During the hunting season, you can come to Grand Rapids all together for a weekend full of outdoor recreation opportunities, shopping, spa treatments, and crafting! If you’re planning a girls getaway, here’s a great itinerary list to get your planning started during our annual Girlfriend Getaway Weekend.
Stay Cozy on Your Getaway
When you’re looking for a place to stay for your girls weekend, there are options galore! If you’re looking for that nature scenery Sugar Lake Lodge and Wildwood Resort are just a few of the many outdoor refuge options. Resort cabins are perfectly set up for a group of women to gather together under one roof. You will have a full kitchen stocked with everything you will need to cook up a gourmet meal.
You could come with all of your baking equipment and rent two cabins or a duplex and bake your cookie exchange in someone else’s kitchen. For those hoping to be close to the action, The Sawmill Inn and the Timber Lake Lodge are on the beaten path. With amenities from fishing, golfing, and massages to free breakfasts and dinners, the deals on these hot stays will keep you busy.
Keep Your Belly Full
Nothing says a girls weekend like great food. Get your jolt of coffee and an amazing hot soup at Brewed Awakenings. If you’re looking for a cultural enhancement, check out Pasties Plus to try a classic Cornish mining dish near and dear to the locals. Saturday Nov. 5th the Good News Bible Church is having their Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale. For that fancy evening on the town, Forest Lake Restaurant has a steak that will make your mouth water.
From the 1st weekend in November through the 16th, Grand Rapids has area craft shows, boutique Holiday open houses, and wonderful Shop Small opportunities to purchase unique one of a kind gift items for everyone on your gift buying lists. Candy Cane Lane at the Masonic Lodge has vendors with every Christmas gift imaginable. The sales start at 3pm on Friday, so make sure to get there before the good stuff is gone! Don’t forget the first Friday of the month Art Walk in downtown Grand Rapids. Essentia Health’s gift shop is giving away door prizes and refreshments with a discount drawing Friday Nov. 4th.
A craft show will never be far from reach with the Candy Cane Boutique at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Timberlake Lodge Hotel, the Sawmill Inn, and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles all hosting vendors on Saturday Nov. 5th.
Entertainment & Relaxation
The Reif Center offers a few events this girl’s weekend. If you’re planning to drive into town on Thursday night (Nov. 4th), Mark Chesnutt will be having his last Grand Rapids concert of the week. The Four Bitchen Babes are also performing at various times throughout the weekend. For an evening of music, the Itasca Symphony Orchestra’s concert starts at 7:30pm on Saturday (Nov. 5th). The Fraternal Order of Eagles also has live music on Saturday and Sunday. Zorbaz on Pokegama has DJ’s every Friday and Saturday night.
Red Willow Kitchen and Jenny & Company will be having demonstrations and gourmet product samplings throughout the weekend. The Timberlake Lodge is planning a wine tasting event and check out which hotels are bringing in chefs to do cooking classes.
If you’re looking to be pampered, the area lodging properties can bring on site masseuses and beauticians to give you the five star treatment – or there are several area day spas located in Grand Rapids.
This schedule should give you a short list of the many events happening during the annual Grand Rapids Girlfriend Getaway Weekend. For a full list of events, check out our Events Calendar, and have a great weekend!
Looking for More?
Visit Grand Rapids can work with your group to coordinate opportunities like paddling the Mississippi, Fall Hiking, Historical tours, Environmental Learning in the Woods with a local phenologist or naturalist, art classes, dance classes, sleigh rides, dog sledding, cross country skiing, Biking on the Mesabi Trail. The ideas are endless.
Give us a call at 218-326-9607, and we can help you plan your next Girlfriend Getaway!