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Only 30 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Norman is the perfect setting for you and your besties to sneak away for the Ultimate Girls Getaway!  Leave the kids with their dad, board the pup, and pack your bag for some quality time with your gals.  StayLakeNorman’s vacation homes are equipped with all the essentials you will need for your escape.  Here are a few of our suggestions to make the best out of your time away!

Yoga by the lake.  Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat so you can take advantage of a relaxing yoga session by the lake. 

Spoil yourselves with an “in house” spa day!  Hire a masseuse and nail technician to come to the home and pamper you. We have a list of recommendations to make it easy for you!

Rent a boat to cruise the lake. If you’re an experienced boater, StayLakeNorman’s sister company offers boat rentals to our guests.  They’ll dock the boat at the home and all you’ll need to do is hop in and go. The boats come equipped with sports equipment should you want to ski or tube! Or, you can beach up to one of the islands around the lake to take in a swim.

Kayaking and Paddle Boarding.  StayLakeNorman’s homes come with kayaks and some with paddle boards.  If you’ve never tried paddle boarding, it’s time to get out on the water and give it a try.  You can get a good workout as well as have lots of fun!

Riverboat sightseeing cruise.  Take in the view of beautiful Lake Norman aboard the Mississippi River boat Catawba Queen.  They offer sightseeing tours as well as dinner tours.

Shopping.  Just a short drive up from our homes you’ll find Birkdale Village, an outdoor shopping center with over 70 retail, restaurant and entertainment options.

Visit downtown Davidson. This quaint, historic town offers walking tours and is home to many fine dining restaurants including the James Beard award winning Kindred, antique shops, historic buildings, farmer’s market, outdoor concerts, and Davidson College. 

Afternoon glass of wine (or two).  There are several wine bars with a cozy setting that have tastings and light bites that are close to our homes by lake (The Cottage) or by land (The Barrel).  These are the perfect setting for you and your girlfriends to lounge and catch up with each other.

Dinner by the lake.  Whether you choose to go out to one of our area’s fine dining restaurants located on the lake, hire a private chef or cook yourselves, having a nice dinner overlooking the lake while spending time with friends. 

Camp fire and smores. Don’t forget to pick up the ingredients for smores while you are at the store.  What better way to wind down the evening than with a camp fire reflecting over the lake and indulging in yummy smores. 

Yoga Paddle Boarding is the latest trend

Whatever you ladies end up doing during your girls’ getaway to Lake Norman, you will enjoy the time unwinding and remembering what it’s like to have fun without all your day-to-day responsibilities.  You will make this girls’ getaway an annual event!