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March 2016

Gerry Malone and the Lads

March 15, 2016 at the Log Cabin

“Galway Bay,” “MacNamara’s Band,” “Danny Boy,” “The Irish Rover” and “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” are a few of the tunes you’ll sing along and clap to as Gerry Malone and The Lads take you through their Irish Pub routine. Get up and dance to the “Green Alligator” and the “Hokey Pokey”...you’ll laugh when you hear why Patty’s not at work today. So hoist a pint and enjoy these masters of Irish mirth!!!

MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Irish Soda Bread
  • Irish Stew
  • Traditional Corned-Beef Dinner
  • Bailey’s Irish Crème Cake
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Complimentary Glass of Wine or Glass of Guinness Beer

April 2016

Eight To the Bar

April 7, 2016 at the Log Cabin

From “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B,” Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington of the 40’s, swing through decades with Etta James, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, Dianna Ross, Neil Diamond, Buddy Holly...you get the picture!

MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Chop Chop Salad
  • Brisket with Mushroom Gravy
  • Stuffed Haddock
  • Herb-Roasted Potatoes
  • Warm Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Glass of Wine

MAy 2016

Dream Lovers: Bobby Darin & Connie Francis in Concert

May 4, 2016 at the Log Cabin

Enjoy a journey through the short, yet extremely productive and creative careers of Bobby Darin and Connie Francis. This dynamic duo is portrayed by Jimmy Mazz and Janice Dee (our Patsy Cline and Shakin’ All Over lead singer) singing Bobby’s famous hits, “Beyond the Sea,” “Dream Lover” and of course “Mack the Knife,” and Connie’s “Lipstick on you Collar,” “Where the Boys Are” and “Who’s Sorry Now”! Together, Jimmy and Janice capture a time when music truly touched your soul and heart.

MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Glass of Wine
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Chop Chop Salad
  • Yankee Pot Roast
  • Baked Scrod in Lemon-Seasoned Breadcrumbs
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Vegetables of the Season
  • Ice Cream Sundae
 

Lobster Feast! Janice Dee’s Tribute to Patsy Cline

May 24, 2016 at the Log Cabin

Singing to sell-out crowds for seven years in a row!! Between Janice’s beautiful voice and being backed up by the “Shakin’ All Over” band, it doesn’t get any better than this!

MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Our Award-winning Clam Chowder
  • New England Boiled Lobster
    (Double Lobster Optional)
  • Barbecued Ribs and Chicken
  • Corn and Baked Potato
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae
  • Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Complimentary Glass of Wine

June 2016

Lobster Feast! DELANEY HOUSE "GARDEN PARTY"

Pick Your Own Date June – October

Join “Big John” Hartman at the Delaney House in an enchanting outdoor setting on their elegant tented terrace. Enjoy John’s beautiful piano styling, smooth baritone singing voice with humorous stories and banter. This is the perfect venue for an intimate musical afternoon for smaller one-bus tours with scrumptious food the Delaney House is known for.

MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Our Award-winning Clam Chowder
  • New England Boiled Lobster
    (Double Lobster Optional)
  • Barbecued Ribs and Chicken
  • Corn and Baked Potato
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae
  • Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Complimentary Glass of Wine

Fall Menu Available

 

Lobster Feast! The Swingin’ Dixie Trio

June 22, 2016 at the Log Cabin

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! Returning by popular demand, world renowned pianist, vocalist and entertainer Jeff Barnhart joins up with the fabulous Midiri Bros. to bring you an afternoon of New Orleans Jazz, Swing and Blues. Whether it’s Jeff sounding like Fats Waller, Paul playing like Lionel Hampton or Joe swinging like Goodman and singing the best Armstrong vocal since Louis himself, this trio will give you the most memorable show of the season. Last year’s audience gave them three standing ovations before the show was finished! Don’t miss this one!!

MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Our Award-winning Clam Chowder
  • New England Boiled Lobster
    (Double Lobster Optional)
  • Barbecued Ribs and Chicken
  • Corn and Baked Potato
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae
  • Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Complimentary Glass of Wine

JUly 2016

LOBSTER FEAST! Rob and Karen’s Broadway Cabaret

July 7, 2016 at the Log Cabin

“Dynamic vocals” and “sensational stage presence” are just some of the words that describe husband-and-wife duo, Broadway cabaret singer Karen Wagner and classical tenor Robert Iovanna. This versatile duo has performed their Broadway cabaret and veteran’s salute throughout the country in front of dignitaries and for national events. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as their powerful, heartfelt vocals take you on an emotional ride through musical theatre history, featuring hit songs from some of Broadway’s greatest shows.

MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Our Award-winning Clam Chowder
  • New England Boiled Lobster
    (Double Lobster Optional)
  • Barbecued Ribs and Chicken
  • Corn and Baked Potato
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae
  • Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Complimentary Glass of Wine
 

Lobster Feast! Janice Dee and the LEGENDARY “Shakin’ All Over” 1954–1965 Dance Band

July 20, 2016 at the Log Cabin

Put on your blue suede shoes and prepare to sing and DANCE, DANCE, DANCE! Shakin’ All Over entertains guests from Maine to Mississippi, concentrating on legendary dance songs from 1954–1965. This group’s song list includes selections from country, rockabilly, rock ’n’ roll, blues, R & B and great American standards.

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MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Our Award-winning Clam Chowder
  • New England Boiled Lobster
    (Double Lobster Optional)
  • Barbecued Ribs and Chicken
  • Corn and Baked Potato
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae
  • Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Complimentary Glass of Wine
 

LOBSTER FEAST! Country western Music AT Its Best

July 28, 2016 at the Log Cabin

Throw on your jeans, shine up your boots and grab a cold one, (on the house)!! This high-energy band, “Colt 45,” masters country music’s greatest hits. Big John (country music afficianado ) says, ”It’s the best country music band I’ve ever heard!”

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MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Our Award-winning Clam Chowder
  • New England Boiled Lobster
    (Double Lobster Optional)
  • Barbecued Ribs and Chicken
  • Corn and Baked Potato
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae
  • Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Complimentary Glass of Wine

August 2016

Lobster Feast! "Ticket to Ride" Beatles Tribute

August 9, 2016 at the Log Cabin

“Beatlemania” has struck the Log Cabin! Ticket to Ride had them dancing in the aisles in 2014-15, and we’re bringing them back for a sell-out repeat performance!

MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Our Award-winning Clam Chowder
  • New England Boiled Lobster
    (Double Lobster Optional)
  • Barbecued Ribs and Chicken
  • Corn and Baked Potato
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae
  • Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Complimentary Glass of Wine
 

LOBSTER FEAST! JANICE DEE’S TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE

August 25, 2016 at the Log Cabin

Singing to sell-out crowds for seven years in a row!! Between Janice’s beautiful voice and being backed up by the “Shakin’ All Over” band, it doesn’t get any better than this!

MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Our Award-winning Clam Chowder
  • New England Boiled Lobster
    (Double Lobster Optional)
  • Barbecued Ribs and Chicken
  • Corn and Baked Potato
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae
  • Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Complimentary Glass of Wine

September 2016

Log Cabin’s Scrumptious San Gennaro Feast!

September 20, 2016 at the Log Cabin

Our San Genarro Feast will start with this fantastic menu of Italian delights and a strolling accordion player serenading you with “O Solo Mio,” “Santa Lucia” and more!

After this bountiful meal you will enjoy an outstanding musical event featuring everyone’s favorite Italian love songs from the 1940’s—think Louis Prima, Sinatra and Dean Martin—to contemporary hits of today!

The Shiny Lapel Trio is a tiny little band with a great big sound! Keeping it simple with three rocking instruments, and a big ol’ slice of velvety smooth vocals, they are guaranteed to round out this fantastic San Gennarro Feast extravaganza!

MENU

Italian Buffet
  • Marinated Cherry Tomato and Brocchini Salad with Fresh Basil
  • Caesar Salad with Roasted Peppers and Garlic Croutons
  • Marinated Mushrooms and Red Onion with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Stewed Zucchini and Summer Squash with White Wine and Herbs
  • Penne and Broccoli Alfredo
  • Tuscan Eggplant
  • Brulee Pollo Sorella — Scaloppini w Mushrooms Onion Peppers Wine
  • Glaze and Melted Provolone Cheese
  • Zuppa de Clams and Mussels with Linguini
  • Sausage and Meatballs with Sautéed Peppers and Onions Italiana
  • Chocolate Espresso Trifle
 

October 2016

Buddy Holly and Friends

October 13, 2016 at the Log Cabin

Ben Ashley (Buddy Holly) is joined with world-renowned guitarist Mitch Chakur performing hits from the Golden Age of Rock ’n’ Roll. Ben Ashley is best known for his superb performance as Buddy Holly in the Buddy Holly Story at the Majestic Theatre in West Springfield, Ma.

MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Glass of Wine
  • Chop Chop Salad
  • Pasta Fagioli
  • London Broil with Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce
  • Baked Scrod with Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • Chef's Choice of Vegetable
  • Apple Crisp
 

OKTOBERFEST!

October 18, 2016 at the Log Cabin

Join the Swingin’est German Band in the Land! Pianist Jeff Barnhart will lead you through great German music, with favorites from polkas to parodies, drinking songs to waltzes, with great virtuosity and humor. Jeff will be joined by CT drummer Tom Palinko and MA favorites Jeff Hughes on trumpet and John Clark —wait till you hear his Clarinet Polka!! — for this special afternoon that’s sure to put an “OOM” in your “PAH!”

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MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
    Family Style:
  • Jaeger Schnitzel, Knockwurst and Bratwurst
  • Sauerkraut & Sauteed Red Cabbage
  • German Potato Salad
  • Apple Strudel
  • Baked Scrod with Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Complimentary Glass of Wine or Beer

November 2016

Veteran’s Day Tribute

November 10, 2016 at the Log Cabin

Broadway cabaret singer Karen Wagner and Hartford police officer Robert Iovanna will take you on a “musical walk down memory lane,” honoring America’s heroes, our veterans, through a special patriotic musical tribute.

MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Chop Chop Salad
  • Brisket with Mushroom Gravy
  • Stuffed Haddock
  • Herb-Roasted Potatoes
  • Warm Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Glass of Wine

DECEMBER 2016

ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE WITH IVORY&GOLD®

December 1, 2016 at the Log Cabin

Join world renowned Mr. Ivories (Jeff Barnhart) and the Girl with the Golden Flute (Anne Barnhart) as they play and sing fantastic Christmas and seasonal music to tickle your funny-bone and melt your heart. You’ll fall in love with Christmas all over again as Ivory&Gold® leads you on a whirlwind tour of merriment, mirth and memories! They even take requests!

MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Chop Chop Salad
  • Marinated Sirloin with Bordelaise Sauce
  • Chicken Francaise
  • Baked Potato with Sour Cream
  • Profiterol with Fudge Sauce
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Glass of Wine
 

ROCKIN’ ’ROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

December 8, 2016 at the Log Cabin

From “White Christmas” to “Jingle Bell Rock,” Shakin’ All Over will put you in the fun-filled spirit of the holiday season. Let us bring back the holidays when life was simple, relaxing and fun-filled.

