Jackson Hole Luxury Retreat
July 26 to 30th, 2023
The Women’s Quest Jackson Hole retreat offers 4 nights and 5 full days at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park and overlooking the Grand Tetons. Our days will be spent hiking in Grand Teton National Park, scenic rafting with majestic views, practicing yoga, having inspirational talks, and enjoying each other while social distancing.
Jackson Lake Lodge is a perfect area to play for the week of our Jackson Hole retreat, sitting right at the foot of Grand Teton National Park which we will be exploring. The Grand Teton National Park offers some of the best hiking in the world with majestic peaks, glacial lakes, and wildflowers galore. We will hike, raft, and see it all.
“This was my first WQ adventure and it was invigorating, positive and inspiring. Developing a strong fellowship with women I had never met before was such a wonderful experience. The food and accommodation were high quality and the number of activities offered provided something for everyone. I also appreciated that the activities could be scaled up or down to accommodate different exercise levels. And last but not least, the venue of the Grand Tetons was beautiful. Such a beautiful place to create and share beautiful memories. I am looking forward to my next Quest!” – Quester, Jackson Hole 2020
What To Expect at the Jackson Hole Retreat:
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 healthy breakfast. After breakfast, we’ll break into small groups for our uplifting hikes. You can choose an easy or challenging course, depending on how you feel that day. Either way, you’ll hike with women of your same ability and comfort level. We’ll refuel with a hearty, energizing lunch prepared by our chef, or we may be hiking with a picnic. We will be rafting one afternoon. The evening ends by 9:00 p.m., ensuring you’re in sync with the man in the moon. Please keep in mind that you do not have to do everything! We support and encourage you to find the level of activity that is right for you.
Jackson Hole retreat highlights:
- We will be staying in the incredible Grand Teton National Park at Jackson Lake Lodge.
- THE BEST HIKING!! We will be hiking in the magnificent Grand Teton National Park famous for its dramatics peaks, striking canyons and tranquil lakes. We will hike peaceful Phelps lake trail at the foot of Tetons, dramatic Cascade trail rising up from Jenny Lake, Taggart Lake with its welcoming beach. and my favorite Leigh Lake. All trails feature glistening lakes, cascading waterfalls, and an abundance of wildlife, including moose, deer, marmots, and bears!
- Adventure white water rafting down the Snake River with panoramic views of the Teton Range, Gros Ventre Range, and Snake River Range.
- One afternoon we’ll visit the charming and historic town of Jackson Hole plopped in a valley surrounded by mountains The town is a treat in itself with its variety of galleries, boutiques, breweries, restaurants and more. We will end this day practicing yoga and a sound healing at our good friend Danielle’s ranch overlooking the Grand Tetons.
- Sound healing, yoga and farm to table dinner at a private ranch.
Towering over the valley of Jackson Hole, The Teton Range boasts granite (and often snow-capped) peaks that soar 7,000 feet high. With canyons formed by retreating glaciers, glassy alpine lakes, and the winding Snake River, Teton National Park draws millions of visitors a year for the landscape, wildlife, and adventure. While all seasons offer different opportunities, summer in the Grand Tetons is especially exciting with the wide array of activities to do and places to see. From wildlife watching to hiking, climbing, and fishing to even just gazing out the window of your car as you drive through the park, the options are limitless.
Jackson is also very close to Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as America’s first National Park and spans close to 3,500 miles through parts of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Bursting geysers, bubbling hot springs, and cascading waterfalls sided with resounding canyons, lofty mountains, and the abundance of wildlife makes Yellowstone truly feel alive and breathing. And let’s not forget that it sits atop a dormant volcano! In his essay “The Yellowstone National Park,” John Muir summed it up perfectly when he wrote:
“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Hike among the grasses and gentians of glacier meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of Nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees..”
We will hike through the canyons of Grand Teton National Park, and immerse ourselves in the beauty of the landscape, the outdoors, and the Women’s Quest community. Not only that, but we will also have meaningful discussions, as well as practice yoga, mindfulness, and breathing techniques. Feeling inspired by our exploration in nature, we will bask in the love, laughter, and friendship that arise through our journey with Women’s Quest.
