No matter the age – from a six-year-old girl with a toothy grin and a homemade haircut to a seventy-six-year-old woman with dentures and a bad perm – we all need our girlfriends. They are the glue that binds us back together when everything else in our world seems to be falling apart, the reason we nearly lose control of our bladders from laughing so hard, and an ever-present source of strength, compassion and love. Sadly, we often take these all-important forces in our lives for granted. Every once in awhile, it’s a good idea to schedule a getaway with “just us girls” – a time to recharge and reconnect – the epic Girl Power Staycation. Thanks to three terrific venues right here in Atlanta, planning an escape with your best gals in a snap!
Lake Lanier Islands Resort: The Island Girls – The Ultimate Girlfriends’ Getaway – August 26-28 – Package includes Welcome Reception, Two nights deluxe accommodations at Legacy Lodge, Dining, Fitness Classes, Boat Excursion on Beautiful Lake Sidney Lanier aboard the Spirit of Lanier Riverboat, Painting Workshop, Dinner and Book Signing of “Summer Rental” with New York Times Best-Selling Author Mary Kay Andrews, and more! For more information, to make reservations, or to plan an Island Girls getaway of your own design, contact Island Girls Specialist, Misha Ahern at 678-318-2076 or via e-mail at [email protected] Anytime spa package vacations are also available. Other upcoming Island Girls events are scheduled for the coming months, including the Island Girls Pink Princess 5K Fun Run on October 8, the Island Girls Fall Foliage Yoga Retreat on October 21-23, the Island Girls Artistry Getaway on November 13-15, the Island Girls Invite the Boys for a Culinary Escape on December 12-14, and the Island Girls Renewal Weekend on January 13-15.
Callaway Gardens: Girlfriends Getaway Package – September 23-24 – This girls-only getaway is the perfect opportunity to take a timeout from your everyday routine and simply enjoy the company of friends in a serene woodland setting. There’s plenty of time for relaxation – think pajama party and movie night! – as well as for getting out and enjoying the beauty of the 13,000-acre Gardens. Girlfriends Getaway package includes Amenity basket with bottle of wine, box of chocolates, popcorn and LCR dice game; Choice of movie; Admission to our world-class Gardens featuring the Day Butterfly Center, Sibley Horticultural Center, Callaway Discovery Center, live Birds of Prey Shows, seven miles of nature trails and our 10-mile Discovery Bicycle Trail; and Choice of accommodations in our cozy Southern Pine Cottages or luxurious Mountain Creek Villas. Call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) to make your reservations.
Chateau Elan: Girls Just Wanna Have Wine – Girlfriends Getaway Package – This on-your-own-schedule package includes: Deluxe Overnight Accommodations in an Inn Room with two Double Beds; Lunch for Two in Fleur de Lis, Cafe Elan, or Versailles; Complimentary Winery Tour & Tasting; and Chateau Refresher Facial or Neck, Back and Shoulder Massage per person (Spa Gratuity also Included). Please contact a Chateau Elan Resort Sales Coordinator to make your reservation at 678-425-0900 x 41.