Green Turtle Bay Condo Deals – Spring Specials

gtb197Green Turtle Bay Resort and Marina is Lake Barkley’s premier waterfront resort. They offer 80+ individually owned condominiums for vacation rental. The resort features two restaurants, two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, beach area, and full service marina. Check out these special deals they are offering for guests in 2015.

Book Two, Get 20% OFF!
That’s right! Book any size condo unit for two nights or more and get 20% off! Offer is good for stays through April 14th, 2015. You must call to book this one, 800-498-0428.

Three for Two
Book any size unit and get the third night for free! Offer good for stays through April 14th, 2015.

7TH Night Free
Stay with us for seven nights or more and we will give you one night free! Available all year long.

Last Minute Deal
Save big on last minute bookings! If your arrival date is less than 14 days away, we always have a discount to offer (sorry, not valid on summer holidays). Call our office and ask for a “Last Minute Special” if your arrival date is two weeks or less.

FEBRUARY 2015

Valentines Sweetheart Package
Enjoy a romantic weekend get-away with your Sweetheart in on of our luxury one bedroom condos. Dance the night away at Commonwealth Yacht Club and enjoy the special CYC Valentine’s menu. You will also receive a romantic basket in your condo awaiting your arrival. We can customize your basket with extras if you would like to add on, give us a call. Packages Start at $370.

Active Military Appreciation Month
To show our appreciation for serving our Country, Green Turtle Bay Resort offers a special deal for our military. Stay two nights or more in one of our beautiful condos during the month of February and receive 25% off of your reservation! While you are here, book a Jade & Earth Spa service or eat at Dockers Bayside Grille and get 10% off at those locations.

MARCH 2015

LBL Ultra Run
Be a participant in the annual LBL Ultra Run and receive 10% off or your one or two night stay or you can opt for our special 3 for 2 deal.

Luck of the Irish Package
Enjoy a weekend at the Bay and the St. Patrick’s party at Commonwealth Yacht Club. Don’t forget to wear your green for the party! Also included is breakfast at Dockers Bayside Grille the following morning. Packages start at $345.

Administrative Professional Appreciation Month
We love all the hard working Administrative professionals who keep us on a straight path! Book any condo for a night or two and receive 10% off your stay. Book a Jade & Earth Spa service or eat at Dockers Bayside Grille and receive 10% off your visit.

APRIL 2015

Spring Boat Show Special
Come enjoy the 2015 Green Turtle Bay Yacht Sales Spring In-Water Boat Show, the largest in Western Kentucky. Dine at Commonwealth Yacht Club for the Boat Show Dinner & Dance featuring live music. Have a breakfast one morning at Dockers Bayside Grille, you might opt for one of their famous omelets! Packages start at $345.

True Course Captain’s Course Package
April 11th through 25th stay with us while you complete your U.S.C.G. certified training and test for your Captain’s license in the various courses offered by True Course. Book for the 6 Pack Course and you will receive two nights free, book for the Master Course and you will receive an additional third night free.

Quilters Special

Whether you are a new or repeat guest coming to the Paducah Quilt Show and the Grand Rivers Quilt Show, we appreciate you! Stay three nights or more and get one night free!

For more info call (800)498-0428 or visit online at GreenTurtleBay.com

Sweet Valentines Plans in Grand Rivers, KY

Jetty Sunset 2Do you have something special planned this Valentines Day? Well if not let me help you make some plans you and yours will love! Here is a list of what’s happening in Grand Rivers for Valentines weekend. With events on both Friday and Saturday nights, we have your weekend covered:

Weekend Get Aways

Enjoy the Green Turtle Bays Sweet Heart Package this Valentines day. Enjoy a romantic weekend get-away with your Sweetheart in one of Green Turtle Bays luxury one bedroom condos. Dance the night away at Commonwealth Yacht Club and enjoy the special CYC Valentine’s menu. You will also receive a romantic basket in your condo awaiting your arrival. Packages Start at $370. Find more information on the Green Turtle Bay website.

If you are looking for a romantic get away for the weekend, make sure you check out Lighthouse Landing Resort. Lighthouse Landing offers romantic views of Kentucky Lake at special winter rates. Find information on the Lighthouse Landing website.

Dinner, Dancing, and Music

The Commonwealth Yacht Club Members, Green Turtle Bay Condo guests and Transient Boat Guests are all invited to join the Saturday, February 14 party at the CYC club for a night of great food and live music. Please make reservations in advance by calling 270-362-4444 (Club) or 800-498-0428 (Resort).

