Experience Fall Foliage in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah, VA, USA

Nancy Wind
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13 reviews
Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2023
Group size: 1 - 8
Experience Fall Foliage in Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah, VA, USA

Nancy Wind
  • Email address verified
13 reviews

Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2023
Group size: 1 - 8

About this trip

Peaksandposes is heading back to Shenandoah cause it's such an AMAZING park. We're going to explore Shenandoah National Park where 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail runs through. While just 75 miles south of DC, Shenandoah is the home of beautiful vistas, cragged mountains, lush waterfalls, wildflowers, and a whole lot more.  

Our stay includes 2 fully equipped 2 bedroom cabins in Shenandoah River State Park (1600 acres).  Our cabins include hot water, a shared bathroom, heat/ac, a kitchen, an indoor fireplace, an outdoor fire pit, and more. Cabins allow a maximum of six and both have 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen bed (for a single or couple) and the other bedroom has two sets of bunk beds (that sleep four total). 

Upon arrival, we'll have a welcome lunch in Fairfax, VA before we head to our campground. We'll provide transportation to the campground and our days will be filled with early morning walks in the beautiful Shenandoah River Campground, guided hikes in Shenandoah National Park, yoga practices (optional), and more.  

Nourish yourself with homemade plant-focused meals prepared daily by Peaksandposes chef/hiker, Majid. We cater to dietary restrictions. 

Additional details about each day will follow but we will plan on hiking Old Rag, the highest and coolest hike in Shenandoah. We'll plan for a waterfall hike and other hikes with the best scenery possible. 

You should be in good hiking shape to hike 5-7 miles on average for 3 days straight. 

Click here for a map of Shenandoah River State Park. It's SUPER nice!!

Bedding/linens etc.

***Each guest is required to bring their own bed linens and bath towels.***

Refund policy

Payment options:

1) Pay in full at the time of registration.

2) Pay a deposit of $400 or $500 (private room) when you register and then the balance will be due in 1 or 2 installments. 

3) If paying in one installment, then the first installment is due 120 days prior to the trip.

4) If paying in two installments, then the first installment is due 120 days prior to the trip and the balance is due 60 days prior to the trip date. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

If you cancel 60 days prior to the trip, your deposit will be returned minus a 20% administrative fee. 

If you cancel 30-59 days prior to the trip, you will receive 50% of your payment back. If your spot can be filled, your money will be returned minus 25% of your total payment as an administrative fee. 

If you cancel your trip within 29 days of the trip, there will be no refund unless your spot can be filled minus 30% administrative fees.

What’s included

  • All meals
    Lunch Monday through breakfast on Friday
  • Daily guided hikes
    3 days of hiking in Shenandoah NP
  • Yoga class
    Yoga in the afternoon at campsite (optional)
  • Plant based meals
    Minimal animal product
  • Morning walks
    Morning walks through the campground (optional)
  • Campfires
  • Gluten free meals
    We can accommodate various dietary restrictions
  • Transportation
    Transportation to the campground and throughout our 5 days.

What’s not included

  • Travel to and from event
    We will do our best to pick you up and drop you off from the airport.
  • Alcoholic beverages
    You are welcome to purchase your own
  • Trail snacks
    Please bring your own trail snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Bedding, linens, towels
    Since COVID, guests have to bring their own linens, sleeping bags and towels

Available Packages

Bunk room top bed

Sleep on the top bunk in a bunk room with up to 3 other people. 

Deposit: $400
Bunk room bottom bed

Sleep on the bottom bunk in a bunk room with up to 3 other people. 

Deposit: $400

Your Organizer

Nancy Wind
13 reviews
I am a four season peak bagger in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. I am exploring the Adirondacks of New York as well as Colorado 14'ers. My longest backpacking trip was 18 days on the John Muir Trail with a grand finale hiking Mt. Whitney! I am a Certified Health Coach and yoga instructor leading people to uplevel their health and reinvent themself. I am the most content outside hiking with my friends. I enjoy staying active through yoga, biking, x-country skiing and cooking seasonal plant based food.


I had a wonderful trip to Shenandoah! I loved our cozy cabins, our meals were delicious and plentiful. (Thank you Majid) I enjoyed our yoga classes, the hiking, and the activities that Nancy led us in to help us get to know each other and ourselves better. I enjoyed making new friends and had such an awesome roommate. So grateful to Nancy for leading this trip. Thank you!
By Maureen for Experience Fall Foliage in Shenandoah National Park on Nov 06, 2023
Thank you Maureen. It's always a pleasure to have you and all your sweetness and openness to new things. Glad you made the decision to join us!
By Nancy Wind on Nov 06, 2023
Another amazing retreat with Peaks and Poses. So well planned and orchestrated. Challenging hikes, Majid’s crazy delicious plant based meals, morning yoga and 5 Tibetans, tons of photos and more new friends. So grateful! Nancy Wind - I’ll go anywhere with you! White water rafting up north and hiking in Colorado is next. I’ll be there!
By Evelyn T for Experience Fall Foliage in Shenandoah National Park on Nov 05, 2023
Thank you! Always enjoy your spirited energy Evy! Keep coming back as we always have a blast and learn from one another.
By Nancy Wind on Nov 06, 2023
This trip to Glacier National Park was on my bucket list for years, and not only did it not disappoint, it exceeded my expectations beyond anything I could have imagined. To be honest, you'd have to be quite the crotchety soul to not find joy in the jaw-dropping beauty of GNP, but Nancy and Majid made the trip so much more. Sure there were the incredible meals, the energizing yoga sessions, and the soothing meditations, but there was also a focus on nurturing connection. I came to this retreat not knowing anyone else attending, yet I left feeling like I had grown another family. I highly recommend any Peaks and Poses retreats!
By Donna M for Glacier National Park-Hiking/Yoga/Self-Care on Aug 29, 2023
Donna, thank you for your thoughtful and heartfelt review. I'm so happy that we reconnected and are part of a loving and fun family! The mountains are magical and when we immerse ourselves in them, their is so much growth. Loved having you on our trip and enjoyed our hikes together and of course your photos. Namaste <3
By Nancy Wind on Aug 29, 2023
OMG!!! Every day was awe inspiring. The park and its beauty holds pockets of wonder waiting to be explored. Each day held adventures that were different from each other and yet equally inspiring! Combine the hikes in the park with spiritual appreciation of all earths wonders and a touch of mind body wellness, one comes away feeling cleansed. Nancy’s expertise in connecting to the earth through breath, movement and community leaves you feeling inspired to continue long after the trip is over. Nancy thank you for all you do!
By Linda R for Glacier National Park-Hiking/Yoga/Self-Care on Aug 28, 2023
Thank you Linda, So glad that we reconnected and you could join us on this most amazing adventure. I love how you described the park as "pockets of wonder." So true. Thanks for your enthusiasm and stories to share. Look forward to traveling again with you!
By Nancy Wind on Aug 28, 2023
This was a wonderful experience and the most carefully planned retreat I have been on. Nancy scheduled thrilling hikes and beautiful yoga and meditation sessions. We had free time as well. Our chef created delicious meals which we all enjoyed. Our accommodations were comfortable with space for gatherings indoors and out. I can’t wait for the next retreat with Nancy.
By Maria B for Glacier National Park-Hiking/Yoga/Self-Care on Aug 28, 2023
Ria, so grateful that we met and had this shared experience in the magical mountains of Glacier National Park. I can't wait to travel and explore with you again <3 Thanks for coming with your enthusiasm, willingness to try and learn new things (like playing Pitch) and your overall sweetness. See you soon!
By Nancy Wind on Aug 28, 2023
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