Friday, February 13, 2009

Relaxing Retreats

Recently we've been delighted to host a couple of retreats in our Adamstown House vacation home. One group residing with us haled from Stewartstown, PA. A group of ladies from the Living Hope Church utilized the Adamstown House and Firefly Cottage for a spiritual retreat. They said, "Thank you for providing a wonderful, cozy atmosphere for relaxation, prayer, and spiritual growth. We had a great time and wish we didn't have to leave just yet!" We were delighted to have them.
Another group that recently resided in the Adamstown House journeyed from just up the road in Sinking Springs. A few folks from the Spring Valley Athletic Club decided to spend a day with their team participating in some team building exercises. Wendy and the Spring Valley staff said the Adamstown House was "great for our corporate team building. Comfy sofa! Loved it!" We are glad to be able to help local businesses grow as a team. Thanks Spring Valley.

Valentines Day

It is the middle of February and we are booked full. The explanation for this can only be one thing, Valentines Day. Yes, the "holiday" is finally here and since we are packed this weekend we have some special treats for our guests. Generally we give a remembrance gift out to those who lodge with us to simply say thank you for choosing Adamstown Inns, but for Valentines Day we enjoy going the extra mile. As the guests arrive they will see roses scattered throughout the Inns. Upon entering their room the guests will view an array of delights. Resting atop the bed will sit some bubbly to set the mood, along with some chocolate covered strawberries and Belgium chocolates. As well as petite Red Velvet cake, and a Valentines day journal.
It will be a busy weekend for us at the Inns, but we thrive upon these types of weekends. Another opportunity to meet many new people, become acquainted with new friends, or reminisce with some old ones on their romantic weekend vacation. Thanks to everyone who chose to stay with us on their special getaway for Valentines.


It's that time of year again where it is OK to play in the mud and purchase some amazing things while doing it. February 21st kicks of the Mud Sale season in Honeybrook, PA with Quilts, crafts, new furniture, Winross trucks, Smuckers bells, farm-related supplies, tools, buggies, and heifers. Now that sounds like fun. If you can't attend that Mud Sale there are many more to follow throughout February, March, April, even into the summer, although I don't think it will be quite as muddy in the summer months.
A friend of ours has attended the Gordonville, PA mud sale and thought it was excellent. The claim is that Gordonville is the biggest one and it is "lots of fun......lots of antiques, tools, food carriages and buggies. I attended two years ago and our feet actually sank in the mud, in fact, I almost walked out of my shoes, they were so stuck." So remember to dress for the occasion.
Another plus is that no tax is charged when you purchase an item, do to the fact it is for a volunteer company. If you want to get a feel for a mud sale or curious as to what they look like, I found this website with some great photos, so take a look at these photos to immerse yourself in the Amish Mud Sale environment. Any questions concerning other Mud Sales please comment.