Acadia National Park Women’s Adventure Retreat

October 1 ~ 6, 2018

In every walk with nature, one receives more than one seeks
~ John Muir


JOIN US for 5 days of heaven, playing and exploring Acadia National Park and beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine during the height of fall color!

Acadia National Park, located off the rocky coast of Maine on majestic Mount Desert Island, will be our first National Park adventure as part of our 2018 ~ 2021 retreat series, From Sea to Shining Sea.

There are few places like it in North America: mountains, abundant wildlife, majestic trees, granite cliffs, and the thunder of crashing waves. We’ll venture along the ocean’s edge and follow famous carriage roads . . . traversing  streams, ponds, cliffs and enjoying unbelievable ocean views along the way.

We’ll experience everything Acadia and the dramatic Maine coast has to offer and still have ample time to enjoy Bar Harbor, reveling in the special mystique of one of Maine’s most beautiful and iconic villages.

Join our Acadia National Park adventure at the height of Maine’s spectacular fall color . . . a magical place that answers to the call of adventure, relaxation and self-discovery. We’ll sit in circle, find time each day for quiet reflection, and revel in adventure, friendship, and the stunning beauty of nature.

Our retreat time will be held in a delightful suite at the Harborside Hotel with picturesque, panoramic views of Frenchman Bay while simultaneously capturing the beauty and essence of quaint, coastal Bar Harbor, Maine.

While part of each day will be spent in our retreat suite, we’ll have ample time to enjoy Bar Harbor and some of the area’s most delightful excursions: Sunrise walk along the historic Shore Path, whale watching tour in the gulf of Maine, private tour with hiking and lunch in Arcadia National Park, and a spectacular sunset/happy-hour boat tour through the beautiful tree-topped islands of Frenchman Bay.

KAREN ELY is a speaker, facilitator, mentor and author who inspires audiences of women of all ages, incomes and backgrounds to live to their full potential. She is the founder and director of the Sedona Women’s Institute (originally A Woman’s Way), one of the country’s premier women’s retreat programs, which has offered hundreds of programs and touched thousands of women all over the world since its inception in 2003. Karen is also the author of five well-received books, including: Daring to Dream: Reflections on the Year I Found Myself, A Retreat of My Own, Breathing Space: Mini-Retreats for the Heart & Soul and 21 Stepping Stones to a More Peaceful, Meaningful Life. A Safe Place to Stand will be published in 2019. Karen has a lifetime of retreat facilitation experience and a deep commitment to assisting women in creating and living authentic lives of passion and joy. For more information on Karen and her work, please click here.


*RETREAT FEE: $1,495 (for From Sea to Shining Sea members)

*RETREAT FEE: $1,795 (if you just wish to register for this retreat)

Retreat fee includes:
~ Welcome reception on the evening of October 1st
~ Facilitated retreat from the morning of October 2nd through our closing on the morning of October 6th
~ All breakfasts
~ Luncheon in Acadia National Park
~ Wine, cheese and light appetizers each evening
~ Celebration dinner on October 5th
~ All excursions
~ Lodging: The retreat fee does not include lodging, however, we have reserved a group of Deluxe Double Island Rooms with a View at the Harborside Hotel at a discounted rate of $198/night/person for double occupancy or $395/night for a private room. Please call us directly at 928-254-1897 to reserve your room (non-refundable). If you’d like to share a room, we’ll be happy to connect you with another registrant.

This retreat is part of From Sea to Shining Sea National Park retreat series (Acadia, Arches, Grand Tetons and Yosemite National Parks). You can register for this retreat in two ways:

  • Register for From Sea to Shining Sea, which will hold your space (only 10 spaces available) for all four adventure retreats at a reduced fee. You can then attend one, two, three or all four retreats. Like this retreat, each adventure retreat will require an additional fee to cover lodging, meals, and excursions. The details of each of the individual adventure retreats and its cost will be provided at least one year prior to the dates of that retreat.
  • OR you can register for this retreat and pay the full retreat fee.

TO REGISTER: Please click on the appropriate button below (NOTE: after August 15th, 2018 there are no refunds)

TO REGISTER and pay the entire $1,495 fee (for members), please click below:

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For more information:
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