Thursday, October 27, 2011

High Point, North Carolina

Once again, Adamstown Inns & Cottages has another addition to their rental homes with a beautiful house in High Point/Greensboro, North Carolina. This Norman Zimmerman designed contemporary home has the capability to sleep 10 people. There are 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and plenty of personality. My favorite part of the house is the custom designed furniture from trees.  Personally, I would visit North Carolina just to stay in this vacation rental, but there are plenty of local activities, if you think you’d get bored just admiring the home all week!

The Greensboro Coliseum is just 20 minutes away, and offers entertainment for everyone. From concerts, to comedians, to flea markets, sporting events, and live shows, there’s always an event going on.

If you’re a history buff, you’ll enjoy a visit to Winston-Salem to explore Old Salem. In addition to beautiful gardens and shops, you can experience what life was like 200 years ago. Through demonstrations, tours, and hands-on activities, you’ll learn many interesting facts about history, all while having fun!  

Two universities happen to be nearby the vacation rental. Both Wake Forest and High Point University often have community concerts, plays, and sporting events that are open to the public. 

Also, the house is perfect for graduations, and parents weekends, to keep the whole family together at an affordable price.

Lastly, the North Carolina Zoo is nearby with more than 1,000 animals. You can watch the animals get fed, interact with the zookeepers, and even have your birthday party at the zoo!

This is just a small sampling of all the attractions near the North Carolina vacation rental. As you plan your trip, you’ll discover more of what the town has to offer, and look forward to an affordable family vacation.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Autumn in Lancaster County

Now that the brisk weather has taken our mornings and evenings, it’s time to officially celebrate Autumn and the Halloween Season. Lancaster County has hauntingly fun activities for kids of every age, including adults. Whether your family prefers the spooky side of Halloween, or the pumpkin patch tour with hot apple cider, you’ll be able to plan a family vacation that pleases everyone! The entire family will be spoiled when you choose to stay at the Adamstown Inns & Cottages. The vacation homes have all the amenities that you could ever imagine in your home away from home. So pack your bags for a trip to Lancaster Pennsylvania and discover history, local apples, corn mazes, and Oktoberfest.

Get ready for your first Ghost and Graveyard tour in 21st century style, on a segway! Red Rose Segway offers a 90 minute tour through Lancaster’s past and present, with eerie stories of historical figures. If you’re nervous about riding on a segway, don’t worry because the tour begins with a lesson!

If you’d rather walk, then you would enjoy a corn maze at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm. In addition to their Harvest Festival on Saturdays, they open their corn maze in the evenings to explore in total darkness. Of course they sell glow sticks and you’re welcome to bring a flashlight so you don’t get lost! During the festival they also offer hayrides, a bonfire, face painting, and a pumpkin patch. I could continue on about the Fall Family Fun Days at Weaver’s Orchard in Berks County , Glo Golf at the Village Greens in Strasburg, at Dutch Wonderland, and a Pumpkin & Spice Tasting Event at the Intercourse Canning Company , but I’ll let you explore those ideas as you finalize your travel plans!

Lastly, for the adults, Oktoberfest is in full swing at Stoudt’s Gemutlichkeit Bier Garden, conveniently up the road from the Amethyst Inn. With German music, food, and microbrews, it’s no surprise you’re now contemplating leaving the kids at grandma’s for the weekend! On October 15th and 16th, the festival lasts all weekend, but normally it’s just on Sunday afternoons. Whether you decide to have a romantic weekend with your significant other, or choose to bring the family, even grandma!, the Adamstown Inns & Cottages has the perfect accommodations for you.