House Mountain Yarn Co.

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House Mountain Yarn Co. Retreat Fall 2018
at Heartstone Lodge

Heartstone Lodge

Heartstone Lodge


Join us in beautiful Rockbridge County for a relaxing knitting retreat

Thursday, October 25 - Sunday, October 28

Join us in scenic Rockbridge County, Virginia for a relaxing knitting retreat. Enjoy a demonstration of a sock knitting machine and then crank out your own tube to make a pair of afterthought heel socks (we'll show you how if you've not tried it before!) Stretch out in a chair yoga class with Wendy Orrison of Center of Gravity Yoga, 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

6:00 pm Dinner at Heartstone Lodge


All day Check in at Heartstone Lodge

8:00 am Breakfast

12:00 pm Lunch

3:00 pm - 7:00 30-minute massages 

3:00 pm - Trunk show with Socks Yeah Fingering Weight Yarn!



5:00 pm  Welcome reception 

6:00 pm Dinner

8:00 pm Favorite things fashion show--Bring your hand-knitted or crocheted item that you love the most to wear in our DIY Fashion Show!


The Rustic Oak Room of the Heartstone Lodge

The Rustic Oak Room of the Heartstone Lodge


8:00 am Breakfast 

10:00 - 11:00 am Sock machine demonstration with Kathy Roletter; she'll demonstrate making a stockinette sock on a 1922 Home Profit Master Machine

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Crank your own sock tube! Try out a new Erlbacher Gearhart Speedster

11:00 am - 6:30 pm 30- minute massages continue

1:00 pm Lunch 

2:00 pm Afterthought heel how-to session

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 

10:00 am Check out


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Retreat Options


Knitting retreat price includes all meals (3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 lunches), plus refreshments through the day; Sock Machine demonstration and sock tube cranking; Yoga for Knitters chair yoga class; Friday night champagne reception, and10% 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
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  • Complete retreat package, private room with queen or king bed* (includes all retreat events listed above) $465 
  • Local retreat package, includes all events and meals  but does not include sleeping accommodations.  $300 Click here to register
  • There are three cottages/studios next to the lodge; two are still available as of August 7. 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, October 27 sock demonstration, cranking, and lunch only, at Heartstone Lodge, $50. Click here to register.
  • Saturday, October 27 Chair Yoga Class, $15

*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 chair yoga class will also be on the second floor. The knitting class and all meals are on the ground level.


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