Let’s Getaway, Girlfriend.

Imagine a gathering designed for women to relax the body, renew the mind, and refresh the spirit on the shores of beautiful Lake George. That gathering is Girlfriends Getaway, a weekend that many women have been searching for and deserve.

lakefront porch morning

 Girlfriends Getaway is a yearly retreat in Bolton Landing on Lake George for women looking to connect with other women for an entire weekend through fun and empowering workshops, presentations, and classes. Girlfriends can decide their own agenda, picking and choosing the classes and seminars that they think they’d enjoy, and opting out of the ones they’d rather not take.

girlfriends gardening workshop 

Each event is designed to be motivational and fun. The highlight of 2018’s Girlfriends Getaway is a presentation by Louis van Amstel, the creator of Lablast Fitness and a veteran of Dancing with the Stars, who will lead two LaBlast fitness classes during the weekend.

 LaBlast Class

Friday is check-in day at Girlfriends Getaway. Registration at the Sagamore Resort begins at 3:30 p.m. At 4 p.m., settle in for a presentation called “What’s Love Got To Do With It?,” by Shawnee Black, a Intuitive Counselor who specializes in career goals and love lives of women. After that, join Pauline O’Connell, a Spiritual Medium who may be able to reconnect you with a loved one in spirit.


The fun doesn’t stop there. Saturday at Girlfriends Getaway is a full day of uplifting and educational classes and seminars. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with a few choices. Attend “Vinyasa Power Flow,” a 45-minute flow-based yoga class designed for all levels, “Good Vibrations,” a class about personal energy systems with Reiki Energy Healer Gina Clemente, or “Working With Your Inner Child,” a workshop designed to help you unleash the power of your subconscious. At 11:45 a.m., sit down for a three-course meal, enjoy the fashion show, and listen to a presentation by Louis van Amstel.


The day continues with classes and workshops aimed at all ages, interests, and abilities. Throughout the morning, take classes such as “Shape: Interval Based Dance Fitness,” “How to Kick the Sugar Habit,” and “Planting Your Soul Seeds.” At 2:30 p.m., Sasha Pardy of the Adirondack Winery will lead “Wine 101: Wine Sensory & Chocolate Pairing with Adirondack Winery.” At 4 p.m., head into Bolton Landing on Lake George to explore the shops and sit down for an excellent meal at one of the town’s restaurants.


The Sagamore Spa will be offering 25% off treatments and products throughout the weekend.

 chair massage

This year’s Girlfriends Getaway begins on Friday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 13th at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing on Lake George. More information can be found at http://www.girlfriendsgetawaybolton.com/home.html

 What’s your favorite memory of Girlfriends Getaway? Will you be attending this year’s event?