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www.CahillProperties.com – Welcome to Milton, Massachusetts. A community just 8 miles south of Boston with a suburban feel. Milton is a destination for outdoor enthusiasts from around the greater Boston area as we have horseback riding trails, natural hiking paths, swimming and even skiing. Milton residents feel so lucky to have the Blue Hills Reservation with hundreds of acres of protected open space at their front door. In 2007 and 2009, Money Magazine listed Milton as the 7th and 5th, respectively, on it’s annual list of Best Places to Live in the United States. All six school buildings are new and the facilities are state of the art. A popular French Immersion program starts in the first grade and continues through the 12th grade. We love having the city of Boston in our backyard with its shopping, dining, theatre and cultural enrichment just a short 15 minute ride by public transportation or car. Where neighborhood is measured by smiling faces, a friendly nod and a strong sense of community is all wrapped into one of Milton’s finest buy up areas – the Columbine’s. If you live in Milton you already know why — it’s close enough to walk to Turner’s pond or enjoy a bike ride on the nearby Neponset River bike path. You can visit Cakes for your morning coffee and local news. Or take a short trolley ride to Boston for work or play. The house itself features a new kitchen, a working fireplace and central air conditioning. A flexible floor plan with four rooms on the second …
Families enjoy vacations at San Diego’s Warner Springs
Article by Cary Ordway
Americans once went to Mexico for their fortune, opposite of how it is today. In fact, Warner Springs Ranch founder John Warner was awarded a 48,000-square-acre land grant just for becoming a Mexican citizen.
Of course, Warner had a little pull: he had married Anita Gale, who was raised as a ward of the soon-to-be governor of California. For a 37-year-old Connecticut native, Warner had done well for himself.
Warner’s little piece of Mexico – dubbed Valle de San Jose – was renamed Warner’s Ranch and, by the late 1840′s, this idyllic stretch of property became the only inhabited stopping place for wagon trains and Butterfield stagecoaches between New Mexico and Los Angeles. The ranch was located in eastern San Diego County and was once visited by famous stagecoach travelers including President Teddy Roosevelt. Grant, and many other notables.
One of the main attractions in those days was the hot mineral springs that were included in Warner’s little gift from the Mexican government. One can only imagine how good this early-day hot tub felt for those tired stagecoach travelers after a hard day of fighting Indians or just riding in a rickety wagon on washboard roads. The California Spa experience had been born.
Somewhere along the way, Warner’s oasis became known as Warner Springs Ranch and its proximity to Los Angeles – just a hundred miles or so – made it popular with Hollywood stars such as Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Gary Cooper, Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, John Wayne and Bing Crosby. Clearly, Warner Springs Ranch had passed the test of time, and that has since led to several generations of California families who have grown up enjoying their vacations in Warner Springs.
Whether coming from San Diego or points north, the drive to Warner Springs Ranch takes you through and around 6000-foot mountain ranges, across high-desert plateaus and along winding rivers and streams – which, thanks to this winter’s rains, actually have water in them. It’s a pleasant drive far away from the bustle of the city and light-years apart from the Southern California beach experience that is, as the crow flies, about 40 miles away.
At the end of your journey is the ranch, nestled in the foothills of Palomar Mountain. For a resort offering 240 cottages, we noticed on a recent visit that it doesn’t seem nearly that expansive from the road. Warner Springs Ranch really is like a small town by the side of the road that doesn’t offer much of a hint about what’s inside this gated community. But just inside the gates, we could immediately see there was a lot to see and do right on the ranch property.
First stop was our adobe cottage. Obviously built many decades ago, this house included a spacious living room area with cathedral ceilings and a couch that folded out into a double bed. The thick adobe walls – about two feet wide measuring the window insets – keep these units cool year around, but a stone fireplace was at the ready. Adjacent to the living room area was a bedroom and bath area. Nothing in our unit was particularly fancy and many might consider the accommodations and furnishings rather rustic. But that’s part of the charm of visiting a historic ranch.
