We are currently in our off-season and will not be accepting reservations for the 2020 season until February.

Monday, June 17- Friday, June 21, 2019

Our personal stories are unique treasures.  Discover, claim, and preserve these irreplaceable gems, or invite a cherished friend into this experience.

Register now!

In your own life- or in the life of a person whom you respect- are profound tales of trans-personal significance. Within each of us is a hidden wealth of wisdom and insight. Your stories reveal what you know and value, and they can become a legacy every bit as valuable as personal property. What gives your life meaning? What experiences have shaped you? Reflect upon and learn how to share this valuable material.


Weaving together a wonderful mix of writing technique, personal reflection, and outdoor experience, this workshop will move you to a deep openness to creativity and expression. The exquisite environment of the Shadowcliff retreat center provides a place apart for reflection and renewal. Writing activities will focus on values and experiences that give meaning, writing techniques appropriate to this kind of project, and an option to share what you write. Optional outdoor activities will include exploring the beautiful Grand Lake area by boat, by foot, and perhaps by car (for wildlife viewing), plus time for relaxing either alone or together with new found friends. Come on this amazing journey with us!

Check out the schedule: The Gift of Story Schedule 2019


Perched above Grand Lake and nestled in the mountains on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park, our cozy lodges provide private guest rooms with rustic charm. Look out over Grand Lake or the Shadowcliff campus in either Rempel Lodge or Cliffside Lodge. Both provide gender-specific shared bathrooms with private showers.




From dinner the night you arrive to breakfast the morning you check-out, our chef will lovingly prepare foods in our Compassionate Kitchen. Inspired by what’s available locally and in season, we serve delicious food focusing organic ingredients. All meals are served buffet style and include drinks. Special diets may be accommodated with notice.




Come experience this all-inclusive 5 day, 4 night getaway for:

  • $555/person double occupancy
  • $695/person single occupancy


Your Guide     

Laurie Gudim is a retired psychotherapist whose practice spanned over 30 years. With an M.A., in professional psychology extensive experience in lay leadership in the Episcopal Church, and training and experience in eliciting spiritual autobiographies from people of all faith traditions or none, Ms. Gudim has a deep reverence for the wisdom of individuals in relationship with that which is holy or spiritual to them.

A Letter from Laurie to you!

A history of how Laurie designed the program!