If she loves music, she will love a performance of Variety! The Love Songs at the Badgett Playhouse Theater. Variety! The Love Songs is featured both Friday and Saturday nights at the Playhouse. Find more information on the Badgett Playhouse website.

The way to his heart? Make plans for a romantic dinner at Patti’s 1880′s Settlement. Patti’s is famous for their 2″ thick pork chop, yummy desserts, and for being that special place for that special someone. Call 270-362-8844 for reservations.

The Grand Rivers Senior and Community center will be hosting a Valentines dance February Friday the 13th, 2015 at their normal time.

Extras for Bonus Points

Don’t forget Sugar and Spice this romantic Holiday season. Why buy flowers and cards when they won’t last like the memory of wonderfully crafted sweets just for that special someone you love this Valentines? Customize your sweethearts candy box this year and make it a Valentines to remember. Phone 270-362-2362 to place your order.

Breakfast in bed is always a plus, especially on Valentines day. The Liteside Bakery and café has everything you will need to make your sweethearts Valentines morning unforgettable. (And you wont even have to clean up after cooking!)The Liteside Bakery and Cafe will be open Valentines day, Saturday February 14, 2015 from 8:00AM until 2:00PM. If you don’t mind cleaning up after cooking and you think you have what it takes to make that perfect breakfast in bed, then don’t forget the Village Market and Cafe for anything you would need to make it happen.

For the complete listing of lodging options and events, visit the Grand Rivers website.

Oh the Wonders of Nature

OSPREYWant to know what Mother Nature will be up to during your visit? Here are a few highlights of nature’s marvels in Land Between the Lakes area throughout the year

January
Area Bald Eagles are courting
Second Week: Peak Eagle migration

February
Third Week: Peak of waterfowl migration

March
First Week: Bald Eagles lay eggs
Osprey return to the area
Turkeys begin to gobble and display

April
Second Week: Peak of spring wildflowers
Bobcats, coyotes, and raccoons having babies

May
First Week: Peak of spring songbird migration
Second Week: Bison calves being born
Young beavers emerge from their lodges

June
Bullfrogs calling
White-tailed fawns are born

July
Young raccoons leave their dens
Gray squirrels bear summer litters

August
Second Week: Peak of hummingbird migration
Fourth Week: Peak of shorebird migration

September
Fourth Week: Peak of monarch butterfly migration
Fourth Week: Elk Fall rut season and bugling

October
Third Week: American White pelicans migrating
Third to Fourth Week: Peak fall color
Winter bird residents arriving

November
Bald Eagles migrating to LBL for the winter

For more information, visit the Land Between the Lakes website.

For the Complete Grand Rivers Calendar of Events, Visit the Grand Rivers Events page.

2015 Highlight of Land Between The Lakes

landbetweenthelakeslogoLand Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in western Kentucky and Tennessee has so much to offer.

While the 2015 special events calendar is not finalized, we have included some highlights for the year. Visit Land Between The Lakes new, mobile friendly website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us for event dates, details, and a complete calendar.

Land Between The Lakes 2015 Calendar Highlights:

January through December – Daily Planetarium Programs

January
Everything Eagles Van Tours
Nature Watch Series: Winter Eagles & Wildlife Tour- Meet at Badgett Theater in Grand Rivers, KY

February
Fort Henry Anniversary Program & Walk

March
Western KY Runners Club Trail Run
Girl Scout Day
Country Wedding

Mar/Apr
Kids’ Spring Break Programs

April
Homeschoolers’ Month
Sheep Shearing
National Astronomy Day
Quilting Bee

May
Espinazo Del Diablo Road Bicycle Race
Special Pops Fishing Tournament Honker Lake
Jeep Jamboree
Laser Lights Music Shows
Wildlife Weekend
Summer Night Star

June
National Trails Day
Drag Boat Race #1
Summer Night Star Party
Laser Lights Music Shows
Pickin’ Party Old-Time Music Festival
White Lightning Mountain Bike Race

July
Independence Day Celebration
Drag Boat Race #2
Summer Night Star Party
Laser Lights Music Shows
Cool & Crawly Critters Day

August
Hummingbird Festival
Drag Boat Race #3
Summer Night Star Party
Laser Lights Music Shows

September
Summer Night Star Party
Nature’s Most Extreme Weekend
Homeplace Trades Fair
LBL 200 Motorcycle Ride
12 Hours of the Canal Loop Mountain Bike Race
Elk & Bison Prairie (EBP) Celebration
National Public Lands Day

October
Outdoor Kids Festival
Wolf Week
Homeplace Anniversary Weekend
Snap Apple Night
Howl-O-Ween
Race to the Canal Mountain Bike Race

November

Fall Frolic
Cub Scout Day
Christmas in 1850

Nov/Dec
A Classic Christmas

Nature’s calendar changes, and so may ours. Please call ahead. For more information or a complete calendar of events, call 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000, or visit Land Between The Lakes on the Internet at www.landbetweenthelakes.us.

