Multi-Day Trips

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY
Sunday - Wednesday, March 22 -25, 2020
4-day, 3-night trip

One of our favorite and most popular sites! Treat yourself to a mini-vacation—a romantic get-away—or a girlfriend’s retreat! Experience the magnificent enchantment of Mohonk Mountain House. Built on the deep-blue waters of Lake Mohonk in 1869, this grand 259-room Victorian castle is one of America's oldest family-owned resorts.

Come relax in the beautifully appointed accommodations, and experience rejuvenation of body, mind, and spirit in an incomparable setting. Surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoiled forest and winding trails, this seven-story New York castle has successfully maintained its distinct 19th-century character into the 21st-century.

Enjoy the beautiful indoor pool and state-of-the-art spa or just sit in a rocking chair on the veranda overlooking the lake or hike around the lake or up to the top of Mohonk Mountain. The spa was voted #2 in the top 100 spas in the US by Condé Nast Traveler! Breakfast, lunch are presented in extensive buffets along with made-to-order items, and dinner will be a sit-down meal offering a limited menu - all prepared by award-winning chefs.

To see this beautiful setting and all the amenities that the inn offers visit www.mohonk.com.

Reservations and payment in full are due by February 14, 2020. (Call for availability after this date.)
Note: This trip will depart from and return to the CCBC Essex.

Cost:
  • $1317 – Double (per person, 2 people share a room.)
  • $1585 —Single

Includes:
  • Coach
  • 3-nights' accommodations
  • Baggage handling (1 bag per person)
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 afternoon teas
  • Gratuities and host



Beginning and the End of the Civil War
Thursday/Friday - April 2-3, 2020
2-days, 1-night

We begin in Harper's Ferry. Historically, Harpers Ferry is best known for John Brown's raid in 1859, in which he attempted to use the town and the weapons in its Federal Armory (munitions plant) as the base for a slave revolt, planned to expand south into Virginia. A contingent of United States Marines under the command of Colonel Robert E. Lee captured Brown He stood trial and was executed. To many, Brown's raid signaled the Civil War's imminence.

After lunch in Harper's Ferry, we'll tour Manassas National Battlefield Park which is a unit of the National Park Service located in Prince William County, Virginia, north of Manassas that preserves the site of two major American Civil War battles: the First Battle of Bull Run, also called the First Battle of Manassas, and the Second Battle of Bull Run or Second Battle of Manassas. It was also where Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson acquired his nickname "Stonewall."

After dinner at the Bavarian Chef, we'll check into our hotel. On day two we'll travel to Appomattox where the Battle of Appomattox Court House, fought on the morning of April 9, 1865, was one of the last battles of the American Civil War.

Reservations and payment in full are due by February 14, 2020. (Call for availability after this date.)
Note: This trip will depart from and return to the CCBC Essex.

Cost:
  • $337 – Double (per person, 2 people share a room.)
  • $373 — Single
Includes:
  • Coach
  • 1-nights' accommodations
  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 dinner
  • Gratuities and host



Monacan Indian Nation Pow-Wow
Friday- Sunday, May 15 - 17, 2020
3-days, 2 nights

Our regular motor coach driver, James Branham, has invited us to his family’s Pow-Wow in Amherst, VA. We’ll stop on the way for lunch at the Michie Tavern in Charlottesville, and arrive in the late afternoon with time to visit the Monacan Home Village, the Museum, the school, church, and the totem.

Dinner will be on your own at the local Cracker Barrel, and afterward we will check into the Natural Bridge Historic Hotel and Conference Center. After breakfast at the hotel on Saturday, we’ll enjoy a full day at the Pow-Wow, with dancing, lots of food, and crafts. We’ll return to the hotel for a buffet dinner and the Drama of Creation Light Show. On Sunday, we’ll visit Walton Mountain Museum and make a stop for lunch on our way home.

Reservations and payment in full are due by April 1, 2020. (Call for availability after this date.)
Note: This trip will depart from and return to the CCBC Essex.

Cost:
  • $670 – Double (per person, 2 people share a room.)
  • $783 – Single
Includes:
  • Coach
  • 2-nights' accommodations
  • Breakfast snack on day of departure
  • 2 continental breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 1 dinner
  • Gratuities and host



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