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Late Summer Travel Packages

by Stefanie | Posted on August 7th, 2014

Don’t start pulling out the sweaters yet! We have quite a while until we’ll need those, but before the cool air starts coming in, these vacation hot spots are great for your late summer escape.

 

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Bunk and Bridle 4-night Package, Reba Farm Inn РAug. 17-20 
-Starting at $400/person plus taxes.

Virginia has its own “dude ranch” located in Bedford County, with¬†75 horses on 300 acres near the Peaks of Otter. Become an East Coast Cowboy at Reba Farm Inn/Saddle Soar Equitainment with the¬†“Bunk and Bridle” package.¬†This travel package is for the true horse lover who wants to learn more and/or improve their horsemanship; or the novice, a great introduction to common sense horsemanship, and includes:

  • Four nights of lodging at the Inn
  • Meals (some meals will be served at the Inn, others at the barn and one out on the trail)
  • Hands on activities with horses and lots of riding

 

Salamander Resort

Salamander Resort

Restore and Discover Path, Salamander Resort & Spa
-Starting at $543 per person, per night.

Take some “me” time and enjoy an escape to Salamander Resort, and enjoy a soothing weekend pampering yourself. This package includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Heart-healthy breakfast
  • Fitness center & indoor pool access
  • Participation in group fitness and exercise sessions
  • 50-minute spa service of choice each day
  • $125 wellness credit per night, per person to be used toward a resort activity
  • Complimentary car service within a 5-mile radius
  • Seasonal welcome gift

 

Hokie Football Overnight Stay Package, Blacksburg – dates are for all home Va. Tech games
-Starting at $238.00 per night

Stay with the Holiday Inn University Blacksburg & Lane Stadium for one of Virginia Tech’s home football games and receive:

  • Free shuttle to and from the football field (9am-2am)
  • Free tailgate near the stadium
  • Free parking
  • A special, unique gift for each game

 

Virginia Golf Package at the Tides Inn – Thru Aug. 31
-Starting at $380 per night, based on double occupancy

Located on a private peninsula in the Northern Neck, near Chesapeake Bay, Tides Inn is home to the Golden Eagle Golf Course designed by George W. Cobb. Surrounded by woodlands, the course features exciting elevation changes, well-placed bunkers, signature holes, and water elements that all levels of golfers can enjoy.  Golden Eagle at the Tides Inn is the perfect getaway for golf with a group, as a romantic escape, or a trip with the whole family. Package includes:

  • Deluxe room accommodations
  • Full breakfast daily, per person, at the restaurant or room service
  • Unlimited daily golf at the Golden Eagle course, with cart, club storage and range balls
  • Unlimited use of the practice facility at the Little Eagle course
  • Golden Eagle souvenirs

 

Maury River Kayaking

Maury River Kayaking

Twin River Rafting Adventure Package, Natural Bridge – Thru Aug. 31
-Starting at $159

Stay at the Natural Bridge Park Historic Hotel and enjoy a river excursion with friends and family in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Enjoy all the benefits of a Natural Bridge Family Hotel Package including:

  • Natural Bridge and Caverns tickets
  • Standard room for 2 adults and 2 children
  • Served, hot breakfast
  • A single trip each for the River Paddle or Tubing Adventure

 

Williamsburg Flex Vacation Package, Williamsburg Plantation Resort – Thru Sept. 1
-$1,859 total

A great end of summer vacation for the family! The Williamsburg Flex Vacation Package includes:

  • 2 bedroom/2 bath condo, equipped with a kitchen, living and dining area
  • Unlimited visits to Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown Battlefield, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and more

 

American Music Festival, Virginia Beach – Aug. 29-Sept. 1
-$319 per night; special rates for Thursday, Aug. 28 and Monday, Sept. 1

Enjoy 3 days of rock, jazz, country, R&B and more at the 2014 American Music Festival, presented by Chevrolet. Featured artists include Three Dog Night, Barenaked Ladies, Daughtry, Third Eye Blind, just to name a few. Package includes:

  • 3-night stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites Oceanfront
  • 2 Passport Pins for the festival

 

Yoga at Primland Resort

Yoga at Primland Resort

Summer Hydration, Primland – Thru Sept. 21
-Starting at $1,015
Having one of those summers? Plan a relaxing trip to Primland Resort and enjoy the Summer Hydration package. This is the season of warm summer winds with the sun at its zenith. Abundant warmth and light beam confidence and strength. experience summer through its element – nourishing water as it opens us to our natural resources. The Summer Hydration package treatments have been especially selected to represent the nourishment and replenishment of the summer season. Package includes:

