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    Ideas for Planning a Fantastic Spa Party

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Getting the girls together for a spa party is a great way to relax, unwind, and strengthen important friendships. Whether you want to get everyone together for a birthday, bachelorette party, baby shower, or pre-holiday stress reliever, a spa day is a great way to celebrate. If you are planning a spa party, these tips will help ensure that you and your guests have a good time.

    Make a Good First Impression
    Greet your guests with a hot towel rolled in mint leaves. This will relax your guests and give them a lasting first impression that sets the tone of your spa party. If your guests have arrived with sunglasses, treat each pair to a quick spray and wipe.

    Focus on Décor
    Transport your guests to a state of relaxation by decorating your home with attractive centerpieces. If you want to go all out, buy a few tufts of wheat grass or a bouquet of lilies. Add softly scented candles to set the mood.

    Spa Treatment
    To ensure a relaxing time for all, hire an aesthetician and masseuses to offer professional spa services that will pamper you and your girlfriends. Alternatively, you can set up stations where everyone takes turns offering manicures, pedicures, scalp and hair conditioning, massages, and facials.

    Fantastic Food
    To keep your guests happy, buy the ingredients you need to make your favorite finger foods and cocktails. You can make your own or go to the grocery store and find a lot of finger foods pre-made in the frozen food isle.

    You may be surprised to discover that having your spa party at a luxury spa can save you money, eliminate party-planning stress, and ensure a more relaxing time for everybody. At Turf Valley Resort, located in central Maryland just outside of Baltimore and Washington DC, our luxurious spa has planned many spa parties for our guests. Call us at (410) 465-1500 or visit our website to see what we can do to make your spa party a memorable and relaxing day for you and your girlfriends.

    December Events at Turf Valley

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Enjoy the final month of 2013 with these upcoming events at Turf Valley perfect for celebrating the holidays.  Book a hotel room or suite and turn each event into a mini-getaway, with access to our spa, golf and more.

    Toys for Tots through Monday, December 16th

    Turf Valley is proud to once again partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation. We encourage consumers to donate toys or cash to the holiday program, beginning October 28th and ending on December 16th. By donating to the program, the local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be able to purchase and distribute toys for needy and disadvantaged children in the community.

    To thank you for your donation, receive your choice of a complimentary appetizer or dessert in Alexandra’s Restaurant. Please donate new, unwrapped toys, preferably for ages 3 and up; no stuffed animals, please. For more information, please call 410.423.0812.

    Sunday Santa Brunch Sundays, December 8th, 15th & 22nd | 11 am-4 pm

    Hand deliver your wish list to Santa at Alexandra's Restaurant and delight in a delicious brunch buffet including kid-friendly fare. You will also enjoy special holiday performances from Marriotts Ridge Women’s Chorus, Howard High Madrigals, and Long Reach HS Madrigals. Don't miss out on this holiday treat! Reservations are required; please call 410.480.2400.

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    Christmas Eve Dinner Tuesday, December 24th | 5 pm-10 pm

    Celebrate the holidays in Alexandra's Restaurant on Christmas Eve! Enjoy a delectable special dinner menu by Executive Chef Russell Svoboda, accompanied by live music by Franklin Weisberg. Reservations preferred; please call 410.480.2400.

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    New Year’s Eve Dinner Tuesday, December 31st | 5 pm-10 pm

    Spend New Year’s Eve with family and friends in Alexandra's Restaurant. Make your last meal of 2013 one to remember with a special American Fusion dinner and live music by Franklin Weisberg. For information & reservations, please call 410.480.2400.

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    New Year’s Eve Celebration Tuesday, December 31st | 9 pm-2 am

    Put on your party hats and bring out the noisemakers as we bid farewell to 2013. Sip on your favorite drinks from our premium top shelf open bar and forget last year's resolutions. Enjoy an Hors D'Oeuvres Buffet and Food Stations. Dance the night away with a live performance by The Klassix and welcome 2014 with a champagne toast at midnight, noisemakers, hats and a balloon drop.

    Availability is limited - don't wait! Tickets are available online or by calling 410.423.0813. Overnight packages are available by phone only; please call 410.423.0813 for availability and pricing.

    Happy December! We hope to see you this month at one of our special events!

    Turf Valley is conveniently located between Washington D.C. and Baltimore to give you access to amazing dining, comfortable rooms, and beautiful hotel halls.  To learn more about our upcoming events or to make reservations, please call 410-465-1500.

