We spent final weekend at The Homestead on a household journey celebrating the tip of the college yr. The boys had SO a lot enjoyable! Right here’s the recap.
The Homestead: Our Household Getaway!
A part of our targets for this yr are to journey extra with the boys. They LOVE to journey already and are all the time asking when our subsequent journey is developing. As I discussed in this submit, our technique is to make use of bank card factors to e-book these journeys so our out-of-pocket prices are solely meals.
So we booked a visit to The Homestead (which is owned by Omni) to have fun the tip of college. It’s situated slightly below 2 hours from Charlottesville in Scorching Springs, VA. Thomas and I truly went collectively again in 2016 so this was our second go to and the primary with youngsters.
Take a look at the video from the journey right here!
Our Cozy Room
This was the primary time since we went to Nice Wolf Lodge when Birch was an toddler that all of us 4 shared a resort room! Birch is previous the napping / received’t-sleep-if-he-can-see-you stage. And whereas our room was tremendous crowded with toys and beds, it was additionally very cozy and enjoyable.
The primary evening Mazen and I shared one mattress – which was a double – and I felt like I used to be in a ninja battle the complete evening. I bought elbowed within the head a number of occasions! We each slept horribly. The second evening we bought a rollaway cot for him and that went MUCH higher. Birch slept in his Lotus mattress.
After we checked in, we had tea and cookies within the Nice Corridor, complimentary on the home.
Whereas I sipped tea, Thomas bought the boys lollys on the sweet retailer (Birch ate his over the course of the complete weekend one lick at a time!)
Allegany Springs Swimming pools
After which we hit the pool! The forecast wasn’t nice for Saturday, and so we didn’t know if this could be our solely pool day. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t!)
The Allegany Springs pool complicated is nice with a sandbox, a child pool, a center pool (that’s supposedly heated however wasn’t heat), a pleasant scorching tub, a HUGE lush lazy river, and three water slides (2 massive, 1 toddler sized). The employees on the pool was tremendous good, and the meals and drinks menu was nice too. Plenty of choices! They even introduced round free popsicles to everybody every afternoon.
The Center Pool
The Lazy River
I LOVE lazy rivers!!! One thing about being shifting retains my mind glad, and I most likely went across the loop 25 occasions in a row. (There have been truly quantity of individuals – I simply took this pic within the morning!)
Dinner at Woody’s
After showers, we ate outdoors on the extra informal restaurant known as Woody’s. We had two pizzas and a salad.
Deep Dish Cookie
For dessert – this deep dish cookie with ice cream on prime was AMAZING!!
Our dinner was subsequent to the croquet garden, which additionally had a fireplace pit and corn gap. Mazen made pals instantly and each boys did numerous enjoying and working whereas we completed up dinner.
After all we needed to go to the arcade which was spacious. Birch raced vehicles and Mazen performed ice hockey and bowling.
There’s additionally a full-size movie show with two showings every evening: early for youths and later for teenagers. Whereas I put Birch to mattress, Thomas and Mazen went to observe Jumanji.
On Saturday morning we bought a light-weight breakfast on the market after which hit up the indoor pool. It was fairly chilly outdoors.
Lunch at Jefferson’s
We had a lunch at Jefferson’s (on the informal aspect) with soup and a wedge salad. Birch ate numerous scrumptious rolls with honey butter!
After lunch, we took a bit relaxation after which headed out for mini golf. We had been dissatisfied that it was $15 an grownup and $10 a child, particularly after we had been already paying a $40/day resort cost. I don’t suppose it value something final time we had been there. However we already had the boys’ hopes up (as I’m positive all of the mother and father do) so we performed and had fun.
We had anticipated it to rain all day so we had been so glad when the solar got here out! Again to the pool! (Loving this new hat I simply bought for the pool / seashore.)
Formal Night time
Each mother’s gotta make her youngsters placed on collared shirts for formal evening, amiright?!
Dinner at Jefferson’s
We went again to Jefferson’s for dinner, this time on the gorgeous out of doors patio.
Mazen devoured this lobster mac and cheese!
I beloved my herby rooster with kale, goat cheese, and chimichurri potatoes.
And we ended the meal with chocolate hazelnut mousse!
Guess who I bumped into!
Mazen was excused to go play corn gap and was noticed by none aside from Fannetastic Anne!! Anne and I textual content virtually each day and didn’t know one another was at The Homestead! I used to be already in my pajamas placing Birch down when Anne texted me to say she was with Thomas and Mazen. So Thomas and I switched locations and Anne and I bought to catch up for a bit.
We had a late check-out on Sunday, however we caught round to play within the pool longer because it was considerably hotter!
The boys went to the driving vary whereas Birch and I packed up the room and went for a bit promenade across the property. (We additionally fell in mud – yay.)
The spotlight of the pool morning was first a frog within the lazy river after which a SNAKE!!!!!!! Fortunately I used to be out of the water on the time, however we heard some girls screaming and thought somebody was damage. Seems this man went for a swim. The lifeguards used a web to get him out, but it surely took quarter-hour!
We had pool meals for lunch. Mazen beloved these nachos, and I had a tempeh and watermelon wrap (within the again).
We swam and floated with Anne and her fam for a bit earlier than heading residence to Cville.
These boys are already asking after we can return to The Homestead! I’d undoubtedly advocate the summer season months as a result of the pool was the spotlight of our keep. There’s tons to see and do on the property (inside and outside), and there’s much more mountaineering across the city. And in case you’re going to The Homestead with out youngsters – undoubtedly try the grownup pool + spa!!
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