Find an attractive artist writer retreat with special rates and extended stay possibilities for individuals or groups. Located in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia, it has a wide range of activities plus a world class spa, restaurants, tennis, and shopping in Hot Springs, Virginia.
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This is just one way Lake Genevans share the wealth.
Express interest and they’ll tell you about the wealthy Chicagoans who built summer lakeside estates here starting in the mid-1800s; how the local Playboy Club turned into Grand Geneva Resort & Spa; why it’s worth spending $6,000 a year to dismantle docks each fall (freezing water is murder on wood); and about “hard water” escapades such as ice boating.
Awaiting carryout flatbread at Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub, I’m engaged by a third-generation Lake Genevan who tells me about free Saturday tours of Yerkes Observatory, an architectural wonder on the lake’s northwest shore that boasts the world’s largest refracting telescope. My “Sprechtangle” arrives; he suggests reconvening over coffee or a New Glarus brew to discuss a conspiracy theory linking Yerkes and the Vatican. Lesson learned: These folks love to share their good fortune — the juiciest apples, the freshest greens, the purest lake, the quaintest and quirkiest antiques.
That civic pride is in full force when I visit the Baker House, a lakeside Queen Anne restored to Gilded Age glamour. There, lifelong Lake Geneva resident Rodney Whetlow and his friends Lorraine, Helen and J.B. regale me with tales of four-season fun at the lake.
First stop: a hallway with racks of saucy vintage hats. A bystander docks one on my head. All guests must wear a hat; that’s dressing for dinner at the Baker House. Meanwhile, the staff wears period costumes complementing the sumptuous interiors of the 1885 turreted Victorian, which owner Bethany Souza revived last year as an inn, the culmination of a lifelong dream.
Over specialty cocktails (star fruit, apple), finger foods and mismatched vintage tableware, local lore flows as the setting sun is reflected in the quicksilver lake that reaches depths of 146 feet. In the background — soon to become the foreground at singalong time — Tom Stanfield, outfitted in ragtime regalia, plays yesteryear standards on piano, pocket trumpet and fluegelhorn.
Rodney describes riding motorcycles across the frozen lake, praising J.B.’s skills in studding tires for an optimal mix of traction and speed. They’ve sailed the ice as well. “Most of Geneva Lake freezes two feet below the surface, which is perfect for ice boating,” says Rodney. An ice boat has a long, narrow hull, like a kayak; its large main sail acts as an airfoil. “Sailors with good winds can reach speeds over 100 miles per hour,” Rodney explains. “Some parts of the lake, such as the Narrows, don’t freeze.” These “faults” are one to 30 feet wide. “You try to gain enough speed to jump the fault.”
By Robin Soslow, The Washington Post, Nov. 11,2011
Newlyweds can find the “best honeymoon vacation value” off the beaten path in California. There are many places that are great for a romantic getaway. For honeymooners there are many activities plus a wealth of opportunities for hideaways and privacy. With beautiful climate, coastlines, desert, and mountains honeymoons can be full of memories and enjoyment.
Enjoy a honeymoon vacation with a casual, warm Western ambiance in the beautiful surroundings of the largest contiguous State Park in North America, the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It covers over 600,000 acres. it is just perfect for a relaxing getaway whether you stay at the Palm Canyon Resort (www.palmcanyonresort.com) or camp in the state park in laid -back Borrego Springs. this very small town has no traffic lights and is bordered by rocky peaks. It is located in the center of Anza-Desert State Park (abdsp.org), has great vistas , and is perfect for stargazing all year long. Its camping is rated one of the best in the United States according to “Budget Living”.
The Palm Canyon Resort features traditional honeymoon accommodations plus pull thru and back-in RV sites. Newlyweds can enjoy a resort omantic adventure or eco vacation while choosing from hiking, horseback riding, motor cycling, biking, off-road activities, flowers, desert excursions, golf, tennis, and astronomy.
With warm climate, clear skies, no smog or congestion the Resort includes two swimming pools, jacuzzis, a fitness center, three different meeting rooms for parties and events, and an amphitheater.Enjoy good food at reasonable prices at the resort Big Horn Restaurant. It does close for a while so you may want to check before you are visiting to see if it is open. During their season (Oct.-May):Check-in time is 4:00PM to 8:00PM Sun thru Thursday. Check-out time is noon. Check-ins after hours must call before lobby has closed. There are a few other simple restaurants in town that do not close. But, if you want really extravagant dining, you can make a scenic two hour drive to SanDiego.
Richard Choura is a travel and vacation writer. For more information go to http://www.retreatvacations.com
Find ski vacation specials at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, West Virginia. Book any 4 days and 4 nights ski and stay plan and they will turn your lift tickets into a season pass for FREE! This will help skiewrs get more time on the slopes this winter. Also, receive discounts at restaurants, shops, and other Intrawest Resorts.
Another ski special is that if you book your 4 days and 4 nights between Opening Day and Dec. 25, kids under 12 ski FREE!
The resort also has snowboarding. Phone: 877 441 4386
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