Last weekend, I had the great opportunity to drop everything and head to Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia for a girls’ weekend getaway with three of my dearest friends.
We have been talking about getting together for a girls’ weekend for years and years, and finally, we did it. Each of us have three children, spouses, and full-time jobs. Getting this organized was no easy feat.
But once we did it? We were thrilled.
Kingsmill Resort is awesome.
Honestly, getting away with your closest pals is something that everyone should do because you not only have a great time when you’re there, but you come back feeling so refreshed.
Here’s the skinny. . .
Kingsmill Resort For a Girls’ Weekend Getaway (and 100 Reasons You Need a Getaway, Too!)
We are longtime blog besties, and we’ve traveled together dozens and dozens of times for various conferences and speaking engagements. However, lately, with me being back in the classroom part-time, it’s been more difficult for me to just pick up and go like I once did.
Thanks to Jessica, though, we made this getaway to Kingsmill Resort happen.
First, a bit about Kingsmill Resort.
Kingsmill Resort is located off I‐64 between Richmond and Norfolk and within minutes from Williamsburg’s numerous destinations including Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, The College of William & Mary, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.
It is Williamsburg’s only AAA 4 Diamond Condominium Resort. But it’s much more than that.
Kingsmill Resort features:
- one- to three- bedroom condo accommodations with access to family-friendly amenities
- two 18-hole championship golf courses.
- condos with kitchens, washer/dryers, spacious living areas and multiple bedroom units.
- a 16,000 square‐foot IACC certified conference center
- four on-site restaurants
- fitness center and spa
- indoor/outdoor pools
- full service marina.
A little Kingsmill Resort history:
Kingsmill heralds a rich history dating back to Colonial America. The gorgeous land located along the banks of the mighty James River was considered a permanent base by the first Englishmen on May 12, 1607. (Who knew??!)
They decided to settle at Jamestown the next day. Located in the heart of Virginia’s Historic Triangle–Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown–it should come as no surprise that the land now known as Kingsmill featured a bustling plantation from 1619 through the 1800s.
Our little look at Kingsmill Resort:
Because I had to work all day Friday, we got a late start getting on the road. Ugh. I wish we could have left earlier and really had Friday afternoon to happy hour at the resort. But, alas.
It took about five hours from Silver Spring, Maryland to get to Williamsburg, VA. We departed at about 5pm and stopped for dinner at Cracker Barrel for dinner on the way.
When we arrived at our condo, we kicked off our shoes and relaxed. And chatted. And snacked. And chatted some more.
With these girls, there’s never enough time. We could be together for an entire 72 hours and still have things to talk about as we’re leaving. That’s the beautiful thing about good friends.
We woke on Saturday and spent most of the day at the Spa, and it was honestly all that we wanted to do.
Jessica had a massage treatment, and Sandie, Stacey, and I each had spa pedicures. My pedicure was done by Monica, and it was truly one of the best pedicures I have ever had.
We met super fun women in the Spa, and we were chatting with them like we were old friends. They were also there for a girls’ weekend getaway, so basically, we were all just all so happy to be there.
The Kingsmill Spa provides tea and snacks, and the entire place was so beautifully lit, airy, and open. I loved it because often Spas are dark and closed-up; this Spa was anything but that.
From high-end products to unique spa packages, this is absolutely a spa deserving of a return visit!
Even though there were about a million other things we could do at the resort, we just hung at the Spa.
We went back to our condo, ate lunch, and while the girls played games, I took a nap. It was glorious.
Our evening was topped out with a dinner on the town, but we were home and in sweats and hanging out before the clock struck 9.
Sunday was another low-key day, hanging in our condo and chatting (we still have so much to talk about!). We drove through town on our way home, and we found a great, little sandwich shop for lunch.
We really could have spent a few hours walking down the main street and exploring the shops, but we all knew we had a long drive ahead and a big week to follow.
Next, some great deals to grab now so that you can sneak away with your pals, too.
You’ll have to click on the links to check prices, as prices depend on the day of booking, I imagine, but here are a few of the deals I’d love to try:
- Kingsmill Spa Getaway (This one is for two people in a condo with a 50-min spa treatment.)
- Kingsmill Spa Escape (You can upgrade this and secure a condo for you and your pals, and then enjoy the spa and more!)
- Williamsburg Package (Head over to Colonial Williamsburg for the day and take a walk back in time!)
Remember to scroll all the way down on the package and promotions page to check out whether you’re eligible for other online discounts. They offer discounts for military, AAA, AARP, and more.
If you want to sneak away with your whole family, try one of these packages:
- Snores & S’mores Getaway (Kids can camp in the living room, so no stress about really having to camp!)
- Kingsmill Stay & Play (Free or discounted use of some of the fun, on-site activities that Kingsmill has to offer!)
I am absolutely dying to take my family with me to Kingsmill Resort–it’s definitely on my must-do list for this year. Take a look at the packages overview to really get a sense of how many great options you can choose from!
Finally, here’s a quickie printable you can download as a reminder of all the reasons you need a getaway.
It’s filled with 100 fun things you can do while you’re away.
Let me know what you decide and when you go to Kingsmill Resort!
Stay in touch with Kingsmill Resort:
- Site: www.kingsmill.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/kingsmillresort.VA
- Twitter: @KingsmillResort
- Instagram: @KingsmillResort
fyi: Thank you to the great people at Kingsmill Resort who allowed my friends and I to stay on their property at a discounted rate. We also received a discount on our spa services; however, as always, my opinions here are all my own, influenced only by my experience as an educator and parent.
Thank you to Kingsmill Resort for many of the photographs here.