Summer Mountain Adventure
Couples Retreats

JULY 25-29, 2024 and AUGUST 22-26, 2024

Join Jackie and Kevin Freiberg for a weekend in the Wasatch Mountains for an experiential couples retreat to grow your friendship, deepen your love and rise stronger AS ONE.

Your Weekend Hosts & Facilitators:

Drs. Jackie and Kevin Freiberg

We are not marriage and family therapists. In fact, we have spent our entire careers writing books about, speaking to and advising business leaders. We are entrepreneurs and partners who have been working, writing, speaking and raising children together for more than 34 years.

Like many of our friends, we can honestly say, we are wiser about love and more in love than we were way back then. But we haven’t arrived. So, we’d like to share some of that hard-fought wisdom with you and learn from you while enjoying a kick-ass time on the mountain we’ve come to love—a place we consider our sacred space. Come join us!

A time to ReflectRefreshRe-ImagineResurge

During the weekend you’ll have enriching opportunities to REFLECT, REFRESH and RE-IMAGINE how you complement, strengthen and complete one another, and then, RESURGE into a happier, stronger, more vibrant relationship.

Based on the work of the Gottman Institute, the Freiberg’s hard-fought insight from 34 years of marriage and a Christlike understanding of love, this retreat will invite you to engage in a lifetime of discovering and rediscovering each other.

Dig Deep and Play Hard

Our facilitation/discussion will take place at the Freiberg’s home, located five minutes above Sundance Resort.

Each morning we will dig deep and unpack two of the six conversations. Then, you will engage in some of the most exciting adventure activities the mountain has to offer. Here’s what you can expect…

six Crucial Conversations

What if you could come to a romantic setting and dig deep into some conversations you and your partner haven’t had for a long time…or maybe never had?

Every great love story is a never-ending conversation. It’s two people who are still curious about each other–who aren’t done discovering each other.

At the retreat, we will tee up the importance of these six conversations and then, give you a 6-month plan for using them to love and appreciate each other more deeply.

Sundance Zip Tour

Get ready to soar over 2100 feet of vertical drop at Sundance UT. The Sundance Zip Tour is recognized as one of the most exciting and scenic zip tours in the world and one of the highest and longest zip lines in the United States.

After a 3-2-1 count down, you’ll launch and ride side-by-side on the zip line’s double cables.

While fully in control of your own speed, you can go full throttle at speeds of 65 miles per hour or you can stop mid-line to take in the breathtaking vistas. The experience is exhilarating. The takeaways are priceless.

Scenic Chairlift Ride & Lunch

You and your partner will hop on two different lifts, sit back, relax and enjoy the colorful, panoramic views as you ascend to the top of Sundance Mountain. There, you will have a casual, yet epic lunch at Bearclaw cabin.

While enjoying refreshments, tacos, burritos, or a heaping plate of nachos you’ll feel like you are on top of the world as you take in the spectacular 360-degree views of Heber and Utah Valleys.

Your adventure continues by riding the lifts back to the base of the mountain for more breathtaking views of the Wasatch mountain range.

Kayak the Provo River

For this afternoon’s adventure you’ll strap on a life jacket and hop in a tandem kayak. Together you’ll float the mild rapids and paddle your way down the Provo River. Known as one of the iconic fly fishing rivers in the west, the Provo in the Fall is spectacular!

Kayaking the Provo River is a refreshing and rejuvenating way to take in Provo canyon and float above what is considered to be some of the best trout fishing in Utah.

ATV Adventuring in the Wasatch Mountains

As the saying goes, play together to stay together. And since Utah is celebrated for its recreation and adventure, this is your chance to play hard on dusty trails as you navigate the Wasatch and Uinta National Forests.

Get ready for an afternoon of high adventure. You’ll saddle up, side-by-side, in a two seater and roar through the backcountry taking in scenic vistas, crossing river beds and climbing hills on ATVs.

If you are new to ATVs, you’ll be amazed at where these machines can go.

Every Love Story is a never-ending conversation

Making your marriage or relationship a true source of joy requires intention and attention. Think about it, if your marriage or relationship is on auto-pilot, it’s also in atrophy.

On the mountain, you’ll be invited to “dial up” your curiosity and never stop exploring one another by unpacking six specific conversations:

  1. More trust—deeper commitment
  2. Tools for managing conflict
  3. Sex and intimacy—what’s normal?
  4. Impact of work and money
  5. Adventure—power of playing together
  6. Spirituality–falling in love, together, with the One who first loves you

At the conclusion you receive a six-month guide for making these conversations an ongoing part of growing and enriching your relationship.

Here’s a quick look at some of the tools we’ll provide as part of the six conversations.

Soft Startups

Never-Ending Conversations

3 Simple Words

bid strategies

Making It Stick

As a take away, each couple will receive a play book for making these conversations an ongoing part of growing and enriching your relationship. The playbook will be your guide for digging into each of the six conversations, each week, one month at a time, for six months.

The goal: To stay curious and never stop exploring one another.

