I love being a mom and feel so incredibly blessed to be able to work from home. I love spending time with my family and am the first to admit that my job is fun on more days than not. But that doesn’t mean that it’s easy – I work hard. Every once in a while I need a break just like anyone else and a girls’ getaway with some fun and pampering is a great way for me to unwind and recharge my batteries!
I recently got to have one such girls’ getaway with my friend Mel from Outnumbered3-1.com thanks to the generosity of Island Resort and Casino who were kind enough to host us for some fun, relaxation and delicious food. If you aren’t familiar with Island Resort and Casino, it’s located in Harris, Michigan which is in the UP.
Why is Island Resort and Casino a great girls’ getaway destination?
Island Resort and Casino offers a variety of things to do. First off, there is the casino! Since Mel and I aren’t big gamblers, we were thrilled to walk in and find that they offer a variety of slot machines ranging from a penny on up. We vowed to take advantage of those penny slots and see how far we could make our money go!
The hotel accommodations were gorgeous. We were put up in a Presidential Suite and to call it humungous would be an understatement. Mel and I each had our own rooms and full bathrooms (with jacuzzi tubs) and the shared area in between was a beautifully furnished living room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. You can check out my walk through tour of the suite here:
I absolutely fell in love with the bedrooms. They had such a serene and peaceful vibe – the perfect counterbalance to the flashing and dinging excitement of the actual casino. And that tub – it was the perfect place to relax and unwind!
The Sweetgrass Golf Club is well known among golfers as a premier golfing spot in Michigan. (My dad is an avid golfer and knew right away where I was going as he has heard great things about it.) Alas, our golf adventure was rained out when we woke up to pouring rain and spotted huge puddles on the course when we checked it out prior to our tee time. We did take a peek the next day when the sun was shining and it was indeed a beautiful course!
We had the opportunity to check out the Drift Spa and it was absolute heaven. All of the treatments are “nature based” and I had the Sweetgrass Body Treatment. The spa describes it as an “exclusive body treatment. Imagine being enveloped in Mother Nature’s sweet “kiss” while a body scrub and full body massage are performed. Calm your nerves, soothe your emotions and balance your soul”. It did not disappoint!!
I was not familiar with Sweetgrass before this and my esthetician explained about the meaning and properties of the oil and it smelled heavenly. I got what I would describe as the best massage of my life and I would go back just for that alone! The spa boasts several relaxation rooms complete with a crackling “fire” and drinks and snacks as well as a salt water pool, a sauna, showers and fully equipped changing rooms. Spa guests are encouraged to take full advantage of all of the spa’s features throughout their spa visit.
There are numerous restaurants to choose from. There were more places to eat than we had meals, so we had to pick and choose where to eat. The first night, we had dinner at the 5 Bridges Steak & Seafood House. We both ordered steak and were thoroughly impressed with the quality of the meal – delicious!!
There are a variety of eating establishments to choose from – everything from Mexican food to Starbucks coffee and bakery treats! The restaurants are located along the edge of the casino floor, so everything is super convenient.
The resort also boasts two gorgeous showrooms where they host a variety of talented performers. I’d travel to Island Resort & Casino to see a show in a heartbeat as they have so much to offer in addition to great entertainment!
If you are in need of a girlfriends’ getaway, Island Resort & Casino is a great destination. Just a little over a 4 hour drive from the Milwaukee area, Island Resort & Casino offers beauty, relaxation and excitement, all in one place!
Check out the view from our room!!
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