A girlfriend getaway is a time for women to travel and get away from work and the endless to-do list. It is an opportunity for women to laugh, relax, renew their spirit and reconnect with family, friends, and soul mates. Reuniting with childhood girlfriends or mother-daughter-grandmother bonding, women are hitting the road, exploring unique cultural sites, enjoying beautiful scenery, being pampered at a spa, enjoying a great meal together, and shopping till they drop!
This guide features a variety of listings including local inns, boutiques, specialty craft stores, antique shops, wineries, and great local dinning. So come stay in a charming inn and enjoy a day at the spa, sipping wine, or painting your own pottery. Take some time off from the hectic pace of home and enjoy a bonding experience with your best girlfriends while supporting the small businesses of the charming Illinois Valley.
Upcoming Events – You won’t want to miss out!
- Girls Road Trip Spotlight: Letty Mae’s Tea Room - Come visit a fun and vintage styled tearoom where you can enjoy a yummy homemade lunch and a variety of teas. Letty Mae’s is a must stop on the Girls Road Trip through Morris! Find yourself in a lovely tea room with vintage tablecloths, teapots, brightly colored décor and of course, amazing teas! Serving lunch […]
- Ladies Night Out - Join us, Wednesday August 23rd 6:00pm – 9:00pm, at the Lone Buffalo for Ladies Night Out! Come to Lone Buffalo for a night of shopping and food and drink specials! Support local small business while enjoying the delicious fare of Executive Chef Brok Kellog and Chef de Cuisine Scott Seese, as well as an exhaustive […]
- IMCNHA Anniversary Party! - Join us, Friday August 25th 3:00pm – 5:00pm, at the Lock 16 Visitor Center to celebrate the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area’s 33rd Anniversary! In August 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area, America’s first National Heritage Area. This “new kind of national park” […]
- Hegeler Carus Mansion Summer Concert Series - Join us, on Friday August 25th 8:00pm – 10:00pm for the Hegeler Carus Mansion’s Summer Concert Series featuring Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers! Bring your friends, a lawn chair or blanket, a bottle of wine, and listen to some homegrown local music by KBBR! The concert takes place on the gorgeous lawn of the […]
- Mazon Creek Fossil Tour - Join us on Sunday August 27th, for an adventure of a lifetime and bring home real-life fossils and priceless memories as your souvenirs. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the environment, ecosystems, and climate of Northern Illinois as it was 300 million years ago by collecting fossil specimens at the Mazon Fossil Beds. […]