We believe that if you do the work, and engage in the discussions/exercises each week, your relationship will become stronger, more resilient, and more intimate.

After the Weekend

We will check-in with each couple at the two, four, and six-month milestones to see how the conversations are going.

A Romantic Setting

Nestled in the Wasatch Mountains at the end of a gorgeous box canyon, Sundance, UT is an arts community with world-class recreation—a place where creativity thrives, discovery is abundant and growth is inevitable.

This one-of-a-kind venue has a way of arresting you with the majestic beauty of 12,000 ft. Mount Timpanogos and then consuming you with its natural charm and rustic elegance.

It is the perfect place for couples to reflect, refresh, re-imagine and begin a resurgence journey.



Arrive & Settle In...


Conversations 1 + 2, Zip Line Tours, & More


Conversations 3 + 4, ATV Adventures, & More


Conversations 5 + 6, Kayaking, & More


Coffee & Heading Home...

What This Is Not…

It’s not therapy, but it is therapeutic. While we are all broken at some level, it’s not for couples who are in serious trouble. And, this is not a quick-fix retreat or a one and done approach for living and loving more passionately.

This is an invitation to future-proof your marriage or relationship by engaging in conversations designed to prioritize your partnership, deepen your connection, and strengthen your desire for each other.

Who Should Come

The engaged.
Couples deciding whether to commit to a future together.

The starters.
Couples who are newly married and want to build a strong foundation for a lifetime of success.

The seasoned.
Couples who have been together for years and want to deepen and strengthen an already-great relationship.

The stale.
Couples who have fallen into auto-pilot and want to rekindle something they’ve neglected. Couples who want to transform routine and neglect into passion and vitality.

Wherever you are in your relationship, you are not too early or too late. If you are seasoned and don’t want to go stale, or you’re just starting and want to become seasoned, this retreat is for you.


The mountain suites at the resort offer a variety of choices, from a single studio bedroom to a 3 bedroom loft that can accommodate three couples. All of the rooms are very comfortably decorated with rustic elegance—and most are fully self-contained.

Or, you have the option of staying in one of several mountain homes just minutes from each other. Check with us first so we can steer you in the right direction.

Restaurants & Bar

We will enjoy meals in one of two award-winning restaurants at Sundance, the Tree Room and the Foundry Grill.

We will also hang out at a bar built in the late 1800’s. The world-famous Owl Bar, a place where you can easily re-imagine Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid planning their next heist.

Costs & What’s Included


  • Facilitation, discussion
  • Coffee and light breakfast each day
  • Lunch on Friday and Saturday
  • Dinners on Thursday and Sunday night
  • All activities including: zip tour, ATVs, Kayaking, scenic chairlift ride
  • 6-month conversation guide and follow-up calls

What is not hosted:

  • Dinner on Friday and Saturday
  • Lunch on Sunday
  • Transportation to and from Sundance


There are two options, with different lodging accommodations:


The first FOUR couples to register can stay at Kevin & Jackie mountain home in Sundance. Each room includes luxurious accommodations and a private bathroom.


You’ll book your own lodging at Sundance Resort. Room prices range from $450-525 per night. 

Together AS ONE

Couples Weigh In

We Had to Prioritize Us

She Was Right!

Powerful Tools and Follow Up

Safe Place to be Vulnerable

This is NOT Couples Therapy

EPIC Adventure on the Mountain

I Did Not Want To Come

What Our Hosts Bring

July 2022 Recap

Want to Join Us?

We’d love to see you in July or August. Space is limited, so if you’re interested, reach out today!

Or talk to us directly. Just call or text 619-804-9693

Frequently Asked Questions

NO! Our retreats are for ALL couples who are in all stages of navigating life together and want to get better. You will gain helpful tools, engage in meaningful conversations and adventure together in the majesty of the mountains.

Yes! Our retreats are not about marriage. Our retreats offer couples skills and unique activities for navigating love and life in more meaningful, productive and intentional ways.

NO! Our retreats are safe, nothing is forced or awkward.

We, as facilitators, introduce important topics and suggest strategies for discussing them.

Couples can explore the topics on their own and are welcome to reach back out to us for guidance or support if needed.

Yes and No! Every couple struggles. We offer guidance for creating agreements, connections and intentions to help you improve communication. You’ll leave the retreat with a take home guide for navigating all seasons of life, the highs, lows and the routines.

NO! This is your retreat, you can choose to tap out of any of the activities. We’ll help you find something better suited for you.

It’s not a requirement, it is an option (if you’re invited). The resort is walking distance, less than a mile away and private suits are available at an additional cost.

YES! Some of the most fruitful and engaging conversations happen when we return to the house after dinner while enjoying a night cap together.

Work and Play. We create a fast paced experience that keeps couples moving, there is little down time.

No. There is no religious affiliation however, we do introduce faith and spirituality as one of the 6 conversations coupes should discuss.

Yes. You are invited to reconnect with us each quarter for a check-in and update.

Salt Lake International Airport less than 60 minutes from Sundance.