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Your Next Vacation

Are you ready for a vacation? Today, January 28, is National Plan Your Vacation Day!

Spend some time away from the city lights and daily frenzy!

Here are your top 15 Guest Services, Inc. vacation destinations. From pet-friendly lodging to snowy recreations.

  1. The Lodge at Wakulla Springs, FL: Enjoy a unique stay beside the world’s deepest freshwater spring. Hiking trails, boat tours, swimming. Visit The Lodge at Wakulla and book now!
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  2. Everglades Florida Adventures, FL: We offer a 10,000 Islands tour so you can see a variety of birds, manatees, dolphins and other wildlife native to Florida. Whether you go on your own in one of our canoes or kayaks or join our guides as we show the beautiful and mysterious Everglades nature will reward you with its treasures. Book your 10,000 Islands Tour!
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  3. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, FL: If you’re coming from the West coast or chilly North, plan your escape and visit mermaids down south! Mermaid Shows are scheduled 365 days a year, at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Seating is on a first-come basis). Learn More! 😊
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  4. Rainbow Springs State Park, FL: One of Florida’s largest springs, the headsprings of the Rainbow River starts in this beautiful 1,472-acre park. Rainbow Springs State Park is open 365 days a year to dazzle and delight your entire family! Plan your visit!
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  5. Flamingo Adventures at Everglades National Park, FL: Flamingo Adventures is the ONLY place in the USA where you can stay in a Houseboat, Eco-Tent (now OPEN!), or both as your one-stop adventure spot! Feel free to bring Buddy or Daisy at no charge while you camp in an Eco-Tent under the palm trees or hook up your RV to the group site. Reserve now!
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  6. Bear Mountain, NY: Traveling to escape the city? Bringing your pet? We have a limited number of canine-friendly guestrooms in our Overlook Lodge.  To reserve, please call the hotel directly at 845.786.2731 or Bear Mountain Inn.  Our pet fee is $45 for the first night and $5 for each additional night
    Bear Mountain Inn
  7. National Mall, DC: Come out and visit our Nation’s capitol! Get ready for an active day while visiting the Sculpture Garden or National Gallery of Art or paddling the paddle boats at the Tidal Basin.
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  8. Giants Ridge, MN: Giants Ridge has 35 downhill ski runs, over 60 km of Nordic ski trails and a snowboarding terrain park for all your tricks! We offer a variety of lodging for you and friends! Visit Giants Ridge to find the right accommodation for you.
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  9. Echo Bluff, MI: Explore the Sinking Creek by fishing pole or the Current River Trail by boots while you bring your pet companion for the journey. Be sure to call ahead for one of the pet-friendly cabins and pay the pet fee $20 per dog, per night, two dogs maximum. Reserve a lodge room, cabin, or campground today 😊
    echo bluff lodge
  10. The Lodge at Breckenridge, CO: Canine companions are welcome so long as they don’t jump on the furniture, don’t go for a walk in the fitness center or treat themselves to a spa day! It costs $30 per night for up to two dogs. Treat yourself and loved one(s) to an outdoor adventure or couples retreat.
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  11. The Lodge at North Cascades, Stehekin, WA: While there’s so much great outdoors to explore, from Lake Chelan to the Cascade Mountains at your footsteps, there’s only so much hotel lodging for your furry friend. Pet fees are $25 per day (plus tax) per dog, for a maximum of two dogs. Book with us today!
    lodge at stehekin
  12. Mount Rainier National Park, WA: Have your snow gear ready? We have cross country skiing, guided snow walks, and snow tubing! Start planning your stay at the National Park Inn today and enjoy the mountains.
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  13. Big Sur, CA: Use your vacation day to unwind and experience nature. Take a weekend out to visit “mini-Yosemite”! As a Lodge guest, you receive a complimentary day pass to all three state parks in Big Sur: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Andrew Molera State Park, and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Check room availability.
    big sur
  14. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Naples, FL: Stay at DoubleTree Suites for the comfort, amenities and great location to Miami and the Everglades National Park! It’s only a 1.5 hours’ drive. It is the perfect destination to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Miami scene.
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  15. Boating In DC: Ready to experience DC on the water? We’ve got kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, sailboats, rowboats, dragon boats, boating lessons, yoga classes, monument tours and more! After spending the day as a tourist at the museums, float around the national mall and row in the memories 😊
    boating in dc

 

National Plan For Vacation Day Deals & Special Offers

Studies consistently show that utilizing paid time off is a practice that will help you maintain work-life balance, reduce stress and allow you to recharge. But, the benefits don’t stop there. Upon returning from vacation, employees show higher productivity, stronger workplace morale and it leads to greater employee retention. Learn more from Forbes →

Unfortunately, encouragement of PTO usage is not the current business trend. The US Travel Association and its subsidiary, Project: Time Off, estimate that 662 million vacation days go unused annually by American employees. On January 30th, National Plan for Vacation Day, Americans are invited to turn the tide by planning their vacation time for the rest of the year.

Several of our properties are offering flash deals for 24 hours on January 30th in order to encourage the use of ALL vacation days by Americans by the end of 2018 and to support the Project: Time Off campaign. We hope you take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to plan out a healthier year and have an unforgettable vacation to look forward to at one of our renowned locations.

The following deals are all subject to availability and will only be offered for 24 hours on January 30th, 2018 (with the exception of the Big Sur Lodge).