Right in the center of it all is the hot springs area, which has a kind of historical flavor. The water is piped down to a 100-by-48-foot pool where the temperature is kept at a steady 104 degrees. Within minutes of our arrival we were joining another few dozen guests relaxing and luxuriating in the soothing waters. This pool just seemed more civilized that many of the wilderness hot springs we have come across. Private changing rooms were at pool’s edge and there was none of the nudity you often find in mineral springs that are more remote.
Next to the mineral pool is a standard pool of about the same size, and heated to between 75 and 85 degrees year-round. But there is much more to do at Warner Springs Ranch than soak or swim – for the active vacationer, there are many more attractions including a 6,892-yard, par 72 golf course, several tennis courts – a pro is on duty to give lessons – and another major part of the ranch, horseback riding.
While we didn’t get a chance to saddle up during our brief visit, there are regular rides along an extensive system of trails, each offering different views of the valley and neighboring mountains. One of those trails is the Pacific Crest Trail, where we did set out on foot for an afternoon, envisioning what it must be like to hike this trail from the Canadian border all the way to Mexico. As Arnold would say, our little hike was more the girlie-man version of the PCT, but none the less scenic and seemingly just as remote. The advantage, of course, was we would sleep in our cozy cottage and dine in style at the resort’s Anza Dining Room.
The Anza seems to be the social center of the resort. As mentioned previously, generations of Californians have been coming to Warner Springs Ranch and many of the cottages are privately owned, encouraging frequent trips back to the ranch. Sit down for dinner in the Anza and you get the feeling that most people in the room are friends or vacation acquaintances. On a given Saturday night it’s not a quiet, romantic dinner spot – the room is more like a dining hall – but the food is expertly prepared, and the buffet option loads you up with several gourmet entries for under .
Near the Anza is the Cantina, a colorful bar located in the actual adobe where John Warner lived when he took possession of the ranch. The only nightlife in the area, the Cantina comes alive with bands and entertainers on any given Saturday night.
If you are able to stay any length of time, there are many attractions in the area that are either adjacent to the ranch or within easy driving distance. Just a couple of miles from the ranch is the Warner Springs Airport where you can go up in a glider. The thermals over the ranch area provide a significant lift for the gliders operating out of the Warner Springs airport and, on weekends, it’s not uncommon to see flight-after-flight of sailplanes taking tourists up for a quick look at the valley from an engine-less aircraft. The gliders can seat two guests side-by-side.
Julian is a historic gold mining town that is less than an hour’s drive from Warner Springs. A frequent getaway for San Diego area residents, Julian offers an Old West main street with colorful shops, restaurants and old-time bars. In summer, western gunfights are sometimes staged on Main Street.
In fact, Warner Springs and Julian are great bookends for California’s history – a visit to this part of San Diego County will make you wish you’d gotten your own little 48,000-acre piece of this gorgeous California countryside.
AT A GLANCE
WHERE: Warner Springs is located about a 90-minute drive northeast from San Diego, or about two and a half hours southeast from Los Angeles.
WHAT: Warner Springs Ranch is a historic resort that, over the years, has provided many vacation memories for many Californians. Today it has evolved into a complete resort with lodging, three restaurants, a spa, golf, horseback riding, tennis, and many more activities.
WHEN: Year-round. While the area can get a little warm in summer, the climate is generally temperate because of its 3,000-foot elevation. It gets its share of San Diego County sunshine.
WHY: It’s a family resort – nothing too fancy, although you’re apt to find lots of luxury cars parked by the adobe cottages. Numerous activities on the ranch and nearby will keep you busy for even long vacation periods.
HOW: For more information on Warner Springs Ranch, phone 760-782-4200 or visit http://www.warnersprings.com. Accommodations start at 0 for a weekend night for two people including breakfast. Sailplane adventures start at 0 for a 20 minute ride for two people.
