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Craft Retreats at Whiterock

Gather your friends and plan for a fun, relaxing weekend away to focus on your crafts and yourself. Quilt, scrapbook, stamp, knit – whatever your choice, this is your chance to spend 50 hours crafting and having fun with your friends. Arrive Friday at 3 pm and leave Sunday by 5 pm.

For more information and to arrange your retreat, please contact Guest Services at (712) 790-8221 x 1 or

Craft Space

For your stay, Oak Ridge House offers

  • Large crafting space with 8 – six-foot tables and up to 16 chairs plus two sofas.
  • One end has a t.v. with a DVD player for a good movie to go along with your crafting.
  • A full kitchen with enough table space to eat as a group
  • The kitchen comes equipped with dishes, pots, pans, toaster, stove, oven, microwave, crockpot, serving utensils and large refrigerator to make meal prep easy.
  • Five bedrooms with 10 beds, that sleep 13 people total, including all linens
  • Main floor bedroom has a queen and a twin bed
  • Three bedrooms on the second floor each have two twin beds
  • A fourth bedroom on the second floor has two queen beds
  • Two bathrooms, one on each level, both with showers (and an extra sink in the upstairs hallway)
  • Plenty of parking

And best of all, we do the set up for you!

If the weather is nice and you want to take a break from your crafting, enjoy the yard complete with picnic tables and a fire ring or explore the nearby trails. Whiterock Conservancy rents mountain bikes, canoes, kayaks, John Deere Gators and has lots to explore.

Have a smaller group or want to be closer together to chat? Four round tables are also available and fit nicely in the craft room.

General Information

The Craft Retreat is scheduled from Friday at 3 pm to Sunday at 5 pm – that’s 50 hours of crafting! But if that is not enough, additional nights can be added.

During the winter – November to April the cost is $600 plus tax

During the summer – May to October the cost is $700 plus tax – that’s only $87.50 per person for the entire weekend if you have 8 people.

This fee includes the setup of the tables in the craft area and for clean up, all you have to do is wash your dishes and gather your trash – we take care of the rest.