This past weekend was one that I’d like to keep with me forever. Some memories can and should dwindle away, while others are meant to be treasured and savored forever.
I got to spend a long weekend with my amazing momma. We had some quality relaxation time, tried our best to unplug, and just enjoyed being together. It was just the two of us, we hadn’t gotten to spend time together like that in years so it was really lovely.
This “girl’s trip” has been in the works for say, almost 7 years, it’s technically my “high school trip,” GUYS, congrats to me I graduated high school. Haha! But as life so has it, it happened now and it was the perfect time! With my wedding date nearly approaching, some time with my mommy was perfect.
I only had two requirements for this trip, we needed a spa treatment and nature. Those two things are my keys to ultimate relaxation! Well, and wine 😉 The options are nearly endless with only those necessities. However, we both are Okie proud and love to support local small businesses so we decided to stay in Oklahoma for our girls weekend getaway. Plus, who could argue with only 1 and a half hours in the car? We headed up to Sulphur Oklahoma to stay at the Artesian Hotel.
Things to do while staying at the Artesian
The Artesian was beautifully decorated for Christmas. I stopped counting around the 7th tree, not even kidding! Any hotel that has that much holiday cheer is a winner in my book. The service was fabulous and speedy. They were also so kind to give us a gift basket of chocolates and champagne. How did they know me so well?
Artesian’s Spa – Sole’renity
We hit up the spa, Sole’renity, which was a wonderful experience. We both got the deep tissue massage, because you can rarely go wrong with that. We really loved how the steam room had little twinkling lights at the top, it gave it almost a starry-night vibe.
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
We hiked and walked around the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. It was absolutely beautiful with many falls, like the Little Niagara. There were so many huge beautiful trees, full of changing colored leaves. You can choose between many trail options dependent on your mood. You can take a difficult hike, or an easy casual stroll.
We stopped at Bedre Cafe, which took us back in time to the 1950s. It was complete with a jukebox and plenty of milkshake options, which I barely resisted. Operation wedding dress, y’all!
Rusty Nail Winery
We had to stop at their winery. It had some hysterical merchandise that we enjoyed browsing around and their wine tastings.
Chickasaw Cultural Center
We got in some culture and visited the cultural center. It was beautiful! We sadly missed the stomp dance, so that will be our excuse to go back!
We also just enjoyed the beautiful hotel room and relaxed and read in the room. I am so in love with Estee Lalonde and love her new book, Bloom. I’d definitely recommend buying and reading it! My love for velvet chairs was also solidified.
If you are around the area and crave some peace and quiet, head to the Artesian and enjoy the little town of Sulphur and Davis! What are fun close getaway weekends that you have been on? I’d love to plan my next adventure 🙂