MENU

  • Hors d’oeuvre Welcome Tray
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Chop Chop Salad
  • Marinated Sirloin with Bordelaise Sauce
  • Chicken Francaise
  • Baked Potato with Sour Cream
  • Profiterol with Fudge Sauce
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Glass of Wine
 
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2016 Ongoing Trips


Always fun, Always available
 

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2016 Ongoing Trips


Always fun, Always available
 

2016 Ongoing Trips


One-Night Two-Day Mystic Seaport and Essex Steam Train

Day 1

11:00 Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whale ship in the world. Mystic Seaport features a working preservation shipyard, a re-created 19th-century seafaring village, exhilarating exhibits and a planetarium.

Lunch on your own in the Seaport. While exploring the grounds of Mystic Seaport, the Galley Restaurant is perfect for a quick and casual bite. Especially popular with families, the Galley has informal tray service and a convenient location on the Village Green, with both indoor and outdoor seating.

3:00 Leave Mystic Seaport to check in to the Inn at Mystic. The Inn at Mystic, idyllically located on a secluded estate with breathtaking water views overlooking the Mystic Harbor and Fishers Island Sound. The only one of its kind in Mystic!

This property was the original Haley Mansion Estate...Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart honeymooned here in 1945.

5:00 Harbor House Restaurant. This iconic property is a treasured and historic place, and the restaurant reflects that magnetic ambiance amidst serene waterfront surroundings and hidden New England beauty. The Harbor House is located on the property, just steps from your room

Join your group for an optional Happy Hour in the bar or deck overlooking the harbor ( Cash bar, Happy Hour prices.)

6:00 Dinner at the Harbor House 

Optional Lobster Dinner available for an extra fee.

Day 2

Breakfast at the Harbor House...After breakfast

10:00 Departure for Essex Steam Train

11:00 Next it’s “All Aboard” the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat for a 12-mile, narrated round-trip in a vintage coach car pulled by a real “Puffer Belly”steam locomotive along the banks of the Connecticut River.

At Deep River Landing, you’ll board the Becky Thatcher Riverboat for anarrated cruise on the Connecticut River. From Becky’s multiple decks you’ll see the Goodspeed Opera House, Gilette Castle and the Haddam Swing Bridge.

1:30 Lunch at the Griswold Inn in beautiful Essex, Ct.

“The Griswold Inn, sometimes known as the ‘Gris’, is an inn with the most extraordinary atmosphere in the nation.  Indeed it is doubtful if another inn can go so far back in the country’s history. There is no other place to compare with the ‘Gris’ in atmosphere, in hospitality, in the excellence of its cuisine unless it is another ‘Gris’.”—Connecticut Almanac

One of the oldest continuously operated inns in the country, The Griswold Inn opened its doors for business in 1776 and has been catering to yachtsmen and overland travelers ever since. Essex is an extraordinary river front town and The Griswold Inn—a very special place.

After lunch explore this beautiful little hamlet.

Departure time determined by Group Leader.


FRIESIANS OF MAJESTY OVERNIGHT

Day 1

8:00 AM: Depart for Bennington, Vt. to the Apple Barn & Country Bake Shop for shopping and coffee.

11:30 AM: Arrive at the The New England House, Brattleboro, Vt. for their famous Vermont Feast, Vermont turkey and ham with all the trimmings! All the ingredients, down to the butter are local, fresh and delicious.

2:00 PM: Nestled in the rolling foothills of southern Vermont lies a 650-acre horse farm where some of the most beautiful horses in the world are born and bred. Tour the beautiful European-style stables and meet these gentle giants up close and personal. Enjoy a fantastic, choreographed musical horse show from your seat in the indoor ring where these beauties show off their skills...and then marvel as a majestic Friesian romps, runs and plays at liberty!

4:00 PM: Depart for the D. Hotel in Holyoke, Mass. A boutique hotel owned and operated by the Log Cabin and Delaney House.

5:30 PM: Check In D. Hotel.

6:15 PM: Steps from your front door to the front door of the elegant Delaney House, where a delicious experience is awaiting you. The atmosphere and food are beyond compare and why shouldn’t they be! The Delaney House is owned and operated by the owners of the Log Cabin.

