Retreat Pricing Information

For the comfort and ease of our guests, all overnight open retreats are single-gender retreats (all women or all men). Overnight retreats have a 15-person maximum.

Open Retreat, Unstructured

Minimum of 5 persons for a minimum of 2 nights. Everyone brings whatever they wish to work on OR the group, themselves, provides the “program” or instructor. Once the dates and number of participants from the original group are established, the retreat will be advertised on The Creative Place website so that persons with similar interests may join in. (For example, if the Open Retreat is a quilting retreat, another textile artist could join – quilter, knitter, seamstress, etc.; a non-textile artist – such as an oil painting artist or a scrapbook artist – wouldn’t.)

Unstructured Open Retreat Price: $65 / night / person with a 2-night minimum

Some Unstructured Open Retreats may have “commuter” (non-overnight) options available.  Prices vary.

An initial deposit of $250 for the originating group holds your reservation dates. Deposits may be made by phone with a credit card or by sending a check in the mail. Deposits must be received within 10 days of making your reservation or the dates may be released. As others outside the originating group join the open retreat, a $50 deposit is due from each participant. Please see General Policies for further information.

Open Retreat, Structured

sewing-907803_1920Minimum of 5 persons for a minimum of 2 nights. A group has requested that Kelly Ashton or another instructor provided through The Creative Place teach a class for a portion or all of the scheduled retreat. Once the dates and number of participants from the originating group are established, the Retreat will be advertised on The Creative Place website so that other persons may join in the Structured retreat.

Structured Open Retreat price: $65 / night / person with a 2-night minimum PLUS the pre-determined instructor fees divided between the final number of participants.

Some Structured Open Retreats may have “commuter” (daytime only) options. Prices vary.

Please see paragraph regarding deposit under Open Retreat, Unstructured (above) and General Policies regarding deposits.

Exclusive Retreat, Unstructured

An individual or group of 1-15 may book and pay a flat fee for the entire space and no additional persons from outside the group would be able to join. Participants bring whatever they wish to work on OR the sponsoring group provides the structure or instructor for the event. This is a great option for a small group who wants complete privacy, or for a Quilt Shop or Guild retreat.

Unstructured Exclusive Retreat price: $675 / night with a 2-night minimum 

The deposit for an exclusive retreat is $250 which holds your reservation dates. Please see General Policies for further information.

Exclusive Retreat, Structured

An individual or group of 1-15 persons may book and a flat fee for the entire space (no additional persons outside the group would be able to join). The group requests that Kelly Ashton or another instructor affiliated with The Creative Place teach one or more classes, provide a lecture / trunk show, or both for the group. This is a great opportunity for a small group, a Quilt Shop, or a Guild to plan a fun, yet educational, experience for the

Structured Exclusive Retreat price: $675 / night with a 2-night minimum PLUS class and lecture fees for the instructor TBD based on classes and/or lectures selected.

The deposit for an exclusive retreat is $250 which holds your reservation dates. Please see General Policies for further information.

Exclusive Retreat, Unstructured with Commuter Participation

Sometimes, a group may schedule The Creative Place for an exclusive retreat and want to add “commuter participants” for activities during the day. For any participants beyond 15, there will be an additional fee of $10 / commuter / day.

So, for example: If a Guild / Shop booked The Creative Space for an exclusive two-night / three-day retreat and 13 persons signed up to stay for the overnights and 10 additional persons signed up to join in the fun during the three days, then the charge would be:

($675 x 2 nights) + ($10 x 8 persons X 3days) = $1350 + $240 = $1590 retreat fee

The reason that the commuter fees would be for only 8 persons is that the counting begins at 15 and there were only 13 persons for the overnights.