I wasn’t sure what to expect. To be honest, I was even a bit nervous. Would The Lure turn into the Arctic? Would I survive?
The truth is, we are very far from Arctic! Since November we have had only 2 snow storms which covered The Lure in a beautiful white blanket. Sitting at just under 3,000ft elevation, the snow melts away surprisingly quick! Thankfully, just a short trip up HWY 49 is a full-on winter wonderland. From sleds to snowshoes, and for the more adventurous, snowmobiling and backcountry skiing, Winter is proving to be a great time to be in the mountains.
There is also a stillness that flows through the canyon this time of year
There is also a stillness that flows through the canyon this time of year, far from the bustle of Summer in the Lost Sierra. This stillness offers a chance for quiet, a chance to slow down, a chance to reconnect. The low sunlight that filters through our trees is a welcome sight. The river slowly rises with every passing storm front. Mist clings to the cliff sides, creating dramatic vistas. Our winter guests are treated to cozy fires and warm blankets. A brisk evening walk to our meadow is a breath of fresh air. The cabins glow against the night sky. A round of drinks at the infamous St. Charles Place to cap off the night. Downieville and The Lure keep charming me again and again!
Now I know to look forward to every Winter at The Lure!
Melanie – GM