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Re: Retreat
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978905 by Sheep Thrills
Aug 29, 2019 10:06pm
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Thanks ladies ☺
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978910 by Linden Leaf
Aug 29, 2019 11:38pm
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Here is the research that Maude sent me last week:

The Stitchery Nook is located in the tiny town of Osage in northwest Iowa The store is on-site. They carry quilting and scrapbooking stuff.

15 beds, mostly twin size - Amenities
12 - 6 ft. tables
"We will consider daily rentals of Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday depending upon reservations at the retreat center"
Rates are by-the-room, per night.
hard-surface road (not gravel)

Sight Seeing? Mitchell County Attractions

The Quilted Steeple is another very rural place
Sixteen 8 ft. tables with lights
on a hard surface road (not gravel)
I think the crafting room is the church basement - it doesn't say, but photo seem to indicate it is - the sanctuary still has pews.
Full kitchen adjacent to the crafting room.
$120/person for a bed, plus $35/day for an extended stay
another letterbox desert ~ which could change at either location ~ whistling innocently

Sight seeing? Algona Area Attractions
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978911 by Linden Leaf
Aug 29, 2019 11:42pm
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Frog found a Condo that is set up for large groups, as some sort of and Airbnb situation, I think; I can't find the link she texted me, but she will be visiting this property to check it out for us. I hope others of us will post any findings of any potential locations...there was one post on my thread on the LTC Fanatics page on facebook for a beautiful lodge near Pidgeon Forge, TN that looks very nice!
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978910 by Linden Leaf
Aug 30, 2019 8:49am
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https://www.atlasquest.com/boards/read.php?threadId=142301&startId=978398
There are links in the original post that didn't copy, so here's the original.

I'd say a single discussion in a single online location would be easier for all of us to keep up with ideas and comments.
Further, just FYI, I tossed out two suggestions to start the conversation, and don't really care where we end up, or how many options there are.
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978929 by Maude
Aug 30, 2019 9:02am
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That link doesn't work?
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978930 by Wise Wanderer
Aug 30, 2019 9:07am
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It worked for me???
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978929 by Maude
Aug 30, 2019 11:09am
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Why is this a private page? If we're going to have an open discussion about a yearly public LTC retreat then it needs to be public for all of us to see.
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978907 by Gypsy Fiddler
Aug 30, 2019 2:11pm
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https://hiddenhavencabin.org/

Located in Seviereville, TN just outside Gatlinburg. Beautiful area.

http://www.hinklehillinn.com/home.html

Within about 1 hour of Nashville Airport, TN. Quaint small town. Have some good festivals in the area too.
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978907 by Gypsy Fiddler
Aug 30, 2019 3:07pm
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I would be happy to host one in NY, but the consensus seemed to be that people aren't interested in upstate NY.
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #978943 by LROSEM
Aug 30, 2019 3:14pm
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Hey! I didn't see any comments against NY! I'm open-minded if you've got a property!!πŸ˜πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #978943 by LROSEM
Aug 30, 2019 4:02pm
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I can come to New York. My car knows the way. Where-ish might this be? In the Adirondacks?
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #978930 by Wise Wanderer
Aug 30, 2019 4:35pm
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Me either.
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #978949 by Topcollector
Aug 30, 2019 5:35pm
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Yeah. Topcollector me too. It seems it must be a private group. Hopefully the info will be posted publicly then we can all be on the same page. But it looks like our options are Iowa, Tennessee, and possibly New York? :-)
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978951 by Linden Leaf
Aug 31, 2019 7:48am
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It would be great if it was in St. Louis--easier for me to get away but be close for Glynn if something happens.
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978944 by Gypsy Fiddler
Aug 31, 2019 8:41am
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I did have a location a year or so ago when I looked. I can look into it again.
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978970 by LROSEM
Aug 31, 2019 3:48pm
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Please! and thank you!πŸ˜€
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978943 by LROSEM
Sep 1, 2019 9:31am
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I would totally be interested in upstate NY
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #978943 by LROSEM
Sep 17, 2019 1:42am
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Very late to the party here but ny would work for me too.
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #978943 by LROSEM
Sep 17, 2019 8:32pm
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Where... Western by or eastern? I am not against NY either.
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978907 by Gypsy Fiddler
Sep 18, 2019 8:47am
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We have a great Camp area in Southern Indiana. There are cabins and a bunk house and a dining hall that would be great for the actual crafting. It would be $40/person per night. It is located about 5-10 minutes from all kinds of restaurants, but off the beaten path enough that it is really secluded. We would have access to all the outside amenities. The main bunk house holds 36 people and the other cabins holds up to 14 people. I have stayed here for Girl Scout events and the place is great! Plus, it is 15 minutes from Evansville which has a Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Joann's and a Scrapbook Den :)

