day's work.
It's hard to believe that we are already into month 2 of 2018! It has been a busy month getting deposits in, plugging families into open cottages, and rearranging ones who are trying something new this year. We have posted some of our availability here on our website. However, even though our deadline was January 27th, we are still getting deposits in, as well as, cancellations. Keep checking here or give us a call!
Happy New Year! Wow! It's hard to believe that we are here already! We hope you all have had a fantastic fall and winter so far. We have been experiencing a nice and snowy one here ing Big Moose! Once we get to this part of our off-season, time begins to evaporate. Between the reservations coming in, we will start our staff hiring process soon, merchandise shows, food shows...before we know it, it's mid-May and we are getting starting on spring cleaning!
This week holds an extremely big part of my heart. This is the week that I met my husband when he was a guest and I was his waitress. 10 years ago... on a Saturday night, I walked out through the swinging doors from the kitchen to his family's table...and the rest is history!
July 29th through August 5th marks what is known as the Week Six Social! This is a FUN week! Lots of kids, lots of games, and lots of cocktail parties! (There is usually one scheduled for each night of the week).
And we are on to Week 5. What can I say about Week 5....what can't I say about Week 5! Most noticably, the volume of the dining room goes up! Not that it's a bad thing, but it feels as if everyone is just that excited to see everyone else.
Week 4 has now come and gone. There is an interesting dynamic to this week. Lots of families that are related to each other. One family has about 25 members to it. And almost everyone this week has been coming 20+ years...one family has been coming since the 40's!
I think the most challenging thing about writing a blog is coming up with an opening line. Trying to start it off with something really catchy and interesting to draw people in to read the rest of it. I guess that right now my brain is caught up in the fog of summer-time "happenings"...
This has been, by far, the best weather we've had this year! We had four days of 75* and sun! The other few days were still very warm, but a little cloudy. Everyone took advantage of the beautiful days...we had kids fishing off the docks and many were tubing and skiing!