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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!
    wakulla springs
  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!
    boat tour
  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!
    rainbow sprnigs
  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!
    eco tents
  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.
    national mall kiosks
  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.
    lodge at breck
  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.
    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

 

National Park Service 103rd Birthday Celebrations

Time to celebrate! This August 25th is the National Park Services 103rd birthday!

Guest Services proudly operates several National Parks, with the list ever-growing. This year, celebrate the beauty and wonder that the National Parks Service has to offer all weekend long. The best part? August 25th is a Fee Free Day – meaning you get into certain parks for FREE! Take advantage of the celebration! Here is a list of exciting, family-friendly events going on at our National Parks on its birthday weekend this year.

Lake Mead National Recreational Area, Nevada

lake mead mohave adventures

You’re going to want to put the phone on “Do Not Disturb” for this one. America’s first and largest national recreational area, Lake Mead has no shortage of activities to fill your weekend. Whether you’re looking to relax on the water, hike through the mountains, or cycle around the canyons, 1.5 million acres of beauty and wonder are waiting for you!

Visit https://www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/visitor-services.htm to plan your trip today!

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

mount rainier

Spend your weekend with loved ones away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday lives at Mount Rainier. Here you have unlimited options for the entire family while on your stay at the National Park Inn or Paradise Inn. The kids can enjoy a Junior Ranger Program, and then later, the family can get together for a guided hike through the mountain. The possibilities are endless!

Visit https://mtrainierguestservices.com/ and book now, before the Inns fill up!

National Mall, Washington, D.C.

national mall kiosks

Visit our Nation’s beautiful capital this birthday weekend and take your pick of all the different fun-filledactivities. Spend all weekend exploring museums you’ve never been, take a “Walk with a Ranger,” taste the cuisines of cultures from all around the world, and so much more at the National Mall!

For more info and activities visit https://www.nps.gov/nama/index.htm

North Cascades National Park, Washington

north cascades in washington

Visit The North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin where you can customize the experience for your needs! Looking for fun and adventure? Hiking and kayaking are a great option. Or for a more laid-back experience, try horseback riding and fishing. Life is busy and loud, so go for a remote and peaceful getaway at The North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin.

Visit https://lodgeatstehekin.com/ to book your stay for a weekend away.

The weekend is what you make of it, so make sure to plan a trip to one of these beautiful National Parks for an unforgettable late summer get-away. Pack a bag, round up the kids, and leave the laptop at home. This birthday celebration will be one for the scrapbooks!

Guest Services Inc. to Join Globally Influential Organizations Committed to Eliminating Plastic Straw Pollution

Guest Services Inc. today announced that the organization will entirely abandon the use of plastic straws at its owned and managed properties by the end of 2018 to significantly reduce its environmental footprint.

FAIRFAX, VA. (PRWEB) JULY 30, 2018

Guest Services Inc. today announced that the organization will entirely abandon the use of plastic straws at its owned and managed properties by the end of 2018 to significantly reduce its environmental footprint.

This multi-faceted campaign, “Skip the Straw,” will be executed in several phases throughout the remainder of the year – ultimately eliminating millions of straws a year while bringing awareness to an important issue for the hospitality industry to address.

Over the past several decades, plastic straws have become an expected amenity in purchased beverages and have subsequently grown into a major source of pollution. Straws are often disposed of incorrectly, and even if recycled appropriately, the sorting machines at waste processing facilities are often ill-equipped to identify these small plastic tubes. Unfortunately, plastic straws frequently end up in the ocean where they have been effectively killing marine life all over the globe.

The new Guest Services initiative will begin with the #NoStrawChallenge in which Guest Services locations will only offer single-use disposable straws upon request. This program is effective immediately and is a springboard for the transition to a new paper biodegradable straw alternative that will also be available by request only. By the end of the year, the organization looks to completely eliminate the use of plastic straws at all dining facilities, communities, eateries, lodging and other Guest Services properties across the nation.

“This is a historic moment for our organization, our clients, and our valued customers. ‘Skip the Straw’ is the latest policy of our ongoing sustainability campaign designed in the interests of global environmental preservation,” says Gerry Gabrys, chief executive officer of Guest Services, Inc. “The impact of such a small utility may seem negligible, but the reality is that straws pose an incredible danger to marine life that would be wrong to ignore. Guest Services looks forward to being a meaningful part of the positive wave of industry influencers who are leading the charge in the elimination of plastic straws.”

The company’s sustainability strategies work to reduce consumption, to reuse items, and to recycle or compost items, and are a significant component of overall executive planning. At many Guest Services properties, vehicle charging stations are available; compressed gas vehicles are utilized; LED lighting is installed; non-carbon dioxide electricity sources make up almost half of total energy consumption; an electronic records system vastly reduces paper consumption; environmentally friendly purchasing strategies are implemented to reduce waste, fossil fuel emissions, and harmful gas production; sustainable food and cooking efforts utilize local and healthier sources through their programs such as Dolphin Safe and Go Local; hydration stations are available to encourage the use of reusable bottles; unused amenities as well as gently used furniture and linens are donated to local charities; regular recycling of paper, glass, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, and cooking oil is practiced company-wide; fluorescent lights, batteries, and other possibly hazardous items are recycled and tracked through their Lamptracker System.

Guest Services has also been recognized for its outstanding sustainability efforts by the National Park Service ISO Certification at Mount Rainier National Park and in the National Capital Region.

For more information about Guest Services, Inc. and their environmental initiatives, please visit https://www.guestservices.com/about-us/sustainability.

About Guest Services, Inc.

Since 1917, Guest Services has worked tirelessly to earn our reputation as the premier hospitality management company in the United States. We are proud to provide a wide range of customized hospitality management solutions for clients involved in dining services, resorts and hotels, state and national parks, senior living communities, unique retail outlets, special events, condominium management and fresh produce distribution. Today, we stand at the forefront of the hospitality management industry, providing the highest quality food, lodging and leisure services for our valued clients and guests. Guest Services is proud to serve more than 35 million guests annually at over 350 properties nationwide.