House Mountain Yarn Co.

The yarn connects us

House Mountain Yarn Co. Retreat Spring 2019
at Heartstone Lodge

Heartstone Lodge

Heartstone Lodge


Join us in beautiful Rockbridge County for a relaxing knitting retreat

Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 12

Enjoy classes and trunk shows from two renowned designers, and make new friends in a serene mountain setting. Our retreat coincides with the Lexington Rockbridge Studio Tour, and a few artists who will be exhibiting on site!

Our Featured Designers


Meet Allison Jane!

Susan and Ellie met Allison Jane in a winery near the Montpelier Fiber Festival last summer. She was knitting and we handed her our card not even realizing the scope of her talents! Since then, we’ve learned that she is a world traveler and has been published in PomPom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, Berroco Porfolios, Quince & Co.,and many other knitting publications.

Find out more about her and her original designs on her Ravelry page.


Meet Laura!

Everyone who participated in last year’s retreat remembers Laura who guided us through her Appalachian shawl project. She’s back again with another of her elegant designs which you can read about below.

Here is the link to Laura’s Raverly page to get a sneak peak at some of the items she might have with her for her retreat trunk show.


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


2 - 5pm Stop into House Mountain Yarn Shop on Main Street to shop with a retreat special 10% discount on most items then head to Heartstone Lodge to unpack and get settled.

2-7pm Trunk show by Allison Jane

5:00 pm  Welcome reception at Heartstone

The Rustic Oak Room of the Heartstone Lodge

The Rustic Oak Room of the Heartstone Lodge


8:00 am Breakfast 


9:00am - 11:00am

Frostbitten Shawl Workshop with Laura Aylor.


Brioche technique class with Allison Jane.

12:30 pm Lunch 

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Rime Workshop with Allison Jane -


The Art of Picking up Stitches technique class with Laura Aylor

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

6:30 pm Dinner at Heartstone Lodge


9:00 am Breakfast 

11:00 am Check out


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Retreat Options


Knitting retreat price includes

  • All meals (2 breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 lunch), plus refreshments through the day; Friday night reception & heavy appetizers.

  • Two classes with expert designers

  • 10% discount on yarn throughout the weekend.

  • Multiple levels of accommodation to choose from. 

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 Complete Retreat Packages

  • Private room with queen or king bed and/or additional fold out couch. Includes all retreat events listed above. $465 Single Occupancy or $650 Double Occupancy. These must be reserved over the phone or in the shop.

  • Loft dorm twin/double (shared room and bathroom) Includes all retreat events listed above. $315. Click here to register.

For more information on the room options, you may visit the Heartstone retreat web page here.

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.

Day Packages and Individual Class Options

Depending on availability, we will be opening up enrollment for day or partial day options and post them here at a later date.

*Two 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 studio cottages with private rooms are available and two of them have stairs to reach them. One is handicap accessible.


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