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Think Spring: Why Plan a Workcation at Normandy Farm

Vacation: noun/vāˈkāSH(ə)n; an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling

Staycation: noun/stāˈkāSH(ə)n; a vacation spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions

Workcation: noun//wərkˈkāSH(ə)n; the purest form of working remotely. All that is needed for a workcation is technology, a laptop and an internet connection

Here at Normandy Farm, we welcome those near, far and in between! Global travelers arrive for family celebrations, corporate retreats, and area exploration. Locals in need of entertainment or a change of scene dine and spend the night. Perhaps you're not looking for a vacation or a staycation, but the trend you noticed while tapping through your Insta Explore page: a workcation. Sound obscure? Working vacations aren't a new concept, but the pandemic accelerated the arise of logging in remotely.

Someone seeking a workcation targets a location to work for an extended period of time, from a couple days to even a month. For this "working holiday" as they say, all that's technically needed is Internet, but be sure to pack your sneaks and leisurewear for downtime and exploring on weekends and evenings. While it sounds like a contradiction, it's a trend that took off since 2020 and many are finding it more productive than the regularly scheduled office routine. When choosing your workcation destination, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Work comes first, so you'll want to find a quiet location where you can be productive and focused. Ensure there's a business center for any technology malfunctions or pop-up print needs.

  • Choose a destination that is cozy and​ convenient yet motivating, with areas to break free from work and inspire creativity like a gallery, fitness center, pool, or restaurant lounge.

  • When it comes to business traveling, personalized service can make or break the experience, so look for a unique place where you have access to a dedicated concierge for any needs or recommendations during your stay.

  • Don't forget to ask about added perks! For example: free parking & Wi-Fi, convenient location, included hotel breakfast, group fitness classes, and on-site restaurant are not "musts" but make the trip memorable.

Based on these criteria, a boutique venue may be perfect backdrop to your remote working days. Our family-owned, award winning hotel and conference center will not only provide you the simple traveler needs, but over-the-top service from the moment you enter the White Wall. From farm chic guest suites, to whimsical dining, to countless area activities for exercise, entertainment and to unwind, we have no doubt that you'll receive the delicate balance or business and pleasure during your stay. What are you waiting for? Contact to book your first or next workcation with us.

Located just 25 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and situated in the heart of Blue Bell, Pa., Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center is more than a meticulously restored American landmark—it's a fully wired, high-tech hospitality venue. Relax on our grand terrace, sip a cocktail in America's oldest silo, play a challenging game of golf on our championship course, plan an event with us or dine on our delectable farm-to-table cuisine. It all adds up to One Historic Experience.


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