Showing posts from January, 2014

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers great $79 deal

Here's a great deal to help melt away those winter blues - $79 for a family suite for up to 6 guests. Good on two dates only.

Take a break from the snow & cold... Bring your family to join ours for some fun! $79 in Family Suites for up to 6 guests!

Valid February 19 & March 19, 2014 ONLY - does not include taxes/resort fee.

Grand Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark is open from 2-8d Forest Amusement Park
at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
February 19 & March 19 only
 - does not include taxes/resort fee. Grand Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark is open from 2-8pm Enchanted Forest Amusement Park is open form 7-10pm Jack's Place Bar & Grill is open from 7pm - Midnight Rate includes a hot breakfast on Thursday morning 8-10am before heading back into the winter's cold. Call 866.399.3866, press ONE for reservations and let them know you want to stay on WINTER WEDNESDAY! Can't stay the night? Grab a Waterpark Day Pass (for that day only) $10.95 per person!
A day of fun away from the…

Upgrades and expansion in Santa Claus in 2013 drew additional visitors

If you have followed the blog or Facebook page, you know that the Santa Claus, Indiana area is one of our favorite places to travel as a family. Our most recent visit was this past fall as we enjoyed the Halloween season at Holiday World and Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. This press release arrived in my inbox recently and I'm excited to hear that 2013 was such a good year for Spencer County. Here's hoping 2014 is even better!

Local Business Investment Adds to Spencer County Tourism Growth January 16, 2014 (Santa Claus, Ind.) –The Spencer County Visitors Bureau reports that continued investment by local businesses contributed to a successful tourism season. More lodging choices, new water slides, additions and improvements to county attractions, and special events helped make 2013 a successful year for attracting visitors to the county.

“Tourism businesses offered enhancements and additions in 2013, which led to a great year for Spencer County,” says Melissa Brockman,…

Talbot Hotel offers Valentine's stay and dinner special

Looking for something romantic to wow you mate with on February 14? Check out this offer from the Talbot Hotel and Little Market Brasserie.

Share the Love this Valentine's Day with Love Notes
WHO:The Talbott Hotel and Little Market Brasserie
WHAT:...introduce Love Notes this Valentine's Day where everyone feels the love. Book an overnight stay at the Gold Coast boutique hotel on February 14 and enjoy a special 4-course menu for two at Little Market Brasserie that evening. On Valentine's Night all guests dining at the hotel's popular restaurant will receive a special "love note" offering a variety of prizes to redeem from the restaurant or hotel on a future visit. Prizes include:
Complimentary One-Night Stay in a One-Bedroom Suite at The Talbott Hotel plus Breakfast in Bed from Little Market Brasserie 20% off your entire check at Little Market Brasserie 50% off the food portion of your check at Little Market Brasserie Ice Cream tasting served family style for up to fi…

Beech Bend Park: Bowling Green, Kentucky

Oh, what a bad blogger I've been. So much attention these days goes to the food blog and other deadlines and I neglect this one. But this year I really do intend to share more of our travels here. Tonight I happen to come across photos from one of my favorite trips - one to Kentucky. We've been there 4 times now, I believe, and each time visited Cave Country and and I love how much there is to offer and how many varying types of attractions there are.

We've toured several caves and even took a boat ride through a cave. We've walked among life-sized dinosaur replicas. We've seen Corvettes on the assembly line. We've watched an Old Wild West show. We've ridden an Alpine Slide, bumper cars, cable cars, horses, carousels, go karts and more. We've swam and gone down water slides. We've seen deer grazing outside our window when we stayed in the National Park. We've visited the Wildlife Museum. We've seen Australian animals close up, milked cows an…

Corn mazes part of the fun at Holiday World's Happy Halloween Weekends

Santa Claus is one of our family's favorite vacation destinations. And until this year, we had only been there to visit in the summer. A visit to the area is not complete without taking in the fun at Holiday World and last year, the theme park extended the season to include a Halloween makeover of the park.

Along with the rides and shows that we've enjoyed in the summer months, there's now fall decor everywhere you look from pumpkins to spider webs. There's also the addition of two corn mazes, a junior corn maze, for those who are looking for a quick jaunt through the field and the corn maze, which has a challenging intricate design that can keep you going in circles for quite some time.

With the addition of the corn mazes and hay ride that delivers you there, it makes the general admission charge of $29.95 ($19.95 for guests under 54" and Seniors of age 60) a real bargain. Admission covers not just rides, but several shows and attractions (like Holidog's 3D A…