Included on this luxury retreat:
- Daily guided hikes plus: All day hikes up Cascade Canyon and around Leigh Lake in Teton park
- Jenny Lake boat shuttle
- Float trip or white water rafting down the beautiful Snake river
- Daily yoga, Qigong, Awakening the Senses
- Wi-Fi throughout the property
- Soft beds and linens
- Use of the pool
- Daily housekeeping depending on Covid
Not Included on this luxury retreat:
- Transport to and from airport
- Some meals: 2 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast are on your own to explore Jackson Hole and the dining at Jackson Lake Lodge
What are the accommodations?
Jackson Lake Lodge is the best spot to relax and explore. The property houses several restaurants, retail shops, adventure outfitters, and a heated swimming pool.
Staying in the cottages truly surrounds you with the beauty of the national park! The cottages are in a wooded setting within a few minutes walk of the main lodge.
Single Rooms are available at an additional cost of $1200.
What airport do I fly in to?
Jackson, Wyoming (JAC)
Getting to Jackson Lake Lodge
The Jackson Lake Lodge is located inside of Grand Teton National park and is 12 miles from the Jackson Hole airport. If you are flying into Jackson on the 25th, there are taxis available at the airport or you can arrange for Uber or a private shuttle service to bring you to the resort. OR Women’s Quest has 3 vans and we are picking up ladies from Jackson Hole that are coming in a day early, and we can also swing by the airport. We will plan to pick up in Jackson Hole 9am and drive the one hour up to Jackson Lake Lodge. A taxi is $100 to $130 one way from Jackson to Jackson Lake Lodge
If you are driving to the retreat, head north through Jackson, past the town square and the famous Elk antler arch, and head north on 191 out of town. The Jackson Lake Lodge is 36 miles from the town square. Just plug the address into your GPS: 101 Jackson Lake Lodge Road, Moran, WY, 83013
What time should I arrive?
The retreat starts July 26th. Please have your lunch before you arrive. We will start our hike right away
What time does the retreat end?
The retreat will end on July 30th around 1:00 pm, however, you can leave as early as you need to. We will try to accommodate airport shuttles for $25 per person. It is around $100 from Jackson Lake Lodge to airport or back to Jackson Hole.
What will the food be like?
We will start our day by enjoying our gourmet breakfast buffet voted #1 in Wyoming that includes a variety of options that will satisfy both those looking to indulge and those that want to remain health conscious. If Covid restrictions are still in place we will have a grab and go breakfast you can enjoy back at your cabin or Creekside. We will then either have a Creekside lunch or take a picnic out for our adventures. Dinner is going to be CoVid Safe with our chef preparing us dinners off site so we can eat in nature, under the stars.
What weather can I expect?
The weather is normally 70 to 80 in the day and 40 to 50 at night. Always bring a waterproof rain jacket for afternoon rain showers.
Am I in good enough shape for the Jackson Hole retreat?
Most Likely! We adapt to all levels of fitness. You can choose to walk/hike, walk/run, or run. We teach you practical skills for mountain biking—useful for both beginners and experienced riders. We have a variety of trail options for biking, and for walking/hiking/running. Groups are formed according to each woman’s level of fitness, experience, and desire to challenge themselves. We do suggest that you start a training or workout program before you come so that you can get the most out of the retreat. Your training does not need to be a hard-core program…just get out and PLAY and BE ACTIVE several days a week.
Do I have to participate in everything on the schedule?
You do not need to participate in everything on the Jackson Hole retreat; you can pace yourself so that it is the perfect amount of activity for you. We fully support you in doing as much or as little as is right for you in the moment. The schedule gives you a sense of the flow of each day. It is subject to change, depending upon the needs of the group, weather, etc. We will go over the schedule each day at breakfast. PLUS there is a spa on site.
Do we have free time for a massage?
Absolutely! This Jackson Hole retreat is for YOU. We offer plenty of activities, but there is no pressure to do everything. The Spa is Covid Safe and offers a select spa menu.
Tell me about the Yoga
We begin each adventure-filled Women’s Quest day with a unique “Awakening the Senses Yoga.” This gentle but powerful practice draws inspiration from Gyrokinesis, Qigong, and Tai Chi, and is a perfect way to prepare the mind, body and senses for the activities of the day.
What is the riding like?
