Archive for August, 2010

Tall Ships on Parade at Chicago’s Navy Pier

FOX Chicago News Chicago – Navy Pier is launching their latest exhibit, Tall Ships. Delores Robinson joined us to talk about the event. The ships are moving in at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. They will parade along Chicago’s lakefront and all 20 ships will dock at Navy Pier. Once at Navy Pier, the ships can be viewed, boarded and explored. It’s $15 to view, $20 to board and excursions start at $44. The ships are from around the world Canada, Germany, Netherlands, to name a few. Hollywood has dropped its anchor here. The “Bounty” will be there which once hosted such famous people at the helm as Cary Grant. Then it was taken off of the ship and put in a sound stage and used in every nautical movie from 1935-1962. John Wayne stood in front of it in Sea of the Red Witch. Marland Brando used it in Mutiny on the Bounty, Charlton Heston in Treasure Island, Monty Python in Yellowbeard and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean. And let’s not forget Spongebob Square pants either.

The cost is $15 for a viewing $20 for ship crawl and to board and sail to fulfill a pirates fantasy, a sailaway excursion starts at $44. Exit the hustle and bustle and come to the country to relax and reminisce from your adventure. Guestrooms start at $169.00 whirlpool and 3 course plated breakfast served here: no chance of scurvy! www.songbirdprairie.com 877.766.4274

In addition to the parade there will be a festival lasting six days. Fireworks are planned for each night.

For more information visit www.navypier.com .


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We welcome you to our Inn

Songbird Prairie is featured in Midwest Living in the section “Out and About Chicago”. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is just an hour from the Loop; And so is Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast! We are a federal style home with five Luxurious Suites. Each room has a warming fireplace for winter enjoyment and double sized whirlpools to ease the cares of everyday life. We are tucked in the woods just 6 miles from downtown Valpo and a short drive from the sandy beaches of the Dunes National Lakeshore, great birding and easy bike trails. (Prairie Duneland Trail)


Five show homes from Chicago’s 1933-34 World’s Fair arrived in Beverly Shores 75 years ago on a Lake Michigan Barge. They are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are in various stages of restoration and will be open for Century of Progress tours October 22-24. tickets for the October 22 preview tour and reception are $75 remaining dates tickets for tours are only $15 (574-232-4534 indianalandmarks.org) Make your reservations for your stay now at Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast $169-$249 www.songbirdprairie.com 877.766.4273 219.759.4274

Robin Suite
Where Luxury and Nature converse

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Songbird Prairie has some beautiful vistas for fall foliage. The rustling grasses and the russet-tone hydrangeas catch the fall dew and sparkle in the sunlight. Stroll down the path to the meadow ripe with fall berries which the birds nab as one of their last suppers. During these golden days, you may site a monarch butterfly as the last of the sunflowers, goldenrod, ironweed, asters, Joe Pye weed and black-eyed Susans wane in splendor. Songbird Prairie is close to Taltree Arboretum and the Prairie Duneland trails, not to mention the Dunes National Lakeshore. You may hike or bike these trails to see the splendor in the grasses! As you are reminded that fall has sneaked up on us again. Don’t be caught with the frost on the pumpkin before you get out and walk in Nature. It is truly invigorating. Book your two nights now for October and receive an American Historic Inns book as our gift. Rooms must be booked by September 3, 2010. 877.766.4273 www.songbirdprairie.com
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Quilt Garden

After a restful sleep, awaken to a 3 course hot breakfast. Then roll down the windows and head for Amish Country to see the flower quilts. Our hardy breakfast will allow you time to see them all before enjoying an Amish dinner.  You may also have time to get in some shopping. Then return to the Inn for a relaxing whirlpool bath. Afterwards enjoy the company of your friends while sipping hot tea  or cocoa and cookies. Browse our on site gift shop with many unique items such as Mary Frances purses, Tokyo milk soap, Baubble Lulu beads, little giraffe blankets and so much more. www.songbirdprairie.com 877.766.4273

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Enjoy the original Jellybath at Songbird Prairie: a truly unique spa experience. Jellybath turns water into luxurious encasing comfort providing the ultimate relief for stress and aching muscles. Experience a Jellybath which is a virtual blanket with aroma therapeutic benefits. Jellybath exfoliates with vitamin c, black tea and reduces swelling and pulls out toxins. Enjoy a bath with Jellybath which retains its heat up to four times longer than water! 45 minute bath and 30 minute massage for $125.00 then enjoy a 30 minute relaxation with hot tea, neck wrap in a warm cozy robe. Bath only without massage $99.00 www.songbirdprairie.com

219/759/4274  or 877/766/4273

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