WAKE UP TO TABLE ROCK LAKE

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The blue waters of Table Rock Lake have become a playground for visitors from all over the nation. And Table Rock’s water activities are as varied as the beautiful Ozark Mountain terrain that embraces the lake.

With nearly 800 miles of shoreline, Table Rock’s many coves and lake arms make boating comfortable and especially enjoyable.

Commercial docks on the lake offer boats, motors, supplies and guides for hire, the Corps of Engineers has provided many public launching areas for private watercraft.

Nationally-known as a largemouth bass haven, Table Rock Lake features varied water depths, rock bluffs and undeveloped wooded shoreline.

Springtime brings anglers in pursuit of running white bass, while summer days and nights prove productive for largemouth and crappie. The fight of a channel cat can also be found.

Water sports such as skiing and swimming are very popular, as well as cruising the naturally beautiful shoreline. Water as smooth as glass best describes the ideal conditions found in the many sheltered coves.

The Corps of Engineers has also developed many public swimming areas complete with the amenities of a safe and relaxing visit to the lakefront.

The main arms of Table Rock Lake provide excellent sailing. Skin divers will find a crystal clear world of wonder, especially around the many rock bluffs.

Nearby towns offer a variety if attractions and other entertainment, sure to round out a memorable visit to the beautiful Table Rock Lake region. Specific information can be obtained by writing Chambers of Commerce. Also be sure and check for other articles in the Missouri & Arkansas section of the Family Travel Guide – especially relating to Branson.

Looking down through the valleys and hollows of the Ozark Mountains, Table Rock Lake reaches out for your attention with sparkling water as blue as the sky. A drive along the many roads and highways surroundings the lake will produce pictures and memories of unforgettably beautiful vistas.

Springtime features blossoming dogwoods laced with brilliant redbud trees. Summer follows with a lush covering of greenery over the mountainsides, autumn then brings foliage aflame with spectacular colors even the best artist can’t match.

CAMP RESERVATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Over 1,200 campsites in 15 beautiful Corps of Engineers recreation areas can be reserved in advance for your convenience. Electricity, restrooms, showers, dump stations, boat launches, swimming areas and more are available to campers with tents, trailers and RVs. For a quiet and relaxing camping location (some directly adjacent to the lake) call or write:

Table Rock Resident Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
4600 State Highway 165, Suite A
Branson, Missouri 65616
(417) 334-4101 Ext 3021
(417) 334-4169 FAX

 

WARWICK HOTEL NEW YORK

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Warwick New York Hotel epitomises European-style elegance and is convenient for both business and vacation travellers to see New York City at its greatest.

Throughout the years, the Warwick New York has retained its revered name as one of the best New York City hotels and has always appealed to celebrities. The New York City choice of hotel for The Beatles, Cary Grant’s Manhattan home for 12 years and even ‘The King’, Elvis Presley, made Warwick New York his home when he visited New York.

Warwick New York Hotel features New York’s newest historic restaurant Murals on 54, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; and Randolph’s Bar, a classic bar & lounge, serving light lunch and dinner daily.

Property DescriptionProperty Location:
Welcome to Warwick New York Hotel, a palatial midtown Manhattan hotel, perfectly located close to Broadway and numerous New York City landmarks.Services:
Marble bathrooms, WiFi, valet, complimentary cribs, same-day laundry service, special reservation offers & packagesKid Programs:
Children under 12 years old stay for free with an accompanying adult; Roll-Away Beds available in select rooms ($30 charge per night); restaurant provides special children’s meals on request & provides high chairs for children’s comfort while dining.Sports Facilities:
Fitness CenterBusiness Facilities:
24-hour fax, computer, copierArea Attractions:
The hotel stands across the street from New York’s newly revitalised Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and is within four blocks of New York City’s Broadway, Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Fifth Avenue and the Rockefeller Center. Activities:
Unwind with a cocktail or meal at Randolph’s Bar while watching the latest sports game. Designed to closely resemble a living room, with inviting sofas, armchairs and large windows, it’s the ideal spot to relax after a day around town.Restrictions:
13 ADA-compliant rooms; Rooms with roll-in showers (available on request); Wheelchairs are available on request. Warwick New York Hotel is 100% smoke-free, providing a cleaner, healthier, and more comfortable environment for our guests. No pets.

