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    A Closer Look at the Extended Stay Villas at Turf Valley

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Do you need a vacation? At Turf Valley, we have the perfect thing for you if you want to relax and enjoy a peaceful home away from home. Perched above the lush, green fairways of our golf courses, our spacious two- and three-bedroom golf villas offer you all of the benefits of staying at our resort. You’ll have access to all of our hotel facilities, including the fitness center, pool, and tennis courts. The Villas at Turf Valley feature an Old World country estate design, with arched doorways, marble foyers, stucco pillars, and rounded windows. Luxury amenities include a Jacuzzi master bath, a full bath per bedroom, a laundry area, gas fireplaces, a private balcony or patio overlooking the golf course, and a spacious, fully equipped kitchen. Our villas have been ideal for relocating executives, business travelers, and vacationing couples.

    Located just outside of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the Villas at Turf Valley have everything you need for a relaxing extended-stay. Head to our website to learn more about the Villas, and call us at (410) 465-1500 if you have any questions.

    Looking Back at the History of the City of Baltimore

    Last updated 7 months ago

    The city of Baltimore has been through a great deal since it was founded hundreds of years ago. Surviving the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and a massive fire that burned most of downtown, Baltimore is a resilient city with culture, sports, universities, and more. If you’re curious to know more, continue reading to trace the history of Baltimore.

    Founding
    Named after Lord Baltimore of the Irish House of Lords, Baltimore was established in
    the 17th century. In its early days, Baltimore served as a tobacco trade hub with England. By the 18th century, Baltimore served as a granary, storing sugar produced by colonies in the Caribbean.

    Star Spangled Banner
    A few years after America declared war on the British, Baltimore was attacked. During the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key, a lawyer from Maryland, negotiated with the British for the release of an American prisoner. He later recounted his experience by writing “The Star Spangled Banner,” the poem that eventually became our country’s anthem.

    19th Century Growth
    Foreign trade flourished after the Revolutionary War ended, especially in the flour industry. With the construction of the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad, Baltimore fortified its status as an epicenter for shipping and manufacturing. During this time, the skyline saw new monuments, churches, and other buildings.

    The 1904 Fire
    In 1904, a fire destroyed more than 1,500 buildings in downtown Baltimore in just 30 hours. Baltimore turned this catastrophe into an opportunity, allowing a better-planned city to emerge from the rubble.

    1980s Revitalization
    Urban renewal efforts intensified in Baltimore in 1979. New buildings including Harborplace, the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, hotels, and office buildings replaced warehouses and wharves. Brand-new stadiums, billion-dollar biotechnology parks, and a number of museums were built in Baltimore, further boosting its status as a world-class city.

    If you have business in Baltimore or nearby Washington, D.C., come to Turf Valley Resort of central Maryland. We have a golf course, restaurant, spa, and luxury hotel. Visit us online to learn more about what our resort has to offer, and call us at (410) 465-1500 for more information.

    February Date Nights at Turf Valley

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Celebrate your love this month, and plan the perfect day or evening for your Valentine with these upcoming events at Turf Valley.  

    Spa Romance Getaway

    Enjoy breakfast in bed and more. Wake up to a leisurely breakfast served to you in the privacy of your Executive King Suite, then enjoy a 60-minute full body Swedish massage for each of you in the serene Couple’s Suite at the Spa. Please call 410.203.2755 to make your reservation.

    Valentine’s Dinner in Alexandra’s American Fusion

    Friday, February 14 - Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

    “If music be the food of love, play on…”  Celebrate your love with a romantic evening including our special menu, featuring dishes perfect for sharing.  Make your dinner reservation online or call 410.480.2400.

    Valentine’s Weekend Getaway

    Turn your evening into a Valentine’s Weekend Getaway with a special package to complete your Valentine’s occasion. Enjoy a three-course dinner for two in Alexandra’s, overnight hotel accommodations, and breakfast the following morning in Alexandra’s. Call 410.465.1500 to book your package.

    Savor Sip Style - Turf Valley’s Annual Luxury Home Show

    Saturday, February 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday, February 17, 2014 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Our annual Savor Sip Style weekend is almost here!  This luxury home show is perfect to spend time with your significant other or friends and family as you enjoy showcases, seminars, food, wine, and spirit tastings, and more.  Purchase tickets online or call 410.423.0812.

    Turf Valley is conveniently located between Washington D.C. and Baltimore to give you access to amazing dining, comfortable rooms, and beautiful hotel halls.  Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for more tips, DIYs and Turf Valley events. 

    How to Settle In To Your Hotel Room

    Last updated 8 months ago

    It's hard to relax when you’re arriving at a hotel, tired and strapped with bags. This is especially true if you know you have to wake up early the next morning for a business conference. Fortunately, you can be comfortable on your trip if you follow these tips for settling in to your hotel room.

    Inspect the Room
    First, make sure that you are getting the room you wanted. Check to see that it has the amenities you were expecting, such as a TV, heater or air conditioner, coffee maker, refrigerator, and so on. You may want to check the pillow of the bed to see if it is too soft or too firm. If you need a new pillow, you can call the front desk and request one.

    Decide Whether to Unpack or Not        
    Some travelers live out of a suitcase, while others prefer to unpack. If the trip is only a few days, you may find it easier to leave shoes, casual clothes, and toiletries packed in your suitcase. If you decide not to unpack, be sure to remove the suit so that you can hang it and keep it wrinkle-free.

    Call Your Family
    Once you have figured out whether to unpack or leave most things in your suitcase, give your family a call to let them know you have arrived safely. You can also share with them your plans for the trip.

    Take Advantage of the Hotel Amenities
    Some hotels have a lot to offer in terms of amenities, and most of them are included in the price of the hotel room. Check out the fitness center to burn some calories, or stop by the swimming pool to enjoy an invigorating swim. And head to the spa to unwind after a day of traveling or meetings.

    If you are looking for a nice hotel to stay in when you travel to the Baltimore or D.C. area, visit Turf Valley Resort online. Our resort has a business meeting facilities, a golf course, an airport shuttle service, and more. If you have any questions, call us at (410) 465-1500.

    Essential Suitcase Packing Tips

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Packing a suitcase and traveling light are both very important for reducing travel stress. Watch this video clip for tips on packing effectively for your next trip.

    Put the heaviest items in the suitcase first. If you are taking shoes, be sure to stuff them with socks first. Roll up your clothes for optimal space efficiency. Put liquids and accessories into plastic bags for easy access and organization. Sandwich your jackets and pants with plastic to protect them from becoming wrinkled. Place an identification card inside the suitcase, in case the card on the outside gets lost. Watch the video clip for more packing tips.

    If you are a frequent traveler in the Washington, D.C. or Baltimore area, Turf Valley Resort has the amenities you are looking for. Find out more about our spa, restaurant, golf course, and hotel by visiting our website. And for more information, call us at (410) 465-1500.

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