  • 3-day, 2-night stay at the resort
  • Breakfast and dinner each day
  • Yoga sea salt scrub
  • Stone of eternal youth facial
  • Harmony massage

 

Civil War Experience, Fredericksburg – Thru 2014
-Starting at $205

Travel back in history and walk in the footsteps of Grant, Lee and the thousands of Americans affected by the Civil War. This historic package includes:

  • 2-night stay at a Fredericksburg-area hotel (selected upon booking)
  • Admission to the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center and the White Oak Civil War Museum
  • Admission to all National Military Park Battlefields, a VIP dining card and more

 

For the Birders Travel Package, Mountain Rose Inn
-Starting at $569

Experience birding in luxury with this package at the Mountain Rose Inn that is just for bird lovers who might want to also be guests at our Inn. Experience birds of many varieties on the Inn’s property. You can even get face-to-face with a ruby-throated hummingbird during the summer months as you sip a glass of sherry & enjoy an afternoon snack on the Inn’s front porch. Package includes:

  • 3-night stay
  • Breakfast of choice and picnic lunches.

 

Fishing at Cornerstone Farm, Red Oak
-Starting at $450/couple

Whether you are young or young-at-heart, fishing is a relaxing pastime. You’ll discover the fishing is great sport on Cornerstone’s large private stocked pond. Cast a line for largemouth bass, crappies, catfish and more in our spring-fed pond for early morning or late afternoon fun. After dinner, enjoy the warmth of a evening bonfire while sharing stories and roasting¬†marshmallows. This package includes:

  • 2-night stay
  • Snack tray and beverages
  • Country breakfasts, light lunch, full evening meals
  • 1 evening bonfire roasting marshmallows
  • On-site pond fishing (bait and tackle included)

 

Blenheim Vineyards in Charlottesville

Blenheim Vineyards in Charlottesville

A Winelover’s Retreat, Orchard House Bed & Breakfast
-Starting at $285/couple

Enjoy a weekend in the country, sipping on Virginia’s finest wines. Package includes:

  • 2-night accommodations
  • 1 bottle of local Virginia wine and cheese platter
  • Full country breakfast each morning
  • Complementary soft drinks, coffee and tea
  • Complementary snack basket in room
  • Self-guided tours of local wineries and breweries

 

Creeper Trail Bike Shuttle Package, Summerfield Inn Bed & Breakfast
-Starting at $224

The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34-mile long Rails-to-Trails footpath and recreational trail used for hiking, birding and cycling. The Summerfield Inn Bed & Breakfast package includes:

  • 2-night accommodations
  • 1/2 day bicycle rental for 2
  • Gourmet breakfast

 

Family Fun Package at Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach
-Starting at $356

Have a complete vacation experience with the Hilton Garden Inn Family Fun Package. Enjoy a family outing on the beach during the day and then have a night out on the town! Along with the breathtaking views of the Atlantic, this package also includes:

  • Tickets to Beach Movie Bistro (enjoy a full menu of dining options while you watch a movie!)
  • $50 dining card to be used at any of the hotel’s 5 Virginia Beach Boardwalk restaurants

 

 

 



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Spring Golf Gallery

by Tom | Posted on May 5th, 2014

Olde Mill Green at Dusk

So you just hit that one glorious tee shot in your round – the proverbial golf shot that keeps you coming back to the game (despite the frustrating 97 you will shoot). How much better will that shot be if it heads off into the sunset on a beautifully scenic course? One where you can spend as much time admiring the landscape and natural beauty around you as you do your shots (or much more, depending on your game). If the pollen is not your enemy, this time of year is ideal to enjoy a cool, comfortable round of golf among the Azaleas and Virginia Dogwoods.

Check out some of the great views you might see around the Commonwealth:

Old Hickory

Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge is a great course for players of all levels. Check out the unique “19th” hole, the challenge hole that has nothing to do with the clubhouse watering hole, but might help settle a score!

 

Riverfront Golf Course

Riverfront is a semi-private course situated on the banks of the Nansemond River in Suffolk. Riverfront has an old-style layout that winds its way through the riverfront acreage, tidal marshes, huge oaks and pines, and vast rolling farmland.

 

Raspberry Falls Golf Club

Raspberry Falls in Leesburg, is an upscale, daily-fee golf course that holds the distinction of being Virginia’s only Gary Player Signature Design. The most dramatic and formidable feature of Raspberry Falls is its Scottish style stacked-sod bunkers.

 

Olde Mill Golf Resort

Olde Mill Golf Resort in Laurel Fork is one of the state’s most scenic mountain courses, just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

 

The Golden Horseshoe is one of Virginia's most famous golf clubs. Two courses created by Robert Trent Jones Sr and Rees Jones offer a classic and beautiful challenge.

