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House Mountain Yarn Co. Retreat 2018

Join us in scenic Rockbridge County, Virginia for a relaxing knitting retreat. Expand your knitting skills in a class taught by knitwear designer Laura Aylor, stretch out in a chair yoga class with Wendy Orrison of Center of Gravity Yoga, create an adorable needle-felted hare with our own Cathy McElhannon, and make new friends in a serene mountain setting.



(Times are approximate; schedule is subject to minor changes)

2:00 pm  Check in at Heartstone Lodge

5:00 pm  Welcome reception at House Mountain Yarn Co. 

7:00 pm  Dinner at Heartstone Lodge


8:00 am Breakfast at Heartstone Lodge

10:00 am Class and Trunk Show with knitwear designer Laura Aylor

1:00 pm Lunch at Heartstone Lodge

3:00 pm Chair Yoga* for Knitters with Wendy Orrison of Center of Gravity Yoga (class is suitable for all abilities)

4:00 pm Free time for knitting, hiking, relaxing

6:30 pm Dinner at Heartstone Lodge


8:00 am Breakfast at Heartstone Lodge

10:00 am Check out

11:00 am Needle Felting Class at House Mountain Yarn Co.


Retreat Options

Knitting retreat price includes all meals (2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 lunch), plus refreshments through the day; knitting class and trunk show with designer Laura Aylor; Yoga for Knitters chair yoga class; Champagne Reception at House Mountain Yarn Co., Needle Felting Class, 10% discount on yarn throughout the weekend. Two levels of accommodations to choose from. 

  • Complete retreat package, single dormitory style bed in the former hay loft*  (includes all retreat events listed above) $325 Click here to register
  • Complete retreat package, private room with queen or king bed* (includes all retreat events listed above) $415 (This option is sold out.)
  • Local retreat package, includes all events and meals  but does not include sleeping accommodations.  $250 Click here to register
  • There are three cottages/studios next to the lodge that are still available as of April 4. Please call the lodge directly at 540-463-2593  to make a reservation. The cottages vary from $125-$140 per night. You can then choose the local retreat option above to reserve your spot at the retreat.

    There are many hotels and B&Bs in Lexington if you'd like to retreat to your own space at the end of the day; click here for the TripAdvisor link to Lexington, VA accommodations. After making a hotel or B&B reservation, be sure to choose the local retreat option above to reserve your spot at the retreat.

  • Saturday, June 16 class with Laura Aylor and lunch only, at Heartstone Lodge, $45. Click here to register.

*The private rooms are on the second floor of the building, and the loft single beds are on the third floor. The sleeping accommodations at the lodge are NOT wheelchair accessible and you will have to climb stairs to reach them. The knitting class and all meals are on the ground level.


Earlier Event: June 4
Under the Sea Summer Camp
Later Event: June 25
Fiber Camp

House Mountain Yarn Co. 117 South Main Street Lexington, VA 24450 Phone: (540) 462-2931