Area Excursions

How Many Moons in Our Solar System?

Sure, you probably know plenty about Earth’s moon. You probably know that Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in 1969. You probably even know that the gravitational pull of the moon affects the waves in the ocean. But, did you know that there are over a hundred moons in our solar system? Some planets have Read More…

Stellar Reviews: June 2017

June was an exciting month at the Moonrise Hotel! We had a lot of happy visitors who crashed with us, and we can’t wait to share their feedback. From hotel guests to Motown on Monday party animals, here are our favorite June reviews: TripAdvisor “Loved it to the moon and back” Stayed here with some Read More…

What Is the Name of July’s Full Moon?

Before Europeans settled the Americas, the Native Americans had their own system of understanding time and weather sequence. It didn’t involve clocks, dates, or calendars. Instead, these ingenious people developed structure around the moon. Each month’s full moon had its own name, revealing season, weather and agriculture trends to the native tribes. July’s full moon Read More…

The Most Nefarious Villains in the “Star Wars” Saga

If you love space as much as we do at the Moonrise Hotel, you’re likely to be a “Star Wars” fan, too. Since the next “Star Wars” movie will not debut until late 2017, we got to thinking about our favorite aspects of these intriguing stories. We find that the dark side is especially fascinating, Read More…