Friday, November 25, 2011

Elizabeth Farms New Light Display

The Christmas Season is quickly approaching, so soon we’ll need to deck the halls and trim the tree! With all the stress from preparing for the holidays, a quick weekend getaway is always a great idea to relax and enjoy the beauty of the season. Adamstown Inns & Cottages is the perfect getaway location because of the warm hospitality and the local Christmas displays. 

 Just 25 minutes down the road, you’ll find yourself in a winter wonderland at Elizabeth Farms. This old-fashioned farm in Lititz, Pennsylvania offers horse drawn wagon rides through the pine fields, so you can chop down your own Christmas tree. After finding the right tree, visit the gift shop to warm up with some hot chocolate. You can also pick out a wreath, crafts, and greens to decorate your house. Be sure to get a glimpse of Santa in his workshop and get your picture taken with him! Don’t forget to stop by the Bloomingdale’s window display and the Strasburg Railroad train room.

The most exciting part of this Lancaster County farm exhibit is their Gift of Lights display. Starting November 18 through January 1, you can drive through approximately 1.2 miles of lights. For only $15 a vehicle you’ll quickly get in the holiday spirit and be inspired to create a winter wonderland at your home!

In addition to the Christmas displays, staying at the Amethyst Inn is a sweet treat of its own, with plush feather bedding, steam showers, and gourmet breakfasts. Surprise vacations also make wonderful gifts, so book your stay soon, or call and order your gift certificates!

Monday, November 14, 2011

While there are plenty of golf courses near the Amethyst Inn, in Lancaster County, PA, you now have more options for golf adventure with the new vacation home in Highpoint, North Carolina. With 3 country clubs and 2 courses near the house, you’ll be able to golf on a challenging course everyday.

The Grandover Resort is in Greensboro and has 36 holes to perfect your game. With 1500 acres filled with trees, deer, and surrounding hills, you’ll definitely have the chance to enjoy the Greensboro nature while perfecting your hole in one.

Also in Greensboro, the Sedgefield Country Club has 18 holes designed by Donald Ross. The rolling fairways creates challenges for both the amateur and professional golfer. Be careful that you don’t use too many mulligans on this course! The PGA Tour will be at the Sedgefield Country club the week of August 13-19, 2012.

Forest Oaks, has been on the PGA tour before, but it’s not scheduled for this year. The well maintained course has five sets of tees that creates a challenging game for golfers of every level. The Greensboro National Golf Club, has 18 holes with a classic layout, so aim for some “birdies” on this course!

Being the only course in High Point, the Oak Hollow Golf Club has 18 holes designed by Pete Dye. His unique characteristics create risky situations that result in high reward for professional golfers.  

Don’t forget to schedule your tee times in advance so you can experience all the courses during your vacation. You may even decide to make this a guys weekend, but if the family joins you, have them drop you off at the club before they head to the Tanger Outlets in Mebane, NC.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thanksgiving Rental

Holidays are an exciting time, but can also be stressful. If your family is like mine than you understand how difficult it is to find a place to gather that will comfortably fit everyone. Not to mention the fact that each year someone else moves away, so there’s always someone trying to crash on the couch when they come home for the weekend. Does this sound familiar; is this a scenario you’d like to avoid this year? If so, then consider introducing the family to your favorite Lancaster County bed and breakfast. With an assortment of vacation homes and cottages, now in 3 different states, you’ll have plenty of options for a relaxing holiday this year.
There’s also an assortment of activities to keep you busy. You’ll have the option to stay up all night for the fireworks and Black Friday savings at the Rockvale & Tanger Outlets ,or sleep in and enjoy the shops at Stoudtburg village. If you don’t want the hassle of cooking a large dinner, there are plenty of local restaurants open on Thanksgiving that your family will enjoy.The rental homes are booking quickly, especially for Thanksgiving, but there are a couple left. Feel free to call the
Amethyst Inn, or find more information online about which vacation home would accommodate your family’s needs.