One day we will ride hybrid bikes on a paved bike path up to the Jackson Hole resort. Electric bikes are also available. If you haven’t tried one, they are a blast!
What kind of bikes will be available to rent?
We will be renting hybrid bikes for around $75 to $95 per day.
What should I bring to the Jackson Hole retreat?
- Yoga mat
- 1 pairs of running shoes/hiking boots
- Warm socks or slippers for hanging out in the lodge
- Sunglasses, and a hat or visor
- Sweatshirt, lightweight waterproof rain jacket, shorts, bike shorts, running tights or long pants
- Bike gloves, lightweight gloves (for early morning running or hiking)
- Bathing suit, goggles if you want them
- Comfortable clothes for movement and yoga
- Fanny pack with water bottle holder(s) or camelback hydration system, a water bottle
- Sunscreen, bug spray other personal toiletry items
- You do not need to bring your bike helmet, unless you prefer your own
What Do I Need to Pay For?
To give you a chance to explore Jackson you will be out for one lunch and one dinner on your own. You’ll also need to pay for the bike rental which will be around $75 to $95.
Getting to Jackson Lake Lodge
The Jackson Lake Lodge is located inside of Grand Teton National park and is 2 miles from the Jackson Hole airport. If you are flying into Jackson, there are taxis available at the airport or you can arrange for Uber or a private shuttle service to bring you to the resort.
If you are driving to the retreat, head north through Jackson, past the town square and the famous Elk antler arch, and head north on 191 out of town. The Jackson Lake Lodge is 36 miles from the town square. Just plug the address into your GPS: 101 Jackson Lake Lodge Road, Moran, WY, 83013.
When does the retreat begin and end?
The Jackson Hole retreat starts at 1PM on July 24th. Please fly in on July 24th before noon, or the day before, so we can start the retreat at 1PM on the 24th. Please try to plan your departure to leave on July 29th in the afternoon. We will end the retreat at 11:00 am. You could enjoy the area as late as possible or leave the next day and enjoy an additional day in the Tetons or Yellowstone.
A deposit is required to hold your reservation at a retreat. Deposits are $500 for domestic and $1,000 for international retreats. Additional deposits may be required to reserve a single room. All deposits are non-refundable.
We cannot hold your reservation until we have received your deposit. If you would like to reserve an available spot in a retreat 90 or fewer days prior to the retreat date, we require payment in full for the retreat to hold the spot. This is in accordance with our payment policy below.
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If you must cancel a reservation, a full refund, less your deposit which is non-refundable, will be provided for any cancellation we receive in writing at least 91 days prior to the commencement date of the retreat. We are sorry but we cannot refund any payments for cancellations made 90 or fewer days prior to the commencement of the retreat.
We reserve the right to cancel retreats with inadequate participant interest. Women’s Quest IS NOT responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in schedules or tour cancellations.
Cancellations by Women’s Quest: Women’s Quest reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel or reschedule any retreat due to concerns over Covid-19. As a small company Women’s Quest is unfortunately not able to provide refunds of payments for retreats cancelled by Women’s Quest due to the Covid pandemic. This is primarily due to our financial commitments with the various retreat venues. As a result, in the event Women’s Quest cancels or reschedules a retreat due to Covid-19 Women’s Quest will apply all payments to the rescheduled or following year’s retreat, or to any other Women’s Quest retreat of your choosing through the end of the next year after the year in which the retreat was cancelled by Women’s Quest. Because of the unforeseen and unprecedented circumstances of the outbreak, this policy supersedes earlier policies.
Cancellations by You: If you need or desire to cancel your reservation due to Covid-19, or failure to comply with the requirements of a negative test and being symptom free, this cancellation is subject to the Cancellation Policy above. This is why we urge everyone to purchase travel insurance when signing up.
Covid Waiver and Release
This waiver, release and acknowledgement of responsibilities is unfortunately necessary during this unique time of the Covid 19 pandemic. By signing up for and or attending any Women’s Quest retreat you agree to be bound by the terms of this document. We understand these times are challenging, however, these provisions are necessary to protect all attendees and staff members of Women’s Quest.