WATERMARK CRUISES

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Take a refreshing break. Let Watermark Cruises, provide you with a perspective of Annapolis you will never see from land. Be certain to review all the ships and cruises before even beginning to make up your mind. All board and return to the City Dock, located in the heart of historic downtown Annapolis. Choose a cruise just right for you, or try them all!

40 MINUTE NARRATED TOURS

ANNAPOLIS HARBOR & NAVAL ACADEMY
View historic Annapolis Harbor, the banks of the U.S. Naval Academy and the scenic Severn River and catch a glimpse of the Bay Bridges.

SPA CREEK TOUR
Tour the residential area of old Annapolis and cruise by the banks of the U.S. Naval Academy. Narration covers history from the 17th Century to the present.

90 MINUTE TOURS

SCENIC SEVERN RIVER CRUISE
A spectacular 6-mile cruise highlighting the history and heritage of the Annapolis Harbor, the Naval Academy and the communities along the river.

CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGES CRUISE
Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridges that link Maryland’s Eastern & Western shores.

THOMAS POINT LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE
Travel the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay to this national historic lighthouse.

SAILBOAT RACE & COCKTAIL CRUISE
An Annapolis sailing tradition, the Annapolis Yacht Club Wednesday night sailboat races are a treat to see from the decks of our tour boat.

JIFFY WATER TAXI
Take the taxi to waterfront restaurants on Spa & Back Creeks. Operating continuously on Spa Creek; departs City Dock for Back Creek on the hour. Departs Back Creek for City Dock 20 minutes past the hour, if called before the hour. Other locations on demand.

DAY ON BAY, CURISE TO ST. MICHAELS
Take our famous “Day on the Bay” cruise to quaint St. Michael’s on the eastern shore of Maryland. After docking at the maritime museum pier, you will have the opportunity to spend three hours relaxing at the many shops, historic homes and the freshest seafood restaurants available. Our cruise includes complimentary coffee and donuts in the morning and admission to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s.

CHESAPEAKE LIGHTHOUSE 3-DAY TOUR
Cruise the beautiful Chesapeake Bay on Rebecca and observe lighthouses that lit the way for a century of seafarers. On this multi-day tour, you will view 7 lighthouses starting with Sandy Point Light and ending at Thomas Point Lighthouse. The boat will stop at waterfront restaurants for lunch on the first and last day (on own). Overnight lodging is on Tilghman Island and Solomons Island.

A FEW OF THE TOURS REQUIRE RESERVATIONS, FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Chesapeake Marine Tours & Charters, Inc.
P.O. Box 3350
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
(410) 268-7600
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WATER FUN at WISCONSIN DELLS

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People were drawn to the south-central Wisconsin area of the Wisconsin Dells from the 1860s to enjoy the scenery and spectacular shorelines. The first tours were offered by DELLS BOAT CO. and were on river boats. From these roots, Wisconsin Dells has grown into a mecca of water-related activities.

Additional touring companies now include RIVERVIEW BOAT LINE and OLSON BOAT COMPANY, which offer scenic tours along the Wisconsin River. UPPER DELLS TOURS are 2-1/4 hour cruises which provide sightseers a picturesque view of the area. Boats make three shore landings during the tour, allowing visitors a closer view of famous rock formations such as Stand Rock and Witches Gulch.

A shorter alternative is the one hour LOWER DELLS TOURS. Singing guides transport visitors back in time through songs and stories which describe the area’s colorful past, as well as the famous sandstone cliffs which line the tour route.

HOLIDAY SHORES BOAT RENTAL & MARINA and POINT BLUFF RESORT offer visitors the opportunity to discover the natural beauty of the area at their leisure. Point Bluff Resort canoe trips feature secluded destinations ideal for eagle watching. Holiday Shores rents boats and canoes to explore the river.

During 1956, tourists flocking to the Dells spawned the migration of additional attractions including the ORIGINAL WISCONSIN DUCKS, historical amphibious World War II vehicles which carry passengers on a one hour journey through 8 miles of scenic wilderness trails along the Wisconsin River and Lake Delton.

1979 saw the introduction of the first waterpark at Wisconsin Dells. The thrilling and exciting waterparks beckon vacationers across the Midwest to escape from the hot summer months. NOAH’S ARK WATERPARK, RIVERVIEW PARK & WATERWORLD and FAMILY LAND all offer unique outdoor water entertainment.

