Last Saturday, March 22, ThorpeWood played host to the Be Strong Retreat, hosted by the Wholistic Coaching Coalition here in Frederick. One of the coaches, Carol Hayes, was also using this retreat to launch her new book “Lost and Found,” which is her first published writing. This group of coaches used ThorpeWood 4 years ago for their very first retreat, so we were thrilled for them to return for this exciting day of activities, special guest speakers, workshops and of course great food from Canapes. The retreat was well attended, and the organization gave 10% of the retreat proceeds to F.R.I.E.N.D.S., a down syndrome advocacy group. You can read more about the retreat by clicking here.
If you are not familiar with the Wholistic Coaching Coalition, they are a group of central Maryland women trained in personal and professional development. The Coalition provides retreats and other lifelong learning avenues to energize women to reach their highest life potential. Spending the whole day at ThorpeWood, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., their day included a fantastic lunch prepared by Canapes, and access to the grounds at ThorpeWood. Unfortunately, the weather was still a little cool for any outdoor activities, but the sun was warm inside!
ThorpeWood plays host to many groups and events throughout the year. We have talked about the weddings that take place at ThorpeWood. As far as events go, our weddings are truly what ThorpeWood as a location is best known for; but weddings are really just the tip of the iceberg! ThorpeWood is the destination for many corporate retreats and meetings, birthday parties for people of all ages, anniversary celebrations – the occasions truly run the gamut.
Here is a photo from Katie Rictor’s Surprise 30th Birthday Party. The lodge was transformed into a “Speakeasy”! What is a Speakeasy you might ask? According to an 1889 newspaper, “Unlicensed saloons in Pennsylvania are known as ‘speak-easies’.” They were “so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors.”
Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood, LLC coordinates and manages any and all groups or individuals who want to use ThorpeWood as a venue. Do you have an occasion requiring a spectacular setting such as this? You can reach Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 301-271-2823, and speak to Julie or Lexi to get more information or schedule a time to chat about an event or to take a tour.