2015 Grand Rivers Calendar Highlights

Hunters Moon ParadeWe are putting together the Grand Rivers events calendar for 2015, and wanted to share Highlights of what we have planned. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for these 2015 Events in Grand Rivers:

Land Between the Lakes 23K, Marathon, 60K Trail Runs
Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 6:30am
This race starts at Lighthouse Landing Resort in Grand Rivers into Land Between the Lakes on the Canal Loop Trail.
Land Between the Lakes Grand Rivers Ultra Trail Run 23k, Marathon, 60k and 50 mile trail runs. Runners must pre-register with West KY Runners Club.
Hosted by West KY Runners Club.

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-In
Second Saturday of each month, April – September / 3 – 8pm
Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-Ins. The Cruise-ins are open to all cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. All makes, Models, and years of any kind are welcome to join in the fun. Entertainment, music, fun for the entire family. This is a free event with no charge to attendees or cars. Cruise-Ins take place on JH O’Bryan Ave (First KY Bank parking lot, Tourism office lot, Village Market lot) , on the Second Saturday of the month, April – September, 2015.
Visit www.topguncarshows.com for more information.

Grand Rivers 17th Annual Spring Quilt Show
Wednesday, April 22, 9am – 6pm
Thursday & Friday, April 23 – 24, 9am – 8pm
Saturday, April 25, 9am – 6pm
Grand Rivers, KY Sr. /Community Center
New and Antique Quilts on Display
View the quilts up close
Tulip patterned quilt raffle
Vendors inside and out
$3.00 per person donation accepted at the door.
Vendor and Exhibitor Information: Pat Gorbett 270-362-3377

Grand Rivers Marina Day

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Location: Green Turtle Bay Resort, Grand Rivers, KY
In this little village of only 230 households and over 600 boat slips, Grand Rivers Marina Day is a big Celebration. This year’s Marina Day celebration in Grand Rivers will include Free children’s water fun and activities, Live Music, and a Big Fireworks show at Dusk. Visit the Marina Day website for full information- And check back often as we update plans for the day.

Kentucky’s Western Waterlands Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday, September 5 – Monday, September 7, 2015
Location: Little Lake Park in Grand Rivers, KY
For Labor Day weekend, the place to go is the DOWNTOWN GRAND RIVERS. Original or handmade jewelry, furniture, baskets, quilts, pottery, lace, clothing, and wooden decorative items are featured along with stained glass designs, embroidery and paintings by exhibitors from nine different states. Over 100 different artisan and craftsman booths! Admission: $1.00 per person or $3.00 per car.
THREE DAY SHOW
Saturday, Sunday – 9AM to 5PM
Monday – 9AM – 3PM

Hunters Moon Fall Festival
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Downtown Grand Rivers and Little Lake Park
For over thirty years, the village of Grand Rivers has celebrated small town community life with an old fashion fall festival. This Famous Festival feature a taste of the lakes food vending area, craft and flea market vendors, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant, children’s Halloween costume parade and awards, children’s games and activities, live music and dance in Little Lake Park, and the big parade. Each year, the big parade is Santa’s first visit to Western Kentucky. The festival was started by the Grand Rivers Chamber of Commerce in the 1970’s as a celebration to bring together visitors and the community. Come Join in the fun!

Grand Rivers Festival of Lights

First Friday night in November 2015 through the first weekend in January 2016
Patti’s 1880′s Settlement and downtown Grand Rivers
Lights, Lights, and more Lights – decorations include over 700,000 lights in Patti’s Settlement and downtown Grand Rivers. The Festival of Lights continues through the first week of January. Lights are visable at dark each night.
Each Year Patti’s 1880′s Settlement is Transformed into a Christmas Wonderland! Outside Hundreds of Thousands of Christmas Lights glow and twinkle. While Inside the Restaurants and Gift Stores there are hundreds of trees and garlands loaded with ornaments and lights too!
Be sure to make your reservations early to eat at Patti’s. Call 888-736-2515 or 270-362-8844 for reservations. Ask Patti’s about their Private Banquet Room too. Perfect for Company Christmas Parties and Family Functions.