By Vicki VanNatta
Sometimes, after a long, hot summer, the fresh crisp air of fall and the first flying flakes are wonderfully refreshing. The thought of a night by the fire sounds romantic and cozy. Your eyes fill with happy tears when remembering that special Christmas – the year you received the puppy you begged for or the diamond that meant your life would change forever. The holidays are wonderful, most of the time.
But there are those times when thoughts of the holiday season fill us with dread. The tears stinging your eyes are not happy tears. The to-do list grows longer each year, and you are breathless; but it’s not because of that first amazing snowfall. You’re breathless because there isn’t enough time, money, or energy. Who decided the Christmas season begins immediately after Halloween? When did the holiday season become a chore? What happened to Silent Nights? And not to be forgotten, that family gathering that went ‘off the rails’ last year.
If just thinking about the holidays makes you want to run away, there is a place where you can feel the wonder of the season. You can breathe deeply and relax, while enjoying comfort food, great shopping and inspirational entertainment all amidst lavish Christmas decorations.
Just make the short trip to the Dutch Valley campus in Sugarcreek, Ohio and give yourself a little time to gather your thoughts and prepare for the holiday season. Located just seven miles from I-77 on State Route 39, the Dutch Valley campus has everything you need for a peaceful, comfortable place to rest and rejuvenate so that you can get back to life and face another day.
Plan to spend a couple days on the campus. Parking is free and once you arrive for your escape, you won’t need your car until it’s time to go home.
The Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek offers professional spa services, available in the privacy of your own room. Each deluxe room includes a Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, microwave, refrigerator, comfortable seating and a spacious deck.
The open areas of the inn are spacious and inviting with fireplaces, natural light and lovely Christmas decorations for the season. With the all-season pool and hot tub surrounded by glass, you can relax unaffected by winter’s chill. If traveling to Florida isn’t an option, this is the next best thing.
Retail therapy is just steps away at Dutch Valley Gifts & Boutique, and Dutch Valley Market offers fresh cuts of meat as well as deli meats and cheeses, specialty food items and savory snacks of all kinds.
Dutch Valley Restaurant & Bakery Cafe, right next door to the Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek, has comfort food that will remind you of sitting around Grandma’s kitchen table. Enjoy a meal around the table without distracting televisions and loud music. A shared meal with great food and fellowship is always a win.
Cap off your evening by seeing a Broadway-caliber musical or concert at Ohio Star Theater. The new musical, Christmas in Paradise,is playing November 17 to December 29, 2018. The story follows new business owners Matthew and Mary as they face unforeseen and seemingly insurmountable challenges while caring for an elderly, ailing parent. Christmas in Paradiseis inspirational, uplifting, and just in time for the holidays.
Ohio Star Theater also has concerts scheduled for the holidays. Go to www.ohiostartheater.comto see the complete schedule, then click on the Buy Tickets button or call the Ohio Star Theater box office at 855-344-7547 to book your tickets.
Give yourself a break. Enjoy the peace and comfort of a getaway. Call 855-411-2275 to book your stay at Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek and enjoy this holiday.