The winter retreat used to be held every year around the first weekend of February at Seyon Lodge, Because of how popular this event is, it out grew the limited space there, and moved for 2022 to Highland Lodge in Greensboro, VT because they could accommodate more people. The dates changed, as well, to take advantage of the "end of season" rates that make Highland Lodge affordable.
People are free to bring all manner of fiber crafts to work on. We've had folks bring quilting, spinning, carding, knitting, and crocheting. We sometimes hold demonstrations, and there is always someone at hand to help work out a problem you might be having with a particular project. Most of the activities take place in one of the three living rooms (two have fireplaces), though folks have been known to bring their snowshoes trek around outside.
All meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast and all activities or demonstrations held during the retreat are included in the fee. I am required to pay a 50% deposit to lock in the reservation, so I do need people to register in advance as early as they possibly can.
Registration for this retreat is on a first-come, first-served basis. The lodge can only comfortably accommodate a maximum of twenty-two people. Each of the rooms has its own bathroom. However, I am unable to fulfill requests for single rooms. All rooms have either one or two beds, and in order for everyone to fit (so I can keep the cost down for folks), we need people to share rooms. In some cases, folks who are friends and don't mind, end up sharing a queen or a king bed. There are also roll away beds that can be set up in the larger rooms if necessary. No one will be expected to share a bed with a stranger. There are two rooms on the ground floor; one of which is wheelchair accessible with a queen and a twin bed. The other is smaller, with a queen bed, and not fully wheelchair accessible. All the rest of the rooms are up a flight of stairs. There is no elevator to the upstairs rooms.
There is another lodging option at this venue. They have four cabins with two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, and large living room that can be reserved during this weekend. If you'd prefer to stay in one of them, contact Highland Lodge directly and mention that you're attending the knitting retreat. These reservations will be paid for separately, but I will still manage the meals as a group, so you'll pay me for the meal. Pets can be accommodated in these cabins, though service animals are also allowed in the main lodge.
Please go to the Registration page to get details about the fees, payment, and refund policy.