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Women's Retreat - Sold Out

Next Retreat:

Wednesday 22nd  June – Sunday 26th June 2022  

Sometimes it's just necessary to  drop all responsibilities and live the high life in one of New South Wales' best winter regions - The Southern Highlands.

After near two years of lock downs and uncertainty, the QR codes are gone, the masks have been ditched, and now it's time to celebrate what women do best - shop, socialise, indulge, and laugh out loud with other women who want to leave their stress and frustrations behind, and relax for a few wonderful days

WOMEN'S RETREAT - SOLD OUT

Next Retreat:

Wednesday 22nd  June – Sunday 26th June 2022  

Sometimes it's just necessary to  drop all responsibilities and live the high life in one of New South Wales' best winter regions - The Southern Highlands.

After near two years of lock downs and uncertainty, the QR codes are gone, the masks have been ditched, and now it's time to celebrate what women do best - shop, socialise, indulge, and laugh out loud with other women who want to leave their stress and frustrations behind, and relax for a few wonderful days

​Is life so busy that you've forgotten how to have happy times?

 

When was the last time you had unlimited browsing, shopping and cafe hours with no time restraints?

​Can you even remember the last time you woke up and  felt excited about your day ahead?

Do you want to take time out to create a healthy routine to improve your daily mind/emotional state?

Do you want to jump break away from the "rinse and repeat" pattern of life, do exciting things, and rest without feeling guilty?

​It is proven scientifically, that doing things that you enjoy for a number of consecutive days will.....

  • Boost your motivation

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Increase feel good hormones

  • Improve your ability to cope

  • Help you sleep more soundly for longer

  • Improve menopause symptoms

Boutiques, Bushwalks and Bubbles Retreat is the vision of Louise Skeen - 39 years in the health and fitness industry and founder of Age Well Academy, supporting women over the age of 40 on Mindset, Body and Well-being. "Women are amazing......giving themselves selflessly day after day. This retreat is for women who recognise they deserve a rewarding break away, with a few spoils in the beauty of the Southern Highlands.

 

'Greenview' is a fabulous, solar passive architect designed and master built home set on over an 1/2 acre in a prestigious area of the Southern Highlands, surrounded by boutique shops, wineries, golf courses and within 3 minutes drive to the main town centre of Bowral.

Winter's a great time to throw on a big jacket, zip up the boots, throw on a scarf and explore the region. Sit infront of the fire at night and share stories, laughter and new found finding with other mature, like minded women.

 

Let's visit boutiques, re-energise with bush walks, and share some good times over bubbles.

Scroll down to see the daily activities planned. 

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RETREAT SCHEDULE

Day 1 - Wednesday

  • 2pm Arrive and check-in at residence. Settle in and look around house and property

  • 4.pm - 6.pm Welcome Champagne High Tea,

  • 6pm - 7.30 pm Relax Time

  • 7.30 pm – Stay In Dinner in the dining room

  • 8.30pm - Girls Night In - Movie Night, 

Day 4 - Saturday

  • 2pm Arrive and check-in at residence. Settle in and look around house and property

  • 4.pm - 6.pm Welcome Champagne High Tea,

  • 6pm - 7.30 pm Relax Time

  • 7.30 pm – Stay In Dinner in the dining room

  • 8.30pm - Girls Night In - Movie Night, 

Day 2 - Thursday

  • 7.15am – 7.45am Stretch class  

  • 8am - 9am Nourishing breakfast in main dining area. Prepare for day

  • 9.30am – 1pm  Bush walking

  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm  Outdoor fresh picnic lunch (weather permitting)

  • 3pm - 4.30pm  -  Mittagong - browse antiques and interesting buildings

  • 5.30pm – 6.45pm – Afternoon drinks

  • 7.15pm  Stay In dinner in main dining area followed by amateur art class

Day 3 - Friday

  • 7.15am - 7.45am   Stretch Class

  • 8am - 9.15am  Nourishing Breakfast

  • 9.30am - 1.30pm Shop and explore Bowral.  Note: Buy your own lunch today

  • 2.30pm – 5.30pm Relax, or go bush walking with Louise

  • 6pm - 7pm  Afternoon drinks

  • 7.30 pm – Dinner in the dining room

  • Murder Mystery - Who Did it?

