Are you planning a company meeting or retreat for this summer? Trends are showing that more and more companies are looking to make their company meetings more fun and engaging for their employees. Here are the top 4 meeting trends for the summer 2014: Location: According to a recent survey, 43% of meeting planners
Summer is a great time to take a break on the Eastern Shore. Come to Harbourtowne and play our Pete Dye designed golf course. We are offering the Masters Golf Package which includes three rounds of golf. Enjoy all of this included in the package price of $249.99 – $299.99: Waterfront guest room for 2 nights
After the long winter, spring has finally sprung! The geese have returned and flowers are beginning to sprout. We are certainly celebrating and hope you are as well. We want to take this opportunity to share some exciting upcoming events happening at the resort and around town. We look forward to seeing you soon. Easter
We will be offering a special Valentine Weekend Dinner Menu in the Bayview Restaurant, Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th. Enjoy an assortment of Valentine-inspired appetizers, entrees and desserts. When you order from the Valentine menu, you’ll receive a complimentary Champagne toast for two (21 years or older). Seating starts at 5:30pm with last seating
Spring may be just a few short months away, but this time of year still has us firmly in winter’s grip. If the colder temperatures and too many days of gray skies leave you feeling a bit stir-crazy, it’s time to get out of the house and away from it all. Winter is an ideal
Summer is approaching and with warmer weather coming, staff members will be as anxious as ever to get out of the office. Instead of fighting it, plan an office escape to the coastal shores of the Chesapeake Bay for a destination meeting. Combine work with pleasure to make the most of the season. There are many reasons why you should meet in St. Michaels, but we have narrowed it down to our top 5.
1. Business Paired with Relaxation – Being the charmingly laid back town that St. Michaels is, it is the absolute perfect spot to recharge your batteries while still meeting business objectives.
2. Location, location, location – Located directly on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay, you will be engulfed by this beautiful natural setting with waterfront views from all 111 guest rooms. It’s coastal living at its finest.
3. Getting Here is Easy – Just a short drive from all local major cities, St. Michaels is just 125 miles from Philadelphia, 85 miles from DC and Northern Virginia and 80 miles from Baltimore. This makes St. Michaels an easily accessible, yet secluded meeting destination.
4. Small Town, Big Value – Offering many of the same benefits/amenities as your larger resorts in major cities, Harbourtowne in St. Michaels offers you the same perks with an added dose of relaxation for a fraction of the cost.
5. Customizable, Complete Meeting Packages—Harbourtowne in St. Michaels offers customizable meeting packages to fit your company and your budget. Whatever your needs, we’re here to help!
Whether you prefer red wine or white, all the wine gurus in town, as well as those just down for a good time, gathered for WineFest in St. Michaels the last weekend in April. The passerbies were treated to a variety of wine and food offerings in culmination with jazz tunes that made for a splendid weekend.
This year, WineFest was dedicated to the victims and heroes of the Boston Marathon. A big thank you to those who joined us at the fourth annual charity event, and also to those who sponsored the cause. To see photos from this event visit the St. Michaels Tourism Facebook page and check out their album.
Join us next year, as always the last weekend in April, for St Michaels’ fifth annual WineFest celebration. Looking for another great excuse to come to St Michaels in the meantime? Join us for the St. Michaels Running Festival this weekend, May 18th , or May 24th – 27th for Memorial Day Weekend. Until then, stay thirsty my friends.
As we head into prime vacation season we are offering a special one night booking offer. On Saturday, May 4th book a one night stay at Harbourtowne.* Come enjoy springtime in St. Michaels.
*Offer valid Saturday, May 4 only. Normally a two night minimum is required.
Celebrate Mother’s Day With a Brunch Buffet
Treat the mothers in your life to an all you can eat Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Harbourtowne. On Sunday, May 12th from 11:00am-2:30pm we will be serving up omelets made to order, eggs benedict, cream chipped beef & butter milk biscuits, roast beef, shrimp & rice, fresh fruit and much more. The buffet is $25.99 for adults, ½ price for children 4-11 and children 3 and under eat free. Come celebrate mothers with Harbourtowne.
Spring is here and it’s time to tee off. Our Masters Golf Package includes 3 rounds of golf and it’s a great opportunity to dust off your clubs and get back out on the golf course.
May Meeting Package
The weather is beautiful and it’s time to get out of the office. Spruce up your routine weekly meetings with a destination meeting at Harbourtowne. For May only we are offering $239.99/person all-inclusive complete meeting packages. Offer available weekdays May 1 – 30, 2013.
You don’t have to wait for the weekend. Come visit us during the week. Book your Weekday Getaway at Harbourtowne today, $149.99/night and play a round of golf with cart for $64.99. There will be less crowds, lower rates and more relaxation, what more could you ask for!
Make St. Michaels your springtime destination. With flowers in bloom and the shops along the famed Talbot Street in full swing, Spring is one of the best times to come visit St. Michaels. There are many small streets to explore, a small dog park near the waterfront, and of course the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Come enjoy spending time outside biking through town, playing a round of golf or relaxing bayside. There are also a couple must sees this time of year. Don’t miss out on the springtime fun!
Winefest at St. Michaels, April 27 & 28, is typically the kick-off of the season and one of the most popular events in St. Michaels. Held throughout town from 12-6pm, many businesses will offer wine tastings, great food, retail specials, and much more. There is an assortment of wines, one for every palate, coupled with activities and exhibits. New this year, JazzFest meets WineFest for a weekend of tunes and tastings. Featured artist include: The United Jazz Ensemble, Joanna Pascale and the FAB Trio, MARS 4tet, and Juanita Williams with the Fred Hughes Trio.
The FRESHFARM Market also comes back to St. Michaels on April 20, just one block from Talbot Street at Willow and Green Streets. The market is available to visit every Saturday and features and array of local produce, meats, breads, pastries, potted plants and more. Come check out the Chef at Market demos and support local farmers.
The legendary Pete Dye, is a golfer turned golf architect as he fell in love with more than just the game. Although he was a champion golfer, Dye’s interest was really in the design and aesthetics of the course itself. He is a legend in the field of golf course design and construction throughout the expanding world of golf and has established a reputation for unique, environmentally friendly, and renowned, resort and public golf courses.
Innovative and deeply inspired by his 1963 visit to Scotland, Dye has over 100 courses to his name, many of which have hosted numerous PGA TOUR and LPGA events. Some of his more notable courses include River Course at Black Wolf Run, Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, and Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. Now in his 80’s Dye continues to deliver to golfers some of the most challenging courses in the world.
Built in 1971, the Harbourtowne golf course is an 18-hole, Par 70 course on the Chesapeake Bay waterfront. Harboutowne’s course is not unlike other Dye courses in that it incorporates some of the elements which are so characteristic of Dye. Trademark elements include high grass, deep bunkers, walls built of railroad ties and carefully constructed rough. The first nine holes are fairly wide open with bordering out of bounds residences, some water hazards and tall grass, while the back 9 are rather tight and tree-lined. Whether a rookie or golf pro, this course is sure to provide a fun yet challenging round of golf.
There’s still time to take advantage of Harbourtowne’s winter golf rate and experience Dye’s work firsthand. From now until 4/21/13, purchase an off season golf package for $199.98 per person for 2 nights, 3 days in a waterfront guest room, 3 rounds of golf with cart, continental breakfast and gratuity each morning. Visit the website for more information.