Posted By Margaret on August 8, 2016
Exciting new developments for the 2017 Get-Away Weekend! The dates for this, our twelfth year, are April 27 – 30. We will be getting away to a new location this year: Beaver Hollow Conference Center which is located on 300 acres of natural woodland in Wyoming County. Open since 1989, Beaver Hollow has earned a reputation as the premier location for group and corporate business meetings and events. Being a private conference center, they specialize in catering to clients like us, with no restaurants or bars open to the public. We will have 4-star cuisine planned just for us by their culinary staff who believe in using organic, locally grown and harvested ingredients whenever possible with their Farm to Table initiative. Since Beaver Hollow is designed for corporate retreats and events, a majority of the guest rooms (renovated in 2012) are designed to accommodate two guests with two double beds and offer all of the modern conveniences found in corporate hotels including complementary high speed internet, cable TV, worktable, phone with voicemail, radio alarm clock, terrycloth bathrobe, iron, ironing board and hairdryer. Many of the guest room baths have a separate sink area from the bathroom/shower area for optimal morning use. Also, several adjoining rooms are available for those of you attending with more than one friend.
We will have a spacious 3000 square foot “sewing room” equipped with plenty of cutting, ironing and basting stations. Everyone will have their own “sewing station” which will include an adjustable ergonomic executive office chair. The “sewing room” has plenty of natural and artificial lighting and will be equipped with plenty of electric outlets for sewing machines and task lighting. The dining room is located in the same building as the “sewing room” in the Main Lodge. Also located in the Main Lodge is a lobby area with several pool tables, a TV sitting area, large stone fireplace with sofas and a coffee bar. Additional recreation will be available for our use in the nearby indoor aquatic center featuring a large heated saltwater pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and locker rooms. For those of you wishing to include some spa-time during your weekend you can pre-schedule any of the many spa treatments offered by the premier spa and salon, Spa Alexis, located in the Main Lodge. There will be more information about scheduling at the Get-Away Pre-Party in March.
Our personalized weekend consists of three full days this year for everyone, beginning on Friday, April 28 at 9 a.m. and concluding on Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. For an additional add-on cost, you can opt to arrive Thursday evening and set-up early although no dinner will be provided Thursday. Each night you can participate in the optional and legendary Beaver Hollow bonfire with an amazing view of the property and lake. Weather permitting, there is an outdoor pool area with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and bar area. It probably won’t be warm enough in late April to swim outdoors, but the outdoor Jacuzzi may be open, and if the weather permits we will have our welcome tasting in the outdoor bar area Friday night. There are also plenty of hiking and walking trails around the property so pack your sneakers if you want to commune with nature.
Cost for this all-inclusive weekend is $555 per person for a double room and $650 per person for a single room. All-inclusive means the cost includes hotel accommodation, all meals, meeting space, class fee and lots of little extras like a complementary welcome reception Friday night, welcome bag, pre-party prior to the weekend and of course, chocolate. There will be a cash bar set up for anyone interested on Saturday night. And if you choose to come on Thursday night the add-on cost will be only $110 per person for a double and $150 per person for a single. If you choose the add-on, you will get to setup early, but no dinner will be provided so you will either need to eat on the way down or bring your own dinner.
And as a special incentive to signup early, pay in full by September 25, 2016 and get a coupon for: 2 FREE open studios in 2016 and 2 FREE yards of fabric of your choice (a $55 value). For more information or to register, download the sign-up brochure by clicking below:
2017 Get-Away Signup Brochure