5 Great Getaways for Moms + Win a FREE Family Vacation
Here's an Atta Girl Send-up to all you moms who kept your kids happily occupied the entire summer. It is a job organizing and executing the amusement park expeditions, swimming pool parties, play dates, and camp after camp drop-off's and pick-up's. Now, take a deep breath, school is back in session, and your children are busy. It's your turn for a respite. The weather is still warm enough, to treat you and your mommy gal pals, to your own brand of active 'summer camp' getaway. Here are a few of my favorite, rough and tumble with a touch of luxury, escapes. As an extra bonus for my single mom friends sign up for the single mom superstar webinar and you'll win a FREE Myrtle Beach spring break family getaway.
For moms looking to explore the great outdoors without sacrificing a day at the beach, Myrtle Beach is your destination. It has 60 miles of coastline to satisfy even the pickiest beachgoer. It also offers plenty of other options for travelers who want to kick it to the rustic watery side with big game fishing, riverboat tours of the intracoastal waterway, kayaking in the back bays and marshes plus a host of more traditional water sports. Add some variety to your stay and head to the south end of the Grand Strand to check out Brookgreen Gardens, a hidden gem whose lush gardens and interesting sculptures. When you’re done exploring the there are plenty of spa treatments and on-site meals to choose from. The people from Myrtle Beach have offered up a FREE single mom family getaway. Go to my website, www.kerrizane.com and be the first to sign up for my single mom superstar webinar.
I love enjoying a great trip for a good cause. October 3 through 6 The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch will host the “Cowgirl Up for the Cure" A Preferred Boutique Hotel and Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing lodge, this independent guest ranch is set amidst a century-old working cattle ranch outside Saratoga in south central Wyoming's North Platte River Valley. Cowgirl Up for the Cure weekend is a ladies only. Pricing for the weekend is $2,250 per person (all inclusive) with $750 per person being donated to the Denver affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In addition, contributions made throughout the weekend will be matched dollar for dollar by the Bruce and Beth White Family Foundation (Bruce White is the owner of Brush Creek Ranch). You and your friends can partake in a variety of ranch activities including horseback riding, fly-fishing, shooting range, hiking, mountain biking, access to the Trailhead Spa, a challenge ropes course and hipline; educational programs focused on health, and wellness and cancer prevention. There will be nightly entertainment including a Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance; Gourmet Rocky Mountain cuisine, and special guest speakers.
Trevin Farms is located on 40 beautiful acres facing the Green Mountains and the Green Mountain National Forest in West Central Vermont. In 2008, they opened the farm to guests after purchasing Purebred Nubian Goats. There you and your friends can experience what it is like to live and operate a farm in today’s world. You’ll have the opportunity to make cheese from the goat’s milk using common everyday equipment in the kitchen that most people already have, no special equipment needed. They also feature homemade dinners and an authentic Vermont Country breakfast. It’s a complete 24/7 unplugged experience for you to relax and enjoy the farm, staying away from cell phones, tablets and computers (they have only one TV in the living room that gets two TV stations. You might also choose to relax in the chairs on the front lawn facing the Green Mountains with a bottle of wine and a good book. Trevin is close to hiking, biking, shops, antique stores and most of Vermont’s attractions.
Wine, Women and Wildebeest is the theme for a very special kind of Sonoma girlfriend getaway. Safari West will delight you and your friends with Serengeti Serenity. It’s a package that makes for a wild pairing for you gals feeling wild at heart -- Exotic Animals and Beautiful Wine! Break away from the workweek, kids, spouses, cell phones, errands and daily routines and step into Serengeti serenity. Friday night is Girls' Night! The package for two gals includes overnight glamping in one of their luxury tent-cabins, a sumptuous dinner at the Savannah Grill and a wild Safari Adventure to explore over 400 acres of exotic wildlife. To top it all off, they include the most essential girl foods: wine and chocolate! Rates for everything listed above for two women. Gratuity not included. September or October: $518.94. November: $429.05.December: $419.01. Make it a slumber party! Add other female friends for an additional $153.52 per person, up to a maximum of four per tent.
Winterlake Lodge is the remote getaway perfect for a girls weekend because it offers all the outdoors adventure of Alaska with the comforts of award-winning cuisine thanks to the Le-Cordon-Blue trained chef, Kristen Dixon, complimentary massage treatment, daily yoga classes, wine and cheese tastings, a hot tub, Frette bathrobes and L'Occitane amenities. The Lodge is located about 198 trail miles northwest of Anchorage on the Iditarod National Historic Trail. You and the girls will travel to the lodge via floatplane or ski plane depending on the season. September is the perfect season for daily adventures such as fly-fishing, rafting, wildlife watching, hiking or helicopter flying lessons. Or get a taste of the real Alaskan outback and visit a nearby glacier camp via helicopter and spend a full day learning to drive the family’s team of sled dogs or trekking on the glacier.
Sweetening the pot and to help reward single mothers for endlessly caring for others and rarely putting themselves first, I've teamed up with Visit Myrtle Beach to put together a three-day, two-night vacation giveaway for the first person to sign up for the single mom superstar webinar. The winner will receive accommodations for you and your children at a resort of their choosing - including options like Embassy Suites Oceanfront Resort at Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, and Marina Inn at Grande Dunes - plus a $100 gift card. It's a package worth over $500. The giveaway is valid for one year from the date of issuance, and blackout dates may apply.