What is Journey-Fit? Your total fitness, culinary and mind body travel experience is designed to provide you with active adventures combining fitness, reflection and farm to table dining – what a way to see this great world! Journey-Fit is brought to you our friends at Jeni-Fit Studios.
Winter Journey-Fit at Mountain Creek: Winter Journey-Fit at Mountain Creek is on! Join us for a three day, two night winter wonderland adventure March 1st - 3rd in The Lower Hudson Valley, an Appalachian Trail Community. We will depart 10:15 am Wednesday, March 1st in a team van and return in the afternoon on Friday, March 3rd.
Day One: Will begin with cross country skiing, suitable for all levels, at a beautiful ski center that is often referred to as “New England, nearby!” The trails are groomed, and weather dependent, naturally snow covered. After Appalachian Hotel check-in, we will make our way to a fifth-generation farm in Goshen, New York. You will experience firsthand where all the growing, mashing, fermenting, distilling, aging and bottling of spirits occur! The afternoon includes an interactive tour, tasting and hands-on presentation from their resident mixologist, as well as a cocktail, which you will be making yourself! Don’t miss the opportunity to see a true “farm to bottle operation.” The evening will conclude at one of the Hudson Valley’s most distinguished dining establishments. We will enjoy fine, farm to table, dining in an almost 250 year old country inn.
Day Two: Will begin with a fitful hike including walking meditation on the Appalachian Trail. We will enjoy a brisk, trek over wetlands and streams in the northernmost reaches of Sussex County. Following our walk, Cathy Quartner Bailey, Executive Coach and author of Show Up As Your Best Self: Mindful Leaders, Meditation, & More, will facilitate a conversation on how to establish a mindfulness practice to help you become more confident and grounded, even in the midst of chaos. Next, we will hit the Vernon Valley trails and snowshoe through natural terrain and enjoy an intimate, mountainside, lunch in a gourmet restaurant with spectacular slope side views. Get ready for farmstead freshness as we make our way to a local dairy farm where we will milk cows and be involved with the process of making cheese. Lastly, we will conclude the day with a cooking class culminating in a friendly competition using many locally sourced foods, on the site of a historic forge in a revolutionary era home built in 1760.
Day Three: Will begin with a vigorous hike on the Appalachian Trail, *weather dependent. We will ascend on the famed Stairway to Heaven trail to a beautiful lookout above the mountains and valley. We will return to the hotel for a short break. We will commence a second hike through forested hills surrounding a mountain lake creating a restful backdrop to take in views from a completely different vantage point on the Appalachian Trail. Before departing home, we will make one final stop to 100 acres of pristine farmland in the Hudson Valley where we will eat a lovely lunch made with locally grown produce as well as enjoy home grown cider made right from the farm from their very own apples, hops and other fruits, the growing buzz!
Price: $1,100 includes transportation, 2 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 breakfast, snacks, all activities and events, equipment, and accommodations. Winter Trip prices are based on double occupancy in a two bedroom, two bathroom suite. Single occupancy is available for a supplement and triple occupancy is available for a $100 per person savings, however very limited supply. A deposit of $330 will hold your spot and is fully refundable within the first 7 days after signing up. The remaining balance of $770 is due by February 1, 2017, payable by cash, credit card or check.
For questions please reach out to Jeni-Fit Studios!