“Build it and they will come” is adapted from a quote from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams where an Iowa corn farmers hears a voice telling him to build a baseball diamond in his corn fields. A great movie by the way. In the same line the new owners, Jacquelyn and Jeremy Jaech, have lovingly rehabilitated the property located at 4848 Green Avenue in Manson (ex Banjo Creek Farms) to attract and introduce others to this charming gem tucked in the Cascade Mountains. Their hope is to be an economic driver for the community by creating a compelling tennis destination for tourism and an educational and community resource for local residents. They are passionate about education and physical exercise, and understand the importance of creating a social environment around each to motivate those passions in others. We believe that Harmony Meadows can fulfill this mission.
You will have an opportunity to visit Harmony Meadows on Saturday – August 12 and their Grand Opening. You will be amazed at what they have accomplished and what a shining star this will be for our community. While you are there take a tour of the eight outdoor courts and soon-to-be four indoor courts. Whether you are on vacation or reside within the valley, a pro or a beginner, they have a tennis program to suit your needs. Be sure to see the beautiful equestrian themed event hall with exposed trusses that can accommodate up to 200 guests and features a spacious catering kitchen, and private lobby. The vast meadow can accommodate larger festivities, while the gazebo garden, grazing pastures, or barn breezeway can host your intimate affair. The breezeway overlooking the meadow with twinkling lights is the perfect place to host your cocktail hour. All of these locations incorporate the natural, rustic elegance of the property.
Visit the brewery operated by Greg and Jo Cowell, One Brewing is an add-on to their original company, One Wines Inc. This small but successful winery has won several awards for their unique and delectable wines. These include several gold and silver medals at competitions throughout the Pacific Northwest. They were also named as one of the top 10 wineries in Washington by Seattle Magazine. With such success in the wine business, they have expanded their expertise to begin brewing pilsner-style beer on-site at Harmony Meadows. Here, they will offer tastings for both their handcrafted beer and wine selections.
Harmony Meadows offers two unique accommodations. Their Life In Balance philosophy begins with immersing yourself in the opulence of The Cottage or relaxing in farmhouse elegance the Hayloft Suite provides. They invite you to view the differences between the two offerings to discover which will enable you to breathe, relax, and enjoy the surroundings and bring you closer to Harmony.
The Grand Opening will be a full day of activities so be sure to put this event on your calendar.
7:30 am – Tennis tournament registration begins
8:00 am – First match begins
9:15 am – Second match begins
10:30 am – Third match begins
11:45 am – fourth match begins
12:30 pm – Lunch for players
1:30 pm – final match
3:00 pm – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
3-5pm – Barbecue open to community
5-7pm – Live performance by Randy Norris and The Full Degree
The Manson Chamber of Commerce welcomes Harmony Meadows to our community.
By Norm Manly