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Quimby Country 2019 Women’s Weekend Sept. 13th – 15th 

“Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you. ” – Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (Sark)

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Quimby’s 2-night women’s weekend offers flexibility, allowing participants to design their own experience and embrace all the amenities Quimby’s has to offer, while taking advantage of professional instructors and staff. We have designed a perfect getaway weekend for you and your friends, and we look forward to sharing Quimby’s with you!

Situated on over 1,000 acres, Quimby’s allows for ample exploration and quiet moments allowing you to fully feel connected to the natural environment and one ’s needs.  Our women’s retreat will replenish and inspire you to try new things and make new connections. Our goal is to help you invent an experience that will work for you, so you can return home feeling refreshed.  Quimby’s staff and instructors are here to support your experience.

All-Inclusive Price: $360

Highlights Include:  

  • Two nights lodging in one of our rustic, quaint cottages with woodburning stoves
  • Three delicious, fresh and healthy meals per day
  • Work with our resident painter to capture your world with simple, beautiful strokes
  • Fly fishing clinics with our exceptional on-site instructor (from novice to expert)
  • Daily Vinyasa yoga, including relaxation and breathing techniques, with essential oils
  • Hiking and mountain biking options available
  • Breathtaking sandy beach for peaceful relaxation
  • Access to all of Quimby’s amenities (trails, lakes, watercraft, archery, etc)
  • “Breakthrough Sessions” with a transformational health coach (Melinda Baxter)
  • Massage (added cost)
  • Lots of laughter, friendship and relaxation

• A Typical Day •

7:00 am

Coffee and baked goods served in the main lodge

8:30 am

Buffet breakfast served in the main lodge


Massage offered, please schedule ahead of time

10:00-11:00 am

Yoga- flow with essential oils


Buffet lunch served on the deck

1:15-3:15 pm

Fly fishing instruction

Massage offered, please schedule ahead of time

3:30-5:00 pm

Painting at the Rock

Create your own keepsake


Cocktails at the Rock

6:30 pm

Buffet dinner served in the main lodge

8:00 pm

Campfire and star gazing

Additional Options and Activities

Sign up for a “Breakthrough Session” with our health coach

DeTERRA Essential Oils workshop

Early morning run and hike up to Lookout

Walks to Sandy Beach and Great Averill

Boating on Great Averill

Mountain bike

Trail run

·Design your own experience with the help of our staff·

Meet your Instructors

I want to welcome you to Quimby’s, a place of beauty and peacefulness that touches all who spend time here. There is a rich history to Quimby Country, a story that has been told since the late 1800’s. It is a story of respect and appreciation to the land and a deep connection to the natural wonders seen and heard and experienced as you walk the trails, gaze up at the milky way, sit and quietly rock on the front porch of a cottage, enjoy an early morning paddle on the lake and cast a line into the water.
We created our Women’s Retreat to share this story with new guests who value the opportunity to feel connected, to both the land and to others. 3 nights at Quimby’s will provide you a unique experience where you will grow and learn and laugh. 
Again, I am excited to welcome you, as your hostess for the weekend, and hope you will appreciate and value your time spent at Quimby’s as much as countless women have for the past 125 years. Enjoy!

Melinda is a holistic health coach, master life coach, functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner, certified yoga teacher and LMT who has been coaching people to better gut, hormone and mind health for almost a decade. Her inspiration for this work came from her own health challenges and healing journey after she had her daughter, and from her love of clean living. She is also a wellness advocate with doTERRA Essential Oils and loves adding those in anywhere she can! Melinda lives in Woolwich, Maine with her husband, Walter, and daughter, Racey.

Peter has been painting professionally since 1994. A lifelong passion for art and his native state of Vermont are evident in his work. His distinctive award-winning paintings in oil and water media feature strong composition, innovative color, and enthusiastic brushwork. Art is his spiritual practice and humble expression of gratitude. His best work is done at the confluence of present moment attention, artistic aptitude, and love. Community spirit and authenticity motivate his work. He is ceaselessly inspired by Vermont’s integrity, diversity, and capricious nature. Peter lives and works from his studio in Middletown Springs, Vermont. His work is represented in public and private collections around the world. He is particularly excited to have the opportunity to work beside and offer instruction to the participants of this year’s QC Women’s retreat.

Josh is a licensed fishing guide in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and New York. Josh was born and raised in the foothills and mountains of western Maine.  Introduced to the outdoor sporting lifestyle by his father Eric, hunting and fishing has not only been a passion but a way of life since his youth.  He cut his teeth fishing rivers such as the Rapid River, Magalloway River, Kennebago River, Androscoggin River, and countless other rivers, streams, and still waters throughout the region. Josh is one of the finest instructors and guides you will ever meet.  His teaching methods are proven to make learning easy for clients of all abilities, and his perpetual smile and friendly demeanor always make for a fun day on the water.  Josh’s looks forward to passing along his love of fishing to this year’s QC women’s retreat participants.

Quimby Country 2018 Women's Retreat
Please mail checks to: Quimby Country, 1127 Forest Lake Rd, Averill, VT 05901

We look forward to having you join us! If you have any questions, you can reach Lilly Devlin at or at 802-822-5533