Then enjoy an after-dinner drink on the Delaney House terrace or enjoy the living room or pool at the D. Hotel. Or add on $10.00 for a fantastic “ All about the Fifties” show with “Big John" Hartman.

Day 2

7:00 to 9:00 AM: Complimentary hotel breakfast including scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage are some of the choices!

9:00 AM: Visit Atkins Farm for apples, cider, pumpkins and home baked pies

11:30 AM: Arrival Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House

12:00 PM: Log Cabin’s famous LOBSTERFEAST!

2:00 PM: It’s SHOWTIME AT THE LOG CABIN!

“SWEET DREAMS” PATSY CLINE TRIBUTE! (Or pick any show) Back by special request and popular demand, Janice D will amaze you with her tribute to Patsy Cline! She captures the spirit of Patsy and you will think she came back just for you!

3:00 PM: Depart for a visit to the Christmas Tree Shop on the way home after a very elegant and exciting getaway, New England Style!

Menu

  • Hors D’oeuvre Tray
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • New England Steamed Lobster
  • All-You-Can-Eat Chicken & Ribs Served Family Style
  • Baked Potato with Sour Cream
  • Corn
  • Glass of Wine
  • A Sundae for Dessert
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Purchase the Log Cabin’s famous cheese and a drink special will also be offered!

ONE-NIGHT TWO-DAY “BEST OF CONNECTICUT EXCURSION”

Lighthouses and ABBOTS LOBSTER IN THE ROUGH

DAY 1

Board the comfortable high-speed Sea Jet in New London, Ct. A smooth-sailing, wave-piercing catamaran capable of cruising at speeds in excess of 30 knots (35 mph), the Sea Jet is equipped with modern airline-style seating on two enclosed air-conditioned passenger decks with spacious outdoor decks. 

The 8 Lighthouse Tour is narrated by former Navy man and sailor Ted Webb, who grew up on Long Island Sound and knows all the history and stories of the 8 lighthouses you’ll see as you cross from New London to the shores of Long Island, N.Y.

Overnight stay in historic Mystic, Ct., at the beautiful Inn at Mystic overlooking the Mystic Harbor.

The Inn at Mystic is idyllically located on a secluded estate with breathtaking water views overlooking the Mystic Harbor and Fishers Island Sound. The only one of its kind in Mystic!

This property was the original Haley Mansion Estate...Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart honeymooned here in 1945

Have an elegant dinner at the Harbor House Restaurant. This iconic property is a treasured and historic place, and the restaurant reflects that magnetic ambiance amidst serene waterfront surroundings and hidden New England beauty. The Harbor House is located on the property, just steps from your room

DAY 2

It is like a treasure hunt navigating the twists and turns through the small village of Noank, Connecticut to reach Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough. Waiting at the end is their signature clam chowder and steamed and succulent lobster luncheon!


Lighthouse Cruise & Ct. Wine Trail Visit

Board the comfortable, high-speed Sea Jet in New London, Ct. A smooth-sailing, wave-piercing catamaran capable of cruising at speeds in excess of 30 knots (35 mph), the Sea Jet is equipped with modern, airline-style seating on two enclosed, air-conditioned passenger decks with spacious outdoor decks.

The 8-lighthouse tour is narrated by former Navy man and sailor Ted Webb, who grew up on Long Island Sound and knows all the history and stories of the 8 lighthouses you’ll see as you cross from New London to the shores of Long Island, N.Y.

A box lunch will be provided on board for you to enjoy before or during the cruise.

After the cruise, another treat! We will visit the Stonington Vineyards where you will be tasting six different wines! The Stonington winery is a premier wine experience!

 

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Horizon Tours, LLC

Leslie Thomas
P: 1 (877) 772-2246
E: leslie@thebusstopshere.com

Linda Hartman
P: 1 (800) 314-8687