About the Author
Cary Ordway is a syndicated travel writer and president of Getaway Media Corp, which publishes websites focused on regional getaway travel. Among the sites currently offered by GMC are http://www.californiaweekend.com, and http://www.northwesttraveladvisor.com.
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Romantic Wine & Dine Weekend Getaways Across the U.S.
Article by David Reichman
Before the Fall Colors give way to bare trees or snow-capped branches, grab your partner & use your Road Trip Planner to create a wonderful Wine & Dine Weekend Getaway. A 3-Day Weekend of wining and dining, walking through vineyards or sun-dappled trails and getting a breath of fresh Fall air will breathe romance into your life and relaxation into your veins.
The TOP WINE PRODUCING STATES in the U.S. are: California, Washington, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina. But WINE IS PRODUCED IN EVERY STATE so you can easily build a road trip within driving distance of your home or via a short flight.
To get your road trip planning started, below are some Wine & Dine Weekend Getaways to consider, including some of the top-rated vineyards in the country as well as those wineries offering visitors a beautiful setting and a fun experience.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA: Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo County produces excellent Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. The Cottage Inn by the Sea at Pismo Beach overlooks the Pacific Ocean. You can venture to the region?s wineries on your own or take their Coastal Wine Tour, which includes the popular Edna Valley Vineyard. TOP RESTAURANT in the area: F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: A verdant valley, and a lovely place for a road trip, includes Napa, Sonoma, and Healdsburg. Here you can find the Monte Rosso Vineyard, one of California’s oldest vineyards. Known for its firm Cabernet Sauvignons as well as intense, old-vine Zinfandels. TOP WINES from this area: 2002 Ravenswood Monte Rosso Zinfandel; 2003 Rochioli Estate Grown Pinot Noir from the The Rochioli vineyard in Healdsburg.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Add Santa Barbara to your road trip planner because it offers you the Pacific Ocean on one front, the Santa Ynez Mountains at your back, and in between, prime wine country. The Hotel Mar Monte, a historic hotel built in the tradition of Spanish Colonial architecture, offers a package tour to 3 wineries or you can explore on your own. Or choose staying at the Estero Beach Hotel Resort in San Ysidro, nearly at the Mexican border. Nearly two dozen wineries can be found in the Mexico Guadalupe Valley. BONUS ACTIVITY: Try a bike tour to a winery or a horseback-riding adventure to the Adobe Guadalupe Vineyard.
TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN: In the nation’s fourth-largest grape-growing state, the Chateau Grand Traverse winery overlooks the Grand Traverse Bay. You can sample their award-winning varietals, including their Rieslings. BONUS DESTINATION: Nearby, you?ll find the Old Mission Peninsula, which leads you into 7 wineries like the Chateau Chantal, Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery and Peninsula Cellars.
LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK: For some hands-on fun, sign up for Wine Camp at Long Island’s renowned wine-producing North Fork region. Wine Camp’s packages vary as do the participating vineyards but you?ll enjoy activities like winemaking, tasting techniques, food pairings, and wine blending. The price includes lodging, some lunches & dinners… and a case of wine!
WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON: To see a 6-generation family-owned establishment, enjoy a trip to Willamette Farms in Newberg. For a more drama-infused history, check out what used to be called Seven Springs Vineyard. The grapes from this vineyard were sought after by many top wine producers in the world. Then it was cut in half after a legal settlement in 2001, only to be reunited six years later with an exclusive, fifteen-year lease to the Evening Land partnership. FINAL VINTAGE: The St. Innocent Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006.
TEXAS: What often springs to mind when people think of Texas are those BIG 10-gallon hats. And yes, Texas is getting BIGGER… in wine production. This Lone Star State boasts more than 110 bonded wineries and wine aficionados are noticing their award winning wines. The following three vineyards rise above the rest because they go the extra mile for their guests: Bella Vista Cellars, in Wimberly; Delaney Vineyards in Grapevine; Flat Creek Estate, west of Austin. Any of the 3 would make an excellent anchor in your road trip planning, whether you create 3 individual weekend getaways or a wine-themed week’s vacation. FUN FACT: A ten-gallon hat actually only holds ¾ gallon. Its name was derived from the Spanish galón word meaning braid.
