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2022 SouthEast Men’s Knitting Retreat – Registration


Dates:  Thursday, November 17 – Sunday, November 20, 2022

Venue: Barnhardt Lodge at the Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC

Cost: Shared $300 / Private $350

A hearty southern greeting to the male knitters of the Southeast and Elsewhere! It has been quite an unusual 2 years for all of us and I am more than ready to start planning the Southeast Men’s Knitting Retreat 2022!!!  This is our 11th year  and I am excited that we will have our own space this year for all activities including meals.  We will be preparing our own meals again this year.    I am also researching an item to commemorate this occasion (t-shirt, mug, bag…).  I have a friend who can get us printed items at a good price.  

We are back at The YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC (just east of Asheville).  This year’s retreat will be Thursday, November 17-Sunday, November 20. There is a possibility of an additional day for those who wish to arrive on Wednesday, November 16.  I would need to know if you want to stay the additional day.  There would be an additional fee to stay the extra day and we would need at least 16 to make it cost effective.  Our field trip is an afternoon trip to Black Mountain Yarn Shop at their new location.  If we are able to book the lodge a day early we will also take a trip to Friends and Fiberworks and Purl’s Yarn Emporium on Thursday morning.    With Covid numbers up, I am requesting a test before you attend.  This will ensure the safety of all attendees. I’ve confirmed this weekend with Danielle at Blue Ridge Assembly and they are very excited to have us back. We will be in Barnhardt Lodge and I have tentatively planned out for 25 attendees (the lodge will hold more). There are a very limited number of private rooms (5) available on a first come first served basis. If you would like to be in the main building, I can arrange for rooms in the main lodge.  I have the contract and will make the deposit as soon as registrations begin to come in. The cost of renting the lodge has increased, so I have adjusted the price of registration to cover the increase.   In the interest of being sure we have the funds to provide meals for everyone, I have added $30 to the cost to cover groceries.  This is a fraction of the cost for meals at the retreat center (normally $100).  Any excess funds would be rolled over as a “slush fund” for future retreat expenses or given towards scholarships.  This still keeps our retreat below the cost of other retreats. Also if you are coming early for the relaxed day (Wednesday evening), we will either order in or drive down to town for dinner. We have had enough interest for the extra day! ________________________________________________________________________

Thursday, November 17 (3 pm)-Sunday, November 20 (Before Noon)

Here’s the fee/price breakdown per person:

$300.00 – shared housing for 4 day/3 nights (Thurs-Sun, Room, LINENS, meals, and retreat fees!!!)

$350.00- private room for 4 day/3 nights (Thurs-Sun, Room, LINENS, meals, and retreat fees!!!). 


$300.00(sharing)($350.00 private room) GRAND TOTAL 

Extra Day (Wednesday, November 16) $100


Check-In Time is 3 pm (11/17), Check-Out Time is 10am (11/20.

I must have at least 20 sign up and pay deposit to book reservation. Private rooms will go fast and sharing is economical and appreciated. 

There will be ABSOLUTELY no refunds, once we reach the 30 Day mark (10/17).  In the past if someone has not been able to attend, I have been able to refund money or they graciously donated their spot to someone.  This year being on the ball with reservation and fees, I am not sure I would be able to refund full amount within the 30 days.  

I look forward to seeing all your faces for this year’s retreat! Please share this with anyone I’ve overlooked or that you think would like to join us. Thanks, y’all !!!

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