Up at Bolton Valley they have a Waffle Cabin, a shack outside the main lodge that sells, uh, waffles. It was not open when we were there yesterday in the afternoon. Not sure what was up with that. Why wouldn’t you have this unique snack shack open on a beautiful day during school break? Seemed like a missed opportunity to me.
We went up for night skiing tonight. The kids wanted to try it and this was as good a time as any. It was pretty much perfect–warm, soft snow, not crowded at all. The corporate race event was happening and they got a kick out of that. They had so much fun they did not want to stop. Twice we did just one more run, then we had to get home for bed.
We checked when we got there to make sure we would get a waffle before the hut closed. We had plenty of time to ski before then so we got in a few runs first. My daughter is shredding it up these days. She has gained a lot of confidence and so is really having lots of fun now. We could say I told you so, but what would that accomplish? Our little guy has lots of ground to cover. Maybe next year he will get it.
The waffles were dang good. Crispy and fatty and covered in chocolate. And warm. They had been recommended by a friend so highly that we had to try them. I had seen the building and was curious, but could take it or leave it. Then Nicole talked it up, telling us she would look forward all day to having one of the waffles when she knew she would be up there. She was right about them. I want another one.
It is the perfect example of word of mouth marketing. The place has high visibility but no real flash. It does smell good when things are cooking and word has now spread. Knowing this now, I really can’t figure out why they would not have been open yesterday. We may go up again tomorrow (the kids are now eager to hit the slopes again) and that place better be open if we do. I’m already jonesing.