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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 and blanket.  Each guest is also given a bath towel and washcloth.  Please bring your favorite pillow if possible.

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.

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.  Because of the rural area , we ask that guests connect only one device at a time.

The Craft room is on the main floor of the home and has 10 5 foot tables and office chairs all set up and ready to craft! 

Every person has a 5′ table and a comfy chair.

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

We provide all bedding, toilet paper, all kitchen ware (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.

No food is provided.  We do have a fully stocked kitchen – dishes, cups, silverware, bowls, platters, pots, pans, pitchers, plus a crock pot, toaster, & blender.  There is a large refrigerator, stove, & microwave.  We also have a coffee maker.  

The closest grocery store is Winn Dixie, about a 5 minute drive from the house. There are also a Publix and Walmart SuperCenter located about 15-20 minutes away. 

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 within the retreat.