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    A Guide to Exercising in Your Hotel Room

    Last updated 1 year ago

    When you travel, it’s normal to feel tired or fatigued as you are out of your normal routine. Exercise can help boost your energy, and is easy to do even without any equipment in your hotel room. Watch this video to learn more.

    There are many body weight exercises you can do in your hotel room. Push-ups help strengthen your chest and shoulders, and are excellent for working your core stability. Burpees, which are essentially a squat thrust with a push-up, will get your heart rate going in no time. Squats work your quads, glutes, hamstrings, and overall strength, and sit-ups can get you closer to your goal of flat abs.

    Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean your fitness routine has to be, too. Work out in your hotel room at Turf Valley, or utilize our fitness room to stay on top of your exercise goals. Call us at (410) 465-1500 to learn more about staying at our Ellicott City resort.

    Amenities to Look For When Booking a Hotel Room

    Last updated 1 year ago

    As any seasoned traveler can tell you, not all hotels are created equal. Whether you are traveling to a business conference or simply looking to relax and play golf, a hotel with a variety of amenities can make your time away from home much more pleasant. Prioritizing the amenities that are important to you can make your decision of where to stay at bit easier. Keep reading to learn a few of the amenities you should look for when you’re booking a hotel room.

    Wireless Internet
    In today’s fast-paced business world, not having access to the internet can mean the difference between success and failure. Look for a hotel that has wireless internet access, and be sure to find out whether it is complimentary or is only included with an additional fee. Wireless access is important for travelers not just because of work-related issues, but also to stay in touch with friends and family back home. Savvy internet users can also use wireless access to watch movies and their favorite television shows from the comfort of their own hotel rooms.

    In-Room Entertainment
    Sometimes, all you want to do at the end of a day of travelling is kick back and watch the news, sports, or your favorite sitcom. Find out if your hotel offers flat screen televisions with pay-per-view movies so you can relax on your evenings in.

    While some people may take a hotel’s cleanliness for granted, anyone who has had a grim encounter with a dirty hotel bathroom can tell you that cleanliness is most definitely an amenity to look for. You can inquire when you reserve your room about how often housekeepers visit each room; the answer, of course, should be that they are cleaned at least on a daily basis.

    Turf Valley is central Maryland’s top choice when it comes to resort hotels with all of the best amenities. We offer everything you need to be comfortable in your room, plus all the extras that will make you a return guest with us. Give us a call at (410) 465-1500 to make your reservation.

    Get Ready for Savor Sip Style!

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Turf Valley’s Luxury Home Show – Savor Sip Style – is this weekend! On Saturday, February 22nd from 10am-6pm and Sunday, February 23rd from 11am-5pm, Turf Valley will become your ultimate home planning center, with over 100 vendors, wine and spirit tastings, and exciting seminars. Here’s a glimpse of some of our luxury vendors that help make Savor Sip Style unlike any other Maryland home show!

    Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach

    Host of “The Sipping Point” on WBAL 1090, The Wine Coach will be at Savor Sip Style demystifying wine one glass at a time. Her seminars on wines and pairing are informative, fun, and even include wine and cheese tastings!

    Father Leo Patalinghug

    You may know Father Leo from “Throwdown with Bobby Flay,” where he won by cooking his famous Steak Fajitas. Father Leo developed his love for cooking while attending the seminary at the North American College in Rome and believes the key to a healthy family is healthy meals eaten together. During his Savor Sip Style seminar, watch as he provides a cooking demonstration on Penne a la Vodka.  


    FOU-DRÉ is an an 80-proof spirit and ultra premium brand, new to Savor Sip Style this year. Their distinctive, American-made vodka is infused with 100% fruit flavors – a dance lime, ginger, pomegranate, lychee and kiwi notes. FOU-DRÉ will be providing vodka samples, and you can even purchase their premium vodka at the event. Visit their website for signature recipes to make at home!

    Rhine Landscaping

    Consistently voted Best of Howard County since 2010, Rhine Landscaping is sure to help make your dream home a reality. From fountains and fire pits to patios and swimming pools, among so many other additions, Rhine Landscaping provides creative and unique landscaping features.  Be sure to stop by their booth to explore the possibilities to beautify your home – indoors and out!


    Wegman’s, sponsoring this year’s home show, is a family-owned grocery chain with over 83 locations in the Mid-Atlantic region. Known for making grocery-shopping experiences enjoyable and for their delicious Food Bar, Wegman’s will have food samples, cooking demonstrations,  and more in store for you!

    We hope to see you this year at Savor Sip Style! Visit for a complete list of vendors, event information, and to purchase tickets. 

    Have a Romantic Valentine's Trip with These Ideas!

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to plan a romantic getaway for you and your sweetheart. Even if you don’t go too far from your Washington, D.C.-area home, it’s easy to get away from it all at a beautiful resort like Turf Valley. A romantic Valentine’s Day trip can be just what the two of you need to relax, refresh, and reconnect with each other. Keep reading for ideas for planning a Valentine’s Day trip to remember.

    Make it Fun
    Though Valentine’s Day is often associated with formal candlelit dinners, this doesn’t mean you can’t make your experience fun. Book a stay at a resort that offers activities such as golf, indoor and outdoor pools for year-round swimming, and a variety of other events. If your sweetheart’s idea of fun is more about being pampered than playing a round of golf, book a couple’s massage or even a full day of spa treatments for the two of you to enjoy together.

    Set the Mood
    You lead a busy life, and it may not be realistic for you to arrive at your hotel to set up a romantic scene before your date gets there—especially if you’re planning a surprise getaway. It’s always a nice idea to bring a bottle of bubbly with you to pop when you arrive, but it’s an even better treat to have champagne and snacks waiting for you in your room. Call your hotel ahead of time to inquire about having a special Valentine’s Day package in your room ready for your arrival.

    Be Attentive
    No matter what activities the two of you decide to do during your Valentine’s Day trip, the most romantic thing you can do is to pay attention to your sweetheart. If she’s in the mood for a relaxing weekend, you’ll find plenty to do without ever leaving the Turf Valley campus. If she is looking for an adventure, you can explore nearby Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Just listen to find out what she wants to do.

    Turf Valley in Ellicott City is here to help you make the most of your romantic Valentine’s Day trip. Contact us at (410) 465-1500 to book your stay, and don’t forget to make a dinner reservation at Alexandra’s while you’re here.

    Planning a Romantic Trip with Your Loved One

    Last updated 1 year ago

    A romantic trip is sometimes just what you and your significant other need to relax and reconnect with each other. Watch this video for helpful tips on planning a romantic trip for you and your loved one.

    It’s always a good idea to choose a destination that has a variety of different activities. You may end up wanting to stay in your hotel room and order room service for the entire trip, or you may feel inspired to get outside and play golf or explore. Check the weather before you leave so that you both have the appropriate clothing and footwear for where you’re going.

    Your romantic trip can be everything you want it to be when you stay at Turf Valley in Ellicott City. From lush, green golf courses to incredible dining and relaxing spa packages, Turf Valley is your place for romantic getaways. Call us at (410) 465-1500 to book your stay.

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