The Guild sponsors two Retreats each year, one in January and one in May. June Bartzak is our Retreat Coordinator, please send your payment to June and direct any additional questions to her as well.
VINA de LESTONNAC RETREAT
Our next retreat to La Vina de Lestonnac in beautiful Temecula is scheduled for January 19 to January 22, 2015 mark your calendars!
Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center is in Temecula (39300 De Portolo Road, Temecula, CA 92491) it is among the vineyards in the heart of the Temecula Valley wine country. Their website is:
Besides kintting and visiting with friends, there is pleanty of good, home-cooked food and opportunities for hiking and massage (off campus).
The knitting room is well-lighted with overhead lights and includes outdoor patio options for knitting. There are sofas and chairs available. More small tables have been promised. The sleeping rooms accommodate a maximum of three people, with two twin-sized beds and one ottoman-pull-out bed. Last year, we had one triple with no complaints! There are all-day kitchen amenities, including hot water for various teas, supplied by La Viña. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the total price which turns out to be the same as it was last year: $405. 00 for a single, $305.00 for a double, and $265.00 for a triple.
The deposit is $100.00 per person, regardless of the type of accommodation. You may pay your deposit at a meeting (until November, 2014) or send it to the Retreat Coordinator: June Bartczak, 157 Via Monte d’Oro, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in Palos Verdes
May 18 to May 21, 2015
Due to a confliction the Casa de Maria Retreat in Santa Barbara will be at a new place in 2015, Mary & Joseph Retreat Center located at 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 from May 18 to May 21, 2015. The grounds are lovely, the views are wonderful, there’s hiking on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, with trailheads nearby within walking distance, there are 3 yarn shops within a 6 mile radius, AND it’s about a 2 hour drive from the San Diego area!! The website address is www.maryjoseph.org. Prices for the three nights and nine meals are $460.00 per person for a single and $355.00 per person for a double. The accommodations are quite similar to those at La Casa, each room having its own bathroom; there’s a communal dining room with some tables outside as well as indoors. There’s no pool, but a masseuse is available on site with prior-made reservations, more information for which will be posted in future newsletters. Deposits of $150.00 for a single and $100.00 per person for a double will be accepted beginning in February 2015. Maybe dates at La Casa will mesh with our needs for the following year, we’ll see!