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Friday, June 10, 2016

Girls Getaway! #FriYay

Happy Friday everyone!

As I mentioned at the beginning of the week that I was invited on a girls weekend getaway to the Grand Cascades Lodge in Hamburg, NJ. After long days at work and a busy home life, it was a great opportunity to get away of a little R & R with a few of my close girlfriends. The best part is is that the Grand Cascades Lodge is only about an hour drive from me but feels like a world away!




This AAA Four Diamond Rated hotel is simply breathtaking! With an amazing spa, six golf courses, world-class dinging and a world renowned wine cellar, this resort will keep you busy no matter how long your stay. The beauty of this resort doesn't end at the exterior, the interior makes you feel warm and welcomed and the rooms are just stunning.




We had the pleasure of staying in a spacious one bedroom suite equipped with a full kitchen, washer & dryer, gas fireplace, large balcony and the bathroom even had a jacuzzi tub not to mention the super soft, super comfy king size bed!






The view from our balcony was gorgeous! We were up on the top floor, we had a full view of the golf coarse and Biosphere Pool.


Since we had a full kitchen, we thought ahead and made sure we brought some extra goodies to munch on during our stay.



Speaking of food, there were four on site restaurants to choose from during our stay. Another amazing thing about the Grand Cascades Lodge is that their restaurants operate by the Farm to Table philosophy. They rely not only on their own gardens but since the resort is located in a farm rich area they use a lot of fresh local produce and provide a wine selection from local wineries. Here's a look at some of the incredible dishes I enjoyed this past weekend.








The resort is also home to a world renowned 6,000 bottle wine cellar in which the hotel offers a complimentary tour of the cellar every day from 3pm-4pm with the added bonus of getting to taste the featured wine of the day!






One of our favorite places to eat was the Chef's Garden where we literally ate in the garden! This restaurant plays home to one of the BEST glasses of sangria I have ever had!






Grapefruit Sage Sangria!!!!


My girlfriends tried the two other blends of sangria they had, one was an Asian Pear Sangria and the other was a Cucumber Blueberry Sangria. Out of this world!!!

I'm sorry for such a long post but this was just the tip of the iceberg! The Grand Cascades Lodge is such a gorgeous peaceful resort perfect for a girls getaway, couples romantic escape or a Mother-Daughter weekend! The resort is offering some great deals this month as well as some great festivals and activities. The weekend of June 25th-26th the hotel is hosting a Beer & Food Festival!

I hope you all enjoyed today's post! Let me know what some of your favorite girls getaway places are! I hope you all had a great week and an even better weekend!

XoXo

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