When: October 1-5, 2017
Where: Crossville, TN
What: BYOP Retreat
Crossville, TN is located on the Cumberland Plateau in the Appalachian Mountains. We’ll be there at the beginning of October, and the temps should be mild and the leaves beginning to change color. We will be staying at a 12,700 acre resort that boasts of golf courses, riding stables, indoor and outdoor pools, multiple lakes and other activities including massage services (swoon). There are restaurants on site, and several more to choose from just a couple of miles away. But who cares about all that?!? We are here for the sewing…
BYOP– This is a Bring Your Own Project style of retreat. Plan on starting something new and dedicating a solid several days to working on it. I will be working on the Stag Nation quilt by Sewn Into the Fabric, and I will gladly teach it to whomever wants to join me. Or, bring a project from home that you want to finish up. We’ll have access to one large common sewing area for three days, and there is also plenty of room for cutting, sewing and relaxing in the units where we will be staying. There will be enough room in the common area for all attendes to have their own sewing space. Please do not bring personal irons or cutting mats to the common sewing area, although you are welcome to have them in your unit.
Shown above: Stag Nation by Sewn Into the Fabric
Accomodations– Mulitiple 2-bedroom units with full kitchens, washers and dryers, dining and living room space. You can choose between reserving an entire 2-bedroom unit or a bedroom, both of which you can either keep to yourself or share with friends. Sharing bedrooms may require sharing a queen or king size bed. (See below for more information.) Units are all located close to one another. No housekeeping will be provided during the retreat.
Food– The Green Apricot will provide lunches while in the common sewing area Monday through Wednesday. Some staples will be provided in each unit, but all other meals will be the responsibility of the attendees. Grocery stores and restaurants are all just a couple miles away.
Travel– Travel is not included. The closest international airport to Crossville is 110 miles away in Nashville. Please keep this in mind while planning.
Check In/Check Out– Check-in begins at 5pm on Sunday, Oct 1, and check-out is at 10am on Thursday, Oct 5.
Fees, Deposits and Canellation Policies–
- Fees listed are per unit or per bedroom, not necessarily per person, and include accomodations, sewing space and lunch for three days. (See information about sharing rooms below.) Payment in full without incurring a $100 fee is due August 15, 2017. Final payment is due September 15, 2017. If the reservation is not paid in full on September 15, the reservation and all fees are forfeited.
- Registration requires a $400 deposit per unit or $200 deposit per bedroom that is nonrefundable, but is transferable with approval by The Green Apricot.
- Cancellations before September 15, 2017 are fully refundable, less the deposit. Cancellations after September 15, 2017 are not refundable. Remember, you can transfer your reservation to someone else.
Sharing Rooms– Fees listed are per unit or per bedroom, and while I must have contact information for each attendee, there is only 1 contact per reservation for billing purposes. So, if you want to share a reservation with friends, one of you would collect fees from the others and make a single deposit and payment to The Green Apricot. Sharing a bedroom is likely to mean that you will be sharing a queen or king sized bed, although some rooms have two twins.
In other words, if Suzy reserves an entire unit for herself and three other friends, it is between Suzy and the three friends to pool together funds for the reservation. Suzy would collect $100 from each of her friends, then pay the $400 deposit for the unit. Then, by August 15, she would collect the remaining fees from each friend and pay the balance directly to The Green Apricot.
If Becca reserves a bedroom for herself and a friend, it is between Becca and the friend to find a replacement if either one of them have to cancel. This is because many of the shared bedrooms require sharing a bed, and in that case would be inappropriate for me to find a replacement for the one who cancelled. Again, all fees would be paid through Becca to The Green Apricot.
Two-bedroom units- If you have a group of four or less and would like to reserve a unit for just your group, this is your chance. Each unit sleeps a maximum of four people (no sleeper sofas, but possibly sharing a queen or king). You will be the point of contact for billing for the unit. The entire unit is $1500 if paid in full by August 15, and requires a $400 deposit. (To do the math, if 4 share a unit, it would be $375 total per person.)
Bedrooms within a two-bedroom unit– If you would prefer to either have a room to yourself or share a room with a friend, this is the option for you. Each bedroom sleeps a maximum of two people (no sleeper sofas, but possibly sharing a queen or king). You will be the point of contact for billing for the bedroom. Each bedroom is $780 if paid in full by August 15, and requires a $200 deposit. (To do the math, if 2 share a room, it would be $390 per person.)
Click Register Now to reserve your choice with the appropriate deposit. Because of system limitations, it is possible to overbook. If that happens, and I am not able to honor your request, I will refund your deposit promptly. Reservations are limited to a total of 24 people (including myself). After the reservations have been confirmed, I will send a link for the remaining balance due.
Please let me know if you have any questions before you register. You can email me at email@example.com, or text or call 770-584-3498.