Day 5 - Sunday

  • 2pm Arrive and check-in at residence. Settle in and look around house and property

  • 4.pm - 6.pm Welcome Champagne High Tea,

  • 6pm - 7.30 pm Relax Time

  • 7.30 pm – Stay In Dinner in the dining

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Inclusions :

  • 4 nights’ accommodation in your own private bedroom with plush bedding

  • Linen and towels

  • Ensuite or Share bathrooms

  • Delicious fresh home cooked meals - 4 x breakfast, 2 x lunch & 4 x dinners

  • Afternoon High Tea on arrival with complimentary champagne / orange juice / food delicacies

  • 3 x 30 min morning stretch and relaxation sessions

  • 1 x amateur art class - lot's of fun!

  • Entry to Retford Park - Guided tour Retford Park Historic House

  • Local bush walks

  • National park entry fees

  • Transport to Southern Highland Market Days

  • Unlimited healthy snacks, juice, water, soft drinks, tea/coffee, herbal tea. 

  • Unlimited boutique and local market shopping

PRICING - stunning accommodation
for 4 nights & inclusions listed above

Accommodation at Greenview is beautiful with plush luxury bedding, stunning views from every window, heated bathroom tiled floors. Much thought has been given to comfort and aesthetic design.

Greenview offers 9 x individual bedrooms on two levels - It's a modern day Mansion!.  You choose which bedroom you prefer. Choices are on a "first in with deposit paid" basis.  The prices below are per person for 4 nights and including most meals as outlined above.

Bedroom 1 Upstairs - Ultimate luxury King bedroom with super large private ensuite & WI robe      SOLD

Bedroom 2 Upstairs - Large luxury Queen bedroom with ensuite                                                            SOLD

Bedroom 3 Upstairs - King bed and share bathroom                                                                                  SOLD

Bedroom 4 Upstairs - King bed and share bathroom                                                                                  SOLD

Bedroom 5 Upstairs - King bed and share bathroom                                                                                  SOLD

Bedroom 6 Downstairs - King bed  and share bathroom                                                                            SOLD

Bedroom 7 Downstairs - Queen bed and share bathroom                                                                         SOLD

Bedroom 8 Downstairs - King bed and share bathroom                                                                             SOLD

Bedroom 9 Downstairs - 2 x single beds and share bathroom   (share room)                                         SOLD

TREAT YOUR FABULOUS SELF:

All activities are optional. If you’d prefer to sit out an activity and read your book in the sun, make an appointment in the local suburb to get your hair or nails done,  or drift off to sleep while a local therapist massages your body to ultimate relaxation, then you do it.  This is your retreat, your time, your happiness. You do what makes YOU feel wonderful.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ALL RETREATS:

Please see RETREAT POLICIES tab at top of site..

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Women's Retreat - SOLD OUT

2022 RETREAT:

Tuesday August 30th to Sunday September 4th 

Do you sometimes feel physically and emotionally drained?

Do you feel as though you've lost your motivation to eat well and strive for great health?

Do you question your reflection in the mirror and fight with your inner critic on a daily basis?

You've been living your life day in and day out for quite some time now right?   You've got it down pat.  You meet the expectations you have on yourself, and the expectations put on you by others. Life becomes automatic and you just do anything and everything that ticks the boxes for the day..

But when do you get time to look after you? 

When do you truly stop to assess and strengthen your mental / emotional health?

When do you get time to plan your food, your fitness, your health now that your body is ageing?

When do you get to factor in daily relaxation time to do what it is you would like to do, and ....... breathe?

Step away from the “rinse and repeat” expectations of daily life.  Come together with like-minded women in a natural, stunning, and relaxing environment to do as much or as little as you want for 6 days and 5 nights.

This retreat is all about YOU - the woman that deserves time out of her life-loop to experience what 5 days of peace and quiet feels like for your mental, emotional and physical well-being.  Together with other wonderful mature age women, we will explore nature,  be inquisitive around brumby's, birds, and running fresh water streams, float in hot springs and reignite our spirit in ancient caves.  You will return home feeling calmer, stronger....... empowered.

Come explore and soak in the relaxing environment of Tumut,  located in the Riverina region of New South Wales.  Elm Cottages is the Snowy Mountain's best kept secret - set on a backdrop of unique Australian plant and wildlife, and of course, the sublime landscape that is the Snowy Mountains. It's the ultimate getaway experience.

 

If you're seeking an unforgettable location for an escape from daily expectations, this Connect, Unwind and Reprogram Retreat in Tumut is just what you are looking for.

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Accommodation at Elm Cottages is like home away from home.

You will have your own bedroom in one of the  3 x three or two bedroom cottages - Rivers Edge, Yellow Box, and River Gum.  The Cottages are distinct from one to the next, each providing you with a slightly different rural aspect, however all showcasing the same peaceful vista, which is guaranteed to have you relaxing in no time

You choose which bedroom and bathroom arrangement you prefer you prefer. Choices are on a "first in with deposit paid" basis.  The prices below are per person for 5 nights and include most meals, all beverages (not alcohol), national park fees, and transport when at the venue to daily activities.

You don't have to prepare or cook meals for 5 wonderful days!!!!

Rivers Edge - King Bed and Ensuite                                                                                      SOLD

Rivers Edge - King Bed and Share Bathroom                                                                      SOLD

Rivers Edge - Single Bed and Share Bathroom                                                                   SOLD

Rivers Edge - Private detached Queen Bed and Ensuite                                                  SOLD

Yellow Box Cottage - Upstairs King Bed and Share Bathroom with one other            SOLD

Yellow Box Cottage - Upstairs King Bed and Share Bathroom with one other            SOLD

Yellow Box Cottage - Ground Level Queen Bed and Ensuite                                           SOLD

Yellow Box Cottage - Ground Level Queen Bed and Ensuite                                           SOLD

River Gum - Queen Bed and Ensuite                                                                                     SOLD

River Gum - King Bed and Ensuite                                                                                         SOLD

River Gum - Single Bed and Ensuite                                                                                      SOLD

TREAT YOUR FABULOUS SELF

All activities are optional. If you’d prefer to sit out an activity and read your book in the sun, make an appointment in the local suburb to get your hair or nails done,  or just have a nap, be our guest. This is your retreat, your time to relax, your happiness. You do what makes YOU feel at peace.

NOT INCLUDED IN 5 NIGHT STAY RATES

  • Alcohol

  • 2 x lunch meals

  • Any extra activities you might wish to participate in when traveling to locations IE: a facial or spa treatment

  • Transportation to Tumut and return. NOTE: There will be a shuttle bus organised to take guests to retreat.  This will be at an additional cost.

Day 1 - Wednesday

  • 2pm Arrive and check-in at residence. Settle in and look around house and property

  • 4.pm - 6.pm Welcome Champagne High Tea,

  • 6pm - 7.30 pm Relax Time

  • 7.30 pm – Stay In Dinner in the dining room

  • 8.30pm - Girls Night In - Movie Night, 

Day 4 - Saturday

  • 2pm Arrive and check-in at residence. Settle in and look around house and property

  • 4.pm - 6.pm Welcome Champagne High Tea,

  • 6pm - 7.30 pm Relax Time

  • 7.30 pm – Stay In Dinner in the dining room

  • 8.30pm - Girls Night In - Movie Night, 

Day 2 - Thursday

  • 7.15am – 7.45am Stretch class  

  • 8am - 9am Nourishing breakfast in main dining area. Prepare for day

  • 9.30am – 1pm  Bush walking

  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm  Outdoor fresh picnic lunch (weather permitting)

  • 3pm - 4.30pm  -  Mittagong - browse antiques and interesting buildings

  • 5.30pm – 6.45pm – Afternoon drinks

  • 7.15pm  Stay In dinner in main dining area followed by amateur art class

Day 3 - Friday

  • 7.15am - 7.45am   Stretch Class

  • 8am - 9.15am  Nourishing Breakfast

  • 9.30am - 1.30pm Shop and explore Bowral.  Note: Buy your own lunch today

  • 2.30pm – 5.30pm Relax, or go bush walking with Louise

  • 6pm - 7pm  Afternoon drinks

  • 7.30 pm – Dinner in the dining room

  • Murder Mystery - Who Did it?

Day 5 - Sunday

  • 2pm Arrive and check-in at residence. Settle in and look around house and property

  • 4.pm - 6.pm Welcome Champagne High Tea,

  • 6pm - 7.30 pm Relax Time

  • 7.30 pm – Stay In Dinner in the dining

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Other Past Retreat Locations

Rafferty;s Resort, Cams Wharf

Queenstown, New Zealand

Ramada Resort, Shoal Bay

Davenport & Hobart, Tasmania

Star Of The Sea, Terrigal NSW

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

Mudgee, NSW

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