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“Great couples' weekend!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sandy Cove Ministries

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Sandy Cove Ministries
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Spring City
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great couples' weekend!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

My husband and I just attended our first couples getaway weekend at Sandy Cove. It was just what we needed and actually exceeded our expectations. Our room was comfortable and the food was tasty. Sandy Cove is right on the Chesapeake, a lovely venue with beautiful grounds, and lots of activities.
Our speaker for the weekend was Dr Greg Smalley...great teaching with humor that had us laughing so hard that we cried. The worship leader Stephen Weaver and his team complemented the messages and facilitated our worship experience. Finally, Saturday night, we had the pleasure of enjoying the unique musical, comedy, and ventriloquism of Taylor Mason...Such a funny guy who sees humor in everything and delivers his message in a way that leaves you wanting more.
All in all, we had a great time. Sandy Cove planned an excellent event for us and we were blessed and refreshed.

Room Tip: Stay in the lodge and ask for a room facing the bay....what a view!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marilyn B
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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
So glad the couples weekend was just what you and your husband needed. When you laugh so hard you cry...priceless!
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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

We traveled to Sandy Cove for a marriage retreat and were completely wowed by the property, food, entertainment, service and atmosphere. It far exceeded our expectations! I highly recommend taking a look at the schedule and find something you will enjoy. You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tucker4205
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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Welcome to the Sandy Cove family! Hope you can find something on the schedule for you to come back soon!
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Roselle, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

We went to a couples getaway at sandy cove on Nov.1-3,2013 I must say it was a pleasant experience. The staffs were great, the meals were excellent. We did not stay at sandy cove we got the drive in package, but the place was very clean. We cannot wait to go back in Feb. 2014.
We connected with each other with God and other people. We loved it there.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tonymike9193
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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
We're excited that you are coming back in February!
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Royersford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Just returned from a couples retreat with speaker Dr. Greg Smalley. Time very well spent. Sandy Cove Ministries knows how to host such great events! We work to keep our marriage alive and SCM helps with all their many offerings. It's great to stop, slow down and hear God!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank loveagoodrestaurant
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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thanks for that excellent review! It is a great thing to stop, slow down and hear God!
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

Went to the "Come to Me" retreat at Sandy Cove Ministries and was amazed by the beautiful view. Oh what a view! A great place to go and spend time with Jesus. I'm singing now....Jesus Jesus lalalalala laaaa... The rooms were cozy and beds were comfy :) The food was very nice and the staff were all friendly and very welcoming. I honestly can't wait to go back. Sandy Cove Ministries has so much to offer for any type of individual and or family. Have I mentioned the Couples Retreat??? :) :) Family Camp sounds awesome...

The music was fabulous and Fern Nichols was such an encouragement for all.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Berges4
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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
So glad you had a great weekend! Keep singing!
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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We just spent a great weekend at Sandy Cove. The staff was gracious and fun, the food was good, the rooms spacious and clean, and the view, WOW, it cannot be beat! What a wonderful place to spend a peaceful fall weekend. This was a women's retreat and the music was wonderful and the speaker was excellent. I hope to be able to go back to Sandy Cove again in the future.

Room Tip: Ask for a bay view room if possible.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
The view is spectacular isn't it? So happy your weekend was great - visit us again!
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South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

The setting is beautiful and relaxing. Since we were at this facility to speak at a convention, we really didn't get the opportunity to do a lot of what this place has to offer, which seems like a lot! We did walk on the forest trail next to the driveway into the resort - very nice! Meals were great! Rooms were spacious and clean. There was even a counter area just outside the bathroom that served as an extra place to dry hair, or whatever needed to be done if someone was in the bathroom area itself. The rooms where sessions were held were modern and had every convenience a speaker could want.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PANeddie
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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Thanks for your review! Please come back when you can have more time to relax and have fun!
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Property: Sandy Cove Ministries
Address: 60 Sandy Cove Rd, North East, MD 21901-5436
Location: United States > Maryland > North East
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in North East
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandy Cove Ministries is a year round Christian conference center in North East, Maryland. God has blessed Sandy Cove with an amazing 220 acres on the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay...complete with gorgeous sunsets, eagles and ospreys! Visit Sandy Cove as a part of a group retreat, attend a Sandy Cove event or stay for a Personal Retreat. Many churches and organizations host their own weekend and week-long group retreats and meetings in our hotel-style facility. We offer all-inclusive packages - lodging, all-you-can-eat buffet meals, meeting rooms and activities. Planning a small staff retreat, attending a national conference or having a family reunion? We can accommodate rental groups up to 1000 or more! On any given weekend retreat guests come from New York City, Philadelphia, Lancaster, Baltimore, Washington DC, Richmond and everywhere in between! For groups looking for a central meeting location, they fly in from all over the U.S. Philadelphia and Baltimore airports are just an hour away. Sandy Cove programs special events throughout the year. We offer many women's events, couples getaways, pastors and ministry leaders' sabbaticals, a men's weekend retreat and seniors programs. Summer Family Camp is all about worshipping with other families on vacation...you'll find great speakers, fun activities for all ages, time to relax and time to play! The Marsh is our Christian summer day camp for kids. Personal Retreats are a way to treat yourself at your own pace as you take the time to talk to God. A Personal Retreat is a Bed & Breakfast stay - Sandy Cove style! ... more   less 
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Sandy Cove Ministries Hotel North East

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