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Christmas 2005 at a nice resort - where would you recommend?

Christmas 2005 at a nice resort - where would you recommend?

Oct 14th, 2005, 08:29 AM
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Christmas 2005 at a nice resort - where would you recommend?

We are intending to spend Christmas at a resort this year. We are near the Pittsburgh area. Our plan is to drive Christmas Eve night to something within a couple hours or fly out of Pittsburgh Christmas morning to someplace warm or interesting.

We've considered Greenbrier in WV = too pricy/stuffy, Nemacolin = which is our top choice, or perhaps fly to Nashville and stay at the Gaylord Grand Ol Opry. This would be a get-away not a "vacation". Florida/Miami area would be nice too but the air prices seem a bit high right now.

Any recommendations?

We want something clean, upscale, but not stuffy. Also want activites and a nice Christmas dinner offering. We are traveling with a 3yr old. Because it will be Christmas we don't want to accidently land in a dump. Have considered a ski type place but don't have any experience in that type of accomodation. I do not care for the rustic look.

Your help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Denisei is offline  
Nov 14th, 2005, 04:42 PM
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I am sorry I can't be of much help in this area, but I do know that you won't find very many resorts in Ohio. Therefore, I suggest that you post this message in a different area, such as general intrest, or if you know a state that has alot of resorts, you could post this message in that state's forum.I hope this can help you get some more responses and I am sorry that this is all I can suggest.
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Nov 14th, 2005, 04:44 PM
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Denisei, your message appears in the general United States forum so you really don't need to repost with a specific state. Sorry I can't help you with a resort but it sure sounds like a great idea at Christmas time!
Nov 14th, 2005, 04:45 PM
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Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee - about an hour or so out of Atlanta.
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Nov 16th, 2005, 05:37 AM
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what is the temperature at lake Oconee in December. We are trying to narrow down a place to go around Christmas also.
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Nov 16th, 2005, 06:02 AM
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Try the Glendorn. It is a pit pricey, but it is not stuffy.
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Nov 16th, 2005, 07:18 AM
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If you don't mind a bit of a flight, here are a few stunners on the left coast:

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA.

Montage Resort and Spa, Laguna Beach, CA.

Hotel Parisi, San Diego (La Jolla), CA.
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Nov 16th, 2005, 01:23 PM
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This is me again. I am sorry that my message that I posted a few days ago was inaccurate. I did not realize that it was in the general united states area, because somehow I accessed it by clicking on Ohio's area. I am sorry for the confusion.
Good luck.
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Nov 17th, 2005, 10:28 AM
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Nemacolin is really nice (we were there for the 84 Lumber Classic golf tournament), but I have no idea what Christmas activities are planned there.
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Nov 17th, 2005, 01:05 PM
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Consider Blackwater Falls/Canaan Valley State Parks in West Virginia. Their websites give a pretty accurate feel for what they are like.
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