OAK GROVE, VIRGINIA: One place I’d recommend adding to your road trip planner is Ingleside Winery, one of the oldest and largest wineries in Virginia. This winery was built in 1834 and the vineyards cover about 70 acres. Their wines have consistently earned top honors in state, national, and international wine competitions. BONUS LODGING: Ingleside Vineyards has two 2-bedroom rental cottages in the vineyards and access to a stunning four-bedroom Leeds Cove retreat, which overlooks the Rappahannock River.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: You can secure a great wine package when you add the Hotel Vintage Park to your road trip planner. Enjoy wine tasting at Pike Place Market’s tasting room, and an evening wine hour in the hotel’s lobby. Or check out Seven Hills Vineyard in Walla Walla Valley. Seven Hills Vineyard is now one of Washington’s best known vineyards.
Getting away for an extended weekend, savoring special wines and entrees, enjoying the view from your hotel window…yes, these are the things that await the Road Trip Planner who heads for wine country.
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Apple Valley California Homes to Satisfy a Small Town Feel
Article by Kort Linden
As there are many homes available on the market, there are certain areas of California which hold many of the small town values that appeal to home buyers while enjoying affordable property values and close proximity to the finer points of California living that the state is famous for. Many of these properties are currently occupied and on the market, while others are part of the national foreclosure rush that has left the banks and mortgage companies eager to negotiate any offer to satisfy all parties involved. As home purchases involving a bank owned property have potential complications unique to the status of the property ownership, it is always advisable to contract a licensed real estate agent that is familiar with the area where you would like to own a home.
The town of Apple Valley, California, situated in the High Desert of California is known for its small home town feel and its access to local Interstate 15 and close proximity to the city of Victorville make it ideal for those residents who are uncomfortable with settings that feel too remote and removed from the bustle of city life. Located about 90 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Apple Valley hosts several annual town festivals including street carnivals and craft fairs and nearby Victorville has movie theaters, museums and one of the largest community colleges in the state.
One of the usual drawbacks of small town living is the lack of access to major medical facilities. Not in the case of Apple Valley, which itself has over 240 physician’s offices, and 4 urgent care centers and the St. Mary’s Medical Center which is part of the St. Joseph’s Health System. In the Victor Valley area, which is only a short 10 minute drive away, there are three more hospitals including an intensive care cardiac unit.
Apple Valley is very proud of its recreational programs, including the 4 star rated Spring Valley Lake Association equestrian center and two18-hole golf courses. The town also has 15 public parks and the Town Hall Recreation Center offers classes to adults in the community in computer programs, arts and crafts and music. Neighboring the famed ghost towns of Skidoo and Calico, Apple Valley also makes use of acres of various forms of outdoor recreation in the Mojave Narrows Regional Park, including camping, boating, horseback riding and hot air balloon rides. In effort to include the sports fan in Apple Valley’s impressive list of recreational amenities and venues, the local Maverick Baseball Stadium hosts the nearby town of Adelanto’s minor league baseball team.
Shopping areas in Apple Valley include four shopping complexes which opened in the last 24 months. Geared toward the desire for its residents to combine cost consciousness with accessibility to a large variety of products and services, large scale tenants such as Costco, Target, K-Mart, and Wal-Mart are the anchor stores to these complexes. As the area seems to be growing in new construction projects, Home Depot and Lowe’s have also made their home in Apple Valley, again providing residents with important access to home improvement needs.
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Apple Valley Foreclosures Homes Specialists Serving: Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Adelanto, Phelan, Oak Hills, and Pinon Hills. For details Visit http://www.applevalleysforeclosures.com/
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