“Black Thunder,” the newest addition to NOAH’S ARK WATERPARK was completed in 1995, further enlarging the nation’s largest waterpark. This double-occupancy, fully enclosed water slide carries riders through crashes of thunder and strobe lightening before storming multiple twists and turns and plunging riders into a cool swimming pool. More improvements and renovations are in the work for this year.

RIVERVIEW PARK & WATERWORLD caters to the young, offering four children’s activity pools and amusement rides. For an afternoon of fun, Riverview Park & Waterworld offers 30 different water activities as well as U’Drive’em cars. FAMILY LAND features an 85 foot plunge down “Demon’s Drop,” the world’s steepest water slide. “Blue Magnum,” a second of the many waterslides offered by Family Land, rockets adventurers through 2,000 feet of corkscrew turns and tunnels.

The success of the water-related activities proliferated the ever more water sports providers. Activities include fishing, swimming and dare-devil water sports. LAKE DELTON WATER SPORTS incorporates both excitement and scenic beauty by offering parasailing on Lake Delton. HOLIDAY SHORES BOAT RENTALS offers the fast paced excitement of wave runners and parasailing in the Wisconsin River.

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WIT’S END RANCH, CO

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Riding is our main focus with over 100 horses available during peak seasons. These mountain horses are owned by the Ranch. We offer a variety of rides over many wide areas. Horseback riding and trail rides go out over hundreds of miles of mountain and meadow trails. We offer beginning as well as advanced riding.


Rides of one hour to all day are available on both easy and challenging trails, as well as arena riding and lessons (private lessons are extra). On Saturday, our horses have the day off – no rides are available on Saturdays. Pack trips up to 7 days long are also available (extra cost).

From Memorial weekend through August guests are accommodated on a 7-day Royal American Plan, which includes all of your meals, fine dining, horseback riding or any of the ranch or ranch-owned activities. During other seasons, shorter stays and winter or appropriate seasonal activities are available.

KIDS! Also included in the high season American plan rates are:
Youngsters’ Overnight Cookout/Campout (Supervised)
Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
Children’s Program (4 years and older) from 8am to 6pm.
Children’s Activity Center
Adult/children’s gymkhana

For Everybody! Great extras make for a great trip, like:
Spectacular Mountain View Breakfast Ride
Dinner Hayrides
Outdoor Campfire Cookout
Fishing and instruction on our Private Fishing Ponds
Tennis (2 courts)
Mountain Bike Riding
Hot Tubs (4 on the property)
Roping by our Wranglers and Participants, Arena Riding

Please consider, because we are a Dude & Guest Ranch, not a fine hotel, we don’t offer what hotels and resorts offer. We are in the country and we are out for having fun, riding horses, hiking, fishing, and relaxing, along with enjoying the history, and the small part of our Ranch has played in Western history. All of our cabins are at least 50 years old and have been fully restored with modern kitchens and baths. Some of the cabins date to 1930, 1910, 1870 and 1859. One cabin may be from the 1720 to 1760 era. Our area was originally explored by the Spanish about 1540, and was actively mined by them until the 18th and 19th centuries. There are legends of billion dollar caches of gold still hidden in our high country, from these old mines.

 

THE WHITE BARN INN

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One of the interesting features of East Coast vacation spots from New York northward is the number of historic farmhouses that have been restored and converted to lodgings. An example of this is the White Barn Inn which is situated between woodlands and the rugged shoreline of Maine.

The original hardwood floors of the Inn, built in 1840, are still in place, particularly in the lobby, which is also graced by 19th-century antiques. Color-coordinated fabrics and wall coverings have been used in the guest rooms as well as in the suites. Suites also have king-size, four-poster beds, working fireplaces, over-sized marble bathrooms, whirlpool baths, televisions, armoires, phones, period furnishings, fresh flowers, and a complimentary basket of fresh fruit. Among the amenities are twice-daily maid service and thick robes.

The restaurant is in a carefully restored three-story barn, with large picture windows at either end. Tables are set with Villeroy and Boch China, crystal stemware and fresh flowers. Guests dine by candlelight and are entertained by a pianist as they wait for their choices from the menu which promises to live up to the elegant surroundings. Dinner might begin with Foie Gras. The entree of choice is–what else–a steamed Maine Lobster on fresh fettucine, with carrots and ginger in a spicy honey sherry vinegar sauce. For dessert there is a rich chocolate mousse in a thin pastry crust with toasted hazelnuts and Frangelico whipped cream. There is a wine list as well as one of liqueurs, ports and cognacs.

