Canada’s Largest Girlfriends’ Getaway: Kathleen Edwards and Good Lovelies Set to Rock Deerhurst Resort

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 15, 2010) –

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With the back-to-school routine, shorter days and end-of-year office crunch all taking their toll, it’s time to call your best friend, sister, daughter, neighbour or mom to take a time-out out, get away and unwind.

Landmark Ontario resort Deerhurst and its hometown of Huntsville have gotten together to make it easy with a ready-to-go girlfriends’ weekend, November 12-14, that’s much more than just a resort package and fits in even the most stretched of budgets.

Now Canada’s largest event of its kind, the 2010 edition of the Huntsville Girlfriends Getaway is headlined by a Saturday night resort concert with hit singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards and opening act trio the Good Lovelies, winners of the 2010 Juno Award for Roots Album of the Year.

Downtown, the entire Main Street of Huntsville, Ontario will again be decorated in “pink chic.” And all kinds of retailers, galleries and restaurants will be offering discounts, sales, demos, workshops, special “spotlight” sessions and gifts with purchase.

“In summer, many women take an Ontario getaway with their family – not always a break for mom or daughter. This chance to take an easy trip with the girls is a real break and a great way to explore the very best of Muskoka,” notes Clee Varon, Deerhurst’s director of sales & marketing.

Deerhurst Resort is your hang-out hub with a roster of exciting activities and special guests for the entire weekend. Plus the town of Huntsville puts on all kinds of happenings as well. This truly is a click-pack-go trip, and you can make a dent in that holiday shopping too.”

Deerhurst’s Huntsville Girlfriends’ Getaway event package wraps up a two-night hotel stay, welcome tapas, admission to the on-site Pretty in Pink welcome party with a Beautifully You show, Saturday breakfast, concert admission, pre- and post-concert parties, two workshops, yoga and dance classes and a complimentary downtown shopping shuttle from just $259 per person based on double occupancy.

Add-on options include a pre-concert dinner and treatments from the hotel’s Muskoka spa which features top beauty brands like Pevonia, La Biosthetique and Jane Iredale, as well as cranberry-honey treatments using products created by fave local bath emporium Soapstones, using Deerhurst’s own wildflower honey harvest and Bala cranberry extracts.

For the full weekend schedule and to book your Huntsville Girlfriends’ Getaway package at Deerhurst, visit or call 1-800-461-4393.

“We know you love your kids, your partner, your job,” says event organizer Kelly Haywood, general manager of the Huntsville-Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce.

“But for one weekend, love them remotely – come up and have fun with us at a Muskoka hotel. The Huntsville Girlfriends’ Getaway is your time and place to chill before the holiday season madness.”

About Deerhurst Resort

An iconic retreat since 1896, Deerhurst Resort showcases 405 rooms and condo-style suites and the most on-site activities of any hotel in Eastern Canada including stables, an inflatable water park, two 18-hole golf courses, a live stage show, kids’ YMCA program, and full-service spa with locally inspired therapies, as well as 45,000 square feet of Ontario meeting wedding, and event venues. The place where the 2010 G8 Summit of world leaders was held and Shania Twain launched her superstar career also hosts concerts by performers like Johnny Reid, Holly Cole and Chantal Kreviazuk.

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