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Mother – Daughter Hikers Visit Red Hill

June 30th, 2015 by Cindy Neugebauer

HikersMary Anna and her daughter Kathryn stayed at Red Hill Sunday.  What an amazing pair.  They are hiking from Cumberland to Washington DC together on the C&O Canal.

They had some interesting stories to share.  Many acts of kindness along the way.  How cool is that.

The day I picked them up from Taylor’s Landing they commented on how muddy it was from the storm.  The mud allowed animals to leave their tracks.  One they spotted I’m sure was a black bear.  Wow.

Happy Trails Kathryn and Mary Anna.  Wishing you safe travels to DC.  It was a pleasure having you here at Red Hill.  Their # is mapandKatbackpack-DC or bust!

Pittsburgh Bound Cyclists

June 17th, 2015 by Cindy Neugebauer

IMG_1105[1]Despite a big storm,  my friends from NJ and Pennsylvania made their way to Red Hill.  Paul, Sue, Vanessa and & Mike left Leesburg, Va/ last Monday morning for a beautiful ride on the C&O.  As predicted, the weather changed.

With trees down, limbs on the path and rain pouring down, they soon appeared at mile 76.6, drenched but safe.  Paul came peddling down pulling his trailer on the towpath.  The other three appeared on the road where I was waiting in my car.  I give them a lot of credit.  They just peddled on through, detoured when they had too.South County Clean Up After Storm

After drying out, a hot meal and a good night sleep they were ready for their next day adventure.  Their destinationn was Hancock, Maryland.  Sue waited back at Red Hill for a shuttle to Hancock, while the other 3 packed their gear, fixed a flat tire and off they went.  By the time I got back to Red Hill, Paul called me looking for an alternative route.  There were dozens of trees down blocking the towpath.    So, on they peddled back up the road to Sharpsburg Pike and followed the road all the way to Williamsport as their detour.  What an amazing group.

Later that day I received a text that all were okay and they made it safely to Hancock.

I just received word that they are all in the comforts of their respective homes.  What an adventure!  What a group of fine cyclists.  I look forward to their return visit!

Bailey Crossed Rainbow Bridge

April 20th, 2015 by Cindy Neugebauer

Bailey for BlogLosing your pet is like losing your best friend.  Our resident chocolate lab crossed Rainbow Bridge on April 10, 2015.  It’s very quiet here without her.

Many of our Red Hill guests spent time with Bailey and gave her lots of belly rubs and kisses.  She will be missed.  A friend once told me that the only flaw our 4 legged friends have is that they don’t live long enough.

Rest in Peace Sweet Bailey.

Wine Tours in Washington County

February 10th, 2015 by Cindy Neugebauer

This is a Media Release from our Convention and Visitors Bureau of Washington County, Maryland.

MEDIA/CALENDAR ALERTS

For More Information:

Red Heifer Winery – Kevin & Yvonne Ford: (301) 824-5210

Road Runner Transportation – Chocolate & Wine Tour – Burma Miles: 301-573-1930

Maryland Wineries Association, Maryland Wine Passport: 410-252-9463

(Hagerstown, MD) The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau announces the following new offerings of wine and special ways to taste them from the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail, during the month of February.

1) One of our Wineries, Red Heifer, will be releasing a new wine this weekend. They will be premiering a 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon that has been aged in French-Oak barrels. For Valentine’s Day visitors can enjoy a wine tasting, a discussion with their winemaker about the new wine, and keep the souvenir glass for $10 per person.

2) Valentine’s Day Chocolate & Wine Trail Tour including Big Cork in Rohrersville! 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Stops include Red Heifer Winery in Smithsburg, MD, Orchid Cellar Mead Winery in Middletown, Distillery Lane Ciderworks in Jefferson along with newly opened Big Cork Winery. Lunch stop at Dan’s Restaurant & Taphouse in Boonsboro. Every couple receives a rose & box of chocolates! Only 14 spaces available. Pick up locations in Frederick, MD and Hagerstown, MD. Call Road Runner Transportation at (301) 573-1930 to reserve your seats. $89/person. Or visit their website at http://www.roadrunnerservices.com/tours_index.php

3) Venture out on your own into Maryland Wine Country with the Passport Experience.

This winter, grab a map, gas up the car and set out onto the wine trails to explore the state’s rich culture, museums, attractions and history while learning more about the wines that represent each region.

The Passport Experience is a series of events taking place on each of Maryland’s six unique wine trails over two weekends; February 21-22 and February 28-March 1 from 12:00- 5:00 pm. The Passport Experience pass is $25.00 per person and includes exclusive access to all of the participating wineries on any of the six Maryland wine trails, “behind-the-scene” experiences at each winery, a commemorative wine glass, 10% off all wine purchased over the two weekends and discounts at participating attractions, hotels, restaurants and shopping centers. For passes, more information or a list of all the participating wineries, log onto http://marylandwineevents.com.

