The emerald easements of Hidden Valley's 18-hole miniature golf course encompass more than an acre of topsy-turvy terrain lined with rocky outcrops and windmills. Putt-putt posses engage in rapidly escalating one-upmanship as they traverse the scenic circuit, rolling colorful golf balls over multitiered greens that create breaking putts more difficult to read than ancient hieroglyphs projected onto a fun-house mirror. A central lighthouse prevents putters from losing their sense of direction and expounds on a nautical theme established by streams, waterfalls, and fountains that mist throughout the course. Hidden Valley also offers a game room and picnic area, along with refreshments to slake parched putters or create impromptu water hazards in front of their opponents' orbs.
A community institution since 1956, Vance Godbey’s all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet promotes festive feasting across four sprawling dining rooms in a historic converted ranch-style house. Spirited family gatherings and incorporeal families of spirits can refuel with as much high-quality homestyle cooking as each eater desires. Grab a juicy filet mignon or sidle up to some tender brisket meat and adorn it with a side of sweet potatoes, sautéed spinach, or buttered corn. The salad selection abounds with corn, pasta, and crabmeat, and sweets-loving patrons can munch on flaky peach cobbler or run their hands through an endless supply of banana pudding.
Carpet Service Express’s carpet cleaning process mixes old-fashioned cleaning with modern equipment. The process begins with techs moving light furniture and pre-treating open areas with a high-powered detergent. They then rinse it with hot water from a truck-mounted system, and groom the fibers because if it were up to the carpet it would just lie there all day staring at the ceiling. To finish it up, a deodorizer is applied for optimal drying. In addition to carpets, the team cleans upholstery and tricky pet stains and offers 24-hour emergency water damage restoration.
Built as an outgrowth of the Mueller and Davis’s boisterous family reunions, the MD Resort has grown into a bustling guest ranch that serves as a bed and breakfast, wedding destination, and family-reunion center. Horses and miniature donkeys graze in the green pastures of the 37-acre working ranch, alongside an American buffalo nicknamed Biscuit due to his habit of noshing on breakfast leftovers. Beyond the stables and pens, a hammock and old-fashioned tree swings sway in the open fields, and inside chefs cook up a steaming homemade breakfast each morning and serve it in a wood-furnished dining room. Guests can relax in a pet-friendly German room accented with European touches, or retire to a queen-size four-poster bed in the Victorian Lace room. Guests can sample the muscle-soothing skills of the in-house massage therapist or plant themselves outside for an afternoon picnic, being careful to heed Biscuit’s wine and cheese recommendations made through the Morse code–stomping of his hooves.
At Lifting the Burden Errand & Concierge Service, staff members free up clients’ time and energy by tackling unwanted household tasks. The bonded and insured experts expedite time-sucking tasks such as walking the dog, shopping for groceries, and explaining your fear of bubble wrap to the staff at FedEx. Thanks to their easy-to-use online scheduling system, assistants can also devote their efforts to more time-intensive tasks such as event planning or relocation services.
Brush Design was created in 2002 by the mother-daughter team Chrisann Goad and Ashley Thorne. More than 10 years later, the duo continues to work one-on-one with clients and dream up designs that revitalize walls. Depending on the job, they might paint a living room a solid color or decorate a child's room in wall-length murals that depict their favorite TV characters or Supreme Court justices.
At Lucent Pools, owner Richard Ash leads a team of detail-oriented technicians as they clean, scrub, and sanitize the home’s crisp, clear waters. Technicians balance and manage chemicals and repair pumps, filters, and other vital equipment. Lucent’s experts can also collaborate with homeowners on custom pool construction, backyard enhancements, and outdoor-kitchen construction.