    Rockin' and Rollin' with The Fabulous Hubcaps

    Last updated 9 months ago

    The Fabulous Hubcaps took concert-goers on a nostalgic trip down memory lane last Friday at Turf Valley! Attendees brought their dancing shoes for an evening of dancing, and some even came in costume dressed for their favorite era of music.

    Turf Valley and The Fabulous Hubcaps held their first partnered concert 34 years ago and haven’t missed a year since.  Current members of the Classic Rock & Roll band are Dean Andrews, Lorraine Allen, Michael Shipley, Denny Cook, Tommy Dildy, Barry Holober, and Don “The Reedman” Mark. 

    This year, the band played their melodic renditions of Doo-Wop Group Harmony, Classic Rock & Roll, Rock-A-Billy, Motown, and R&B classics. They also took their musical selection beyond the 50s and 60s eras to include music from later years to now. New music included selections from Elton John, Billy Joel, and more!

    The Fabulous Hubcaps also celebrates its 40th Anniversary; a Hall of Fame induction, countless sold-out shows, and rave fan reviews, including praise from the White House. Lead singer Denny Cook is the only remaining original member and continues to help define the group’s legacy. 

    Thank you to The Fabulous Hubcaps for continuing to bring Rock & Roll to Turf Valley and all of our rockin’ concert-goers for coming to dance the night away!

    Keep up with The Fabulous Hubcaps at For more events at Turf Valley, visit Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. We hope to see you at our next event!

    Sightseeing in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    Last updated 9 months ago

    The Baltimore Inner Harbor has been a major seaport in the United States since the 18th century. In fact, the Baltimore Inner Harbor is one of the most frequently visited and most photographed areas of the city. If you are in the Baltimore area and are interested in learning more about sightseeing in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, read this article.

    World Trade Center Observation Level
    A great way to see panoramic views of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is to pop into the World Trade Center and head to the 27th floor: the Observation Level. This building is the tallest pentagonal building in the world.

    Street Performances at the Waterfront
    If you want to enjoy spontaneous street performances, head to the waterfront of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Comedians, dancers, circus acts, and magicians have all performed in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for decades.

    Harborplace and The Gallery
    Harborplace and The Gallery on Pratt Street is a great place for shopping, entertainment, and unique dining experiences. While you explore this area of the Inner Harbor, you’ll enjoy excellent views of the waterfront.

    Cruise the Inner Harbor
    There are myriad companies that offer both day and night cruise tours of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. To cruise the bay, look for a 65-foot red boat, which includes a full service bar, air conditioning, and impressive views on the top deck. The Harbor Spirit offers lunch and dinner cruises, in addition to holiday and specialty cruises. If you want a short ride, simply hail a Baltimore Water Taxi. And if you want to check out a thrilling speedboat ride, look for Seadog Cruises.

    To learn more about what you can do in Baltimore, contact Turf Valley, a hotel and country club located in the rolling hills of central Maryland. We offer hotel accommodation, meeting and conference facilities, and wedding and special event services as well. Call us at (410) 465-1500 or visit us online to see what Baltimore and Maryland have to offer you.


    DIY Thanksgiving Decor

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving Dinner this year! You and your family will enjoy making these easy, affordable and fun do-it-yourself Thanksgiving crafts. 

    1. Thanksgiving Placemat

    • Brown parchment paper
    • Black permanent marker
    • Ruler

    Celebrate Thanksgiving with each guest writing their own “I am Thankful for” lists.  Invite each guest to take home their lists as a reminder to be thankful throughout the year.

    2. Apple Candles

    • Apples
    • Tealight candles
    • Craft knife

    These apple candles are a great touch to your décor and help provide a seasonal atmosphere. Remove the stem from each apple and cut out the candle holder shape in the top middle of the apple. Then, place the tealight candle in the hole. Light the candle after placing in the candle.  You can even use mini pumpkins instead of apples!

    3. Thanksgiving Leftovers Boxes

    • Small brown craft boxes
    • Ribbon
    • Printable stickers

    Share leftovers with your guests in these crafty to-go boxes.  Set up a station where each guest can make his own leftover box and seal it with a fun, seasonal sticker and ribbon.

    For more holiday decorations and DIY projects, follow Turf Valley on Pinterest!  Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for more blog posts and updates.

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