Inspired by the greatest movie of our time, the Country Inn Tara has recreated the elements of the Old South. Rated a world class Country Inn, the owners have recreated lasting impressions of southern hospitality, luxurious overnight accommodations, exceptional cuisine and service!
Country Inn Tara
DATE: NOVEMBER 29-30
We will travel to St. Heritage Pa and visit Kraynak’s (Santa’s Christmas Land) featuring a 300 ft. starlit avenue of trees with a specific theme. Enjoy viewing the lifetime Nativity and shopping time at the huge store filled with seasonal decorations, floral arrangements, and plants for every season! Lunch will be included at Thyme in Your Kitchen featuring a fun interactive culinary experience! You will be grilling, dicing, chopping, browning sugar, and cookie decorating! Meet various chefs and enjoy the delicious meal you helped prepare featuring salad with grilled chicken and creme brulee!
We will continue our day with a tour of the gorgeous Buhl Mansion, an 1890’s Romanesque castle steeped in history! Frank Buhl built the castle for his beloved wife Julia and will be bedecked in holiday splendor! High tea will be included at our magnificent Inn, Tara, inspired by Gone with the Wind. The owner have collected memorabilia from the movie and each room has a different theme. Enjoy a light tea meal of sandwiches, mini desserts, and assorted teas. A tour of the Inn will follow before checking in the night. Our private dinner will be at the Old South Restaurant at the Inn, served family style featuring chicken,ham, turkey, roast beef, soup, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, and bread pudding for dessert!
Enjoy the remainder of the evening to view the outdoor gardens and light displays with thousands of white lights and decorations or sit by the fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine. Visit the gift shop, tavern, and enjoy the Remington statues out by the lake! Indoor pool available.
We will enjoy an old fashioned holiday breakfast buffet before departing to explore more unique attractions! Our day will include a stop by Daffin’s Candies with over 100 years of creating mouth- watering treats! View the amazing Chocolate Kingdom with life size reindeer, trains, and more! No visit to the area would be complete with shopping time at The Winner! Everyone will receive discount coupons and then it’s time to explore the World’s largest Off-Priced Fashion Store! Browse four floors of savings with over 100,000 square feet of merchandise! There is even a men’s lounge with cable TV, newspapers, and yes, FREE beer and popcorn while the ladies shop!
Make time to visit Reyer’s, the world’s largest shoe store across the street. Lunch will be on own with several choices nearby, then we continue to Kirtland, Ohio for a stop at the fabulous Unto Us a Son is Given, a special holiday display at the Welcome Center featuring more than 700 lovingly loaned nativity scenes, thousands of light, and holiday music. Over 30 countries of collectors are represented along with an exhibit of antique foreign and handmade Christmas cards and stamps.