Where do you go for the perfect ladies getaway? Do wineries, beach, and Lake Erie cottage living sound appealing?
You don’t need a reason to get away with your girlfriends. But, these are popular reasons:
- a birthday celebration
- your annual girlfriend getaway
- moms getaway
- a meet-in-the-middle
- a classy bachelorette celebration
- because you never outgrow sleepovers.
Lake Erie Wine Country near Erie, Pennsylvania is an easy trip to plan. Our destination is a quick drive from Pittsburgh, Buffalo, or Cleveland. Lodging in a Lake Erie cottage makes for an intimate gathering. Sharing a home means much more together time than with hotel rooms, whether its watching “chick flicks,” making meals together, or sharing morning coffee.
Why are we a popular destination for ladies getaways?
Lake Erie Beaches & Beach Glass Hunting
Ladies love our beach for fabulous sunset watching with a glass of wine, evening campfires, and for beach glass hunting. (Did you know Lake Erie beaches are famous for beach glass?) When you rent a Lake Erie cottage, you don’t have to fight the crowds at public beaches. Access to a private neighborhood beach means more beach glass for you! Crafters also love our beach stones and driftwood for crafts.
Wineries Surround Us
The wineries that surround us can entertain you for days. Therefore, winery tours are a popular attraction for our ladies groups.
We are located in the heart of the 23 wineries of Lake Erie Wine Country. 10 wineries are within 8 miles of Clement’s Lake Erie Cottages including: the brand new Yori Wine Cellars, Mazza Wineries (North East location), South Shore Wine Company, Arundel Cellars, Lakeview Wine Cellars, Courtyard Wineries, Presque Isle Winery, Penn Shore Winery, Arrowhead Winery, and Heritage Winery. Need a designated driver? A limousine is a fun way to tour the wineries for a special occasion. Or, reserve a driving service for the day.
If you want to plan your visit around an event, the Harvest Wine Festival in September is three days of wine, food, live music, art, vendors, and more. In November, the first two weekends are Harvest Wine Weekends, a fun event where participating wineries each serve a wine and food pairing. Wine & Chocolate Weekend is each February is a fun event for couples or ladies groups. Wine & Cheese Weekend is in April. Uncorked is a themed wine walk in May. Guests for Uncorked are encouraged to dress for the theme — a new theme each year. Some of our local wineries host their own events throughout the year. Check each winery website for their event calendar.
North East, PA — A Quaint Small Town
Our quaint town, North East, Pennsylvania, offers restaurants, shops and just
enough night life. Ladies groups especially love The Skunk & Goat Tavern (formerly The Cork 1794, same owners, new branding) for dining and a gorgeous bar. Another popular restaurant is Noosa (established in 2017) — the only lakefront dining and drinks experience in eastern Erie County. Noosa is just 2.5 miles from us and located at the North East Marina. Michael’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria (delivery offered) is located in the heart of North East and the adjacent Yori Wine Cellars is open until 8pm daily, later than most wineries.
30th Birthday Ladies Getaway Celebration
The ladies pictured in this post stayed in March for a 30th birthday celebration. The celebrating began with arrival at the cottage late afternoon on a Friday. Later, they entertained themselves at Speedeez, a local bar and restaurant, with the popular Friday night karaoke. Their Saturday day was spent touring the wineries. Finally, Saturday evening was “girls night in” at the cottage with champagne and birthday celebrating!
Private Classes & Hobbyist Groups Welcome
Many of my ladies groups enjoy a guided wine glass painting class (in our home) for a fun night in! Or, a private yoga class (including mats) can also be brought to you. Please ask if you need a recommendation for local instructors! We have also hosted quilting groups (we can provide extra tables, iron and ironing board), scrapbookers, reading clubs, and retreats.
Fall, winter, and spring are the most popular times for ladies getaway weekends because our nightly minimum stay requirements are 2-3 nights in those seasons. Our wineries are open year round, closing only on major holidays.
Is it time to plan your next getaway? Check my availability calendars and contact me directly. When you book directly with me you avoid the “service fees” of 10-15% that large vacation rental sites charge. Lynne Clement at LakeErieCottages@gmail.com. Or, text me at 814-566-4722 for quickest reply.