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Girls Getaway

Looking to get away with your girlfriends this winter? We've got some great ideas to make your trip to Chatham-Kent memorable. 


If a boutique hotel is the first thing on your list, look no further than the Retro Suites Hotel. With 45 differently themed boutique rooms, you'll find one just for you and your pals. Complete with the modern furnishings of home, without any of the housework, you'll find the right mix of rejuvenation and relaxation the minute you check in. You can also keep it cozy by checking out one of our unique bed and breakfasts or other comfortable hotel options

Wellness Add-Ons

Vision Boards

Take your boutique hotel experience up a notch with a vision board experience with Dare to Declare! Dream, Discover, & Declare a Vision for your life that may exceed your own expectations! Create a Vision board with Debbi Sluys, Personal Development and Empowerment Coach while enjoying accommodations at a boutique art-inspired hotel in Ontario's South West.

Dare to Declare at Retro Suites Hotel is a fabulous stop on this Girlfriends Getaway in CK! Dare to Declare uniquely offers group vision board creation sessions in their beautiful "Light Up" studio! The experience is led by expert Debbi Sluys as she walks you through each step of the journey. The process is about releasing your brain's potential to help guide you to your true happiness. Make it a time of revelation and find yourself joyfully daring to declare! The studio includes all of the supplies you will need and a light lunch. 

Spa Services  

There are many great places to pamper yourself in CK, whether you are just looking for a mani-pedi or the full works. TripAdvisor has great suggestions no matter your desires and budget. Float Therapy, massages and more await. May we also suggest checking out Gentry Manor where you can find it all; a cozy on-site restaurant, giftware and shopping, all under one beautiful pillared roof. 

Sips and Sweets

No girls' getaway is complete without toasting your besties! Early Acres Estate Winery is open Fridays and Saturdays and awaits your visit to recommend the perfect bottle of vino. 

If wine isn't your thing, Chatham-Kent boasts three unique craft breweries. A pint and a pizza at Bayside Brewing Co. is a great way to warm up inside, after taking in the local trails in Erieau. At Sons of Kent Brewing Co. in Chatham, pair your pint with a charcuterie board or tasty item from their menu while enjoying live music. Finally at Red Barn Brewing Co. the smells from a local food truck waft in the air as you enjoy tasty nibbles and the latest seasonal or traditional brews.

Why not make a batch of your own wine? We've got lots of great places in Chatham-Kent where you can do this including Glasses & Grapes in Wallaceburg, The Bottled Grape in Blenheim, Pour Decisions in Chatham and Cellar Door Wines in Wheatley just to a name a few of the many that exist. 

If you'd rather enjoy your sips in the comfort of your hotel room with some treats, a stop along any one or many of the locations on our Bakery Trail will take care of your cravings. Whether you are searching for a delectable slice of pie or cake, a croissant, cookie, butter tart and more, our bakeries and cafe's have what you are looking for and more. 

Arts & Culture, Shopping and Entertainment Scenes

Make some time for the quaint downtown stores nestled among the many communities throughout CK. Giftware, clothing and novelty items sure to delight are all around. 

Cascades Casino, Chatham offers a fun night on the town! Enjoy cocktails at Match Eatery & Public House, and then try your hand at the slots on the gaming floor. 

Perhaps creating a treasured memory to take home this holiday season is something you'd love to do. There are many local shops offering wreath-making workshops, paint nights and other hands on activities. We suggest checking out Hat Trick Farms near Blenheim for their one of a kind Winterberry Workshops.

There are many opportunities to embrace the local arts scene too. Whether you are looking to enjoy a local performance, art gallery or museum, we've got plenty of options to choose from. 

We hope you enjoy your trip to CK, and encourage you to tag us @VisitCK in all of your posts while you are here!