The Golden Horseshoe is one of Virginia’s most famous golf clubs. Two courses created by Robert Trent Jones Sr and Rees Jones offer a classic and beautiful challenge.

 

Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club

Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club is a championship eighteen hole golf course nestled in the tranquility of Virginia’s historic Shenandoah Valley. Blue Ridge was even ranked #4 Best Courses you can play in Virginia by Golfweek Magazine.

 

The Omni Homestead Resort

Another example of great Virginia mountain golf, the Cascades courses at the Omni Homestead in Hot Springs are where golf legend Sam Snead began his career.

 

Seeking more Virginia golf? Go to http://www.virginia.org/Golf/ for information on Virginia’s golf courses and special Golfing Deals and Travel Packages

 



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Junior PGA Makes First Virginia Appearance

by Casey | Posted on July 11th, 2013

Trump National Golf Club Washington, D.C. in Potomac Falls, Virginia will host the prestigious 38th Junior PGA Championship July 30-August 2.

Trump National Golf Club Washington D.C.The Junior PGA Championship is where the best in the world get their start. Begun in 1976, the Championship has been a popular stop on the national junior circuit for many of today’s PGA and LPGA touring professionals.

Notable past participants include Tiger Woods, Inbee Park, Phil Mickelson, Christie Kerr, Jordan Spieth, Alexis Thompson, Luke Guthrie and Michelle Wie.

Each year the field includes past winners of the Championship, PGA Junior Series event champions, PGA Section winners, many of Polo Golf and Golfweek’s top-ranked players, and selected national junior tournament winners.

This year’s 72-hole Championship will feature a 54-hole cut to the low 30 boys and 30 girls, including ties.

Accommodations | Dining | Attractions

For Spectators*

  • Stay on the cart paths or in the rough where cart paths are not accessible, and at least 30 yards away from the players.
  • Do not walk in the fairways.
  • Turn off cell phones or turn ringers to silent or vibrate.
  • Adhere to the Trump National Golf Club Washington, D.C. dress code.

*Spectator etiquette and additional rules available through the PGA Junior Series web site.

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Golfing Legacies Grace Virginia

by Casey | Posted on May 25th, 2011

Golden Horseshoe Golfing

Golden Horseshoe Golfing

Beautifully rolling greens await you at golf courses across Virginia, and they include big names like Greg Norman and Robert Trent Jones. Are you ready to go a round or two?

The Golden Horseshoe – Colonial Williamsburg

  • 45 holes
  • Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary recognition
    • Gold Course
      • 18 holes * Opened in 1963 * Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
    • Green Course
      • 18 holes * Opened in 1991 * Designed by Rees Jones
    • Spotswood Course
      • 9 holes * Originally opened in 1947; updated by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. in 1963.
  • “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses,” Gold Course, Golf Digest (2009, ’07, ’05, ’03)
  • “Top 100 Resort Courses,” Gold Course, Golfweek (2007) … More Acclaim
  • Open 365 days a year, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Champions Golf Experience in Williamsburg Travel Package: $399 to play both The Golden Horseshoe and Kingsmill.
  • Bring a group of 16 to secure a stay and play package from Best Western Williamsburg at $89/person.

Golden Eagle Golf Club at The Tides Inn in Irvington

  • 18 holes * Opened in 1976 * Designed by George W. Cobb
    • Three major water hazards (5, 9 and 18)
  • Golden Eagle Golf Travel Package: $358/couple gets you unlimited golfing, cart, club storage, driving range balls, deluxe Tides Inn accommodations, one round at either Tartan Golf Course or King Carter Golf Course, and unlimited use of Little Eagle practice facilities.
Lansdowne's Shark Bite Course

Lansdowne's Shark Bite Course

The Golf Club at Lansdowne

  • 45 holes
    • The Robert Trent Jones, II (RTJII) Course * 18 holes
      • Strategically uses natural stone outcroppings and centuries-old rock walls.
    • The Norman Course (Greg Norman) * 18 holes
      • Uses Norman’s “Least Disturbance Approach,” incorporating natural undulations of the Potomac River Valley.
      • Norman calls the last four holes (1,706 yards or one mile apart) “the hardest mile in golf.”
    • Shark Bite 9 * 9 holes
      • A par-32, Shark Bite is longer and more challenging than most 9′s you’ll encounter.
  • Family Shark Bite Golf Package: $389/night for a family of four in deluxe Lansdowne Resort accommodations, buffet breakfast, unlimited golf on Shark Bite, and two sets of rental clubs.

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