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Blue Mountains Girls Getaways was the brainchild of Nicky Vaux and it remains very much her baby.

Nicky was trained in the UK completing a Degree in Hospitality and Catering Management. She’s been lucky enough to work in venues regarded at the pinnacle of their game including the Ritz in London, Grosvenor House in Park Lane and the Sydney Hilton. Later she completed a Beauty Therapy Diploma. Bringing all of her training and 5 Star experience down to a personal level in her own properties gives Nicky a great deal of pride in what she does. Her team are warm, welcoming yet professional.

To let you know a little more about what Blue Mountains Girls Getaways do and why, we’ve interviewed her below so you can find out a little more of the ethos and behaviour of this company.

Why the Blue Mountains?

The Blue Mountains is a very special place. Not only is it magnificently beautiful,  full of fabulous restaurants, cafes and boutiques, it has an energy, an intangible feeling that makes you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Its a completely different feel to Sydney. Its proximity to Sydney make it the perfect short break destination and since girls rarely have a lot of time up their sleeves to escape this is imperative.

What is the concept behind your business?

As a busy working Mum I know I miss out on regular catch ups with my girlfriends and I know how much it means to me when it does happen.  Girlfriends are important – research has shown having a group of friends to spend time with is actually good for your health – that chat over a glass of wine together truly is therapy. I wanted to make quality time with your girlfriends as easy as possible to organise. I wanted to cater to as many budgets and time availabilities as possible and I tend to base the level of service on what I would expect. I love the finer things in life and I like to share that with others. I am lucky enough to stay in some very nice hotels and I like to observe and bring home ideas from them every time. In other words the concept is constantly evolving.

What do you love most about what you do?

We do nothing but make people feel happy – everyone knows how good that feels. There is nothing more satisfying than a note in the guest book or an email thanking you for making them feel better. I also love that I get to set my own standards - In how I take care of my team, in the quality of facilities I provide and in the little extras I can treat clients to. 

Lavender Majestic provide a full time member of staff to take care of guests. Why is this?

As a woman travelling to holiday houses myself I find every time I do I just end up doing all the same jobs at a different sink. I’m still clearing up after people, cooking, shopping, filling that dishwasher and making the table. The concept of Lavender Majestic is that the girls get a TRUE break. They literally do not lift a finger unless they decide to cook lunch and dinner themselves. We cook breakfast for them, make and turn down their beds, serve their drinks and plate up their snacks they bring, clear the table, fill and empty that dishwasher and even hand them a robe as they exit the spa. Our girls leave feeling like a Princess and we love that.

You have a team you rely on heavily what are their talents?

Many of my team are family and I like to think the others feel like a member of the family too. I am lucky enough to have a longstanding team, many have worked with me for years and years. Our hosts at the Majestic are chosen for their warm, gentle, yet professional care, we say we try and anticipate a clients needs before they even know them. All of our therapists are talented and caring and our housekeeping team have attention to detail written all over them! We don’t just take on anyone that has done a massage course for therapists. We need to feel their energy and compassion towards their clients. I love working with my team and they are very precious to me.

What sort of client does Blue Mountains Girls Getaway cater for?

A huge range of people. From young girls to those finally getting some time off midweek. From Hen’s Celebrations to Annual Mothers Groups Catch ups. From friends travelling from all over the world to reunite to Mums that just NEED a good nights sleep. From girls celebrating their 40th to girls celebrating their 80th.  That’s the beauty of having such a small peronalised business – we can adapt and cater appropriately for each group.

What is the goal of Blue Mountains Girls Getaways?

We like to send our guests away with memories of some really wonderful times they will never forget – it’s our mission as it were.

We’d like to be known as THE BEST girls getaways venue in Australia.

We won the Best B&B in the Blue Mountains Award in 2013 but that’s just the industry recognizing what we do. What really matters is a girl going home to her friends and family and telling them about us in a positive and recommendatory manner – that’s what really counts and that’s what helps our business grow.

