First off, for various reasons I won’t go into, we can no longer do the retreat on our prefered dates of Crowleymas this year. But if we get two or three more confirmations, we CAN do it the following week.
UPDATE: The retreat is going ahead this weekend, with at least 5 people in attendance, however it might not be at any of the places mentioned below. Any new comers with whom we haven’t had existing contact should at this point meet with us prior to the retreat itself. A good place. and possibly the only opportunity to do this, is at the Open Circle Moot on Wednesday 16th. The greyed out text below is no longer the plan, but is left in place so you can see what we originally intended for the retreat.
That will mean arriving at Loch Ness on Friday 18th of October, and leaving on Monday 21st.
Second, the Lodge, as we know from last year, has one master double room with balcony and spring bath, one double bedroom and one twin room with two single beds. It seems a little unfair to charge the same price for all these options, so this year we would like to divide the cost up as follows:
Master double: £235 (can sleep two).
Double: £210 (can sleep two).
Twin: £180 (can sleep two).
Total cost of lodge is £625.
The hot tub on the veranda is available to all staying in the lodge.
So far, we have three confirmed guests, including myself and Lolita who are happy to take the Master bedroom. Our other guest is a single male who would occupy one of the beds in the twin room. This means we can accommodate one other couple and another single in this lodge.
If we got another 4-6 guests in addition to this we could book two lodges, or if we got 1-3 extra there is a B&B nearby that can offer accommodation at similar prices. But not self catering.
If however, we don’t get any more confirmations, the meeting this year will not be held in a lodge at all. It doesn’t make sense for us to book the lodge at £200 each, as I originally posted. I think that is too expensive for us all. As cool as the weekend is. Let me know what you all want to do.