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9,544 Hours a Year | Maple Grove Hot Springs

About 9,544 hours a year. That's what it takes if we are lucky. ⁠

⁠Days like today during wild Winter months like this on an ever-demanding landscape like Maple's could cause one's mind to wonder.⁠

⁠What, really, does it take? ⁠⁠

To wonder about the seen and unseen efforts that dance together to make every day seem quiet, restful, and like the 40+ acres of land, water, and spaces that have just been flowing here, patiently waiting for guests to arrive. ⁠

⁠At any given point, we are a team of 15. Often, two or three talented hosts hum about before, during, and after your stay. ⁠

⁠The shoveling, the pressure washing, the housekeeping, the salting, the wood chopping, hauling, stacking, and burning. ⁠

⁠The laundry, the mopping, the re-stocking, re-staging, restoring, repairing, and repeating. ⁠

⁠The check-ins and check-outs. The guidelines here and the reminders there. The scheming of events and dreaming of experiences. The planning, the preparing, the doing, and the debriefing. ⁠

⁠The catching of critters, cutting of grass, raking of leaves, welcoming of guests, causing of laughter, and shushing of loudness.⁠

And most importantly, the setting, protecting and holding of space. ⁠

⁠In short, you might gather, it takes a lot. Of love. And care. And kindness. ⁠

⁠And so, on days like today, which is our pool cleaning day, we are reminded that within every small business exists a world nobody sees. A world behind the curtains that makes the core of what you've come to love come to be. ⁠

⁠There are many ways to thank the Humans behind any small business you love. Around here, we've found a way to partner up with you as guests to tell our team thanks. ⁠

⁠Did you know that we match EVERY dollar you tip? It's our way to recognize your appreciation for their hard work and turn that around as a bonus without limit. ⁠

⁠Thanks to you, we are proud to say we paid over $19,000 in employee bonuses last year alone. ⁠

⁠Next time you see a smiling face behind that snow shovel, tell them thanks for loving on a place that loves on you right back.


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