Monday, February 1, 2010

URGENT OPINIONS NEEDED!!!!!!!

HELP!
RE: mama's collection of friends retreat
July 23-25

Ladies!
I have been calling around for a location (just the right one you know!) for our fabulous, first time ever, crafting/spiritual insights/mothering (our kids and each other) special, special time together and here is my dilemma.

I have called the state parks around here. I am finding that most facilities that we would like to use are usually reserved a year in advance. And to have an assortment of good sleeping arrangements (to accommodate nursing babies) the search got harder.

Eldest/Admin suggested that I start looking at B&B's. My thoughts went quickly to one that I have stayed at three times and loved it more each time.
I called to inquire what it would take to rent the entire facility. We would have
access to a kitchen which would mean meals could be made for us (thanks Sara!). There is two large sitting areas that we could do our sewing demos and babies could nap in their rooms upstairs with the use of monitors to the main level. The house is absolutely wonderful and I am picky about my B&B's! There would be room for 10, sharing a room. Most are queens with rooms for pack and plays if you don't co sleep.
Why am I just telling you this when I can direct you to http://leavenworthinn.com. Go to the rooms and check out The Cottage. This is the one that I would love to be our first gathering. Comfortable, roomy, cozy and far away from anything. The cost per person would be 131.00 (if we have 10 ladies) for Fri night-Sun morning. Breakfast would come with the package. We could get creative with the other meals.

So I need your help.
I know this is more than some of you planned to spend. I know it could be farther and longer than you anticipated.
But we have time to save?
I'm trying to accommodate several things:
1. School starting in August for you teachers
2. Comfortable digs for Those Pregnant
3. Near by facilities for Nappies for Ze Bambinos
4. Food prep convenience to save money
5. Beautiful grounds for a restful time
6. Large group spaces for all the larnin' that will be going on.

PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS!
ANY INPUT WILL BE HELPFUL!
I WILL NEED TO RESERVE ASAP IN ORDER FOR US TO HAVE THE WHOLE COTTAGE!
IF THERE IS ANY SERIOUS FINANCIAL CONCERNS, EMAIL ME.
IF THERE IS ANY SERIOUS LOCALE CONCERNS, EMAIL ME.

Seriously, this is a wonderful location. On the Ohio River and really isolated. Walking, bike paths meander around the grounds. Many rockers on the spacious porches..
But I am open to suggestions (even though I really, really like this place; can picture our group enjoying ourselves rather funly)

PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS, PHONE CALLS, EMAIL!!!!
love you all,

mama Deb....

4 comments:

  1. In short, yes, yes, yes! Perhaps if the $$ issue is truly a problem for some, others can volunteer a few extra dollars to help bring the price down for others? I'm not opposed; the more the merrier!

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  2. I think the cost is very reasonable, but I'm not sure I can travel so far. Sounds AMAZING!

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  3. Dana might be able to travel that far if a certain SOMEONE would be willing to carpool!!!!?!!!! :))))))

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  4. as much as I say I am in, there is of course the whole "Landon and I have no idea where we will be at this summer" but I am sure I can find a way to be there! I have several friends interested.
    I have two confirmed. Always Roomie Beth and my dear friend Whitney. The date didnt work for two others :( and had quite a few maybes
    plus, I think all the Young ladies are interested! :) I have been sending links via facebook messages, will let you know there responses once i get them.
    you KNOW i love this place!!! hope it works out!!!!

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