If you’re like many crafty folks, there’s likely a promising pile of supplies waiting for you right now. Don’t let it sit too long gathering dust. Plan a weekend craft retreat for you and all your like-minded crafting co-op! And seeing as March is National Craft Month, we’ve put together a simple guide for choosing the best private event venue WI location. Read on to get an idea of what to look for when considering a venue for your craft retreat.


Popular Types of Craft Retreats

Chances are that you already have a particular type of crafting retreat in mind. However, there’s a lot of options when it comes to crafting. As you go about your planning, you may find that incorporating more than one specialty into your retreat will be to your benefit. The following are some of the different options to consider:

  • Scrapbooking
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Photography
  • Sewing
  • Floral Arranging
  • Block printing
  • Card making
  • Beading/Jewelry making
  • Paper crafting


Space to Spread

One of the most important features of a crafting retreat is space to spread. Most crafters, regardless of the separate mediums we prefer, agree on one thing: the more space to work, the better. This means a good craft retreat location will have plenty of open space for worktables.

Edenwood can accommodate even the most ambitious of crafters when it comes to space to spread. We have four cabins, each with plenty of room to gather and set up individual or group workspaces. The main lodge alone offers 6,000 square feet of space to enjoy with your group! Imagine the creations that can be accomplished together there.


Comfortable Sleeping Arrangements

Although it’s hard to imagine taking a break from crafting for something as trivial as sleep, comfortable sleeping arrangements are a must! It’s important to consider not only the number of people attending but also how well those people know each other. We recommend finding a location that offers a variety of bedroom sizes that can accommodate singles as well as small groups.

At Edenwood, a top cabin rental Wisconsin destination, “variety” is our middle name. We have multiple cabins that offer several different configurations of private single and double bedrooms as well as convertible couches in other spaces. Visit our dedicated lodging page to see more details about the following spaces:

  • Main Lodge
  • Hillside Cabin
  • All-American Lodge
  • Safari Suite
  • Glamping Tents


Inspiration Around Every Corner

Between the fresh Northwoods air and the gorgeous views in our private 400-acre nature preserve, it would be impossible not to find inspiration when you stay with us. Crafters of all types will fall in love with the vivid colors of our sunsets, the magnificent wildlife and the intoxicating starry night sky. Even our thoughtfully designed five-star accommodations are sure to bring out the inner artist within each crafter.


Room to Socialize

Finally, what craft retreat destination would be complete without space to socialize?! We’re not just talking about room to chat as you craft, we are even thinking about the extra activities. For example, be sure your venue has space to support any of the following:

  • Card/Board games
  • Meal preparation and potlucks
  • Outdoor fun – campfires, s’mores and hikes
  • Movie night
  • Trivia night
  • Pedicure/manicure/spa time
  • Displaying completed works of art to admire


Private Event Venue WI

Edewood Ranch has on-site managers available during all or just a portion of your event for your convenience. Our staff is here to assist with property access, activity scheduling or any help needed. We aim to ensure your retreat goes smoothly from event setup to guest departures.