Testing For and Symptoms of Covid 19. Irrespective of vaccination status you are required to provide a negative test for Covid 19 taken within 3 days of the commencement of the retreat. This test can be either a PCR test or a home antigen test. Also, irrespective of your vaccination status, you agree you will not attend the retreat if you have any symptoms of Covid 19 immediately prior to the beginning of the trip. These symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea (these, along with symptoms outline in the following link and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control shall be collectively referred to as the “Symptoms”.) More information on symptoms of Covid 19 can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Symptoms During the Retreat. In the event you develop any Symptoms during the retreat you must immediately leave the retreat and follow protocols outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and all local regulations. We understand this may result in you incurring significant expenses associated with separate accommodation and travel, however, you understand these expenses are not the responsibility of Women’s Quest and must be incurred by you. You agree to be fully honest with Women’s Quest staff in regard to any Symptoms you may develop and agree to comply with a request by Women’s Quest staff to depart as determined by Women’s Quest staff in their sole discretion. As provided below, this is why we strongly urge everyone to get travel insurance covering these and other expenses prior to departure.
Procedures During the Retreat. During the retreat Women’s Quest may, but need not, endeavor to practice social distancing and wearing of masks when traveling in close proximity. You agree to comply with all requests of Women’s Quest staff during the retreat related to these procedures. Any such procedures implemented by Women’s Quest are not a guaranty you will not be exposed to Covid 19 and you understand you are responsible for taking any precautions you deem necessary and providing your own personal protective equipment during the retreat. You also agree to comply with any reasonable requests by other attendees to respect their social distancing and other protective measures (“Participant Requests”.) Notwithstanding the foregoing, you are responsible to comply with all laws and regulations of the locality visited relating to protections against Covid 19.
Waiver of Coronavirus Related Illness; Indemnification. You understand that irrespective of protective measures that Women’s Quest or you may or may not take, you may be exposed to Covid 19 by another retreat attendee, a Women’s Quest staff member and or an individual to whom you may be exposed during, or traveling to or from the retreat. You agree to waive and release Women’s Quest, its officers, directors, staff, employees, contractors, and partners from any claims, liabilities or damages you may incur in the event you contract Covid 19 at any time during travel to, attending or after attending the retreat. You further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Women’s Quest, its officers, directors, staff, employees, contractors, and partners from any loss, liability or damages it or they may incur as a result of your failure to receive a negative test for Covid 19 prior to the retreat as provided above, attending the retreat with any Symptoms, not respecting Participant Requests, and not immediately departing the retreat if you develop any Symptoms.
Cancellation. In the unfortunate event you need to cancel your trip, cannot attend due to contracting Covid 19 or developing Symptoms prior to the retreat, or must leave the retreat due to contracting Covid 19 or developing Symptoms, Women’s Quest cannot provide any refund of any amounts you paid.
Travel Insurance. As provided in this document you could incur significant personal expense in the event you contract Covid 19 or develop any Symptoms during the retreat. As such, you are strongly urged to obtain travel insurance that provides adequate protections against these risks.
Additional Waiver. This waiver is incorporated into and made a part of other waivers you agreed to in connection with signing up for the retreat. In the event of a conflict between these terms and the terms of any other waiver, this waiver shall govern.
Purchasing Travel Insurance
We highly, highly recommend you get travel insurance to cover your expenses and losses, in the event you cannot make the Women’s Quest retreat for any reason or if you test positive or come down with Symptoms prior to the retreat, develop Symptoms during the retreat, or cannot return home due to Covid related issues. We recommend getting insurance that covers the cost of your trip, medical care while at the retreat, and coverage to pay for the necessary quarantine period if you test positive or come down with Covid. Please remember, if you have to cancel your trip in the unfortunate event you come down with Covid, test positive, or suffer Symptoms prior to or during the retreat and need to leave, Women’s Quest cannot provide a refund since we have to pay your trip expenses well ahead of time.
If you are concerned about travel and the changing environment in which we are living irrespective of your Covid status, we recommend getting travel insurance that allows you to cancel for any reason. This coverage is more expensive, however, may provide you with the coverage and flexibility you desire.
Irrespective of the travel insurance you get, please make sure you talk to a travel insurance agent prior to buying any insurance and make sure you have the coverage you desire and that the policy will cover trip cancellation, medical expenses and trip interruption due to Covid.
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