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Women's Wellness Weekends at Mountain Lake

August 16-18, 2013

Calling all Females! Grab your mothers, daughters, and best friends and head up to Mountain Lake Lodge for a memorable experience in the fellowship of other adventurous, outdoor-lovin' women. Imagine relaxing on 2,600 acres of mountaintop wilderness complete with over 20 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, mountain biking and trail running. Mountain Lake Lodge offers accommodations in the historic stone lodge made famous by the movie, "Dirty Dancing".
You'll arrive on Friday between 3-5 pm and check into your rooms. Lodging will be available in the Main Stone Lodge nestled in the surrounding forest and joined with HARVEST Restaurant and Stony Creek Tavern. All meals are included with the package and are offered in the HARVEST Restaurant where you will enjoy fresh, Appalachian-inspired cuisine. Orientation will be held Friday evening and you will meet your female guides and sign up for the programs that interest you.
(All activities are included with package)

$279 per person for the weekend, double occupancy

Includes 2 nights lodging, all meals and activities

A portion of your package rate will be donated to breast cancer research through the

Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sample Schedule of Events:

3:00 pm – Check-in
4:00 pm – Meet & greet tea time
5:00-6:15 pm – Evening walk
5:30-8:00 – Dinner at your leisure
8:30-9:30 pm - Yoga by Candle-light

5:45 – 7:15 am – Sunrise hike & meditation
7:30-9:00 am – Breakfast at your leisure
8:00-9:00 am – Morning walk, bird watching
9:30-10:30 am – Zumba & stretching
11:30 am – 12:45 pm – Lunch and Cooking & Nutrition session with Chef West
1:00-4:00 pm – Depart for New River: kayak, tube
1:30-3:00 pm – Guided naturalist hike
2:00-3:00 pm – Afternoon yoga or dance
4:00-5:00 pm – Altillo wine tasting
5:30 – 8:00 pm – Dinner at your leisure
8:30-10:00 pm – Bonfire & women’s circle

5:45 – 7:15 am – Sunrise hike & meditation
7:30 – 9:00 am – Breakfast at your leisure
8:00 – 9:00 am – Morning walk & stretching
8:30-9:30 am – Guided mountain bike ride
11:00 am – Check-out (Sunday brunch not included)


Activities are rated 1-5, with 1 being easy/beginner and 5 being difficult/expert
Zumba Sessions: level 1

Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow Zumba participants dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be 'fun and easy to do' - it is a feel happy workout that is great for both the body and mind. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music- dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Mountain Biking: level 3
You must be able to bike at least 5 miles on trails and understand basic knowledge of riding a mountain bike. Guided rides will vary between 5-8 miles on uneven surfaces and vary in elevation. Instruction will improve your skills, help you mountain bike more safely, understand mountain bike maintenance, and ride more challenging trails. You may bring your own bike and helmet if you choose or you may rent one of our hard-tail or full-suspension bikes from our Gary Fisher fleet.
Please call 540-626-7121 x405 prior to your arrival if you wish to rent a bike from us.

Hiking to Bald Knob/Lower Jungle Trail: level 2-3
Bald Knob hike is a 2 mile round trip hike to the highest point in the area at 4,365 feet. Bald Knob is a rocky outcrop offering beautiful views of the New River Valley. You must be able to hike up to 2 miles on varied terrain.
Lower Jungle Trail is an easy 2 mile hike on a level trail that will take you through the woods to our old horsebarn and back.

Eco-Float along the New River: level 3
We will shuttle down to the New River, only 15 minutes away, for a day of fun at New River's Edge. You will have the option to take a canoeing trip down the river or hang out by the water's edge. Lunch will be included. Canoes, paddles and PFDs will be provided.

Note: You may sign up for activites upon arrival at orientation on Friday evening.

Questions about the program? Contact 540.626.7121 x444 or x422.



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