8th Annual Fall Weekend Apples Retreat - October 2017

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Apples Mother’s Day Scrapbooking/Crafting Retreat!
October 18-22, 2017 (Wednesday through Sunday)

$310 per person for 2 nights
$405 per person for 3 nights
$500 per person for 4 nights
(based on double, triple, or quad occupancy)

This is not a retreat for just scrapbookers… all crafters all welcome.  If you scrapbook, quilt, paint, do mixed media, make jewelry or do ANYTHING crafty, then come along and join the fun!

Are you ready to have some fun!?  Then plan your getaway weekend now and have time to make payments for this weekend event!  This retreat will be held at Apples Bed & Breakfast in Big Bear Lake, located in the beautiful mountains of Southern California.

Choose 2 nights for $310 or add a third or fourth night for only $95 per night more.  Choose to stay any two or three consecutive nights.  Better yet, stay all four nights… it is all about YOU after all!  Prices based on double, triple or quad occupancy.

What’s included… Breakfast each morning, appetizers at 4:00 pm each afternoon, and amazing desserts each evening at 7:00 pm, a refrigerator stocked with soda, coffees, teas, a snack bar in the Main house, tons of great chick flicks to watch, and goodie bags!

On Saturday, all attendees will be provided with breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, and dessert!  It’s a lot of food, but oh so delicious!

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday you’re on your own for lunch and dinner, but there are many great places to eat in the Big Bear area… or bring a crock pot and make a meal to share like so many of us have been doing!  Either way you can have the chance to get out and stretch your legs, find some great places to eat… and maybe do a little shopping or stay in your comfy clothes and hunker down for the weekend! 

Choose your dates from
3:00 pm, Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
3:00 pm, Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
Stay 2 nights for $310
Stay 3 nights for $405
Stay 4 nights for $500
(must be consecutive nights)

Prices are based on double, triple or quad occupancy. 

Check-in time begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday and we have the crop rooms until 2:00 pm on Sunday.  If you are arriving on Thursday or Friday, you may arrive as early as you wish.  If you come up early on Thursday or Friday morning before 9:00 am and would like join us for breakfast, Apples charges $15 for the extra breakfast… just be sure to let me know that’s what you’re planning so I can let them know.  Otherwise, there will not be a breakfast available for you, as they only make enough of everything for the attendees present.

Crop Room Info:  There are TWO crop rooms available for our use the entire weekend…24 hour availability!  Each crop room has:
-NEW:  Each table now has an OTT lamp and cup holder attached
-Mounted TV’s with DVD, VHS players & a 5-CD player
-Mini kitchen (full size fridge) with ice and a fridge full of sodas
-A big coffee maker, cocoa and a variety of hot teas
-Full size sink
-Peanut M&M’s, Reese’s peanut butter cups & popcorn
-Executive task chairs
-Wire racks for extra space along the walls
-Fireplace or pot bellied heat stove provide the heat (if needed)
-Individual baskets for organization at your table/individual trash cans

PLUS… The main house has a large central room and is only steps away to borrow movies, curl up in the great room, start off your evening with appetizers, or enjoy one of Apple’s after dinner specialty desserts.  Enjoy a walk on the property, lounge on the patio, head 2 miles to Big Bear’s Main street for shopping or get some work done on all those great Scrapbooking or craft projects you’ve been hoping to work on!

FOOD… Each evening of your stay there will be early appetizers at 4:00 pm and homemade desserts served at 7:00 pm.  Each morning a gourmet breakfast is served at 9:00 am.  SATURDAY will include breakfast, lunch AND dinner for everyone (whether you are checking in or out that day)!  Throughout your stay snacks, sweets & beverages are available at all times!

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS… The rooms at Apples are all so cute!  There are a total of 14 rooms available to us during this weekend.  Some rooms have 2 twin beds, some have a King, some have a King and a twin.  Some are upstairs, some are downstairs.   I do my best to accommodate everyone’s needs, but some of you may have to share a bed with your friend.  Downstairs rooms are reserved first for those attendees with mobility or medical issues.  All room requests will be assigned as deposits are received… first come, first served.

DISTANCE… It takes about 2-1/2 hours to get to Apples from here in Huntington Beach.  I highly recommend skipping Highway 330 entirely and taking Highway 38.  It takes about 15 minutes longer, but the road is so much easier (not so curvy or life threatening)!

PAYMENTS… In an effort to save on credit card fees, I request that payments be made via Cash, check, or money order only.  This will put even more of your payment into great giveaways and prizes and it will help me budget the fun for your weekend better.  Spaces are first come/first served and receipt of your deposit guarantees your space.

If you will be paying with a credit card, please add $4 for every $100 charged to your payment to cover the credit card fees and put more money into goodie bags and giveaways!

You may pay all at once or you may pay in installments.  Non-refundable deposits and suggested payments are as follows:

If you stay 2 nights… ($310 total)
Deposit due at sign up of $110
Final Payment due no later than September 15th

If you stay 3 nights… ($405 total)
Deposit due at sign up of $105
Final Payment due no later than September 15th

If you stay 4 nights… ($500 total)
Deposit due at sign up of $125
Final Payment due no later than September 15th

If you need additional accommodations for payments, please let me know as I am willing to work with you so you can stretch your payments according to your abilities.

**ALL deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Cancellation Policy… Initial deposits are non-refundable.  If you cancel before September 15th, any payments made over and above your non-refundable deposit will be refunded to you.  This policy is in accordance with the Apples Cancellation Policy.

Finishing up… OK everyone, that’s just about everything.  If you have questions, any questions at all, please let me know.  You can reach me anytime via email… I check it regularly and I’ll answer you immediately!  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Discount… If you refer a new friend who has never attended one of my retreats in the past and they sign up, you will receive a $25 discount for each room booked!

Space is limited… register EARLY.

Please mail your deposits… remember rooms are assigned as deposits are received.
If you are not a past Apples attendee, please email me at and I will respond with my mailing address for the deposits.  Thanks!

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