a celebration of love, family, and friends

 

We are looking forward to enjoying a weekend with all of you, and for you to get to know one another [we are so grateful to be surrounded by so many beautiful beings!]. Bring your dancing shoes, and the clothes you feel most gorgeous, comfortable, and happy wearing.

 
 
 

Thursday


Mid-Morning to Early Afternoon

Setup

Tent, heaters, dance floor, tables, lighting. Want to help? Absolutely, sign me up!

Late Afternoon

Lawn Games

throughout day

EVENING 

Ignorant Mob

The Upper Peninsula’s Reggae/Ska outfit.

Friday


7:30 am - 10:00 am

Continental Breakfast

Main Lobby.

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Yoga & Dancing

Under the tent, on an O'Mara Sprung Floor, with live drumming.

11:00 am - 1:00 Pm

Brunch & Coffee

Main Lobby.

THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Explore, Relax, Connect

Feel free to stay on-site to relax and enjoy good company. If you're down to wander, here's what's local:

Thorne Swift Nature Preserve: Cedar chip trails, gorgeous overlooks, and an interpretive nature center, which is fun for all ages (especially excellent for the youngest among us). Parking fee is a very worthwhile $5 // free if you walk the half mile from the Birchwood

Tunnel of Trees: a beautiful, winding 20-mile stretch of M-119, between Downtown Harbor Springs and Cross Village.

Pond Hill Farm is on the Tunnel of Trees route, just minutes north of the Birchwood Inn. There you'll find hiking and biking trails, a farm store, a cafe serving farm-to-table meals, and both a brewery and a winery.

At the end of the stretch in Cross Village, the historic Legs Inn serves authentic Polish cuisine, alongside whitefish and standard American fare. Just a walk away, you'll find Three Pines Studio, a working studio and local art gallery. 

Mid-Afternoon to Early Evening

Yard Games // Board Games // Social Hour

Outdoors we'll have a little fire, along with shuffleboard, bocce ball, corn hole, Kubb, and other favorite lawn games you bring.

Early Evening

Dinner

Gyros & Falafel by Troy and Eric of The Daily Blend

After Dinner

Open Mic Night

Want to perform? Absolutely, sign me up!

 

Bedtime

Get Some Sleep

We have a big and exciting day ahead of us!

Saturday

 


7:30 am - 10:00 am

Continental Breakfast

Main Lobby.

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Relax, Stretch, Move, Yoga, Dance

Rest and recharge before the day really gets going.

11:00 am - 1:00 Pm

Brunch & Coffee

Fill your bellies before an afternoon of excitement!

3:00 Pm

Meditation Walk

in woods.

4:30 pm

Ceremony

By the hearth of the Birchwood. 

5:00 pm

Cocktail Hour & Snacks

Are your dancing shoes on?

6:30 pm

Dinner

Loaded Veggie Paella by Troy and Eric of The Daily Blend

INTO THE EVENING

Strobelight Honey

Strobelite Honey is here to bring the party, with musicians well versed in the art of the groove and filling a dance floor.