Our retreat home was developed with your enjoyment in mind! If you have any questions or needs not listed below, please don’t hesitate to ask or call! Call Lisa at 612-730-4048 or email us at info@whisperingoaksretreat.com

Q: What time is check-in & check-out?

A: Standard retreat check-in times are 4pm day of arrival & check-out by 1pm the day of your departure. We will try to accommodate your group with any special arrangements if possible.

Q: What do you supply in the retreat home?

A: We have a full stocked kitchen with utensils, dishes & cookware. Basic staples of coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, spices, cooking/ baking necessities & paper towels are provided. All bedrooms have fresh bed linens & pillows. Bath towels & spa towels provided. Entertainment/Game room has games & movies for your enjoyment. We also have an outdoor Whirlpool spa, Satellite TV & a pool table to help you unwind. We try to provide all the comforts of home & then some. See our Accommodations  for more details.

Q: What do I need to bring?

A: Pack your comfortable clothing (you may want to bring comfortable slippers as we ask that no shoes be worn throughout the house to help us extend the life of our new carpeting & flooring). Bring a bathing suit if you’d like to use the Whirlpool spa. Depending on what you are planning for food (BYO, Catering or dining out) there are plenty of choices that we can recommend. Be sure to bring snacks & beverages. We do have purified H2O drinking systems in place. Don’t forget your personal scrapbook/or hobby gear if you are coming to create & be inspired! If you are in need of any scrapbook products, we can have them brought to the retreat. Or we can recommend local craft establishments.

Q: Speaking of crafting…how much space is provided for each person?

A: We are delighted to provide you w/ a quality workspace of a Craft Master II hobby table! (See the Craft Area) We have 15 tables set up permanently with comfortable, lumbar support chairs for those long hours of sitting. If you have more than 15 in your group, we do have extra tables & chairs that can be set-up throughout areas of the house.

Q: What are the sleeping accommodations?

A: There are 4 bedrooms downstairs & a large Master suite up. We have enough beds to sleep 20-21 people depending on how you’d like to share. There are 1 King, 2 Queens, 1 Full & 11 Twins (2 are bunk beds) See our Accommodations for more details on our provisions.

Q: Are there places to see & things to do close by?

A: The Root River Valley is full of sites & activities for all! The famous biking trails start nearby in Fountain & Lanesboro; there are beautiful state park horse trails in Historic Forestville, quaint Amish communities in Harmony & Canton, as well as shopping, antiquing & restaurants in the nearby towns. Some other popular activities are golfing, trout fishing, canoeing & tubing on the Root River. Of course just enjoying the sounds & sights at Whispering Oaks are a retreat pleasure in itself! See our Attractions for more detailed information.

Q: Is there a phone & internet service at Whispering Oaks?

A: Yes, even though it is a relaxing & peaceful retreat place, we do have all the modern conveniences. We are set up for wireless internet service & have a computer for use. Our phone number is #507-867-0133. We are long distance however from Rochester & some other surrounding towns so a phone calling card (or your cell, if it works) is advised to be brought along.

Q: Do you provide cleaning services?

A: We will provide fresh bed linens & a towel for each guest & the house will be clean when you arrive. You are expected to take out the trash, run the dishwasher & place all used towels in the laundry room on your departure. Please leave the house as tidy as you found it. Mishaps do happen however so we would appreciate being informed of any non-working or broken items. If there are missing items, excessive cleaning or damages, you will be responsible for payment. Our retreat home is yours for your stay so enjoy & take care!

Q: Is smoking permitted or my pets allowed on the property?

A: Whispering Oaks Retreat is a non-smoking facility…smoking is only allowed OUTSIDE the retreat home w/ butts deposited in the proper receptacles provided. We love animals, but as a courtesy to all our guests (& to keep our property tidy & allergy free) we have a “No Pets” policy in place. There are local kennels that we can recommend during your stay.

 

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