Complimentary afternoon tea with fresh patisseries is served daily to hotel guests. Outdoor activities available are: riding one of the Inn’s bicycles along a stunning stretch of coast line, sailing, deep sea fishing, ocean swimming, whale watching, monastery tours, or a five-minute walk to the heart of Kennebunkport with its antique shops, theater and galleries.

The White Barn Inn was named one of the top “Inns of the Year” for 1993 by Country Inns Magazine and their restaurant was rated 5 diamonds by AAA.

P.O. Box 560C
Beach Street
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
207-967-2321
207-967-1100

SERVICES & AMENITIES: Parking, Laundry, TV lounge, Fireplaces, Complimentary newspaper, Cable TV, suites have whirlpool baths, twice-daily maid service, Complimentary toiletries, Robes, Complimentary breakfast
RESTAURANT: White Barn Inn, 5:30-9:30pm, Jackets required
BAR: Piano Bar, 6:30pm-Midnight
BUSINESS FACILITIES: Message center, Secretarial service, Copiers, Audio-visual
CONFERENCE ROOMS: 2, capacity 40
SPORTS FACILITIES: Two 18-hole golf courses, sailing, riding, deep-sea fishing, whale watching, tennis, all minutes away
ATTRACTIONS: Boutiques, galleries, antique shops, trolley tours, local theater, woodland, ocean

THE WHITE BARN INN

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One of the interesting features of East Coast vacation spots from New York northward is the number of historic farm houses that have been restored and converted to lodgings. An example of this is the White Barn Inn which is situated between woodlands and the rugged shoreline of Maine.

The original hardwood floors of the Inn, built in 1840, are still in place, particularly in the lobby, which is also graced by 19th-century antiques. Color-coordinated fabrics and wall coverings have been used in the guest rooms as well as in the suites. Suites also have king-size, four-poster beds, working fireplaces, over-sized marble bathrooms, whirlpool baths, televisions, armoires, phones, period furnishings, fresh flowers, and a complimentary basket of fresh fruit. Among the amenities are twice-daily maid service and thick robes.

The restaurant is in a carefully restored three-story barn, with large picture windows at either end. Tables are set with Villeroy and Boch China, crystal stemware and fresh flowers. Guests dine by candle light and are entertained by a pianist as they wait for their choices from the menu which promises to live up to the elegant surroundings. Dinner might begin with Foie Gras. The entree of choice is–what else–a steamed Maine Lobster on fresh fettucine, with carrots and ginger in a spicy honey sherry vinegar sauce. For dessert there is a rich chocolate mousse in a thin pastry crust with toasted hazelnuts and Frangelico whipped cream. There is a wine list as well as one of liqueurs, ports and cognacs.

Complimentary afternoon tea with fresh patisseries is served daily to hotel guests. Outdoor activities available are: riding one of the Inn’s bicycles along a stunning stretch of coast line, sailing, deep sea fishing, ocean swimming, whale watching, monastery tours, or a five-minute walk to the heart of Kennebunkport with its antique shops, theater and galleries.

The White Barn Inn was named one of the top “Inns of the Year” for 1993 by Country Inns Magazine and their restaurant was rated 5 diamonds by AAA.

P.O. Box 560C
Beach Street
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
207-967-2321
207-967-1100

SERVICES & AMENITIES: Parking, Laundry, TV lounge, Fireplaces, Complimentary newspaper, Cable TV, suites have whirlpool baths, twice-daily maid service, Complimentary toiletries, Robes, Complimentary breakfast
RESTAURANT: White Barn Inn, 5:30-9:30pm, Jackets required
BAR: Piano Bar, 6:30pm-Midnight
BUSINESS FACILITIES: Message center, Secretarial service, Copiers, Audio-visual
CONFERENCE ROOMS: 2, capacity 40
SPORTS FACILITIES: Two 18-hole golf courses, sailing, riding, deep-sea fishing, whale watching, tennis, all minutes away
ATTRACTIONS: Boutiques, galleries, antique shops, trolley tours, local theater, woodland, ocean

WHITNEYS’ INN

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Whitneys’ Inn welcomes families! On Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the summer, Whitneys’ offers a children’s program which allows the kids to meet and play with the rest of the younger kids staying at the inn. During the evenings, a children’s dinner table is available just for those under 12. A children’s supervisor will sit with the children, introduce them to one another and after dinner the children are free to go to their rooms or stay with the supervisor and use the facilities or watch a movie from our free video library.

