Active Mountain Living

Friday News

Administration Notices
Budget Workshops Scheduled
The Board of Directors scheduled three 2023 budget workshops to delve into next years financial plan. The meetings are open to the public.

The final session on operating expenses will be held on Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. in the Club Tamarack Recreation Room.

The board will be addressing the overall budget plan in November.
Paving Plans Delayed
The road paving program planned for this year has been pushed back to 2023. Bent Tree had approved a contract for paving on a portion of Little Hendricks Mountain Peak, Big Stump and Little Pine Mountain Road. The contracting company initially thought it could finish the work by the end of October, but delays in other projects they were working on would have pushed the Bent Tree work into November. Paving in colder weather is chancy and a decision was made to postpone the work to ensure we get a good finished product.
GM Search Continues
A search committee looking for candidates for the vacant general manager position has reviewed about 20 applicants and is in the process of interviewing the top prospects via Zoom. Once the list is narrowed the top candidates will be brought in for interviews and the Board of Directors will make the final decision.
‘Big Red’ has Arrived
If you’ve driven over the dam this week you may have noticed a large, red protuberance on the metal valve at the midpoint. That’s the long-awaited gear that was fabricated in Texas to operate a sluice gate 80 feet under the water. The state is requiring that the gate be exercised yearly, and Bent Tree’s has not been tested in decades. The new gear, a 750 pounder, will be used to turn the mechanism that opens the gate. However, that can’t happen until an underwater company arrives to install a trash rack over the gate. Once that occurs and the gate is operational a decision will be made about whether or not to draw down the lake to facilitate silt removal.
New Website
Over 680 people have successfully signed up for the new website.   For those of you who haven't tried yet, please send an email to with the subject line 'New Website'.  Please include your name, email address (if different from the email you're sending the message from, address and Lot Number.      

Note:  If your email address doesn't match what we have in our current system, we'll have to change that before adding you to the new website.

Note:  We send you an email that provides a link to create your own password.   If you get that email, please set your password right away.  If you don't, the link will expire.

Note:  Every user needs their own email to sign up.   There isn't a way to create an account for couples on the website.


Our department is truly grateful for those who volunteered their time, donated food and supplies, and/or attended our inaugural Public Safety Day event this past Saturday.

To view photos from the event, please follow the link below to the Public Safety News section of the Bent Tree website here.

Friday, October 21st - $28.95 Surf & Turf

Jumbo shrimp skewer and a beef tenderloin skewer served with roasted red potatoes and yellow squash.

Saturday, October 22nd - $29.95

Prime Rib served with Chef’s roasted potatoes and sautéed seasonal vegetables, salad and rolls.

Sunday, October 23rd - $15.95

All you can eat Sunday Brunch at Club Tamarack.

Beginning the week of November 7th The Tavern will begin Winter Hours and be closed on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Hours will be as follows.

Monday- Closed

Tuesday- 10:30am- 8pm

Wednesday- Closed

Thursday- 10:30am- 8 pm

Friday- 10:30am- 8pm

Saturday- 8am- 8pm (Breakfast served until 10:30am)

Sunday- 10:30am- 3 pm (Bar service only)

Winter Start Times

Due to the high probability of frost delays during the winter months, we will be starting play on the course with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. each day. This will allow ample time for the staff to prepare the course and prevent any potential damage on the course.  These hours will start Sunday, November 6th and continue to Sunday, March 12th.

Lake & Wildlife

Saturday, Nov 5th Partners Program – Bent Tree History as told by Chris Feldt!

Learn the background of the quarry, how the original front gate entrance differs from today's, and so much interesting history of the Bent Tree Community!

Come at 9 a.m. to enjoy socializing, coffee and donuts. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. in the lower level of Club Tamarack. L&W is open to all residents.
for making Tamarack Treasures and the Employee Luncheon such wonderful events.

Your donations, volunteerism, creativeness, shopping, baking, and friendships are truly the best treasures of all!

Next Up for L&W

Fall Mass Planting for Landscape Zones
We’d love to have many to play in the dirt with us! Meet at Admin Friday morning Oct 28th at 8 am to join in. Email Andy Kidd at for more information.

Holiday Poinsettia Sales are going on now. Forms are at Admin or the Mail Center or can be printed from the web site. Also online sales available from the L&W page of the BT web site.

Order online here.
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