Unleash Your Inner Badass: A Girlfriends Weekend Getaways in Virginia

Nothing can set you on the right path like a weekend getaways in Virginia to the Blue Ridge Mountains with your girlfriends. Getting away and having an experience rooted in a place and connected to nature can revitalize and help you breathe new life into your next chapter. A few days away at Love Ridge is a great way to recharge and feel meaningfully connected to friends and nature. Here are our top ten suggestions for a get away with your ladies.

girlfriends doing yoga for their weekend getaways in virginia
    1. Eat like a Queen. Start your weekend off with a visit to the Greenwood store. Pick up a number of local delectable treats and visit the deli counter for some yummy prepared foods. Chat to the knowledgeable staff about the many local Virginia products Greenwood carries. Grab dinner at woman-owned Basic Necessities.


    2. Support Women. Nothing is more badass than supporting other women. When you stay at Love Ridge, you support a woman owned business. The majority of the other businesses we’ve highlighted here are women owned.


    3. Dive Deeper. Schedule a guide to have the ultimate outdoor expedition that will challenge your body and deepen your understanding. At Love Ridge, we help guests craft the right experience by partnering with skilled guides. Our favorite women-owned guide operation is Three Ridges Touring Company which customizes experiences for groups based on your interests.


    4. Immerse Yourself. Get yourself into some cool pure mountain water. Pack a picnic and head to Sherando or find one of the numerous swimming holes along the Tye River and get into some cold water. For a real waterfall pilgrimage


    5. Breathe Awe. The multi-talented visionary Kate Knott leads Breathe Awe, dedicated to helping women through a connection to nature and each other. Kate is a certified breath coach and yoga teacher and she can help you customize a meaningful experience for your group. Her transformational breathwork experience can help you drop into a different mental state with intent to heal and let go. Breathwork is particularly powerful if you are wanting to make a change, set a new intention or let go of the past.
      Kate’s photography is featured throughout the Love Ridge cabins.


    6. Forest Bathe. Nothing can heal and reset you like being in nature. Love Ridge is the perfect place to be immersed in the Blue Ridge. Try a silent walk where you observe the sights and sound. Get the stargazing package and become lost in the night sky in one of the darkest places on the east coast.


    7. Shop Local. Visit the Nelson County Farmers market and pick up some tasty treats or locally made gifts. Treat yourself to elderberry syrup from Afton Mountain Elderberry and add flavor and health to your seltzer water or cocktails. Elderberry’s powerful antioxidants will keep your immune system humming.


    8. Relax with a Drink. Choose from the many drinkeries in Nelson and take some time to rest and take in the beauty of Nelson County. Puruse Nelson 151 and find the place that has the right vibe for your group. We like Valley Road Vineyard for a group tasting or the laid back atmosphere of Cardinal Point Vineyard.


    9. Relieve Tension. Schedule a massage at the Spa at Wintergreen. Check out their latest specials and call for group reservations. After your massage, loll around at the pool and hot tub in the attached pools.


    10. Challenge yourself. Check out some of the hiking and biking routes around Love Ridge and set up an awesome challenge for your group. After, relax in the hot tub and enjoy the views.
girlfriends swimming for their weekend getaways in virginia
enjoying a glass of champagne

Remember to consider everyone’s interests and preferences when planning your women’s weekend and leave room for everyone to have options. There are many ways to be badass. Don’t forget to leave plenty of time for relaxation and bonding with your ladies. Book your stay at Love Ridge and have a meaningfully memorable weekend getaways in Virginia experience!