Adventure Retreat in Vermont

Sept 7 to Sept 12, 2024

Adventure Retreat in Vermont
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Our greenest state is proof that some of the prettiest playgrounds don’t require a passport. We’ll stay at the exclusive Trout Club, a historic, private fishing club nestled in the Green Mountains, with world-class cuisine and acclaimed hospitality, not to mention Vermont’s best hiking and biking trails right outside your door, including the famous 256-mile Long Trail. Tucked beside a private lake at the end of a long road, the Trout Club is a true hideaway, a place you won’t be able to find on the internet. There is no doubt you will love Vermont.

Our fun-filled activities including hiking, biking, canoeing, and “Awakening the Senses” yoga are suitable for all abilities and experience levels. No matter if you are a complete newcomer to any of our activities, or a seasoned pro at all of them, our expert staff will guide you in the company of others of your ability, in a supportive non-competitive environment. We’ll also leave plenty of downtimes, to read a book on the swimming dock, journal while lounging on our sunny lawn, dance in the lodge’s cheery great room with your new girlfriends, or just relax in a rocking chair on our large wrap-around porch listening to the murmur of a nearby stream.

Our retreats in Vermont would not be complete without a tour of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, a Maple Syrup demo and visit, along with some time in town to explore the locally produced cheeses and one-of-a-kind art. But perhaps the greatest treat our getaway in Vermont has in store for you is the deep sense of rejuvenation that comes from unplugging from your every day, and reconnecting with the sights and sounds of serenity. Come play with us at the restorative Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont!

What to expect

Awaken in natural rhythm with the sun, coming into your fresh, new day slowly. Join us for a gentle morning yoga session followed by a gourmet, family-style breakfast. After breakfast, we’ll break into small groups for an uplifting mountain bike ride. You can choose an easy or challenging course, depending on how you feel that day. Either way, you’ll ride with women of your same ability and comfort level.

We’ll refuel with a hearty, energizing lunch or if we’re out biking on location, like the famous bike path in Stowe or the Trapp Valley Lodge trails (aka mountain biking paradise, and yes, we’re talking the same Von Trapps from The Sound of Music), we’ll enjoy lunch in town, with one very special lunch planned at the Bavarian Café on the Von Trapp property – truly a cultural and culinary experience to remember!

After lunch, you’ll have free time to swim, canoe, or kayak in our private lake, lounge on the dock with a good book, or fold yourself into a rocking chair on our adorable wrap-around porch. After a decadent dinner, it’s time to tap into our creative vision with lectures, demonstrations, and creative exercises, including our trademark Heart’s Desire process, designed to awaken your dreams and unleash your full potential. The evening ends by 9:00 p.m., ensuring you’re in sync with the man in the moon.

Highlights

Freshwater lakes, breathtaking views, and spectacular forest trails for daily adventures, all part of our remote playground.

Daily yoga and balancing practices, including massage *extra fee, Qigong, and quiet time to enjoy the exquisite surroundings of our lakeside retreat.

Outdoor adventures for all ability levels, including hiking, trail running, and mountain biking in magical forests and magnificent meadows, and canoeing and SUPing, (possible fishing) and swimming in some of Vermont’s most secret spots.

Mountain biking on the Stowe bike path, considered the most beautiful bike path in the country.

Mountain biking at Trapps Family Lodge or you may choose hiking this day as well

Day trip to town to shop local artisans. Includes tours of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, and Cabot Creamery Annex. One afternoon we visit Audrey and her families Maple Syrup Farm

Day trip to The Trapp Valley Lodge, a 2,400-acre playground. We’ll bike some of the most serene, scenic trails in existence, with well-kept beginner friendly terrain and spectacular scenery. Lunch on site at the Von Trapp’s exquisite Bavarian café is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Daily inspirational talks, heartfelt discussion and sharing, visualization, journaling and creative activities.

Expert health, wellness, and training tips from the pros on staff.

Massage available all day, everyday for an extra cost.

Immersion into nature, and the opportunity to re-sync with her natural rhythms.

Lots of laughter, friendship, and relaxation.

Weather

The Trout Club is located in Stowe Vermont. September daytime temperatures are refreshingly pleasant ranging from the 50’s to 65 degrees. We could get rain so bring your waterproof rain jacket just in case.

Mountain bike riding

We will be mountain biking for 2 days:
Day One: We will be riding on the famous paved Stowe Bike path, which was named the most beautiful bike path in America. This bike path meanders along the Stowe River and goes for about 6 miles in one direction. For the more advanced riders, after we teach the drills and skills, we will ride on the Mt Mansfield Trail System of single-track trails.

Day Two: We go to Trapps Family lodge, which has over 20 miles of flowing private trails suited for novice to veteran bikers. The progression of trails is perfect for first-timers or anyone looking to develop skills and confidence gradually.

What kind of mountain bikes will be available to rent?
We will be renting full or front suspension Mt bikes are around $65 to $85 a day which includes the trail pass

What if I want to bring my own mountain bike?
That’s fine. If you are driving, just bring it along but make sure it has been serviced and that the tires are good. If you are flying, we do not recommend that you bring your bike; it is often not worth the cost and hassle. Here is the info to consider if you decide to bring your bike: Most airlines charge a fee of at least $50 to $100 each way to bring a bike. A cheaper option is to ship your bike directly. If packed in a bike box, shipping is usually between $50 to $75 each way. We can email you the address if you want to ship your bike.


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We provide enriching and rejuvenating adventure retreats to renew the spirit and strengthen the body. A unique and powerful approach to creating vibrant health and personal empowerment deals for women of any age, background, or athletic ability. Programs targeting the mind, body, and spirit have been developed and refined over 16 years by world champion triathlete Colleen Cannon.

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