Missing our Girls Gone North!

As many of you know, this upcoming weekend would have been Bluefin Bay’s 13th (!) annual Girls Gone North event. We are bummed to not be able to host this event that is so close to our hearts this year. We wanted to take some time to look back to previous Girls Gone North events. You can see an amusing slideshow of photos from previous years here.

Girls Gone North Weekends are a treasured time for gals to get away and enjoy themselves. We always say that what happens on the North Shore, stays on the North Shore!  Our goal at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts is to plan enough activities for the ladies to be as busy as they want to be.Girls Gone North 2016 - Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts

We usually feature a mix of these events:

  • Hiking. There’s always a couple hiking options throughout the weekend to make sure we get outside to see the beauty of the area. November is an interesting month on the North Shore – we’ve had snow, rain, sunshine, November gales, you name it! There are typically a couple resort guided hikes and then we incorporate a “girls only” hike as well. Together we’ve explored Carlton Peak, Sugarloaf Cove, Oberg Mountain, Caribou Falls, Cascade State Park and more!
  • Indoor Activities. Last year we tried a new event – Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshops – and we had a blast! We’ve also mixed in other indoor events like our Fitness Fashion Show (2016), Paint & Sip (2017), Girls Only Happy Hour (2018) and more. It’s always fun to try something new with friends.
  • Yoga. Morning Yoga has always been a restorative and refreshing part of the weekend.
  • Wine Tasting. When the North Shore Winery opened in 2016, we knew it needed to be incorporated into our fun weekend plans! We have had wine tastings there (resort shuttle included!) every year since. The staff at the Winery are phenomenal and are happy to give us a tour and teach us about the wine making process while we’re there.Girls Gone North 2016 - Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts
  • Spa Treatments. The Waves of Superior Spa has been generous in giving our Girls Gone North weekend participants discounts on spa treatments and extended hours upon request.
  • Signature Events. Always the highlight of the weekend, we have enjoyed some impressive signature events! From motivational workshops to skin care seminars to wine pairings, the signature event is always engaging and entertaining. And we are always open to new ideas if you have something you think would be fun.

Even though we can’t be together this year, we’ll be thinking of you all! If you can come visit us in November, we’ll be offering a 3rd night free for the rest of the month. Cheers to Girls Gone North 2021!

Girls Gone North 2019!

Girls Gone North guided hikeOur Annual Girls Gone North Weekend (now in its 12th year!) is coming up November 8-10. It’s time to start making plans for a girl’s trip with the other special women in your life. Take advantage of this much needed time to reconnect, laugh, have an adventure, relax, escape your normal routine for a couple of days, unplug and unwind. You deserve it!

We’re excited to share the schedule of events for Girls Gone North and this year we’ve got online sign up in advance to ensure your spot in our activities. Yoga, guided hikes, shuttles to the local winery, silk scarf dyeing (NEW!), and a signature Saturday night event. This year’s Girls Gone North signature event pairs Luis Cortes, Bluefin Grille’s Executive Chef, with Gina Holman of J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, MN. They’ll help you host the perfect cocktail party, including pairing sparkles and spirits with tasty and unique small bites (appetizers, desserts) sure to impress. Please click here for the full schedule and to sign up in advance. We have limited space in most of the activities and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Make your lodging reservations and sign up today!

In addition to a weekend away with your girls, take advantage of great lodging offers! Stay two nights during Girls Gone North Weekend at Bluefin Bay, Surfside or Temperance Landing and enjoy a 15% discount off our already low seasonal rate. Or, extend your getaway and stay three nights and receive one of those nights (midweek night) completely FREE!

Girls Gone North 2018!

Girls Gone North Logo 2018Our Annual Girls Gone North Weekend (now in its 11th year!) is coming up November 9-11. It’s time to start making plans for a girls trip with the other special women in your life. Take advantage of this much needed time to reconnect, laugh, have an adventure, relax, escape your normal routine for a couple days, unplug and unwind. You deserve it!

Gather for happy hour. Join a “girls only” guided hike. Spend a relaxing day at the Waves of Superior Spa. Watch the waves. Soak in the hot tub. Ditch your diet. Forget your phone in the room. Try yoga. Learn something new. Go shopping. Drink wine. Laugh!

On Saturday evening we hold a signature event with a different theme or activity each year. This year we invite you to gather at our Waves of Superior event space located at Surfside resort from 5-7pm for a fun and relaxed evening led by a skincare expert! You’ll get personalized recommendations on how to develop, nurture and maintain beautiful skin. Of course, we’ll also have a wine tasting happening at the same time so you can mingle with your friends, sample some amazing products, ask your beauty questions, and join in on a skincare analysis session.

This girls weekend wouldn’t be complete without a great lodging offer! Receive two nights at 15% off OR stay three nights and receive one of those nights FREE! See the offer details and book here now.

Enter to Win a FREE Girls Gone North Weekend!! The contest runs through October 11th…enter soon!

  • In short, tell us why you and your gal pals deserve a Girls Gone North getaway to the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. Share on your Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram using #GirlsGoneNorth2018. Be sure to tag Bluefin Bay and use the hashtag. That’s how you’ll be entered to win a weekend getaway. Facebook: @bluefinbay, Twitter: @Bluefin_Bay, Instagram: @bluefinbay (post or tag a photo of your choice and use #GirlsGoneNorth2018 in the caption or comments)
  • Post or tweet on your page, tag Bluefin Bay and use the hashtag #GirlsGoneNorth2018. You must do all 3 to qualify!
  • See full contest rules here
  • Good luck! Winners will be contacted in mid-October via direct message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.



Girls Gone North Weekend Recap

Our 10th Annual Girls Gone North Weekend has come and gone. This year’s event theme was “Creativity is Cool (And Fun)!” We  invited you to bring out your creative side as you enjoyed special time with your gal pals on the North Shore.  For our signature event, we partnered with Cheers Pablo to host a complimentary Paint & Sip. This event was a great success! It was incredible to see everyone’s creative side come out as the instructors led us step-by-step through the process of creating an amazing painting of the beloved northern lights. What fun!

Guided hikes were another popular activity this year. Participants enjoyed beautiful snowy hikes and stunning views on popular trails like Carlton Peak, Caribou Falls, and Sugarloaf Cove. The scheduled trips to the local North Shore Winery were a big hit. This was a special event for Girls Gone North participants only and included a shuttle to the winery, a wine tasting, a souvenir wine glass, signature chocolate, and a tour of the winery. Fun was had by all as we experienced a taste of Lutsen! Participants this weekend also made visits to our Waves of Superior Spa, a yoga class, Friday Night Happy Hour, and lots of time to just relax and have girl time!

We gathered so many fun photos from this year’s Girls Gone North Weekend and are sharing them in a Facebook Photo Gallery that you can view here. Enjoy!

We hope to see you for next year’s Girls Gone North Weekend November 9-11, 2018!