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Friday, 04 October 2013 13:59

This deal is HOT, HOT,HOT!

Guess what! Our Hot Deals are back for two weeks! This time around, we’ve put together an awesome $155 (+tax) lodging, dining and spa package with a little bit of wine included! The Hot Deal: Weeknight Getaway is your best chance this month to hit the Trail’s End Café, The Grille or The Spa! No matter which you choose, The Grille or The Spa, the pools and hot tubs are always included and there are even more savings to follow!

Hot Deal at Bear Creek
This could be you!

Hot Deal at Bear Creek
Why not make it an impromptu girlfriends getaway?

If you choose the $25 credit for The Grille, you won’t want to miss our yummy Buy One, Get One Entrée special and outdoor mountainside dining. Or, do like I would, and choose the $25 credit to The Spa, you’ll want to take advantage of our May Spa Specials. Looking for entertainment? Check out our events calendar.

This package is valid on the evenings of May 7-10 and May 20-24. Hurry, availability won’t last. Call 1-866-754-2822 or book online. If booking online, be sure to use promo code HTDL.

Sincerely Yours,
Megan

Friday, 04 October 2013 13:58

Going Through Changes

If you are one of our local disc golfers you may have noticed that the Disc golf course has gone through some changes, everything from cleared fairways, tree trimming to new holes.
 

Since the start the plan was to have two full 18 hole courses at the resort. Last year we finished the first 18 but ran out of time before the busy winter season to finish the second 18. Since the winter season ended earlier than expected this year, this gave our Mountain Operations team a head start on the new course. There was a lot of planning involved but they just could not come up with a location for another full 18 hole course. This is when they decided to split the current course and add new holes to form two separate 18 hole courses. 

The First of the 18 hole courses begins in parking lot 4, throwing uphill adjacent the driveway.  This course includes 9 completely new holes and the old holes 1-9, which are now 10-18. The new nine holes are shorter than some of our former holes yet still technical. The longest of the nine is 444ft while the other 8 are in the 200-250ft range.  This 18 hole course is a great warm up game before starting out on the other 18 hole course which will consist of old holes 10-18 and 9 newer holes.

The Second course is still being built but should be completed in the next few weeks.  This course will include previous holes 10-18 which zigzagged throughout the ski trails and had drastic elevations changes, uphill and short downhill drives. The added nine will include some of the same elevation changes along with challenging wooded and open holes. Don’t be fooled this course is very technical and you will be relieved when you reach hole 18.

With the additions to the courses, we now believe that we have something for every type of player. If you are looking for a quick game then the first 18 are great, but if you are looking for a more challenging course then the second 18 is what you should check out.  So when you get the chance stop by and play a few rounds.

Friday, 04 October 2013 13:58

May Happenings!

There is so much happening at Bear Creek over the coming months! I’m going to fill you in on what’s going on over the next few weeks. You won’t want to miss the extended 48-Hour Hot Deal coming next week, our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on May 5 or our Mother’s Day brunch on May 13 at The Grille.

Did you miss out on our 48-Hour Hot Deal that expired last week? If so, don’t worry, we’re offering an extended discounted room rate starting at $115 per night for the evenings of May 4 & 5. This rate is valid for a standard room and requires a two-night stay. All bookings must be made between 8am on April 30 and 8am on May 2.  Remember, this room usually sells at $153 per night! Book your getaway by calling 1-866-754-2822 and ask for the Hot Deal!

Next on the list to mention is our FREE Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. You may have already seen the red Cinco de Mayo lawn signs in the driveway and our flyers around town. This fiesta is so much more than the traditional Cinco de Mayo bar fiesta. We’re hosting a FAMILY FRIENDLY, that’s right, FAMILY FRIENDLY Fiesta. I bet you’re wondering what makes it family friendly. Well it could be the hour-long fireworks display we have planned or the back yard games like volleyball or maybe the Mexican street fair and outdoor live music.

It you are planning to stay for the fireworks, make sure you bring your blankets and lawn chairs. The designated viewing area will be on the lawn in the base area. If you aren’t planning to bring the kids, why not enjoy a lovely dinner at The Grille. The Sauza girls will be giving away free samples of Sauza tequila and the restaurant will be serving Mexican themed dinner and drink specials. Once dinner is over, head outside for the Cantina Under The Stars, grab a drink and get ready to dance to the sounds of Cuerdas Carinas, a 7-piece Latin band. Spend the weekend, book the 48-Hour Hot Deal and join the fiesta! We really hope to see you there!

Don’t forget about Mother’s Day on May 13! Why not honor mom by entering her in our “Thanks, Mom!” Mother’s Day Promotion? She could win a FREE afternoon of pampering at The Spa. We are accepting entries through Monday 4/30. Make it a Mother’s Day she won’t forget! Not sure about the contest? Well, you can treat mom to Mother’s Day Brunch at The Grille and maybe a gift card to The Spa. If you’re planning to attend brunch, make sure you make your reservation at opentable.com, space is limited.

Stay tuned later this month for Martinis & Manicures, Dog Dayz of Summer and Music Under the Stars!

Have a great weekend!
Megan

Friday, 04 October 2013 13:56

48-Hour Hot Deal!

Hot Deals are back! This time, we are featuring an incredible $99 per night rate when you book a standard room on the evenings of May 4 & May 5. Don’t delay, you only have 48-hours to book. All bookings must be made between 8am on April 23 and 8am on April 25. You can book by calling our reservations team at 1-866-754-2822.

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You’re probably wondering, why should I book those dates? Well, that’s because we are hosting an awesome Cinco de Mayo fiesta followed by a FREE hour-long family fireworks display on May 5.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 5/5/12

The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta includes live music featuring a seven piece Latin band, outdoor Mexican street fair, Cinco de Mayo cantina under the stars and plenty of food and drink specials to go around. This is a first year event that we are very excited to be hosting.

Megan

Friday, 04 October 2013 13:56

Wine & Food Festival: Behind the Scenes

Over the past few days, we’ve had the opportunity to recover and reflect on this past weekend’s first, two-day Wine & Food Festival. If you were already familiar with our Wine Festivals, we changed it up a bit this year. Our events team worked hard to extend the tasting from what was traditionally a one-day, five-hour festival to a weekend filled with activities. We are happy to report that in the end, both guests and vendors seemed pleased with the weekends’ events. In addition to the one day Fall Wine Festival, planned for October 21, we have already reserved the dates for another two-day spring Wine & Food Festival next April. Stay tuned for official dates coming soon. If you missed this event check out our feature on WFMZ’s Berks Edition.

Anyway, my post today is to share a little bit of the behind the scenes work. At Bear Creek, we have an All Hands On Deck philosophy. This means that every department from our housekeeping team to our management team get together to help make the event successful. As a guest, you might never know that the attendant that retrieved your wine from wine check was actually our resort general manager. Or, how about that helpful team member who got a new wine glass for you when yours fell on the floor in the tasting room? She was actually our hotel manager.

In my opinion, one of the best things about working here is the supportive environment and team. It’s refreshing to see how everyone works together for the greater good, the guest. The special events department begins planning each event several months in advance. From the start, we hold planning and operational meetings to make sure all areas of the resort have an opportunity to be involved. Each event is carefully planned and executed ensuring that a superior guest experience is top priority.

In addition to this, we love hosting events! As a marketing person, I don’t often have a chance to speak with our guests one-on-one. I enjoy speaking with different people, asking them what they liked or disliked about the event and more importantly why they chose Bear Creek?

Overall, we had fun and for those of you who attended, we hope you had fun too! If you missed out, check out our upcoming events.

Have a good weekend!
Megan

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