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Rx for Winter Blues: Scrapbook and Spa at Crop-a-Doodle-Do

It’s mid-February. The temperatures have been cold, warmed up and frozen over again. The respite from Christmas Break is long ago spent and the weeks until Spring Break seem to be too many.

Diagnosis: Mid-winter funk. Rx: Scrapbook and spa getaway at Crop-A-Doodle-Do in Arcadia, Indiana, less than an hour north of Indianapolis.

So pack up your shoe boxes full of photos. Bring your binders of stickers. Grab some girlfriends and make a weekend of it. Once you schedule your getaway, you are in for the scrapbooking adventure of your life. You’ll find terrific workspaces — 4 feet per person!; the use of tools such as diecut machines, large and small paper cutters, stamps, pens, punches; drink and trash caddies at each station; and wireless internet.

The well lit activity room offers ample space for creativity, fun and hours of scrappin’.
Photo credit: Crop-A-Doodle-Do

If you’ve ever been on an overnight scrapbook adventure, you know that by the second day, your neck and shoulders might start feeling it. Those late night hours of “just one more layout” can catch up with you. That’s where Crop-A-Doodle-Do’s spa services come in.

Choose from a collection of “Ultimate” services: manicure, pedicure, massage or facial, offered in the private spa room. Each service is provided by certified spa technicians and is paid for separate from your accommodations fee.

Packages — from one to four days — include home-cooked and catered meals, snacks and drinks. Alcoholic beverages are not provided, though guests are welcome to bring their own. Rates range from $59 plus tax per person for a one-day “Day in the Country,” to $479 plus tax per person for a four-day all inclusive getaway. Discounts are available for groups of six or more.

Crop-A-Doodle-Do can host up to 11 guests at a time. Sleeping rooms range from two-person to five-person rooms. To schedule your getaway, visit the website or call (888) 317-CROP (2767)

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.