Meetings & Events, Things to Do

The Rise of Room Escapes

Escape the Room…if You Can

What started as merely a video game in the early 2000’s has now become a full-fledged global trend. With Eaglewood Resort & Spa partnering with D.O.A., a local room escape experience, we thought now would be the perfect time to learn how this simple flash game turned into a worldwide phenomenon!

Leisure Travel, Things to Do

Travel Trend: Dogs Welcome!

Bring Your Four-Legged Friends on Your Next Trip

dog fetchDogs really are man’s best friend, so it’s no surprise that pet-friendly accommodations have become a ‘must’ on a traveler’s check list.

All across the country, dog owners are looking for resorts and activities that provide fun for both themselves and their canine counterparts. In fact, nearly 24 million Americans traveled with their dogs the past three years, according to the U.S. Travel Association.

And it’s not just about hotels allowing pets – it’s about an entire experience. Dog owners especially look for places that have a welcoming environment, including walking trails, parks, special dining menus, and even spa treatments tailored for their four-legged friends. Websites such as Bring Fido  and Dog Friendly have made finding the right spot for you even easier with a full array of travel listings including any additional pet fees and specific pet laws for your destination.

Leisure Travel, Things to Do

Plan a Midwest Hiking Trip in the Chicago Suburbs

Get in Touch with Nature this Spring

When you think of the Midwest, hiking isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind. But just beyond the busy cityscape of Chicago, you’ll find countless trails nestled in beautiful trees, fishing lakes and quiet wildlife. With flowers in full bloom, now is the perfect time to lace up the sneakers for some outdoor recreation.

Weddings

Trendy Ways to Propose to that Special Someone

Gone are the days of hiding engagement rings in food (need we remind you of this choking incident a couple years ago?). Millennials are becoming more creative when it comes to popping the question, and these trendy ways to propose are popping up all over social media.

So whether you need inspiration for a long awaited proposal, or are just starting to think ahead, we’ve rounded up the most unique ways to get a ‘yes’ from your S.O.

Food & Beverage, Things to Do

5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Fish This Friday – And Every Friday!

Give Your Health & Taste Buds Something to Smile About

Friday night fish frys are a staple in American culture. Families across the country have made it a tradition to travel to their favorite spot at the end of the week for a crispy bite. But did you know just how many health benefits come along with eating fish? If not, here are the top five reasons why you should eat fish this Friday!

Food & Beverage, Leisure Travel, Things to Do

Eaglewood Partners with Chicagoland’s FEW Distillery in Branded Bourbon

There’s nothing more American than apple pie, right? Well, we may have a not-so-new contender: bourbon.

That’s right. Bourbon. America’s official native spirit as of 1964, heart of the delicious Old Fashioned and Mint Julep cocktails, and the highest exported alcohol of the USA (2/3 of all exported spirits, to be exact).

With Eaglewood Resort & Spa recently partnering with local FEW Spirits on our very own bourbon, we thought it’d only be fitting to learn a little more about America’s pride and joy. Check out what we’ve learned! 

Leisure Travel, Spa, Things to Do

Tips for Fall Skin Care

Rosy Cheeks and Glowing Skin – The Perfect Autumn Combination

Fall is officially here! Time to trade in the pool noodles for scarves and put away the swimsuits. But even though you may be showing less of your skin, it’s still crucial to take care of it. Find out how to get ready for the season with these five tips for fall skin care.

Weddings

Cost Saving Wedding Trends

Save Big on Your Big Day

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, but it doesn’t have to be the most expensive. Couples across the country are opening up their minds instead of their wallets to new cost saving wedding trends – and we’re loving the creativity!

With Pinterest and DIY blogs serving as second wedding planners, brides – and grooms! – are thinking outside the box when it comes to décor, food, and music. So if you or someone you know is about to start planning, be sure to keep these tips in mind.

Food & Beverage, Leisure Travel, Things to Do

Last Minute Summer Getaways in Chicago

In the blink of an eye, summer has come and (almost) gone. Kids are getting ready to go back to school, evenings sway in with a cool breeze and the sun is starting to fade just a little earlier. Now is the time to get your last summer getaways in Chicago before we say hello to autumn!

Whether you have a thirst for adventure, a hunger for all things food or a love of nature, the Chicago Suburbs are the perfect place to close out the season.