Whitneys’ Inn is a 29-room country inn consisting of the Main Inn, an 1842 farm house, the Brookside building (rumored to have once been a dance hall), two cottages and the Chalet building. Each room is individually decorated and each room has a private bath with a tub and a shower. Whitneys’ offers a full-service restaurant and lounge in the Main Inn and an Apres Ski Pub, named the Shovel Handle after the first overhead ski lift in the East used on Whitneys’ Hill, during Ski Season.

 

WILDERNESS TRAILS RANCH DURANGO CO

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Wilderness Trails Ranch is a very special place and offers a very special vacation. Our family and our staff are dedicated to making this your finest vacation ever. We are located 35 miles northeast of Durango, at 7600 feet, in spectacular southwestern Colorado, next to the state’s largest wilderness area, the Weminuche. Unsurpassed beauty, seclusion, crisp mountain air and friendliness await your arrival.

The ranch accommodates approximately 50 guests in cozy, clean log cabins which are nestled among pines, spruce and aspen. King, queen and single beds plus shower-tub combinations make your stay pleasant and comfortable. Family units with two, three or five bedrooms are available, plus duplex cabins for couples or singles. The cook nighttime temperatures assure a good night’s sleep.

In the Trading Post, our ranch store, we carry hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts, candy, ice cream, fishing equipment and sundries. We even rent western boots for your convenience with sizes available for both children and adults.

The Guest Laundry helps to keep your packing of clothes to a minimum. The washers and dryers are coin operated and detergent is available at the Trading Post.

The Watering Hole is a great place to sit down and read a magazine in front of the crackling fire. You might also enjoy a card game or some conversation with friends. Every evening before dinner, we have a get-together where we serve chips and dips or hors d’oeuvres.

KIDS & TEENS

Families definitely love Wilderness Trails! The kids and teens have special programs to see that they have a busy, fun-filled week. Mom and dad needn’t worry about the kids. We’ll take very special care of them. You’ll never hear your kids say “I’m bored” and you won’t have to coax the little ones to get into bed at night.

Our children’s program is for ages 2 through 11. The youngest ones, or the PONY EXPRESS, are from 2 to 5 years old. They enjoy their special counselor who takes them on a horse ride every morning and afternoon. This is closely supervised to make it a safe and fun experience. They also play in the tree house, sandbox and in the playground. Other activities include a hay ride with a marshmallow roast, hikes, picnics and crafts.

The 6 to 11 year olds are the SADDLE TRAMPS. They receive riding instructions daily and go out on carefully supervised trail rides with counselors skilled in teaching and handling young riders. They also have picnics, a hayride, crafts, games, fishing, archery, hiking and many other activities to keep them entertained and pleased.

FRONTIER DAY is for all the Pony Express and Saddle Tramps who become Indians for a day. Complete with headbands and warpaint, they travel to a secluded area for a cookout and tales of Indian lore.

One day each week, the TEENS visit Vallecity Lake for a special day of waterskiing, swimming, tubing, kneeboarding and enjoying the sunshine. Even if they choose to just relax on the ski dock, they love it!

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

You won’t have more fun anywhere than you’ll have during the evenings at Wilderness Trails Ranch. You might just like to relax around the fireplace in the Watering Hole, or join in our foot-stomping Square Dance. If you have never done a Do-Si-Do or a Grand Right-and-Left, don’t worry, we’ll show you how.

The Staff Show is a highlight of the week, with our crew changing into entertainers for the evening. Singing, dancing and a few surprises are sure to bring smiles, applause and laughter from the audience.

Bill Magic performs weekly and it’s definitely an evening you can’t miss. Bill has been entertaining longer than he cares to admit!

This only begins to explore the great vacation fun available at Wilderness Trails Ranch.

WILLIAMSBURG SAMPLER LAZY CHOCOLATE COOKIES

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2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup cocoa
4 Tbsp butter (margarine substitute OK)
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups uncooked quick oats

Combine sugar, water, cocoa, butter and salt in saucepan. Boil for about one minute. Add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. Cool slightly. Drop by spoonfuls.