In the beginning of summer 2016, we visited the Foxfire Mountain House in Mt. Temper, New York. Just over the two hour mark from NYC, the boutique inn has been making a huge splash in the press, with coverage from everything from Remodelista to Vogue. Though Foxfire made for a great story on Escape Brooklyn, we found that a lot of people that were hoping to visit this beautiful hotel were disappointed; it’s pretty solidly booked for weddings and special events into 2017. But Foxfire visitor-wannabes, take note: this amazing four day retreat could be your chance.
North Virginia-based lifestyle blog A Daily Something is hosting her third annual A Daily Gathering retreat, “An Intentional Autumn,” at the Foxfire Mountain House from November 10–14. Days will begin with yoga, then the schedule is filled with family-style meals, interactive workshops, building relationships and of course, cozy fireside downtime. Workshops include styling and photography, baking, autumn flower arranging, weaving, and more.
Founder Rebecca Gallop explains, “An Intentional Autumn is for anyone with the desire to slow down and learn about the art of intentional living, and how to share this art to a larger audience through beautiful styling and photography. The workshop/retreat is open to singles and couples of all levels that are interested in styling, photography, creative rejuvenation, and intentional living. It’s all about taking the time to develop your creative process and get inspired.”
Inspired you will be–Rebecca and her team will be offering one-on-one times where students can learn more about social media, building a brand, styling, using a camera, intentional living. Guest instructors include William and Susan Brinson, Anna Watson Carl, Lauren and Rachel of Sweet Root Village, Joy of Mornings Like These, and Erin of The Catskill Kiwi. Every morning, Jewel Peach will be leading everyone in [optional] morning yoga, and Hannah and Talia Olmstead will be preparing breakfasts and lunches.
The workshop/retreat has found the perfect venue in the Foxfire Mountain House, which describes itself as “like your globe-trotting uncle’s country estate.” The 100 year old inn has eleven guest rooms, each uniquely furnished and decorated with details like deer antlers, wall weavings, Moroccan tiles, and the coziest beds around. Best of all, the inn is a place where guests can unwind not only in their rooms, but also in all of the common spaces–like the dining room, covered patio, or curl up by the fireplace on a leather sofa. Guests are also encouraged to explore the ten acres of land at Foxfire, which features a pond and lily pool, multiple bonfire pits, and a rustic outdoor pavilion. It’s a magical destination for this workshop/retreat; both are sure to leave attendees inspired.
For more information, check out www.adailygathering.com; tickets are available at www.adailygathering.bigcartel.