REGISTRATION

 
unearthing-writing-retreat-mountain-view.png

 Register for Retreat
Unearthing: Writing From Our True Depths
August 9-11

We have designated price structures according to the type of room you prefer. Registration includes all accommodations, catered meals and retreat programming.
The prices range from $550 - $750.

unearthing-writing-retreat-lodge2.jpg

Lodge Accommodations

At the center of all the activity, lodge accommodations are the place to be if you are looking to minimize travel distance during your stay. Please note that the two room options in the lodge are on the second and third floors, and the building does not have an elevator.

 

Hay Loft Shared Dorm

Occupancy: 8 guests.

Sleeping arrangements: Single bed with reading light and privacy half-walls in large loft space with 7 roommates.

Bathroom: 2 shared showers and 2 shared bathrooms on the second floor plus a changing room area in loft for privacy.

Relaxation: No private relaxation areas, however, lodge has many comfortable sofas to enjoy.

Kitchen: No private kitchen. Because this space is in the lodge, catering kitchen can be used if needed.

Accessibility: 3rd floor of lodge, plenty of stairs! No driving required once you are on site.

550.00
Book now
 

Country tweed PRivate Room

Occupancy: 1 guest.

Sleeping arrangements: Queen bed all to yourself!

Bathroom: Private bathroom and shower.

Relaxation: Private couch in bedroom with coffee table for your down time.

Kitchen: No private kitchen. Because this space is in the lodge, catering kitchen can be used if needed.

Accessibility: 2rd floor of lodge, 1 flight of stairs. No driving required once you are on site.

750.00
Sold out!
L10Background_TAN.png
unearthing-writing-retreat-full-moon-gate-upwardview.jpg

Studio Accommodations

A short walk across the terrace and lawn, Heartstone’s studio spaces are a wonderful mix of privacy and convenience. The studio spaces are tucked into the various outbuildings that were once part of the old farm’s daily operations. Each studio space has been lovingly transformed from its rustic origin as a creamery or barn into a beautiful suite with sleeping area, private bathroom, and kitchenette.

 

Blue ridge Artist’s studio

Occupancy: 2 guests.

Sleeping arrangements: One queen bed (single guest), one queen pullout sofa (single guest).

Bathroom: Private bathroom shared between occupants.

Relaxation: Kitchenette has bar and stools. Sofa is the pull out bed, and there’s also a wing back chair.

Kitchen: Private kitchenette with stove, sink, full fridge and a supply of starter teas!

Accessibility: An easy walk across the terrace, on the second floor. There is one flight of stairs.

from 625.00
 

poplar studio

Occupancy: 2 guests.

Sleeping arrangements: One queen bed downstairs (shared).

Bathroom: Private bathroom shared between occupants.

Relaxation: Sofa and chairs, dining room table. Porch with 2 chairs for evening relaxation.

Kitchen: Partial kitchenette with microwave, sink, and mini fridge.

Accessibility: Short walk across a moderately sloping lawn, three steps onto porch landing.

625.00
 

Creamery cottage

 

Occupancy: 2 guests.

Sleeping arrangements: One queen bed (single guest), one queen pullout sofa (single guest).

Bathroom: Private bathroom shared between occupants.

Relaxation: Table and chairs sit by the back door. Sofa is the pull out bed. Beautiful private porch with porch chairs tucked away on one side.

Kitchen: Full kitchen with stove, sink, and fridge.

Accessibility: This studio is closest to the lodge space, just a hop skip and a jump and three steps onto the porch landing.

from 625.00
 
unearthing-writing-retreat-cabin-road.JPG

Cabin Accommodations

A 3-minute drive from the lodge, down a one-lane country road sit Heartstone’s historic log cabins. From the moment you pull up, these incredible buildings captivate the imagination. These accommodations are ideal for the writer who wishes for a more secluded evening getaway and enjoys the solace these spaces have to offer.

 
 

Homesteaders cabin

Occupancy: 3 guests.

Sleeping arrangements: One queen bedroom downstairs (shared), one queen bedroom in loft (single guest).

Bathroom: Private bathroom shared between occupants.

Relaxation: Kitchen table and chairs, and 2 sofas in this rustic cabin are great for a quiet night before sleep. Also includes a porch rocking chair.

Kitchen: Full kitchen with stove, sink, and fridge.

Accessibility: All cabins are a 3 minute drive down the road from the lodge. You must be comfortable driving at night on country roads and enjoy the rustic beauty of a country cabin. Front door is up an incline and loft stairs are quite steep.

from 600.00
Room:
Book now
 
 

Writer’s retreat cabin

Occupancy: 2 guests.

Sleeping arrangements: One queen bedroom upstairs (shared).

Bathroom: Private bathroom shared between occupants.

Relaxation: Kitchen table and chairs, and sofa in this rustic cabin are great for a quiet night before sleep. Also includes 2 porch sitting chairs.

Kitchen: Full kitchen with stove, sink, and fridge.

Accessibility: All cabins are a 3 minute drive down the road from the lodge. You must be comfortable driving at night on country roads and enjoy the rustic beauty of a country cabin. Front door is up an incline and bedroom is on second story of cabin.

650.00
Room:
Sold out!
 

stonecutter’s cabin

Occupancy: 2 guests.

Sleeping arrangements: One shared queen bed upstairs (shared).

Bathroom: Private bathroom.

Relaxation: Two sofas, fireplace, baby grand piano - this is the luxury suite of rustic cabins.

Kitchen: Full kitchen with stove, sink, and fridge.

Accessibility: All cabins are a 3 minute drive down the road from the lodge. You must be comfortable driving at night on country roads and enjoy the rustic beauty of a country cabin. Front door is up a small flight of stairs and bedroom is on second floor.

700.00
Sold Out
L10Background_TAN.png

FAQs

Deposit and registration

In order to hold your spot, please register by July 1, 2019. A deposit of 50% of attendance must be paid at time of registration. Payment balance is due on or before July 9th. Your total registration fee depends on the accommodation you select.

REFUNDS

There will be no deposit refunds issued. There is limited refund for the balance before July 1st, with conditions. Please email Nadia or Valley if there is a need for consideration.

CANCELLATIONS

If, due to unforeseen circumstances, Valley and Elizabeth must cancel the retreat, 90% of monies paid will be refunded.

TRAVEL

Retreat price does not include your travel costs to Buena Vista. Heartstone Lodge is a 2 hour drive from Richmond, VA and conveniently located off of I-81. Parking on site is located a 5 minute walk from the main lodge area, however a drop off zone is available for luggage upon arrival and departure.

Accessibility

The retreat center is not designed for wheelchair access. The main lodge space has one wheelchair parking spot available and ramp access to the first floor of the retreat center only. All sleeping accommodations have staircase or unpaved walk access only. If you have specific accessibility concerns please send us an email at info@lifein10minutes.com

Clothing

All spaces in the lodge and all sleeping accommodations are climate controlled, but please note summers in Virginia can be very hot and humid! It would be good to bring plenty of light clothing, sunscreen, hats and a reusable water bottle if you plan to enjoy the abundant and beautiful outdoor spaces. If you plan to take any walks and hikes on the property and surrounding areas, please also bring close toed shoes and long pants. Summer is tick season, so it’s important to come prepared.

FOOD

All meals are included with registration costs. Full Circle Catering, based out of Lexington, VA will be providing us with delicious earth-conscious meals, including vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free options. If you have a serious allergy please let us know, and if the menu doesn’t accommodate your needs, we will provide you with kitchen resources so that you can provide your own food.