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We’ve had incredible women join us on our retreats in the past 30 years. Hear what they have to say about their self discovery quests, finding community and traveling with Women’s Quest.

Women’s Quest in Vermont was one of the best trips I have ever taken! Amazing accommodations, exhilarating mountain biking trails, lush hiking trails, relaxing kayaking and the most fantastic women I have ever met. If you need a jump start, reflection or time to learn new things go! Colleen and the other staff are supportive and filled with energy. Your adventure awaits;)
~Vanessa, Vermont 2015

Women on a travel retreat smiling for a photo in the mountains

That was one of the most memorable and meaningful adventures of my life. I felt so well taken care of and nurtured. You lifted my spirits and taught me how to soar even higher. My life will never be the same. Thank you for all the care and thoughtfulness that you put into your retreats. I will be back again!
~Beth, Horse 2011

My week at Women’s Quest in Vermont was exactly what my soul needed. It was the most fun I have had in years. I made wonderful friends and felt completely supported as I got in touch with my dreams and desires for the next chapter of my life. Every woman should let herself have this experience.
~ Rebecca, Vermont 2015

Women’s Quest has helped me remember how important it is to take care of myself before trying to take care of others. You can know this intellectually, but actually putting it into practice is difficult. Also having the opportunity to let loose and be myself is not only very freeing but revitalizing!
~Karin, Sonoma 2011

Hawaii WQ was a magical experience with dolphins, Whales, and fabulous women! It gave me the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in beautiful surroundings. Hale Kai is an amazing place!
~Mary, Hawaii 2015

The retreat allowed me to rediscover a part of me that I didn’t know I’d lost. We get consumed with all the day-to-day and lose important parts of who WE are. This time away with an amazing group of non-judgemental, supportive women allowed me to relax, reflect and rediscover myself!
~Laya, Vermont 2012

This retreat made me feel as though I had uncovered a treasure for future enjoyment. Every participant was successfully challenged, no matter what their physical shape for the various sporting activities. The environment was positive and supportive and the main objective was to have fun. The insight on how to approach life through a different ‘story’ was very valuable. Colleen’s experiences as an athlete,etc. revealed a novel way to look at life’s challenges. Thank you for an incredible week!
~Barb, Sonoma 2014

I went on a Women’s Quest not because I knew anything about yoga or horseback riding, but because a friend had invited me and it was in the Rocky Mountains. I figured I would at least enjoy the scenery and being with a friend. What I didn’t expect was how much joy and relaxation I experienced. Everything was planned. I just showed up and by showing up I truly had the mind, body, and spirit experience it was meant to be. It was fun and so worthwhile. I think about it a lot and retell the story of my experience to my family and friends. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
~Deanne, Horse 2012

What a way to celebrate my BIG 50th birthday! I attended with my friends and sister and we had no idea what to expect. This retreat exceeded our expectations. Beautiful scenery in wine country, daily physical activities of biking, yoga, hiking the Redwood Forest, and to top it off a day at the Spa with a mud bath and over sized heated hot springs pool. Not to mention the delicious home cooked meals daily and the gorgeous serene views at Bishops Ranch where we stayed. We were so inspired by the amazing, knowledgeable staff at Women’s Quest. These powerful women both physically and mindfully are so unique, encouraging and positive human beings – they each had such interesting stories and made you feel so comfortable and welcomed. Also, the like minded women who attended from all over the USA and one from Canada were great too. I would highly recommend a Women’s Quest retreat and in fact my group of 4 all plan to attend a future retreat very soon. Thanks for an amazing time and a birthday celebration that I will always remember.
~Kris, Sonoma 2014