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    Making the Most of the Black Ankle Winery Tour

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Black Ankle Winery is a quiet and charming vineyard tucked away along a road that retains the rustic charm of years gone by. Their long, leisurely tour takes guests through the vineyard and provides an in-depth look at how their uniquely delicious wines are made. Guests of Turf Valley may enjoy this tour as part of a luxuriously indulgent getaway with an overnight stay at the resort, dinner at Alexandra’s, and round-trip transportation to the vineyard. In the spirit of romance, this package also includes a bottle of Black Ankle wine and a picnic on the scenic winery grounds. As you enjoy each luxurious detail of your tour, remember that wine tasting is a social event that may be shared with flavor notes and discussions of each tasty elixir.

    To book your Black Ankle Winery package at Turf Valley, visit our website or call us at (888) 833-8873. At Turf Valley we have a variety of getaways waiting for you in the beautiful rolling hills of central Maryland. 

    Your Guide to Visiting Baltimore's National Aquarium

    Last updated 6 months ago

    The National Aquarium of Baltimore allows guests to take an up-close and personal look at the amazing wildlife that occupies the world’s oceans, lakes, and wetlands in one of the largest aquarium settings in the nation. It may be difficult to experience the whole aquarium in a single visit, so you might follow this guide to be sure that you don’t miss out on the sights you want to see during your aquatic adventure.

    Best Times to Visit
    Weekdays tend to draw fewer visitors, especially in the morning hours, so it may be best to visit during this time. If you can’t make it on a weekday, try visiting on weekends after 3 p.m. when the early rush has died down.

    Exploring Unique Exhibits
    There are tons of exhibits at the National Aquarium—including the Atlantic Coral Reef, Jellies Invasion, Shark Alley, Blacktip Reef, and Animal Planet Australia. With the aquarium’s website, you can find the exhibits that strike your interests most and create a plan for your visit so that you don’t miss out on spotting the creatures you find most fascinating.

    Dining at the Aquarium
    Some guests prefer to put a culinary spin on their visit with a sustainable dining experience, which includes a three-course meal prepared with sustainable seafood, a professional chef demonstration, cocktails, and an after-hours look at the aquarium.

    Booking Immersion Tours
    If you aren’t into gourmet dining, you might book one of the other immersion tours at the aquarium such as the Dolphin Encounter, Gallery Tours, or Sharks! Behind the Scenes. These experiences offer an insider’s perspective that may capture the most imaginative and curious guests’ interests.

    For luxury accommodations to enjoy during your aquarium visit, book a room at Turf Valley, which is nestled in Maryland’s rolling hills just a short drive from Baltimore. You can see the beautiful rooms and indulgent amenities we offer on our website or call us for reservations at (888) 833-8873. 

    One Minute to a Better Golf Game

    Last updated 6 months ago

    With today’s modern drivers, it is easier to gain yardage to help you improve your game with longer drives down the fairway. Still, you will need to perfect your swing so that you can maximize the length of your drive and control the trajectory of the ball. This short video from Turf Valley Golf Pro, Chuck Doan, will offer the tips you need to increase the yardage of each drive for an overall better game.

    To play the course at Turf Valley, call (888) 833-8873 to book your tee time in the scenic rolling hills of Maryland. You can also visit us online to explore stay and play packages that will offer ultimate relaxation and luxury on and off the course. 

    Answers to Your Questions About Your Turf Valley Wedding

    Last updated 6 months ago

    If the romance and rustic appeal of the rolling hills of Maryland is the ideal setting for your magical wedding ceremony, Turf Valley offers several distinctive venues that may accommodate anywhere from 80 to 600 guests. Elegant ballroom features are showcased in each reception site with dramatic details that can make the day unforgettable for you and your guests. As you begin planning your special day, you may have a few questions about our wedding services. Here’s a look at some of the most frequently asked event questions to help you get on track with your planning.

    Can I Host the Ceremony On-Site?
    Turf Valley is happy to host wedding ceremonies in addition to full-service receptions. Couples may choose from an outdoor ceremony in the garden or an indoor ceremony appropriate for any season. The convenience of hosting your ceremony and reception at the same site will reduce stress on you and your guests so that you can enjoy the happiness that the day holds.

    What Will the Menu Look Like?
    Catering is all provided by Turf Valley with wedding cakes designed by The Cake Studio. You can customize your menu with the resort’s catering staff and provide options to meet any dietary restrictions you or your guests may have.

    How Long is the Reception?
    Receptions are four hours long with the first hour dedicated to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the second hour reserved for dinner, and the last two hours for dancing and fun with the bouquet toss and cake cutting. You may extend your reception for an additional cost if there is availability with the event space and staff.

    Will my Guests Have a Discounted Hotel Rate?
    Your bridal suite is included in the price of your wedding package, but your guests may want to make accommodations of their own for the big day. They can receive a discounted rate, which will be arranged with your catering account executive. Room rates are based on availability, but you may contract rooms to guarantee availability at a special rate.

    If Turf Valley does seem like the wedding venue of your dreams, call us at (888) 833-8873 to get your planning started. You can also visit our website for a look at some event photos and venue details. 

    DIY Halloween Décor

    Last updated 7 months ago

    This year transform your warm and cozy home into a haunted house! These simple do-it-yourself décor ideas will make your home fit for a spooktacular Halloween season and the perfect Halloween party.

    [Haunted Silhouettes | Spooky Directional Signage | Bloody Pillar CandleDecrepit Spider Web Dwelling]

    Happy Halloween! For my DIY holiday décor ideas, follow Turf Valley on Pinterest and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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