An Unbeatable Getaway for Just Us Girls
When Kolleen DeGrazia and her college friends decided to get together for Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, the first order of business was to find a place to meet up.
DeGrazia and one of her friends live in the Dayton, Ohio, area. The other two live near Indianapolis. An internet search led them to the Just Us Girls Getaway Packages offered by the Richmond/Wayne County, Indiana, Convention & Tourism Bureau, it seemed the perfect match.
“We were looking for an easy place to meet without spending a lot of time on the road,” DeGrazia said. Richmond/Wayne County was the perfect choice because it is centered between Indianapolis and Dayton. “It was wonderful,” said DeGrazia.
They selected the All Inclusive Exclusive Girlfriend Getaway and stayed at the Philip W. Smith B&B. Ladies who choose this package could also stay at the Campbell Inn.
Jill Nelson, owner and proprietor of Philip W. Smith B&B, creates a full itinerary for Just Us Girls participants including a formal high tea, massages, a gourmet breakfast, and gift certificates toward dinner at the Old Richmond Inn. Nelson also encourages ladies to shop at local boutiques and gift shops and to take full advantage of the Just Us Girls certificate pack available with all packages.
The pack is worth more than $75 with certificates from several Wayne County shops and eateries, including a $15 Warm Glow Candle store gift certificate.
Bill Pendley, co-owner of Potter’s Wheel Bed & Breakfast near Richmond, says that if participants take advantage of all the discounts available through the certificate pack and the various getaway packages, the savings will come close to equaling the cost of staying overnight.
DeGrazia and her friends enjoyed the atmosphere of a B&B, where they could visit more. In fact, they spent much of the weekend sitting in the parlor and talking. Staying at the B&B gave them a home-like feel. The ladies’ favorite activity was tea at the Mansion on Main, but also enjoyed other places. Warm Glow Candle Store was a huge hit for them.
The Richmond/Wayne County Tourism Bureau offers multiple Just Us Girls Packages to choose from.
The Ladies Night Out package at Richmond’s Hampton Inn & Suites tends to attract a different kind of visitor, according to General Manager Rhonda Weller. Their guests usually have their own agenda – often involving Wayne County’s rustic Antique Alley Trails, indulging in the free chocolate trail, or sipping their way through the Heartland Wine and Ale Trail. This package offers ladies a bottle of wine or sparkling juice and seasonal fruit, access to the indoor pool, a hot breakfast, and the $75 Just Us Girls Pack.
Weller said the certificate pack encourages them to explore a little further. “It’s a great idea to bring more guests to Indiana and show them what we have to offer.”
Groups who choose the DIY Flowers, Friends, and Fun Weekend package will find themselves at the Seldom Scene Meadow B&B. This package includes creating many floral and green arrangements with your closest friends in professionally instructed courses, $25 gift certificate good at most local shops and restaurants, and the $75 Just Us Girls Pack for every guest.
For the friends who are more taste bud driven, the Friends, Food, and Fun package at Potter’s Wheel B&B is the perfect option. With wineries, golfing, shopping, and unique dining, your taste buds and sense of adventure will be singing. Ladies who indulge in this pack will be treated with a $25 gift certificate to be used at most local shops and restaurants, $25 to use towards a pottery purchase designed by the owner of Potter’s Wheel B&B, and the $75 Just Us Girls Pack.
If a luxurious retreat is calling your name, the Just Us Girls package at Best Western Classic Inn is the package for you. Ladies will be treated to a bottle of wine, a gift basket of chocolates, a massage, and the $75 Just Us Girls Pack.
Last but not least, the Ladies Row House Retreat at the Centerville Guest House will immerse you in rich, Wayne County history. The Guest House is fully furnished and decorated with antiques to take you back in time. Ladies who choose this package will have access to the whole home and its grounds, enjoy a cheese and cracker tray along with baked sweet treats, and are gifted 2 bottles of wine. This package also includes the $75 Just Us Girls Pack.
The Just Us Girls getaway packages allow ladies to indulge and unwind which is why one of these packages would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for moms who deserve a relaxing, weekend trip.
Find all the information about Just Us Girls Getaway Packages at www.visitrichmond.org.
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