EXPERIENCE

My Weekend
Girlfriend Getaways

Taking place at Viamede Resort on Stoney Lake from November 5-7, 2021, My Weekend Girlfriend Getaways are for women like you and your best friends.

It’s a retreat experience for women who put everyone else before themselves. Women who work too much. Women who schedule too much. Women who run a private taxi service for their kids. Women with dirty houses (or clean houses). Women who need a break. Women who have a perfect life, but just want a weekend for themselves; you get the idea. Women like you.

RElax. Laugh. Learn.

My Weekend can be whatever you want it to be. It is truly about each woman. You can choose to do as much, or as little as you want at the retreat. There will be lots of girlfriend time. There will be great food. There will be lots of great experiences to choose from. And, there will absolutely be dancing. But, if you want to come and do nothing, that’s equally awesome! The intention of My Weekend Girlfriend Getaways is for women to relax, to laugh and to learn.

What's included?

The short answer is a whole lot of fun and relaxation! But if you want more specifics:

  • Two nights shared accommodation (double occupancy) in either a guest room or cottage with some of your best girlfriends.
  • Outstanding food. Two dinners, two breakfasts, two lunches and yummy snacks throughout the weekend. Click to learn more!
  • A full weekend of amazing experiences. You choose which ones and how many! Check out the descriptions below.
  • Exclusive access to all the activities and amenities at Viamede. Click to learn more!
  • Swag. Seriously, who doesn’t like getting stuff?
  • Most importantly — a weekend to yourself and your best friends! That alone, is priceless.
Kayaks on the beach at Viamede Resort

Here’s a sample schedule for My Weekend Girlfriend Getaways:

FRIDAY

• Wine Tastings
• Dinner
• Meditation
• Girlfriend Time

SAturday

• Yoga
• Breakfast
• Morning Experiences
(3 options)
• Lunch
• Afternoon Experiences
(3 options)
• Dinner
• Yoga
• Dance Party

Sunday

• Yoga
• Breakfast
• Morning Experiences
(3 options)
• Lunch
• Farewells

Some of the great experiences you can choose from:

Wine Tasting

Sample delicious Ontario wines and learn about the vineyards they come from. Hosted by Ben, Viamede’s GM and wine enthusiast at the historic Mount Julian Inn.

Yoga and Meditation

Breathe. Stretch. Relax. Find your mat and join various classes throughout the weekend.

Forest Therapy

According to Zenia of A Little Zen, get outside to get inside. Let her show you how to create a stronger bond between yourself and our natural environment.

String Art

Andrea from Blissful Days Designs will lead you through the steps to create your very own Christmas-themed piece. Note: additional supply charge for this experience.

Anchored

Staying Grounded Amidst the Hustle. Join Kristine from Counselwise to remember the importance of self-care, learn how to say no and simplify with the Four Ds.

Essential Oils

So many choices, so many uses. Let Micaela from Plant Positive help you understand the best oils for you, your family and your life.

Orienteering

Grab a compass, then learn how to actually use it, along with some useful forest mapping skills. A Viamede staff member will lead the way.

Wall Hanging Craft

Here’s an easy and relaxing craft for even the least crafty of us. Karina will help you create a beautiful piece for your own home.

Guided Hikes

Enjoy the beauty of Viamede’s hiking trails while learning about the local ecosystem from one of their enthusiastic naturalists. 

Dance

Sequins and stilettos or sweats and slippers. It doesn’t matter. Just get your groove on.

ONTARIO’S TURTLES

Wendy, along with her turtle education team from the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre will teach participants about protecting Ontario’s at-risk turtle populations and their wetland habitats.

VOICING THE HEART

Join Teegan, Amherst Writers and Artists certified workshop leader, for a creative writing circle. Experience the power of connecting with your authentic voice and being affirmed in a safe and supportive space.

Kolbe Method

Book a Kolbe Experience with Veronica from Slater Consulting to uncover your M.O. (modus operandi) and maximize your potential by utilizing your natural advantages, discovering ways to fill your strength gaps and leveraging your true instincts. Veronica is a certified Kolbe Consultant, trained to help you discover your natural advantages and needs, so you can uncover your unique way of taking action, making decisions and problem solving. To learn more, or book a session, contact Veronica directly through her website. Additional fee for this experience.

Are you excited yet? Click and sign up now to register!

COZY Cottages and Rooms

Guests at My Weekend Girlfriend Getaways 2021 will have exclusive use of Viamede Resort. We’ve got the whole place to ourselves!

Viamede Resort is a casual resort on the shores of Stoney Lake in the Kawarthas, Ontario. The resort focuses on incredibly friendly service, farm to table food, and a huge variety of activities. It’s the perfect place to relax, to laugh and to learn at My Weekend Girlfriend Getaways.

Think of it like going to a friend’s cottage. Viamede offers cozy hotel rooms and waterfront cottages, genuinely good food made with local ingredients, and activities that everyone will enjoy. The resort felt right for My Weekend from my very first visit.1

RELAX. LAUGH. LEARN.

Amenities include a sandy beach, boating, recreation programs, indoor fitness centre and more. With 2000 feet of waterfront and 9km of trails, guests are never bored. Get outside for kayaking, hiking, biking and more. Or, relax inside and enjoy the fireplace, indoor pool and wine tasting.

Located 90 minutes from Toronto and approximately three hours from Ottawa, you’ll love Viamede from the moment you arrive for My Weekend.

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“Let the Weekend Therapy Begin. Enjoy the weekend. Make time for yourself. Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”

— Amolink