Dining table with view to deck at the Bear Track Inn

A Surprise Engagement

Each summer, the Bear Track Inn hosts a wide range of celebrations. From weddings to family reunions to company retreats, our guests often choose to spend the most memorable moments with their loved ones under our roof.

We recently had the pleasure of helping our guests, Kory and Samantha, celebrate their engagement! After an enjoyable breakfast to boost their energy, the two set off on a hike to the waterfalls. The Falls Creek trail head is located just behind the property of the lodge, and it’s about a 1.5 mile trek to the upper falls.

Once they arrived at the lookout point to the waterfall, they stopped to enjoy the scenic view. Knowing that there couldn’t have been a better moment to ask Samantha a very important question, Kory dropped down on one knee and proposed! After some time spent taking photos and calling their families to share the good news, Kory and Samantha continued the afternoon with a hike down to the lower falls and even ran into a Black Bear along the way.

When they returned to the lodge that evening, we greeted the newly engaged couple with champagne and a private table in our dining room where the two could enjoy an intimate dinner overlooking the meadow. Our pastry chef even created a beautiful cake for the occasion. Needless to say, Kory and Samantha’s stay at the Bear Track Inn this summer was certainly one to remember!