Q1). "We like to socialize, can we all sit together?" A- YES! As you see from the photo gallery there is ample space for additional tables to be configured. In addition, the photo at the top shows the adjacent space that provides additional table space that is easily within talking distance. There are several other options to set up additional spaces.
Q2). "Are there stairs to navigate?" A- Yes. There are stairs to the lower level of the home, which is where the retreat space is located. However, once you have unloaded into the lower level, you would not have to ascend the stairs until the end of your stay, since the bedrooms, kitchen and living spaces are located on the same level. If we can coordinate your arrival with our schedule, we- the hosts- are happy to help you carry your totes, supplies and belongings into the retreat center.
Q3). "Are you (the owners/hosts) around all the time?" A- Prairie Wind Retreat is on the lower level and the hosts live in a different area of the home. We will greet you, assist you in getting settled, demonstrate tools and equipment, and then we will leave you to enjoy your weekend together. You may seek our assistance at any time. Since the retreat center is on the lower level, our interactions are minimal. Since there is an exterior stairway from the lower level to the exterior you may come and go without our notice.
Q4). "How do we book a midweek retreat?" A- Please inquire on the contact form to inquire about specific dates and we will begin the process.
Q5). "Do we need to bring our own towels or paper plates, etc.?" A- Towels and linens are provided. The kitchen is supplied with utensils, cooking equipment, and service for 10, as well as basic mixing/serving dishes. Click "what does Prairie Wind have for supplies.. Click Here" link at the bottom of this page, to find what is available in the retreat center. Paper towels, kleenex, TP, trash liners, garbage bags and paper plates are provided.
Q6). What if our group has less than 5 people? A- If less than 5 people come from Friday to Sunday- the group pays a minimum rate for the retreat center use, as detailed on the "Rates & Dates" page. This minimum rate would be divided evenly between the number of guests in your group. For variations of arrival times and rates, please inquire on the contact form.
Q7). Can part of the group come on Thursday and part come on Friday? A- Yes- Each person will pay the fee for the length of they time stay. For example, if 2 individuals came on Thursday and the rest of the group came on Friday, the early (Thursday) arrivals will each pay $120 and the Friday arrivals will each pay $90 (plux tx.). The MINIMUM rate must be paid for at least 2 nights and any early or late arrivals will pay accordingly.