Strawberry Creek lodge is a place for all kinds of retreats. We just had one lady who knew about it and did the organizing and continues to do so. It isn't anything fancy, no classes, just eat and knit surrounded by good company. The whole weekend costs well under 300 dollars.
My personal special event is an honest to goodness Saturday afternoon nap under the covers in my bed. It is the best sleep I ever get! Some of the ladies walk and some do yoga, but there is nothing formal. That is very much part of what keeps the costs low.
I think the hardest part of get away retreats like this is just finding someone who doesn't mind doing the organizing and who knows of a good place to go. After that it is just getting the right number of people to come to keep the cost low. For our location, if we doubled all the rooms, the costs would be much much less per person and we have been lucky that right from the start, we have had interested people who paid in a timely manner and that makes any organizers job much more fun.
The kudos for our little retreat go to FrazzeledKnitter Who does a fantastic job for absolutely nothing. How do you say thank you to a friend who does that for you?
That is what I have to work on. A nice little thank you.