Lavender Blue Mountains Reviews

  • "...The Lavender Majestic is the kind of place and BMGG the kind of experience that mothers, brides looking for a hen’s night venue, old friends from across the country meeting for a reunion or those celebrating a milestone anniversary dream of. It’s a truly restorative getaway that’ll leave every visitor with beautiful memories, closer friendships and perhaps a better perspective on what truly matters in life." - Australian House & Garden, March 2015
  • "...While there is an abundance of gorgeous heritage-style romantic abodes dotted through the mountains, to find child-friendly, wheelchair-accessible cottage accommodation is harder. We hit the mark with Lavender Manor, a four-bedroom property about five minutes by car from Blackheath village..." - The Australian, July 2013
  • "Sydneysiders have loved the mountain spa pleasures of the Blue Mountains for well over 100 years. Thoughts turn to warm fires, great company and indulgent pastimes, and that is exactly what Nicky Vaux offers with her stunning range of accommodation options and activity packages..." - Beautiful Accomodation Website, November 2011
  • "FROM some experience with weekends away, I've whittled down a list of essentials. They include: a bedside lamp for reading; 100 per cent cotton sheets on the bed; a comfortable sofa; and a cosy lounge room with some sort of heating - preferably a potbelly stove. Happily, Lavender Manor in Blackheath has all of this, plus a whole lot more...." The Sydney Morning Herald, Deceber 2005
  • "..."Please pass on to the Beauty Therapists that all of the girls really enjoyed their treatments and found the ladies very friendly, professional and gave great massages!! A good weekend was spent with good friends, food, wine, weather, and of course shopping. We all got caught shopping in Leura, I am glad I don’t live nearby!..." - Vivienne
  • "..."So thank you very much for making the weekend special for us, and for your gift and happy birthday message, all the little touches that people remember. I will certainly tell people about your accommodation and will utilise myself again". - Vivienne
  • "Just wanted to let you know that we all had a fabulous weekend at Lavender Manor, and the massages / facials were amazing! Thank you so much, and we just loved it. It was exactly what we all needed….. the beds were so comfy and we all wanted to take the doonas home with us. Thanks again for the great weekend – we really did enjoy it! Cheers" - Bec
  • Dear Nicki, Just a note to thank you for a wonderful stay in the mountains earlier this month. It was just wonderful and everything was perfectly arranged and you have a very impressive operation. Will gladly recommend it to my friends. Thanks again" - Lesley
  • "The complete indulgence of the Lavender Majestic—from its massages and facials to its bubbling spa, wide sun-dappled deck, and luxuriously comfortable beds—is one fond memory that you will linger over for years to come." - Business Director, December/January 2014
  • "That’s the beauty of this holiday house – you have the space and privacy to do what you want like a typical holiday home, but with the benefit of a host that prepares food, cleans dishes and leaves sweet treats to make the stay that extra bit special." - Australian Traveller, November 2013
  • "Sydneysiders have loved the mountain spa pleasures of the Blue Mountains for well over 100 years. Thoughts turn to warm fires, great company and indulgent pastimes, and that is exactly what Nicky Vaux offers with her stunning range of accommodation options and activity packages..." - Beautiful Accomodation Website, November 2011
  • "Dear Nicki, What a fabulous place...thank you for your warm welcome and superb hospitality, the weekend was beyond our expectations from the moment you greeted us to the day we departed. Your home is so full of warmth..coupled with every detail, thank you again, look forward to returning" - Josephine
  • "Our stay was one of pure bliss. Nicky ensured all our needs we met, and provided excellent service and hospitality during our stay. The home was welcoming, warm and it was the personal, thoughtful touches that made our stay. The house is spectacular and definitely worth a visit. Lavender Majestic is an amazing place to stay." - MonicaMAustralia on Tripadvisor Oct 2013
  • "The greatest benefit of Lavender Majestic is that someone is employed to make this gorgeous house clean, warm and cosy during your stay." - Tripadvisor May 2012
  • "Lavender Majestic was a total luxurious, pampered weekend - if you don't want to lift a finger and feel like a princess then this is the place to stay. The hostess was the most wonderful, warm and welcoming person anyone could wish for. The house was of sheer elegance but had a very homely welcoming way about it." - Tripadvisor Feb 2012
  • "I can't speak highly enough of Lavender Blue Mountains or our absolutely gorgeous host Nicky. We had a fantastic time and will definitely be heading back again. Rarely can you find a place that caters to so many different and unique experiences. The best way to describe it is as your holiday home that has a caretaker 365 days a year!" - Renee D on Tripadvisor Nov 2011
  • "Thank you Nicki, a perfect weekend from the smiling welcome to the turned down beds and chocolates and everything in between" - Judi
  • "What a wonderful house for a Girls Getaway - we had the best time - Total relax, will be back sooner rather than later" - Kathy
  • "Fabulous weekend thanks for all the little extras" - Robyn
  • "Dear Nicky Many thanks for a very memorable weekend. This concept is superb for all busy working Mums and I feel truly relaxed after a few days of pampering. Refreshed and ready to take on the world again" - Nicki
  • "Dear Nicki Fabulous house, wonderful welcome and super pampering. Loved the extras too (and the heated bathroom floor!)" - Jenni
  • "Thank you Nicki for a wonderful relaxing enjoyable stay. Thoroughly recommend it!" - Judy
  • "Thanks Nicki for a great stay, the house is beautiful, your service with a smile, the great breakfast ALL was great. See you next year" - Gillian
  • "Your home is very beautiful, it's lovely to be pampered in such stunning surrounds. Thanks for your kind attention I really enjoyed myself Ta" - Lynne
  • Thank you Nicki, we had a great time and you made it very special for us all - Beautiful ! Thank you so much for spoiling us" - Karen
  • "Everything we needed or wanted for our Girls Weekend was here. Thank you for creating such an indulgent and relaxing weekend. In fact we couldn't have relaxed harder if we tried! Warm fuzzies from Penny, Pieta, Kylie, Carin, Rowe and Dani" Sept 2013
  • "2012 great time had and now 2013 another wonderful experience at Lavender Majestic. Thank you for spoiling us Love Jodie x" July 2013
  • "This place is truly wonderful, had the most relaxing and happy place. The perfect weekend away thanks!" Chris 2013
  • "What a perfect weekend, thanks you guys. Truly magical :) thank you. Ifrat PS I'll be back!" 2013
  • "Thank you Lavender Majestic for making our Girls Getaway so relaxing and stress free. We had a beautiful weekend and will treasure the memories for a lifetime" Leanne 2013
  • "What a wonderful weekend. Felt very special - beautiful luxurious home full of character. Thank you" Sue 2012
  • "How will we go back to real life after all this luxury and bliss ! Thank you so much for a fabulous weekend" Nic 2012
  • "Such a wonderful 24hrs of luxury and pampering - we feel like princesses ! Thank you so much for spoiling us so well" Nic 2012

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