Do you ever pine for the days when you were only responsible for yourself? You could eat when you wanted, sleep when you wanted and even go shopping all by yourself (can you even imagine?!). If those days are but a distant memory, it’s time to grab your girlfriends and book a mommy getaway. Click through the gallery for 11 local destinations that offer something for every mom – from the active adventurer to the leisurely lounger – looking for kid-less R&R.

Alderbrook Resort and Spa – Union, Wa

Just two short hours from the Seattle area, Alderbook Resort sits on the shores of Hood Canal, surrounded by the Olympic Mountains and our incredible Northwest wildlife. Alderbrook is all about luxury with thoughtfully appointed amenities like premium linens, comfy duvets and soaking tubs. If a private beach house is more your style, book one of 15 cottages that comfortably sleep six guests. Round out your visit with an afternoon at the world-class, full-service spa and treat yourself to a Signature Massage, a visit to the herbal-infused steam room or a hydrating Marine Algae, Sea Brine, and Aloe body wrap. The Restaurant at Alderbrook features a changing seasonal menu that showcases local seafood, produce and wines.

Good to Know: For a $15/night resort fee, you have access to endless activities including a waterfront pool, fitness room, sauna, guest activities including yoga and cooking demos, a nightly fire pit, lawn games, and over four miles of hiking trails.


photo: Alderbrook Resort Facebook page

Have you been on a mom vacation recently? Do you have a favorite local getaway sans kids? Tell us in the comments below.

— Abbey McGee