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Vermont: 4-Day Choose Happiness Retreat

  • Snapdragon Inn 26 Main St Windsor, VT, 05089 (map)


This retreat will take place at one of our favorite places - Snapdragon Inn in Windsor, VT. It's a luxury boutique Inn, formerly a historic home owned by Maxwell Perkins (a well-known editor that famously guided the literary careers of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among many others), and currently run by the coolest innkeepers in New England. The Inn is amidst picturesque small towns, covered bridges, maples farms, and every bit of New England charm. Each room is uniquely designed and one-of-a-kind. Plan on luxurious feather beds, claw-foot tubs (in some of the rooms), L’Occitane bath amenities, Snapdragon Spa Studio Robes, and a selection of reading books edited by Maxwell Perkins. (Note: A limited number of lower-priced options will also available at a sister property nearby.) 

The Vermont event will be set apart from the rest of our U.S. Tour because of all the outstanding details that will be added.  


  • It will be a longer, overnight, all-inclusive event: 4 days and 3 nights! Starting with dinner on Thurs., May 28th 7:00 pm to Sun., May 31st after breakfast. (Check-in on May 28th is at 3:00 pm, check-out on May 31st is 12:00 pm.)
  • Accommodations are included in the price. Space is limited.
  • Hands-on group activities will compliment our classes and help people to experience FIRST-HAND empowerment, vulnerability/connection, and the practice of choosing virtues.
  • 1-hour small group mentoring sessions with Danny and Mara.
  • Delicious, healthy/organic, farm-to-table lunches and dinners will be included throughout your entire stay. We’ll be using the BEST food makers in the area including Sustainable Farmer, Heart Rock Kitchen, Cloudland Farmer, and Woodstock Farmer’s Market.
  • Daily Breakfast (including some Vermont specialties) provided by Snapdragon Inn. Don’t miss the Maple Cream by local Raymond’s Vermont Maple (one of Mara’s favorite things ever!)
  • Raw/Organic Green Juices provided each day by Vermont Juice Company (our favorite!)
  • Many more activities will be included to make it feel like a true get-away:
    -  A Glass Blowing Workshop where you can make your own glass piece! 
    -  A documentary screening.
    -  A visit to a sculpture garden and local Vermont artisanal markets.
    -  Hiking and walks around Lake Runnemede.
    -  Massages at the Inn can also be booked separately, if you’d like. (Not included in the price.)
  • Event styling by DIY genius Ellen Foord and photography by Melissa Hope.
  • You will receive a Love Tote Bag designed by Linsey Laidlaw, containing many local Vermont specialities and some of my Favorite Things (including some natural beauty products, of course!) A huge thanks so far to Raymond’s Vermont Maple, Simpalee (artisan handmade bath products), Lake Champlain Chocolate, King Arthur Flour, Vermont Smoke + Cure, Heart Rock Kitchen, Colby Sanford (he's drawing a custom print for the event!), Acure Organics, Udi’s, and Glutino.
  • Transportation will be provided as needed for the various activities off site.

Love Workshops:

  • Identity: Align With Your Truest Identity and Change the World
  • Choosing Happiness: The Key to Empowerment
  • Marriage & Relationships: Learn How Transformation is Possible
  • The Language of Love
  • Forgive and Free Yourself

After the workshops, there will be time available for discussions and Q&A. 

The Parrish House

Snapdragon Inn has a lower-priced sister property called the Parrish House, located in historic Windsor on three trail lined acres, less than a mile from Snapdragon Inn. The home was owned by the American artist Maxfield Parrish. You’ll have the opportunity to choose this option if you’d like, when you register.  Rooms available:
-  Bedroom 1 - King Bed attached to full bath
-  Bedroom 2 - King Bed w/ shared bathroom in the hallway
-  Bedroom 3 - 1 Double bed, 1 twin bed w/ shared bathroom in the hallway

Please note - all meals and activities will be held at Snapdragon Inn (or other offsite locations). Check-in & Check-out for the Parrish House also takes place at Snapdragon Inn.


Snapdragon Inn  
26 Main Street
Windsor, Vermont 05089

The Parrish House
24 Ascutney Street
Windsor, Vermont 05089


The “Vermonter” Amtrak train station is within a minute of the Inn and can easily bring guests from NYC, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New Haven, Hartford, Springfield, Baltimore. It’s so relaxing and scenic to ride the train! We can arrange for a pick-up at Windsor Station, if needed. See the Amtrak train schedule HERE.


There is plenty of parking at the Inn for those who will be driving by car.


  • $2,100 - 4-day Choose Happiness Retreat with accommodations at the Snapdragon Inn - (Couple Price: $2,950
  • $1,750 - 4-day Choose Happiness Retreat with accommodations at the Parrish House -  (Couple Price: $2,600)
  • Use the code LOVE2015 at checkout to take advantage of the "Early Bird" discount of $100 - good through May 1st
  • If you inspire another person to sign up for the retreat, we'd like to offer you a $200 "Thank You". Tell us who in the registration form, and use the code FRIEND2015 at checkout for one of the two tickets. If you inspire more than one person to come, email us for a special code.  

Optional Add-On Activities:

These can be scheduled for your free time during the retreat.  Massages are first come, first serve, as there are limited time slots.

Relaxation Massage
Relaxation sessions involve various light to medium touch techniques such as Swedish to help increase circulation and reduce stress. Your therapist will discuss specific areas of focus with you.
$120 / 50 minutes
$60 / 25 minutes

All Natural Herbal Aromatherapy & Relaxation Massage 
This treatment adds organic herbs and flowers and remedy oils such as Arnica and Nettle to an individualized aromatic massage oil created specifically for your treatment. Your therapist will create your product after discussing your specific needs and desired results.
$130 / 50 minutes
$65 / 25 minutes

Deep Tissue Massage
A full body deep tissue massage provides more extensive muscle and connective tissue therapy and can be customized to focus on particular areas of need.
$130 / 50 minutes
$65 / 25 minutes

Organic Cleansing Facial 
Three options:
-  Sweet Milk and Lavender Buds to brighten & maintain a balanced complexion
-  Sweet Milk and Chamomile Flowers for restoring glow of health to sensitive complexions
-  Sweet Milk and Orange Peel for balancing an oily or congested complexion
$125 / 50 minutes
$60 / mini facial

Please call Snapdragon directly to schedule your spa appointment: