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    Tips for Traveling During the Summer Months!

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Summer is the most popular time of the year for travel. From choosing the right hotel to deciding where to go on your trip, there are a lot of elements that must come together to plan your ideal trip. Use the following tips to figure out the best way to travel this summer:

    Make Your Reservations Early
    If you wait too long to make your summer plans, you might miss out on a really great deal on a hotel or on your airfare. Hesitating could also keep you from getting a reservation during the time when you want to travel. As soon as you know where you want to go and when you want to be there, you should find a hotel and a flight and make your reservations.

    Look for Accommodations with Amenities
    You do not have to stray far from your hotel in order to have a memorable vacation. Choose hotels that have fun amenities like golf courses, a luxury spa, tennis courts, pools, and amazing restaurants. You should also look at its location to make sure it is close enough to nearby attractions that you can spend the day exploring the local area. Even if you stay at the hotel for your whole trip, these amenities will guarantee that you have a great vacation.

    Do What You Want
    Do not let yourself get roped into a vacation that does not encompass what you really want to do. Take advantage of the summer travel opportunities by planning a trip that lets you relax and recharge until you have to get back to your daily life.

    When it comes to summer vacations, no one does it better in the Baltimore or Washington, D.C., area than Turf Valley. With stunning views and rejuvenating amenities like a full-service spa, we make it easy to enjoy your ideal vacation. We also have hotel meeting facilities and hotel conference rooms so we can host all of your business needs. To learn more about the property or to make a reservation, call (888) 718-3370.

    Festive Recipes for the Fourth of July

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Each year on July 4th, Americans celebrate our freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings. These delicious red, white, and blue desserts are a great (and tasty) way to display your patriotism this holiday. Happy Independence Day!

    [ Patriotic Tunnel Cake | Brownie and Fruit Kabobs | Blueberry Strawberry Dessert | Red, White and Blue Fruit Pizza | American Flag Cheesecake Bars ]

    For more holiday recipes and DIY projects follow Turf Valley on Pinterest and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for blog post updates.  Turf Valley is a golf and spa resort conveniently located in the Baltimore-Washington, DC corridor.  For more information about Turf Valley, call us at 410-465-1500.

    DIY Summer Spa Treatment

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Berries aren’t just for eating in the summertime! Kick back and relax with a day at your DIY spa. The Strawberry Scrub and Raspberry-Honey Face Mask from Make Her Up not only smell amazing, but are full of antioxidants and vitamins that will leave you with healthy, glowing, Summer skin.

    Strawberry Scrub


    • 2 pureed strawberries
    • 1 tbsp of olive oil
    • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
    • 1 tbsp of Vitamin E oil
    • 2 tbsp of sugar

    Mix all the ingredients together. In the shower, rub all over your body for a great exfoliating experience. Rinse off.

    Raspberry-Honey Face Mask


    • ½ cup pureed raspberries
    • ½ cup honey
    • ½ cup rolled oats

    Mix all the ingredients together. Apply all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off.

    Happy relaxation! For the ultimate day retreat, visit the Spa at Turf Valley this season and let us pamper you with our best Summer treatments.  Visit for a list of our spa treatments and packages.


    The Steps of Choosing a Hotel Room

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Before you book a hotel room, it is important to think about what you want from your space. Do you care about room service? Is there a certain location where you want to stay? Answering these questions before you start searching can help narrow down your selection.

    Do some Internet research to find hotels that have the amenities you need. Once you find a rate that fits into your budget, you should call the hotel to talk to the reservation agent to see if you can get an even better price. For more great tips, you can check out this video.

    Turf Valley offers some of the best accommodations in the Baltimore area. From comfortable rooms to great restaurants like Alexandra’s, we bring you the services that you need to enjoy a memorable stay. To learn more about our rooms and hotel meeting facilities, call (888) 718-3370.

    Ellicott City's Main Street Matters

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Shops in downtown Ellicott City’s Main Street are sporting a new look and fresh coat of paint thanks to Benjamin Moore!  As a winner of its “Main Street Matters” program, Ellicott City was selected to receive a fresh paint makeover and celebrated with none other than a party.


    Last Thursday, rain did not stop supporters of Main Street, including Ellicott City residents and shop owners, from gathering outside of B&O Railroad Museum to celebrate the town’s much-deserved revitalization with cake, refreshments, music, and giveaways.  The cutting of an Ellicott City-themed cake, a scavenger hunt of newly painted buildings, and a special photo booth also helped to kick off the celebrations.


    Benjamin Moore curated a palette just for Ellicott City, which included 20 unique colors such as Nature’s Essentials, Chrome Green, Wythe Blue, and Garrison Red.


    It was great to celebrate Main Street's new look and support other local businesses! A visit to Main Street should definitely be on the top of your Summer sights to see list!

    If you’re looking for the perfect Ellicott City getaway, come to Turf Valley. At our luxurious hotel and spa, you’ll find magnificent facilities, helpful staff, and a wide range of activities to enjoy. Call us today at  (443) 364-9022 to book your stay, or visit us on the Web to read more about our resort.

    Stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter for more special events and local happenings around Howard County.

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