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Summer 2012 Owner Newsletter from Colonial Crossings of Williamsburg
Summer 2012 Owner Newsletter from Colonial Crossings of Williamsburg

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In this issue:
Indoor Activities
 
2
 
Christel House Open
 
3
 
Road Trip!
 
4
 
Local Event Calendar 
 
4
 
RESORT RECEIVES CERTIFICATE OFEXCELLENCE AWARD FOR 2012
 
Dates to Remember:
 
Every Wednesday night is Burger Night at
The Shack!
Half off burgers from 5-9 p.m.
Early Music Festival at Colonial WilliamsburgSeptember 25-28
Illuminights at Busch Gardens thru August 19
1st Annual CCW Fall Festival October 12-14
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SUMMER 2012
 
Volume 12, Issue 3
 
A
fter several months of strategicplanning and expenses,
The Shack
 officially opened on June 29,2012. The amenity is one of the biggest undertakings at theresort.
“We couldn’t be happier to
introduce a food and beverageoperation at the resort for theenjoyment of our owners and
guests,” said David Butler,
Colonial Crossings Director of 
Member Services. “We hope to
see many familiar faces
poolside.”
 Serving made-to-order grillitems, the bar and grill alsofeatures a wide variety of beerand wines as well as a selectionof tropical drinks. Happy Hourspecials are offered daily andCCW owners receive 10% off their food order year-round.
“THE SHACK” BAR & GRILL Opens poolside
 
C
olonial Crossings of Williamsburg has beenrecognized as a highly rated resort by reviewers
using the world’s largest travel site,
Tripadvisor.com.The accolade, which honors hospitalityexcellence, is given only to establishments thatconsistently achieve outstanding traveler reviewson TripAdvisor, and isextended to qualifying businesses worldwide.Approximately 10 percentof accommodations listedon TripAdvisor receive thisprestigious award.
“TripAdvisor is pleased to
honor exceptional businesses for consistentexcellence, as reviewed by
travelers on the site,” said Christine Petersen,president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The
Certificate of Excellence award gives highly ratedestablishments around the world the recognitionthey deserve. From exceptional accommodationsin Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, wewant to applaud these businesses for offeringTripAdvisor travelers a great customer
experience.”
 To qualify for theCertificate of Excellence,your resort maintained anoverall rating of four orhigher, out of a possiblefive, as reviewed bytravelers on TripAdvisor.Additional criteria includedthe volume of reviewsreceived within the last 12months.
Get free Chips & Salsa!
 
Spas
The Spa at Colonial Williamsburg
To put it simply; a complete retreat.www.colonialwilliamsburg.com
Williamsburg Salt Spa
The self-
proclaimed ‘first salt spa on the Eastcoast,’ this spa offers a unique experience
www.williamsburgsaltspa.com
Kid Spots
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
The Odditorium is not to be missed!www.ripleys.com/williamsburg
The Bounce House
Challenge mom and dad on the obstacle course before trying the 8 different inflatables.www.bouncehousellc.com/williamsburg
The Movie Tavern
 Order dinner and watch a summer blockbuster!www.movietavern.com
he summer heat is here! We have put
together a list of some of the area’s best
air-conditioned attractions. Save thesunburn and sweat for the beach.
Museums
Virginia Living Museum
Check out the Dinosaur Exhibit!www.thevlm.org
Virginia Air & Space Museum
 Celebrating 20 Years and featuring thepermanent Adventures in Flight Gallery.www.vasc.org
The Mariner’s Museum
The International Small Craft Center (exhibit)displays 150 boats from 36 countries.www.marinersmusuem.org
Dewitt Wallace Art Museum (CW)
Home to an extensive collection of antiques.wwww.history.org
 
 
Interval’s resort rating system
 
BEAT THE HEAT! Great indoor activities
 
visitColonialdowns
Home of the Virginia Derby,Colonial Downs features thorough- bred and harness racing throughoutthe summer months. At 180 feet,the Downs features the widest turf track in the country!Guests can choose from varioustypes of seating arrangements; the Jockey Club is our favorite! Racesare held Thursday-Sunday and theseason wraps up July 28.
www. colonialdowns.com
 
 
 
Golf, golf & more golf!
 
F
irst tee jitters. Hacking at a little white ball,cursing after you shank it in the pond and then you
hole it from 35 feet for par. It’s 7 a.m. and you
drove all night. All for this? You betcha!Highlighted by the River Course at Kingsmill,
Marsh Hawk at Ford’s Colony and the Gold
Course at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club(Colonial Williamsburg), Williamsburg offerssome of the finest golf inthe Southeast with 14championship courses.Hosting numerous PGAand LPGA events, theRiver Course at
Kingsmill’s redesign was
overseen by world-renowned coursearchitect Pete Dye in2004. Adjacent to the James River, the coursemeasures nearly 6,900yards from the gold teesproviding a remarkable golf experience.Narrow fairways and unforgiving bunkers are coupled with tree-lined fairways to
make Marsh Hawk at Ford’s Colony one of the best “true golf tests” in Williamsburg.
The par-72 course includes some of the easiest par-
3’s in Williamsburg and the
elevation changes provide visual illusions that will challenge the best.The Gold Course at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Colonial Williamsburg) isarguably the most beautiful golf display in the region. Voted by Golf Magazine as
among the “Top 100 places you can play,” the par
-
71 layout also received “4 1/2stars” by Golf Digest. Tucked away in rolling
woodlands, the Gold Course invites its visitorsto experience dramatic scenery that willenhance any golf outing.***
Other Great Places to Play 
Plantation Course at Kingsmill
Blackheath at Ford’s Colony
 The Tradition at StonehouseWilliamsburg National - Jamestown CourseThe Golf Club at Brickshire
1st AnnualCCW Fall Festival
InflatablesCostume ContestPumpkin Patchand More
October 12-14, 20125-8 p.m. Nightly
O
n June 11, 2012, more than 150 golfersteed it up for the 10th Annual RCI ChristelHouse Open at the Green Course at theGolden Horsehoe Golf Club inWilliamsburg, VA. The event was hosted byGoodmanagement, Inc.
“The golf tournament brings together some
of the top area industry professionals in acombined effort to continue the growth of 
Christel houseopen
 
IN OUR COMMUNITY
 
the Christel House,” said Michael Voss,Colonial Crossings Business Manager. “We
are proud to have sponsored a hole for this
year’s event and ‘pay it forward’.”
 Opening its doors in 1998, the ChristelHouse is dedicated to transforming the livesof impoverished children worldwide.Founded by Christel DeHaan, a recognizedleader in the timeshare and travel andtourism industries, the Christel House hasprograms based in six countries includingIndia, Mexico, South Africa, the UnitedStates and Serbia.

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