Hidden throughout the 6-acre corn maze at River Valley Ranch are nine map fragments. Using these clues, lucky visitors can find the hidden bridge to exit the maze, only to discover a whole host of fall-themed activities to get lost in. From hayrides and pony rides to a moon bounce and a classic pumpkin patch, Maizefest takes advantage of every aspect of the fall harvest. Adults and older kids can race each other towards victory in an inflatable obstacle course, while smaller kids have their own corny fun inside homemade corn boxes, that are kind of like sandboxes, but with more corn. Should all that fall-themed fun kindle an appetite, the ranch also offers snacks or full meals at the concession stand, with options including homemade chili, barbecue, and funnel cakes.
With a stay at The Hotel at Turf Valley in Ellicott City, you'll be within the vicinity of Centennial Park and Patapsco Valley State Park. This spa resort is within the vicinity of The Mall in Columbia and Diamond Ridge Golf Course.
Make yourself at home in one of the 171 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and complimentary newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including a golf course and outdoor tennis courts. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Satisfy your appetite at the resort's restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. Meet other guests and eat at the complimentary evening social, held at evening on Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Breakfast is available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and an Internet point. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
The trained professionals at Oxi Fresh harness Mother Earth's arboreal breath to naturally purify overly soiled carpets. In addition to breaking down pesky stains, the oxygen-powered cleaning system has a fast one-hour drying time, doesn't leave a crunchy residue, and is safer for your family, pets, and the environment (which houses even more families and pets). In addition to the aesthetic benefits of carpet cleaning, a visit from Oxi Fresh will help support a healthier living environment by reducing dust mites, allergens, dirty germs, and other yuckies.
Prior to your carpet cleaning, prepare your appointed areas by moving heavy furniture, boxes, or appliances out of the way. Remember to lift from the knees. When one of Oxi Fresh's specialists arrives at your home, they will do a quick walk-through of the rooms in question without passing judgment and then administer a thorough cleaning, a final inspection, and an adorable curtsy. Each chosen room must not exceed 250 square feet.
By cleansing soiled upholstery and carpet fibers with sodium crystals and low-moisture foam made from EPA-approved materials, Oxi Fresh's technicians not only conserve precious fresh water, but ensure quick drying times after every cleaning. In addition to scrubbing grime and stubborn stains from textiles, rugs, chairs, and carpets, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning helps homes and businesses sanitize kitchen and bathroom floors with stone, tile, and grout cleaning.
With a stay at Residence Inn By Marriott Columbia in Ellicott City, you'll be in the business district and close to Centennial Park and The Mall in Columbia. This eco-friendly hotel is within the vicinity of Merriweather Post Pavilion and Timbers at Troy Golf Course.
Make yourself at home in one of the 108 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and premium TV channels are also offered to provide entertainment. Conveniences include safes and complimentary newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including a spa tub, a fitness facility, and a seasonal outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a fireplace in the lobby, and a television in the lobby.
A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Free parking is available onsite.
Before he studied fitness at Purdue, Chris Tedesco learned the subtle art of inspiring others during a trek through the dessert. As a Marine squad leader, he needed to keep up morale while getting his troops to march across 36 miles of arid wilderness with him. This same determination saw him straight through to three Ironman Platoon championships. Today, as owner and founder of BodyQuest Personal Training, he brings those heat-honed lessons with him to each session, just as he did when he helped a snowboarder recover from near total-lower-body paralysis.
He and his team of four dedicated trainers partner up with clients, getting to know them, their eating habits, and their fitness goals to help them lead healthier lives. They constantly vary exercises via a circuit designed to keep bodies burning fat long after the workout and even tailor training-session soundtracks to suit clients' whims, so long as those whims don't include whale songs as covered by an eccentric theremin player. The exposed brick walls of his gym feature wooden sculpture and wall hangings that capture the feeling of motion, perhaps subliminally inspiring patrons to push themselves.
After training clients for 15 years in outdoor boot camps, Mac Cassity finally figured out how to control the weather. He yearned for an improvement over sessions that were dictated by capricious rain, stifling heat, and the never-ending nuclear winter rather than by their instructors. So he moved the whole operation inside, transferring his campers and his 60-minute routines inside, where padding and various exercise equipment provide engaging and effective workouts.
Mac's one-hour sessions rely on positive encouragement and teamwork to motivate students, who forge strong social bonds in their quest for fitter physiques. The classes sync partner work and exercises that leverage body weight and utilize fitness equipment to burn off fat and build muscle?all to the beat of invigorating songs.To keep the slimming, toning programs lively, Mac holds contests for weekly and monthly prizes to provide extra incentive for patrons to drop unwanted pounds. For a more tranquil athletic approach, the center also hosts yoga classes that help students strengthen their cores, boost their flexibility, and center their minds.