Friday, March 18, 2011

Hello Autumn Crafting Retreat

Announcing....

Hello Autumn Crafting Retreat

Thursday, November 10
through
Sunday, November 13

At the BEAUTIFUL Linck Hill Inn located in Morris, a part of the Endless Mountain region of north-central Pennsylvania.



This crafting retreat is meant for those of us who enjoy working on our crafting projects while enjoying some good, old-fashioned fellowship with friends. These friends can be the ones that you pack in with you, or ones that you are just meeting over the weekend! This retreat isn't limited to scrapbookers-all crafters, artists or women who just want a long weekend for themselves are welcome! If you are a knitter, a paper crafter, a reader, a nature lover, an altered artist, a quilter...whatever...this is the place to be!! You will have plenty of time to rest, create, recharge, explore, mingle and EAT! All this with a picturesque backdrop of glorious fall scenery!


The Inn was built in 1900 and has been added onto and restored to it's current, beautiful glory. The mansion has 14 bedrooms on three floors, 2 dining rooms, meeting room, game room and tons of cozy sitting areas, all decorated in the Victorian-era style. The grounds boast many great spots to just sit and enjoy nature along with the options for scheduled outdoor activities. Activities like horse-drawn hay rides or horse back riding (for additional fees). The meeting room that we'll be using as the craft room is well-lit & spacious, has lots of windows for outdoor gazing, a large screen for movie watching and a sound system. Inside the game room there is a kitchenette including a microwave for late night snacks, plus a full sized pool table, ping pong table, air hockey, board games and more! Each bedroom is beautifully decorated and has it's own bathroom (either in the room or across the hallway). The rooms sleep between 2 and 6 people and have their own heat.


The retreat runs from Thursday morning until Sunday evening. Since we'll be crafting in the same location as we'll be sleeping and since we will have the entire mansion for our private use, we can come and go from the crop room at our leisure! Yep! This means 'ROUND THE CLOCK CRAFTING!

As usual, I will be cooking all the meals during the entire retreat. Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner will be served Thursday through Sunday in the Dining Rooms. Since the mansion is located in rural Pennsylvania, there is no fast food, restaurants or convenience stores within walking distance, so you will not need to leave at all for your meals. After visiting this wonderful kitchen with it's beautiful appointments, I've decided that I have to step up the food options (from our "camp fare") and will be pulling out the culinary stops and creating some really POSH meals! I cannot wait to finalize the menu!!


There is even a coffee/beverage station located in one of the Dining Rooms! Pretty, huh?



If you feel like you need to do a day (or so) of sightseeing, there are a few options near and further out that I can suggest. I will not be organizing any "group" outings or attending any of the outings, but I am happy to suggest some spots to visit.
-New York city is about a 4 hour drive away. Benedict's Bus Service, out of Wellsboro, offers a NYC "Your Way" trip on Saturday for $68. You go and come in one day, so it's a long one!
-There are winery tours around the Finger Lakes area which is about an hour, hour and a half away from the Inn.
-Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon offers beautiful views and great hiking and is just outside of Wellsboro, about 40 minutes from the Inn.
-Corning, NY is about an hour from the Inn and has the museum, the Gaffer District for food, museums and shopping.
-Williamsport has great shopping, entertainment and food. Plus that FABULOUS ribbon store that I love and it's a little over an hour from the Inn.
-Further out is Lancaster (3 1/2 hours), DC (4-ish hours) and Buffalo/Niagara Falls (4-ish hours).
Traveling will be totally on your own. You can get together with your group and rent a car if you want to see some sights. If you are traveling "single" I can try to hook you up with other sightseers. We can discuss this more as y'all decide what you want to see/do. And, of course, if you want to do more sightseeing, you can always come in a day early or stay an extra day to see some sights.

One of the things that is NOT included in the below packages is transportation from and to the airport (Elmira, NY). There are options for getting everyone to the Inn, but I do not know how to arrange it until there are registrations and flight reservations. There is a couple of shuttles that I can organize for one or more people. There are a few rental companies that operate from the airport (Elmira, NY) that you would need to book on your own. BUT, I was going to wait and try to "bundle" y'all together so you could travel together and save some money on transportation. So, as of now...transportation is TBA!

There are 4 different "packages" to choose from depending on if you are traveling in or if you are local.

"Out of Town Package"
$325
Includes:
-Accommodations from Wednesday, November 9th through Sunday, November 13
-'Round the clock access to the Crafting Room and use of the entire mansion and grounds
-Breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and drinks from Thursday morning to Sunday night.
-Goody Bag
-Games with the chance to win door prizes



"Local Package A"
$200
Includes:
-Any 2 days of accommodations between Thursday, November 10 through Sunday, November 13
-Those same 2 days of 'round the clock access to the Crafting Room and use of the entire mansion and grounds
-Breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and drinks on those 2 days
-Goody Bag
-Games with the chance to win door prizes



"Local Package B"
$170
Includes:
-8am to Midnight access to the Crafting Room and use of the entire mansion and grounds (excluding bedrooms) Thursday through Sunday.
-Breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and drinks from Thursday morning to Sunday night.
-Goody Bag
-Games with the chance to win door prizes



"Local Package C"
$85
Includes:
-Any 2 days of 8am to Midnight access to the Crafting Room and use of the entire mansion and grounds (excluding bedrooms)
-Breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and drinks on those 2 days
-Goody Bag
-Games with the chance to win door prizes



The registration form is below, and if you click on it you will be able to print it out and mail a check to the address listed. Please circle or highlight the package you are signing up for. You can either pay the amount in full, or choose a payment plan. I honestly have NO idea how many people I can get for this event, but I DO know that there are limited slots (40 to be exact!) so if this sounds like a retreat you'd like to attend, make plans and register soon! (Just a FYI-I said that I'd be happy with 20 people coming to the Hello Muddah Crop and I got 60! So...?!)

"Out of Town"-$65 deposit due at registration. $65 due on the 1st of May, July, August and October.
"Local A"-$40 deposit due at registration. $40 due on the 1st of Many, July, August and October.
"Local B"-$40 deposit due at registration. $65 due on the 1st of May and October.
"Local C"-$40 deposit due at registration. $45 due on the 1st of October.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancel before September 10th-Full refund.
Cancel between September 11th and October 11th-Refund payments except deposit.
Cancel between October 12th and November 10th-No refund will be given.

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