Are you looking for a creative escape? Well I may just have the answer for you. I have planned a weekend creative escape out at Bittern Lake Lodge (Oct. 31, Nov. 1st and 2nd, 2014). If you haven’t been on a weekend retreat – these are FABULOUS! So much fun to gather with other crafters for some dedicated crafting time and to be inspired by others.
Here’s a little more information on the retreat…
The service provided by Sheldon and his Chef (Ramon) is amazing! The cost is exceptional considering the quality of food and service at the lodge. At the retreat you can expect uninterrupted (only meals and times you decide) crafting/you time. You can craft from sun up to sun down or well beyond – or craft very little or not at all. Naps and pajamas are always endorsed:) This retreat allows you to focus on what you want to do, when you want to do it. The retreat is open from 4pm on Friday and closes at 4pm on Sunday.
While a guest at Bittern Lake Lodge, you will be treated to a homey atmosphere that can accommodate up to 18 crafters in double and triple (one queen (two people share the queen) and a single) rooms that feature goose down duvet quilts and pillows (single rooms are not typically available).
- Single guests are always welcome too. If you come as a single, you may be matched up with another single guest but will not be asked to share a queen bed with a stranger:)
- If you come as a triple, your group will be placed in a triple room – two guests will have to share a queen bed. Or you can bring a personal cot.
The sleeping quarters are in a separate building from the main lodge and are very quiet and relaxing. The sleeping house is always a quiet zone.
The main building features several amenities such as a pool table, a full sized guest fridge for guest items (simple snacks or special beverages), ice machine, margarita machine, two fireplaces, large screen tv and satellite and wireless internet. Outside, the beauty of Alberta allows for walks in the country and many sitting areas outside. in the crafting room, each crafter has their own 6′ table to work at with a power bar at each pod of tables. For quilters, there is additional space for your iron and other related items to work on your projects. The lighting is excellent and there are many windows showing the beautiful property that the lodge sits on.
The meals at the lodge are amazing! All meals are almost totally made from scratch and as part of your fee, you will receive a light dinner on the day of arrival, three full, delicious meals on the full days at the lodge and breakfast and lunch on the day of departure. While you may bring your own snacks, you will probably find that you will not need them! Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water are always available. You are welcome to bring your own beverage selections as well, including alcohol (if consumed responsibly).
All this, plus a few little extras from me – all for only $210! Optional classes (for an additional fee) will be available to register for and will be sent out in September to all registrants. These classes will all be available for you to do at any time throughout the weekend. By not having scheduled class times, this allows you to fit them in when it works for you and doesn’t interrupt your crafting time!
There is also an option to bring in a licensed massage therapist. If this is something you are interested in please let me know at time of registration and if there is enough interest, I will see if she is available for the weekend.
One last thing you need to know – Bittern Lake Lodge is also a waterfowl hunting lodge, so when it is not hunting season (September to mid-October) Sheldon rents out his facility – this means there are wildlife trophies of all types throughout the lodge. Please be aware of this as you make your decision to join us.
Please note that a deposit of at least $105 is due upon registration or by April 15th to hold your place. Balance is due 30 days prior to departure. Payment can be made by cheque, money order or by email money transfer (sorry no PayPal option for this event). Retreat is limited to 18 people and we are almost half full already. Deposit holds your spot.
I hope that you are able to join us at this fabulous Creative Escape! I know that you will love it.