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Fall Into Christmas At Palmquist Farm

This is one retreat you do not want to miss.  This year we will be doing completely new and different projects from the prior year retreats!

Who couldn’t use a little R&R before the holidays hit? We can! That’s why we are having our Fall into Christmas creative retreat at Palmquist Farm in Brantwood, Wisconsin. All the projects we have planned will be holiday themed.

Want to get a jump on your holiday home decor? We got you covered with classes on porch signs, wreath making, and more! Going to finally follow through on that pledge to make home-made gifts? This retreat is the perfect place to get started on those hand-made Christmas tree ornaments, crafts, and more! Or maybe you just want a weekend away solo or with friends to learn, connect, and create before the rush. There will be plenty of social time with games and prizes! For those who need some time to decompress, Palmquist Farm offers hiking trails and a wood-burning sauna.

Weekend Plan

Christmas Ornaments

Holiday Decor Projects (TBA)

Come Fall into Christmas with people who are as into the holidays as you are! This is a very unique opportunity, you don’t want to miss it – as it will fill up very quickly! We hope you can join us!

Accommodations

All our cabins have wood-burning fireplaces and comfortable, country-style décor. Each one is unique, cozy, and rustic in the best way. Each participant will enjoy a private bedroom (unless you choose to share with a friend/family.), but due to limited space, you may have to share a bathroom. However, if you come with a group of friends you will be given your own space to share with your friends.

Meals

The Palmquists are of Finnish farming heritage, and Finnish farmers’ wives know how to cook—hearty, robust, bountiful, using the best ingredients, and often! Our meals are nutritious and well-balanced with a variety of meats, soups, vegetables, salads, and desserts, featuring some special Finnish dishes including The Farm’s award-winning creamed rice and raspberry sauce, oven pancakes with pure Maple Syrup, and Finnish whole wheat bread. Mealtime is always a treat! We can also accommodate dietary needs if you give us a heads up.

Cost and Booking

The cost to attend is $298 – 398 per person for lodging. Cost depends on your choice of accommodation and whether or not you come solo or with friends/family. The cost includes hands-on instruction, take home supplies and art pieces, overnight accommodations, fresh made breakfast and dinner, light lunch (we will have snacks and such – you can bring your own favorite snacks to share as well!), social time with games (and prizes to win to make it more fun!), time to relax in the sauna and the opportunity to fall in love with Palmquist Farm!  A non-refundable deposit of $300/person is required to reserve your spot.

After you pay your Deposit to hold your spot, we will call you to arrange your room arrangement which is a separate cost to the farm.  If you request a private room/bathroom the balance due will be higher.  If you choose to share a bathroom and have a private room OR if you come with a group of friends and share a cabin your cost per person will be less.

Accommodations Cost Per Person
Private Room/Private Bathroom $398
Private Room/Shared Bathroom $308
Shared Room/Shared Bathroom $298

 

Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Palmquist Farm? Palmquist Farm is located in Brantwood, Wisconsin. It takes us about 2.5 hours to get there, depending on the number of stops at the cute shops we make! It is up near Rhinelander, but down a short dirt road!
What are the accommodations like? They are rustic in style and cozy but not without amenities or comforts. You will have your own sleeping space – no sharing a room with someone you do not know. If you come with a group you get your own little cabin. You will have your own bathroom – inside your cabin with a full bathroom, a small fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. Most of the cabins also have fireplaces and gorgeous views.
What food is provided? Palmquist makes the most AMAZING meals. They will be providing you with a huge breakfast that is made from scratch and a huge dinner that is amazing. We will be providing a light lunch which will consist of snacks, fruits, and veggie snacks. We never go hungry. You can also bring your own snacks, wine, drinks or whatever you like. We also provide coffee, tea, water and wine for the opening night and several times throughout the retreat.
What activities can you participate in? Aside from the day-long instruction, there will be plenty of time to also explore the area and the farm. There is a winery that is in very close proximity to the farm, a big Finnish sauna that is ready for you when you would like, a masseuse that visits the farm for massages (we will give you booking details about a week before the retreat), there are many trails through the large property and woods to go exploring, a few cute nearby shops and more.
What do we need to know about connectivity or WiFi? Palmquist is rustic in decor but is not lacking amenities that you would find at home with a few exceptions. You will not have the best Wi-Fi connection and your cell service may be spotty. However, in our experience we have never had an issue getting calls on our cell phones, the wifi is excellent in the main lodge and the hall where we do classes, as well as a few of the cabins. You will not have the fastest LTE network there, but you will still be able to (depending on your carrier) make and receive calls. There are no televisions. If you require a TV to fall asleep, we would recommend you bring a radio, pre-recorded movies on your laptop or iPad or a sound machine.
What should I pack for my trip? Snacks and drinks that you prefer. We provide a huge variety of snack options, bottled water, coffee, and tea. But if you have special preferences you can bring those if you like. Towels. Palmquist provides all fresh bed linens but they do not have towels for the guests in the cabins. If you forget a towel, Helen has always provided us with one as needed! Otherwise, we provide all the materials and supplies for the classes and the rest of what you might need is at the farm!

 

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