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Retreat FAQs

We are located in Lake Placid, Florida. We will provide specific directions from your location upon reservation.

No, it is in the city of Lake Placid, but the home is on a canal that leads directly to Lake Grassy.

Yes, 3 days/2 nights.

We have beds and craft tables for 10.  We will accept groups as small as 7.

To make it fair for all the guests staying during a weekend, we only offer two night stay retreats.  We understand weekends are busy for everyone and you are welcome to come and go as you please throughout the weekend.

You are welcome to stay an extra day. An extra night is $250 per night for the entire group. Advance registration for an extended stay is greatly appreciated but we will do our best to accommodate last minute requests.

If you cancel prior to 30 days before your scheduled weekend we will provide a full refund of your paid balance minus the deposit. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to your scheduled retreat date you will not receive a refund. But, we will keep your paid balance for six months to apply toward a future weekend stay. Please remember we try to prepare for your weekend stay early. Each spot that is “saved” is a spot we were unable to offer to another guest.

To make the weekend prices fair for everyone we only offer full weekend retreats.

Lake House Retreat has 3 bedrooms all located on the first floor. For details on each room, see Lodging. Extra pillows and blankets are kept in the bedroom closet. Each bed has a sheet set with a blanket and pillows.  Each guest is also given a bath towel and washcloth.  We suggest you bring your favorite pillow.

Check-in time is any time after 10:00 am on the day of your scheduled retreat and check-out is 4:00 pm on the scheduled day of departure. If you need a late checkout, that has to be arranged ahead of time and may only be accommodated if there is not another party checking in the following day in order for there to be ample time to clean and sanitize before guests. If you are late leaving without prior arrangement and it delays the cleaners, you may be assessed a late fee of up to $100.

Yourself and your personal scrapbook/crafting/quilting gear and food! We also suggest warm slippers, comfy sweats, and cozy pajamas. Lake Placid Retreat is all about crafting, relaxing, and being pampered-no need for makeup and getting dressed up!  For those who crawl into bed in the wee hours of the morning, we suggest bringing an eye mask to help you sleep a few hours longer during the daylight.

There is a small Creative Memories store at the retreat. Your host will have a key to the store and you will check out with her. The host will be rewarded for taking on this extra task. 

Yes, and it’s free! The wifi password is under the tv in the living room. Because the house is in a rural area, we suggest that each guest connect only one device at a time if the wifi is not strong enough for others to use their device. Typically we have 10 crafters on their cricuts/laptops without any issues. 

The Craft room is on the main floor of the home and has ten 5 foot tables with office chairs all set up and ready to craft! Each table has a cup caddy to reduce the chance of spilling on your table, along with a raised shelf to maximize your table space!

There are many restaurants, stores, & shops in the area.  For your convenience, a list of places is at the Retreat in a binder under the tv in the living room. 

We provide all bedding, toilet paper, all kitchenware (pots, pans, dishes, silverware, utensils, salt and pepper, garbage bags, dish soap, coffee filters, coffee maker, toaster, microwave). We also provide towels, washcloths, napkins, and paper towels. If you forget something, however, check with us before going out and buying it, we may have it to borrow, rent, or purchase. There is a dollar store right at the end of the road if you need anything, and Winn Dixie is about a 7-8 minute drive away. Publix is about 12-15 minutes down the road as well. 

No food is provided. There is a large refrigerator, stove, & microwave. If you need more room to keep food cold, the fridge/freezer on the back porch is running. Winn Dixie is about a 7-8 minute drive away. Publix is about 12-15 minutes down the road as well. 

Yes, there is even an outside kitchen to store your drinks in! Please drink responsibly.

Please load the dishwasher and run it, take all trash out to the containers on the side of the garage.  Thank you so much for your help – It is greatly appreciated!

Sorry, but no.

Yes, but only on the outside of the home. There are no cameras of any kind inside the home. 

We do an inventory check of the retreat before you arrive to make sure all the supplies are there for your use.  This same inventory checklist is completed after your departure.  If we find that something is missing, we will notify you, and you will be responsible for paying the shipping to have the item returned to us, and if it can’t be located, you will be billed for the missing item.

No, there is not a land line phone.

There is no smoking allowed. A $200 cleaning fee will be assessed if smoking occurs on the property. This includes outside as well. 

Check out this website for a list of many fun and unique things around the Lake Placid area: https://familydestinationsguide.com/most-unique-town-florida/