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Pick A Package Below & Register Today

October 31 - November 3, 2019

We have designated price structures according to the type of room you prefer. Registrations includes all accommodations, catered meals and retreat programming.

If you will be staying at local, off-site lodging, please just register for the “Programming & Meals Package” to secure your spot during the days at the retreat.


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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 options in the lodge are on the second and third floors, and the building does not have an elevator. Also note: Rate Per Person Includes Accommodations for 3 nights, Retreat Classes and Events, All Meals, and Taxes

 
 

Loft Singles & Double - Shared Space

Occupancy: Accommodates 8 guests

Deluxe Loft Single Beds: Seven single beds with reading lights in large loft space with 6 roommates, 3 wood privacy walls around each single bed, reading light, robe and dressing room

Deluxe Loft Double Bed: One bed is a deluxe loft double bed for one guest that has a shared floor, slightly separated, reading lights, robe, dressing room

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

  • $619.60 per person for Single Beds

  • $670.14 for single person for Double Bed

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Country Tweed Suite

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

Rate Per Person Includes: Accommodations for 3 nights, Retreat Classes and Events, All Meals, and Taxes

  • $855.44 for 1 person

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Country Garden Suite

Occupancy: 1 - 2 guests

Sleeping arrangements: One king bed for one or two guests on the second floor

Bathroom: Private en-suite bathroom

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

  • Package 1: $905.97 for 1 person

  • Package 2: $686.99 each for 2 people shared bed for a total of $1373.98

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Antonia Albano Retreat | Studios

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.

Also note: Rate Per Person Includes Accommodations for 3 nights, Retreat Classes and Events, All Meals, and Taxes

 
 

Poplar Studio

 
 

Occupancy: Accommodates 1 - 2 guests

Sleeping arrangements: Queen bed + Single sofa bed

Bathroom: Private en-studio bathroom

Kitchen: Mini refrigerator, Microwave

Relaxation: Studio has living room and kitchen table to enjoy communal time

  • $889.13 for 1 person

  • $678.56 each for 2 people for a total of $1357.12

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Blue Ridge Artist’s Studio

Occupancy: 1 - 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

Rate Per Person Includes: Accommodations for 3 nights, Retreat Classes and Events, All Meals, and Taxes

  • Package 1: $922.82 for 1 person

  • Package 2: $695.41 each for 2 people sharing this studio for a total of $1390.82

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Creamery Cottage Studio

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

Rate Per Person Includes: Accommodations for 3 nights, Retreat Classes and Events, All Meals, and Taxes

  • Package 1: $922.82 for 1 person

  • Package 2: $695.41 for each for 2 people sharing this studio for a total of $1390.82

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Retreat | Cabins

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.

Also note: Rate Per Person Includes Accommodations for 3 nights, Retreat Classes and Events, All Meals, and Taxes

 

Homesteader’s Cabin

Occupancy: Accommodates 1 - 2 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.

  • Package 1: $ 1007.04 for 1 person

  • Package 2: $737.52/each for 2 people sharing this cabin for a total of $1475.04

 

Writer’s Retreat Cabin

Occupancy: 1 - 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

  • Package 1 : $922.82 for 1 person

  • Package 2: $695.41 each for 2 people sharing this cabin for a total of $1390.82

 

DeHart Cabin

Only One-Floor Cabin

Occupancy: 1 - 3 guests

Sleeping arrangements: Queen bedroom, Double bedroom, Single bedroom

Bathroom: Private bathroom shared between occupants

Relaxation: Kitchen table and chairs, fireplace and sofas in this rustic cabin are great for a quiet night before sleep. Lovely porch

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

  • Package 1: $1057.58 for 1 person

  • Package 2: $762.79 each for 2 people sharing for a total of $1525.58

  • Package 3: $664.63 each for 3 people sharing $1993.58

 

Highlands Cabin

Occupancy: 1- 2 guests

Sleeping arrangements: One queen pullout sofa downstairs (single guest), one queen bedroom upstairs (shared)

Bathroom: Private bathroom shared between occupants

Relaxation: Kitchen table and chairs, and sofa and chair in this rustic cabin are great for a quiet night before sleep. Also includes plenty of outdoor spaces - screened in veranda with table and chairs, picnic table and front porch with bent twig furniture

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. Bedroom is on second floor

  • Package 1: $973.25 for 1 person

  • Package 2: $720.68 each for 2 people sharing this cabin for a total of $1441.36

 

Stonecutter’s Cabin

Occupancy: 1 - 2 guests

Sleeping arrangements: One shared queen bed upstairs

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

  • Package 1: $1135.06 for 1 person

  • Package 2: $801.53/each for 2 people sharing this cabin for a total of $1603.06

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Not Staying With Us?

 

Offsite Lodging Programming & Meals

Local participants staying in their own town housing or those choosing “OFF SITE” accommodations will join us for meals & all programming of the three-day retreat.

All retreat attendees staying off site are required to purchase a Retreat Package.

  • Retreat “Off Site” Package - $468 per person

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Frequently Asked Questions

DEPOSIT & REGISTRATION

In order to hold your spot, please register by October 7th 2019. A 50% deposit must be paid at time of registration. Payment balance is due in full on or before October 16th. Your total registration fee depends on the accommodation you select.

REFUNDS

There will be no full deposit refunds issued. There is limited refund on the balance after October 17th, with conditions. Please email Lesley or Antonia if there is a need for consideration.   

CANCELLATIONS

If, due to unforeseen circumstances, Antonia must cancel the retreat, 100% of monies paid will be refunded.  

TRAVEL 

Retreat price does not include your travel costs to Buena Vista. Heartstone Lodge is a 1 hour drive from the Roanoke Airport, 2.5 hour drive from Northern Virginia, 2 hours from Richmond, 6 hours from NYC & 3 hours from Raleigh/Durham. The Retreat Center is conveniently located only off of I-81. Parking on site is located approximately 75 yards/3 minute walk from the main lodge area, however a drop off zone is available for luggage upon arrival and departure. It will be necessary to park your car in the signed 'Event Parking' lot.

ACCESSIBILITY

The retreat center is not designed for wheelchair access. The Heartstone Lodge has one wheelchair/handicap parking spot available and ramp access to the first floor of the retreat center only. All workshops will be on the second floor accessible by stairs only. All sleeping accommodations in The Lodge are on the 2nd or 3rd floor & have staircase access only. The Studios & Cabins have open farm ground access only. Bring comfy walking shoes. If you have specific accessibility concerns please send us an email at innkeepers@southriverhighlands.com

ACCOMMODATIONS

All spaces in the lodge and all sleeping accommodations are climate controlled, but please note fall weather in Virginia can be either hot or cold. It would be good to dress in layers, bring slippers or heavy socks for classroom and a reusable water bottle for both indoors and/or if you plan to enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces. If you plan to take any walks and hikes on the property and surrounding areas, please also bring close toed shoes, long pants & insect spray. Tick season is all year long, so it’s important to come prepared.

FOOD

All meals are included with full registration costs. Full Circle Catering, a top farm to table caterer 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. If the menu doesn’t accommodate your needs, we will provide you with kitchen resources so that you can provide your own food. All meals will be included in the meal package regardless.


We can’t wait to have you join us for this experience!

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