Big Sur Lodge

47225 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920

Take a trip to the gorgeous west coast for a remarkable experience in one of California’s most celebrated vacation destinations, Big Sur. The Big Sur Lodge will be offering up to 35% off their cozy accommodations nestled deep in the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Spend your time off basking in the tranquility of this beautiful redwood cathedral. PLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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Echo Bluff State Park

34489 Echo Bluff Drive, Eminence, MO 65466

Escape the pressures and stresses of the workplace, retreat to the serenity of Echo Bluff State Park and the beauty of the internationally admired Ozarks. For all of Plan for Vacation day, reserve two or more nights and get 20% offPLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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National Park Inn and Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier National Park

National Park Inn – 47009 Paradise Rd E, Ashford, WA 98304
Paradise Inn – 52807 Paradise Rd E, Ashford, WA 98304

The only thing better than visiting one of the most overwhelming spectacles in the United States, is doing it at a discounted rate. The Paradise Inn and National Park Inn are offering 20% off room rates PLUS a one-day complimentary snowshoe rental at their unbelievably fascinating location in Mount Rainier. PLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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The Lodge at Breckenridge

112 Overlook Dr, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Spend your vacation days in awe of the magnificent Rocky Mountains and beauty of its surrounding natural splendor. The Lodge at Breckenridge treats its guests with convenient proximity to the graceful Colorado environment and to the quaint town of Breckenridge. The Lodge will be featuring a 20% off discount for two or more night reservations between April 8th and June 14th, 2018. PLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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Bear Mountain Inn

3020 Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986

With its extraordinary historical background, exceptional views and exciting year-round activities, Bear Mountain Inn is the perfect location to spend your valuable time-off. Flee the city work life and immerse yourself in relaxation with their special Plan for Vacation Day deal: reserve two nights and receive 20% off! PLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Dr, Biwabik, MN 55708

Spend your PTO cooling off on the sleek slopes of Minnesota’s most acclaimed skiing and snowboarding destination. Giants Ridge provides exceptional Iron Range winter adventures for every level of outdoor enthusiast. Exclusive $35 adult and $25 kid lift tickets will be offered to be enjoyed for the remainder of the ski season. PLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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Boating In DC

The Wharf Boathouse – 690 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Key Bridge Boathouse – 3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Boating in DC activities offers paddlers two captivating experiences renowned throughout the metropolitan area – The Cherry Blossom Paddle at the Wharf Boathouse and the Cherry Blossom Tour at the Key Bridge Boathouse are featuring a free 1-hour kayak rental for every reservation made to these two mesmerizing tours. PLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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Unforgettable Thanksgiving Vacation Ideas for 2017

Don’t you just love the tireless cooking and tedious preparation that is required for your incoming Thanksgiving Day guests? You don’t? Maybe it’s time to try something different! Take all the stress out of your Thanksgiving holiday this year and indulge in a beautiful family getaway to one of these five legendary locations for an unforgettable feast.

Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Dr, Biwabik, MN 55708

Giants Ridge is the number one Minnesota family vacation destination and a super hub for outdoor winter recreation. As the Midwest’s top-rated ski and snowboard hot-spot, Giants Ridge offers 35 downhill ski runs and over 60 KM of the finest-groomed Nordic ski trails and snowboarding parks in Minnesota. Spend Black Friday skiing down these gorgeous slopes and burning off the calories from your festive Giants Ridge dinner the night before.  LEARN MORE ⟶

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Echo Bluff State Park

34489 Echo Bluff Drive, Eminence, MO 65466

Echo Bluff State Park is secluded from the distractions of the digital age in the heart of the uniquely beautiful Missouri Ozarks. There are more than 30 total miles of scenic wilderness trails where you can get the full Echo Bluff experience. After spending Thanksgiving Day exploring the stunning local scenery, return to the Betty Lea Lodge for an epic holiday meal at the Creekside Grill before retiring to your acclaimed contemporary accommodations. LEARN MORE ⟶

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National Park Inn at Mt. Rainier

47009 Paradise Rd E, Ashford, WA 98304

Mount Rainier is an iconic destination for world class explorers, photographers, hikers, mountain climbers, and adventurers. It’s also an unbelievable location for families to escape 14 thousand feet above sea level and onto an active volcano. The views are extraordinary especially under a blanket of ivory snow. Discover all that Mt. Rainier has to offer and then retreat to National Park Inn for their delicious annual dinner. Treat your family to a once in a lifetime Thanksgiving experience. LEARN MORE ⟶

 

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The Lodge at Breckenridge

112 Overlook Dr, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Voted one of the best hotels in Breckenridge by The Daily Summit, this award winning Lodge will treat you and your family to an overindulgent Thanksgiving buffet with an awe inspiring Rocky Mountain view. Breckenridge itself was voted the #1 place to visit in Colorado, #1 Best Ski Destination and #2 Best Small Town to Visit in the USA by usnews.com. You are practically guaranteed an itinerary full of great family activities and never ending Coloradoan fun. Spend the day in an adrenaline-filled state flying through a winter wonderland and then refuel with their beloved Thanksgiving buffet. LEARN MORE ⟶

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Bear Mountain Inn

3020 Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986

Escape the contemporary Thanksgiving of New York’s concrete jungle to the natural fall splendor of Bear Mountain. After you spend the day exploring and indulging in the remarkable, seemingly endless reaching views of the Mountain, retreat to the historic Inn for their annual Thanksgiving buffet in the Perkins Ballroom. Spend the night there and beat the rush to the Woodbury Commons Outlets for the Black Friday deals in the morning or for another day of enjoying the wonderful State Park. LEARN MORE ⟶

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