Bachelorette weekends have become all the rage and we believe the Hudson Valley is the perfect destination for a girls weekend getaway. With so many types of activities, from hiking and yoga, to cooking classes or wine tours, the Hudson Valley can accommodate an itinerary that is sure to please every bride.
The best way to celebrate with a group is reserve place where you can all stay under one roof. Watergrasshill Bed & Breakfast is a great place to stay because of our proximity to the Shawangunk Wine trail, Mohonk Preserve, downtown New Paltz and much, much more. Our house itself has 5 guests rooms each with a queen bed, making the maximum amount of guests for the weekend 10. The best part? Each room has a private bathroom, a total bonus for a group of 10 all trying to get ready at the same time!
Included in the room rate is a farm fresh breakfast. Wake up and smell the coffee ladies! (We know you're going to need it.) Our breakfast menu is always changing and we take requests before your arrival if the bride has a weakness for French Toast. A sample menu: Homemade coffee cake, organic fruit and yogurt parfait, veggie frittata with a side of hash-browns and bacon. Are you drooling yet? And feel free to B.Y.O. champagne because we know mimosa's are the best way to start a day of celebrating the bride-to-be!
After breakfast feel free to enjoy our grounds, relaxing in the rocking chairs on the front porch, lounging on the hammock in the front lawn or playing games in our living room. There are so many places to relax with the girls on the property, but be sure to go to explore the Hudson Valley and all that it has to offer!
We decided to put together some sample itineraries to make your planning experience a breeze:
For the outdoorsy adventurous bride:
Friday after check in, take a wine and floral design class led by a local florist right at the B&B! You could make your own flower arrangement, floral crown, succulent garden or terrarium. After your workshop you could grab a drink a a local brewery, cidery or distillery all within a 5 minute drive. Start your Saturday off with a nutritious and delicious farm fresh breakfast from Watergrasshill Bed & Breakfast. Then head straight to Mohonk Preserve for a rock scramble hike of Bonticou Craig. We suggest picking up sandwiches on your drive to the preserve so you can have a picnic at the top, while soaking in the gorgeous views! After your hike come home to the B&B to clean up and maybe a quick nap. For dinner you can bike to downtown New Paltz directly from the B&B on our scenic rail trail. Not visiting during hiking weather? Cross country skiing is also available during the winter season. After a hearty breakfast Sunday morning visit one of our local farms before your travels back home. The pick your own orchards have various fruits and vegetables ranging from strawberries to peaches to apples, depending on the season.
For the party animal:
Check in on Friday and start off the party with a private hands-on cooking class in our kitchen studio. The cooking classes are B.Y.O.B and we send you a few sample menu's to choose from. The rapid fire Mexican class has been a favorite for bachelorette parties with the theme of "The Final Fiesta." These classes are a blast and a fun way to learn something new while enjoying time with your girls! After a tasty breakfast at the B&B get picked up by a private bus for a guided wine tour along the Shawangunk Wine Trail. Then head home for maybe a nap (or more wine on on the porch), before heading into town via taxi and enjoy an evening at one of our choice restaurants followed by local pubs.
For the Zen Bride:
Check in at the B&B late Friday afternoon and get settled into your rooms. Have dinner delivered and enjoy it in the dining room before joining us in our kitchen studio for a private paint & sip class. You will work with our art instructor to decide whether you want a traditional canvas painting or create your own art project! The class will end around 9 leaving the night free for games in the living room. Saturday morning after a farm fresh breakfast, head to a local spa for a service of your choice. Spend the day relaxing with your ladies and enjoying the down time. After zen-ing out come home to freshen up and choose to walk to a local brewery only 1/2 mile away or drive into New Paltz and select from a huge array of local restaurants, many owned by graduates of the Culinary Institute of America. Sunday morning breakfast is served at the B&B followed by a yoga class at a local studio.
We would love to host your bachelorette weekend getaway! Though we do not offer ‘planning services,’ we hope you use these sample itinerary an inspiration for your weekend. Call us at +1-845-419-2661 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!