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Hands On! In Hendersonville

26 Oct No Comments Bridget Walsh Lady Bug House

If you are staying at our Lady Bug House in Bat Cave, NC, and are looking to get the kids out of the house and into something educational, look no further than Hands On! children’s gallery in Hendersonville.  The museum offers a wide variety of exhibits and is bound to

How The Purple Martin Hideaway Got Its Name

3 Oct No Comments Bridget Walsh Purple Martin Hideaway

Ever wonder how our Purple Martin Hideaway in Chapin, South Carolina got its name?  It was inspired by the large numbers of Purple Martins that migrate to Lake Murray each summer to rest on Bomb Island. Bomb Island is a 12-acre island located in the middle of Lake Murray.  It

Dive Beneath the Surface in St. Thomas

14 Sep No Comments Bridget Walsh Uncategorized

With clear waters surrounding the island, St. Thomas is the ideal place to go snorkeling and observe marine life.  There are a variety of great options for snorkeling around the island, but one that we find especially accommodating is St. Thomas Scuba and Snorkel Adventures. There are a few packages

Cruisin’ on Captain Dick’s River Tours

31 Aug No Comments Bridget Walsh Blue Crab Retreat

The Low Country of South Carolina offers a lot of fun family activities, and, luckily, the Blue Crab Retreat is in a location central to many must-see areas.  The charming town of Beaufort, just 40 minutes from our home, is a great place to have some fun and enjoy South

Hidden Gems in Columbia, South Carolina

14 Aug No Comments Bridget Walsh Purple Martin Hideaway

The Purple Martin Hideaway on Lake Murray offers many fun things to do and places to explore.  One nearby town that’s worth seeing is South Carolina’s own state capital, Columbia.  Of course, you should see the South Carolina State House or the University of South Carolina’s campus while you’re there,

Hangin’ around Asheville

3 Aug No Comments Bridget Walsh Lady Bug House

Our Lady Bug House in Hendersonville is situated perfectly to enjoy exploring all of western North Carolina.  One of the most popular destinations in the area is the charmingly quirky town of Asheville. From hiking and mountain views to local art galleries and a heavenly food scene, Asheville has just

A Foodie’s Guide to St. Thomas

26 Jul No Comments Bridget Walsh Little Starfish

One of the best parts of any vacation is enjoying local food and restaurants.  At the Little Starfish in St. Thomas, you can enjoy all of the flavors that the Caribbean has to offer around the island.  Since we want our guests to have the best experience when staying with

Exciting things happening on Lake Murray!

17 Jul No Comments Bridget Walsh Purple Martin Hideaway

Lake Murray has always been a South Carolina tourist destination, and with the 2017 total solar eclipse coming to the Columbia and Chapin areas on August 21st, its popularity just continues to rise.  With all of the current action happening around Lake Murray, we wanted to draw our guests’ attention

A day trip to Hunting Island State Park

5 Jul No Comments Bridget Walsh Blue Crab Retreat

There is a lot to experience in the low country of South Carolina when you stay at the Blue Crab Retreat.  One popular beach and trail destination, Hunting Island State Park, is only about an hour from the house! After paying admission at the entrance, the options at Hunting Island

Hiking in Pisgah National Forest

26 Jun No Comments Bridget Walsh Lady Bug House

Discover more of western North Carolina by taking a day trip to Pisgah National Forest during your stay at the Lady Bug House.  With hundreds of trail options sprawled across 500,000 acres, it can be difficult to choose which ones to explore with such little time.  We have decided to make this a

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