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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! 😊
    kayaking in weeki wachee
  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
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  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.
    giants ridge
  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!
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  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.
    mount rainier
  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.
    double tree naples
  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

 

Top 4 Pet-Friendly Places

Traveling with friends and loved ones is fun and all, but nothing turns the mood sour quite like realizing you can’t take your furry friends with you on the adventures! If you’ve brought your canine friend along for your trip outdoors, have no fear: there are plenty of places that welcome and cater to dogs. Here’s a list of dog-friendly lodgings and recreations from #1 to #4 that will be perfect for you and your pup!

Starting at #1 we have:

1. Flamingo Adventures at Everglades National Park, FL

All the little critters in the sea and swamps enjoy the sunshine, even dry land furry ones! 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. Sounds too good to be true? Just make sure to keep the leash under 6ft long, and all’s well.

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2. The Lodge at Breckenridge, CO

Dress your pups up in scarves or cute sweaters and bring them along for a stay at The Lodge. 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.

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3. The Lodge at North Cascades, Stehekin, WA

The Lodge at Stehekin welcomes well-behaved dogs of any bark or yip. 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. When booking your trip at Stehekin, make sure to call ahead so your friend can have space to rest too. Pet fees are $25 per day (plus tax) per dog, for a maximum of two dogs.

Last but not least, at #4:

4. Echo Bluff State Park, MO

Echo Bluff is the perfect X destination! Explore the Sinking Creek by fishing pole or the Current River Trail by boots while you bring your pet companion for the journey. While you may stay at The Lodge your four-pawed pal may not. 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.

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Top 5 Last Minute Labor Day Weekend Getaways

It’s never too late to start planning a summer vacation… until it is. Stop scrambling to find a summer-day-saving destination this Labor Day weekend, and let us do it for you! From hiking Mount Rainier, an active volcano 14 thousand feet above sea level, to lounging in a perfectly heated hot tub on a luxury house boat in the middle of Lake Roosevelt, the key to savoring the rest of your summer lies below.

The Lodge at Stehekin

1 Stehekin Valley Rd, Stehekin, WA 98852

The minute you step out of your cozy Swissmont lodging it’s like you’ve landed on another planet. With views of the pristine Lake Chelan greeting you every morning, it’s hard not to appreciate the majesty the North Cascades National Park has to offer. Explore the lake by kayaking or take in the sights while you fish. Discover the park with the Rainbow Falls Red Bus Tour, through several hiking trails ranging from easy to difficult, backpacking or even horseback riding.  LEARN MORE

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Bear Mountain Inn

3020 Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986

Escape the city this Labor Day to the splendors of Bear Mountain State Park. Enjoy an abundance of wildlife like bald eagles, osprey, and white-tailed deer while scaling the many Bear Mountain hikes. The top of the mountain rewards you with vibrant summer views of Bear Mountain and the Hudson River. The Hessian Lake offers kayaking and fishing or you can take a dip in the Bear Mountain Pool. You can even get your shopping done down the road with the Labor Day sales of the Woodbury Commons Outlets. After a fulfilling summer day, cool down with an ice cold beverage and delicious meal at the 1915 Restaurant before retreating to your cozy Bear Mountain accommodations. LEARN MORE

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The Lodge at Breckenridge

112 Overlook Dr, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Spend your Labor Day in awe of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The Lodge at Breckenridge will immediately have you stunned with the spectacular sights seen from the deck and from the comfort of your room. You can also enjoy the summer mountains through hiking group guided tours, on horseback, or through venturing out on your own with a variety of different trails. Aside from the delightful Traverse Restaurant & Bar located at the Lodge, a quick trip into the quaint Breckenridge town will offer a slew of dining options. LEARN MORE

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Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier National Park

47009 Paradise Rd E, Ashford, WA 98304

It’s no question Mount Rainier is one of the most overwhelming spectacles in the nation. At 14,410 feet above sea level, this active volcano and its surrounding park have almost 40 different beautiful trails waiting to be explored. Celebrate Labor Day scaling as many hikes as you can, seeing the gorgeous wildflowers while they’re still in bloom, discovering an abundance of wildlife, and learning about Mount Rainier National Park first hand. You won’t be the only one celebrating either! This year marks Paradise Inn’s centennial anniversary. For the past 100 years Paradise Inn has been greeting guests with amazing hospitality and caring service. They don’t plan on stopping now! LEARN MORE

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Lake Roosevelt Adventures

1250 Marina Dr, Davenport, WA 99122

End your summer with a week of bunking in a luxurious houseboat on the stunning and secluded Lake Roosevelt. Whether your boat comes with an onboard waterslide, a top-deck hot tub, a gas BBQ, or all three and more, the only true way to experience Lake Roosevelt is on a houseboat. When you’re not on your water home you can be exploring the outer area with fishing, bird & wildlife watching, hiking, and hunting. With only a limited amount of houseboats available, we suggest you reach out to Lake Roosevelt Adventures before all of their houseboats are booked! LEARN MORE

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Bonus Summer Recreation Destinations

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites

11625 Lakeridge Pkwy, Ashland, VA 23005

What better way to keep the thrills of summer alive than a theme park? Fairfield Inn is just a 19-minute drive from an exciting Kings Dominion adventure. The Ashland area is also full of microbreweries and wineries, has a luxurious spa, a cultural arts center, two golf courses, and a Botanical Garden all within a 20-minute drive. After you’ve finished your Labor Day weekend itinerary you can retreat to the warm welcome of the Fairfield Inn & Suites for a relaxing stay in their acclaimed accommodations. LEARN MORE

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Boating in DC and Boating in Boston

Washington, D.C. Locations | Boston Locations

Perhaps one of the most common last minute summer activities in both the Washington D.C. and Boston metropolitan area, these boathouses will give you and your crew a great day on the waters of your favorite cities. With 7 boathouses in DC and 5 in Boston, one of these locations is bound to have the boating experience you’re looking for. (Weather permitting)

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