Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: Do I have to have 15 people in my group to schedule a weekend?
A: Of course not, we accept reservations for groups of any size. If you have a group of 4 ladies you might be mixed with another group of 7 ladies. It’s fun to mix and mingle with new folks. And hey…you just might learn a new technique!
- Q: Can I come and Stay for only one night?
A: To make it fair for all the guests staying during a weekend, we only offer two night stay retreats. This includes Friday through Sunday of crafting. We understand weekends are busy for everyone and you are welcome to come and go as you please throughout the weekend.
- Q: Can I stay an extra Night?
A: Of Course! We do offer Thursday “pre-retreat” and Monday “post-retreat” overnight stays. The extra night is $50 and must be scheduled with your original retreat. This extra day does not include food.
- Q: Do you offer SPA services?
A: We have Massage and Nail services available during your weekend stay. These need to be booked 2 weeks prior to your stay. There is a minimum of three for each service. Prices can be found under “spa services.”
- Q: I need to cancel my weekend retreat; can I get my money back?
A: If you cancel prior to 30 days before your scheduled weekend we will provide a full refund of your paid balance. 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 one full year to apply toward a future weekend stay. Please remember we try to prepare for your weekend stay early. This includes food, snacks, supplies, etc. Each spot that is “saved” is a spot we were unable to offer to another guest.
- Q: How do we get in the house if no one is there?
A: We have a keypad on the door to the house and the week prior to your stay you or the host of your group will receive the “door code” to get in and out.
- Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Pack just as if you were staying in a hotel! Your personal items including toiletries. We provide towel, beddings, extra blankets, paper goods, a stocked kitchen, etc.
- Q: Do you have craft supplies?
A: Most guests bring their own supplies for crafting. We have electronic devices such as a cricut and a wide format printer. We provide some basic supplies such as punches, cutters, stamps, inks, etc. We also have very generous guests that love to leave items to share. We have a “take a Penny, Leave a Penny” Policy, so therefore extra ribbons, papers, stickers and supplies can be found in the craft rooms.
- Q: All my friends are coming, can I just come on Saturday and craft for the day?
A: To make the weekend prices fair for everyone we only offer full weekend retreats. We often have several groups from different areas, and it is unfair to offer a discounted rate to someone local while everyone else pays full price. We do have weekday Cropping hours on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 10pm.
- Q: Why is there no Host at the house throughout the weekend?
A: We chose to keep Bluebird Lane as an “unhosted” retreat simply to keep cost at a minimum to our customers. Both the sister’s juggle full time jobs and families, so hiring outside hosting would be at a huge expense to our retreat cost. The main items a guest is responsible for is warming meals, keeping food mess, and trash to a minimum, leaving your bed unmade for clean-up, and locking up the house before you leave! (It’s not too bad!)
- Q: Part of our group is on a special diet. Will you alter the menu for our weekend?
A: The weekend menu is set at the first of each month, and many of the meals are precooked and frozen for the following weekends. Unfortunately we cannot tailor to each person’s personal preferences or health concerns. This allows us to keep our cost and waste to a minimum. Allowing us to pass that on to our guests. However, the kitchen is fully stocked and fully functioning so everyone is welcome to cook to their preferences.
- Q: Do you have snacks and sodas?
A: The fridge is stocked with soda, and there are sweet treats, chips, and snacks throughout the house. Back-stock of the soda provided is in the pantry for each group.
- Q: What is included in the food provided?
A: When you arrive at BBL there will be a “suggested Menu” Posted on the fridge.The menu changes throughout the year, but here is an example:
- Friday Lunch – Grilled Chicken Salads
- Friday Dinner – Lasagna Rolls
- Saturday Breakfast – Waffles and fruit
- Saturday Lunch – Deli Sandwiches
- Saturday Dinner – Chicken Poppy Seed casserole
- Sunday Brunch – Biscuits and Eggs