Women's Weekend Retreat. Enjoy two nights nestled in the glorious vines of Esk Valley, just north of Napier City. Share a luxurious lodge with other 8 to 10 women who are keen to take a break from their everyday, who are looking to connect with new people and enjoy new opportunities.
Arrive late afternoon and armed with a complimentary glass of wine, relax in front of a roaring fire, or watch the evening arrive on one of the decks. Go for a stroll through the grounds or vines, or soak in the spa. Get to know your weekend house mates over a casual meal.
Ann Michelle will lead a gentle yoga session before Mary Sullivan, one of Hawke’s Bay’s talented artists, will guide you through the creation of your very own Tondo. All you’ll need is your imagination and an old tee shirt to cover up.
We’ll drive you to a nearby boutique family-owned craft brewery and winery, where the owners will personally guide you through a full tasting and share their inspiring journey.
You can either stroll back to the lodge or be driven back for time to indulge yourself how you choose. Explore the vineyard, swim in the lap pool, or retire to your room for a read or nap. If you’d like, we can organise a massage for you. (This will need to be pre-booked.)
Then join us and our guest chef, Bert van de Steeg. With a complimentary wine and canapes, chat to Bert as he prepares your two-course dinner of Hawke’s Bay bounty. Seated around the dining table learn more of each other’s stories as the conversation flows.
Stay snuggled in your comfy bed or energise the day with a swim or brisk walk to build an appetite for breakfast.
Let us introduce you to selected Hawke’s Bay accomplished artists on the Hawke’s Bay Arts Trail. Chat to them, view their work, and learn more about what inspires them.
Wrap up the weekend with a wine tasting (if you choose) and a late, lazy lunch at a local vineyard.
We’d love your company, please come and join us.