And if not next year, I would be willing to host the following year :)

Here is the link:
http://www.campbrosend.org/facility-usage.html

Lindsey
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #979535 by jlsd0218
Sep 18, 2019 11:59am
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Interesting, but do the cabins have bathrooms in each? AC? Bunk beds not great for me and I definitely need a bathroom in the same building where I’m sleeping. I’m not seeing much info on buildings/facilities for crafting? Do like the central US location.
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #979543 by Kiss'n Karin
Sep 18, 2019 12:59pm
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The bunk house that sleeps 36 does have central air/heat and restroom/showers. The individual cabins have a wall AC unit and you need to walk to restroom, so we can accommodate those that NEED a nightly restroom (not that he would be there, but my husband is one of those such people) :) The dining haul is a very large open room that can hold up 150 people, I believe. Hopes this helps :)
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #979545 by jlsd0218
Sep 18, 2019 3:57pm
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I like it! It's a good central location. If the bunk house sleeps 36, that implies there are 18 bunk beds, so no one will need to climb up and down. We could limit registration to 18. Have there ever been 18 people at one of these retreats?
also ~
Would we be bringing and cooking our own food?
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #979545 by jlsd0218
Sep 18, 2019 4:31pm
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Do they have tables and comfy chairs for us to work/craft on/at and outlets for Ott lites, etc. in the hall? How does the cost of the large bunk house compare to the cabins? Is it still by the person? Definitely need the RR for night trips! Do they have a way to get more info? The web site isn’t very informative.
Re: Retreat
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Reply to: #978897 by Linden Leaf
Sep 18, 2019 5:51pm
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I would possibly be interested in late Oct/Nov.
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #978907 by Gypsy Fiddler
Sep 18, 2019 6:09pm
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I would be up for upstate NY or IN.

To throw another iron in the fire... I recently learned about this place in West Michigan and thought it sounded perfect for this type of event:

https://www.intothewoodsretreat.com/eat-and-drink

This is located along Lake Michigan (not right on the lakeshore), about 20 minutes either way between Holland and Grand Haven -- both fun Lake Michigan beach areas with beautiful lighthouses and great little shops, etc. Also there are several great parks with trails and quite a few existing letterboxes (but always room for more)!

The pricing seems reasonable if you had a full house (20 people).

SpringChick /Deb
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #979556 by SpringChick
Sep 18, 2019 6:54pm
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The accommodations look great (similar to Black Hawk house) and I like the many bathrooms with the bedrooms! It sounds reasonable if we can get a 3rd night for not too much additional cost since Thur-Sun is our usual stay.
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #979556 by SpringChick
Sep 18, 2019 6:59pm
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The calendar shows it’s already booked every week-end in July and most of June 2020. Aug looks available... Early Aug?
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #979535 by jlsd0218
Sep 18, 2019 7:31pm
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Love the idea of Southern Indiana or Tennessee. Much closer to me (which helps when you are trying to orchestrate school-aged kids & a hubby). Evansville is not too far! Didn't think about a scout camp.πŸ’œ
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
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Reply to: #978907 by Gypsy Fiddler
Sep 19, 2019 8:53am
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I cast another vote for Tenn. Hopefully, its in the running.