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Spring reTREAT: Lexington 2019


  • The Georges, a boutique Hotel Lexington, VA (map)

A REJUVENATING GETAWAY

The Elements Lexington hiking reTREAT includes two days of Elements curated and guided hikes; early morning yoga; trail-head shuttle service and all meals including summit-side, gourmet picnics and dinner at the Taps Restaurant. We'll provide booking information for a 2-night stay at the Georges, a boutique hotel; cost of hotel is not included in the price of the package.

Let Elements do all the planning and heavy lifting, literally — by carrying picnics, maps first aid kits etc, and figuratively by curating the routes, restaurants and reservations so you can focus on the beauty and relaxation! Our priority is your safety but rest assured, fun, adventure and food are all gunning for second place!

Once registered for your reTREAT with Elements, you will need to book your room at the George’s. You will receive detailed directions, packing instructions and information 2 weeks prior to departure. Read on for schedule and if you have questions, click to our FAQ’s.

$300


Schedule

Sunday

  • 4 – 8:00: Check in at the George’s Hotel. Dinner is en route or on your own. Elements is happy to provide Lexington restaurant suggestions as well as gather as a group if arrivals are around dinner-time.

  • 8:30: Introductions and orientation meeting. Fireside at Taps (the bar at The Georges).

Monday

  • 6:30 - 7:20: Pre-hike yoga.

  • 7:00 - 8:30: Breakfast.

  • 8:30: All-day hike with trail-side lunch provided. Hike will be between 6 & 8 miles with lots of ups and downs, great vistas, ancient stone outcroppings and beautiful foliage.

  • 3:00: Enjoy a much deserved cold beer from local brewery.

  • 4:00: Relax. Get a massage (schedule in advance), take another yoga class, explore Lexington or keep it simple and take a nap until dinner time.

  • 6:00: Hors d'oeuvres and drinks before dinner.

  • 7:00: Three-course dinner at the Taps.

  • Sleep well!

Tuesday

  • 6:45: Early morning walking tour of Lexington with Margaret.

  • 8:00: Breakfast.

  • 9:00: Half day hike; a spectacular climb flanked by babbling stream and dramatic waterfalls. Trail-side picnic is provided at summit overlook. The trail is well maintained but expect some steep ups and downs. Mileage approximately 4 miles.


Inclusions & Policies

This package includes: 

  • Two Elements guided hikes plus Elements Guides (Margaret and assistant)

  • Elements Welcome TREATS for reTREATers

  • One pre-hike yoga class

  • Two gourmet picnic lunches (carried by guides)

  • Post-hike local brew

  • Sunset hors d'oeuvres on the terrace of the Georges

  • Three-course dinner at Taps Restaurant

  • Transportation to & from first hike

  • Guided-walk through Lexington

Note: Hotel accommodations for 2 nights at The George’s should be reserved and purchased independently (their overnight stays include breakfast). All bar bills and alcohol at cocktails & dinner are to be paid separately.

 

Elements reTREAT Policies:

  • Elements REFUND POLICY for reTREATS:

    • Full payment is expected at time of registration.

    • If you have to cancel your spot 30 days prior to your scheduled Elements reTREAT, we will offer a refund less a $50 admin & cancellation fee.

    • If you have to cancel within 30 days of your scheduled reTREAT, we are unable to offer a refund unless we can pull a participant from an existing waitlist.

 

  • Elements RESCHEDULE & CANCELLATION POLICY:

    • If we reschedule a reTREAT (due to weather or personnel issues) and the new dates work for your schedule, we will forward your registration fee to the newly scheduled date in lieu of a refund.

    • Elements will fully refund registered participants if we have to cancel a reTREAT.

 

  • Hotel REFUND POLICY:

    • Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the refund policy of the reTREAT partner hotel. The George Hotel in Lexington has a 72 hour cancellation policy.


More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!