One of the six participating trails in Maryland include: Antietam Highlands Wine Trail (Frederick, Washington counties). The Antietam Highlands Trail includes the world-renowned Antietam National Battlefield, and several other Civil War battlefields and sites. The South Mountain climbs to 2,140 feet, high above the Potomac River, and valleys below. The area includes five national parks, 10 state parks, and more than 30 museums. Wineries include Big Cork Winery, Distillery Lane Ciderworks, Knob Hall Winery, Orchid Cellar Winery and Red Heifer Winery.

Big Cork, Red Heifer and Knob Hall are members of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization whose mission is to help attract visitors to Hagerstown and Washington County. The CVB helps to create vibrant growth for the local economy by promoting, developing and expanding the local visitor industry. For more information about Hagerstown-Washington County see: www.marylandmemories.com.

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Betsy DeVore, CTA

Director of Marketing & Digital Communications

Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau

16 Public Square | Hagerstown, MD 21740

Main: 301-791-3246, ext. 14 | Direct: 301-745-5772

www.marylandmemories.org

Big Cork Vineyards is Open!

February 1st, 2015 by Cindy Neugebauer

IMG_0953Nestled in the hills of Rohersville, MD sits Big Cork Vineyards.  You can see the rows and rows of grapes from Rt. 67.  Big Cork is only 5 minutes from Red Hill.  The perfect location for a wine tasting with a short ride back to Red Hill.

Yesterday was Big Cork’s grand opening.  They are open 11:00am -5:00 pm daily.  Big Cork has a great variety of reds and whites, all made from Maryland grapes.  2015 will be the year to use their very own reds.  So exciting for them

I was out in their newly built tasting room yesterday.  It’s very gorgeous in design.  There is a huge bar for tasting along with some nice comfortable seating.  Food is available…nice appetizers, desserts, bread and cheese to accompany your beverage.

Extending warm wishes and lots of luck to owner Randy Thompson and the man that makes all the wine – Dave Collins.

For more information: Visit: Big Cork Vineyards    Like them on their Facebook page Big Cork FB Page     Call:  301-302-8032

So excited to have Big Cork as our neighbor!

-Cindy

Robins in the Snow!

January 28th, 2015 by Cindy Neugebauer

IMG_0949[1]I just went for a walk with Bailey out back.  Just as we came around the corner I saw the crabapple tree full of robins!  Could that be?  They were having lunch…just chomping down on crababpples.  What a site.

This picture does not do this justice.  By the time I dug my camera out of my pocket below layers of fleece most of them flew away.

For those of you that have visited Red Hill, the crabapple tree is that prolific tree that sits in view as you look out the center of the deck.  Just amazing.

I will have to watch for these little guys and see if I can capture the kodak moment.  I planted this tree about 12 years ago, per the suggestion of my sister Linda.  She said the birds will love it.  She sure was right! Enjoy the winter everyone!  Stay cozy.  -Cindy

C&O National Park Considering Fees

January 28th, 2015 by Cindy Neugebauer

There is a lot of concern locally in Washington County about fees the National Parks system is considering to impose on the C&O Park.
Alot of good points were brought up at the meeting last night in Hagerstown.  This park is a gem in Washington County and is used by alot of visitors as well as locals for recreational use.  Cyclists, joggers and hikers are found the on the path daily.  Free of charge.
Maintaining the park takes a lot of manpower to cut and trim trees, mow the grass, fill in the ruts and washout from rain water.  Paid park employees are few.
I truly don’t know how they will monitor their fee structure.  They say they will moniter it only in the parking lots.  A huge task in my opinion.  There are so many access points along this 184 mile path.  Who will pay?  Those of us that are honest citizens and try to do the right thing.  Will there be any consequences for those that “sneak” in?  What about those that go to the Potomac River to fish?.  Will they be charged a fee for crossing the path to get to the river?
A lot needs to be considered.  For more information, please read the article that was featured on the front page of the Herald Mail this morning.

Antietam Memorial Illumination

December 5th, 2014 by Cindy Neugebauer

Antietam IlluminationDecember 13, 2014  6:00pm to Midnight

Rooms are still available at Red Hill.

Come experience the beauty of 23,110 luminaries lit for each soldier who was killed, wounded or missing during the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War.  It’s breath taking!!

Beautiful Time of Year

November 3rd, 2014 by Cindy Neugebauer

IMG_0990IMG_0991IMG_0992We love it here in the fall.  Busting all over in color!

A Capella Singers Visit Red Hill

November 3rd, 2014 by Cindy Neugebauer

IMG_1004This great group of women came to Red Hill from Southern California.  They played hard all around the town.  They are now in Baltimore for their annual A Capella Convention.  Thanks for the fun and entertainment!

Jan, Pat, Debi, Nancy & Jackie.