When was the last time you got away?

When was the last time you got away? To hang out with your girlfriends, uninterrupted. To work on scrapbooking, stamping, beading or quilting projects you’ve dreamed of starting or finishing. To relax and pamper yourself … or go out, have fun and play.Studio

A girl’s getaway retreat is the answer and Magnolia Ridge Hideaway in charming Mount Horeb, WI is the place to go. Grab your girlfriends and spend a few days (or hours) crafting, relaxing and enjoying all there is for you here.

At Magnolia Ridge Hideaway, you’ll find the freedom to relax, create and play, and share time with your girlfriends — just your girlfriends — without having to keep one eye on the clock and the other on your “to do list.” Here crafters find renewal in good friends and good times.

The 4,500-square-foot house offers accommodations for 24 in four bedrooms (each with 6 twin beds), each with its own private bathroom, one huge Studio (1300 sq. ft.) stocked with 24 5′ tables, supplies, tools and equipment, Wi-Fi, a great room, a kitchen and a screen porch all in a tranquil country setting, but only 4 miles from downtown Mount Horeb and only 10 miles to Madison!

Create

When was the last time you could spread out your project and leave it there without worrying about someone spilling something on it, knocking something over, shoving something aside, or walking away with your glue stick?

Whether you’re a beginner, dabbler or fanatic crafter, Magnolia Ridge Hideaway offers the ideal environment to cultivate your creativity. The Retreat offers one gigantic Studio (1300 sq. ft.) with skylights and walls of windows overlooking a scenic country setting. The Studio has its own entrance with a ramp from the driveway (no stairs) to make unloading and loading a snap. French doors separate it from the main Kitchen & Great Room. The Retreat has Wi-Fi, so bring your laptop, tablet or smart phone!

Work alongside other crafters to feed your own creative soul by trading ideas, sharing stories, celebrating others’ creations, collaborating and starting new friendships. There’s something about being in a studio with a bunch of friends working side-by-side that charges your creative energy!

Studio Ammenities

5-foot tables for each guest
Spectrum light, powerstrip, and garbage can at each table
Ergonomic and adjustable chairs
47″ TV, DVD player and iPod dock with surround sound speakers
Wi-Fi – laptops, tablets & smart phones welcome!
2 Computer workstations
HP 3210 Photosmart Printer (bring your own photo paper please)
HP Wireless 3520 Printer (bring your own photo paper, please)
HP 7000 Wide Format Printer (bring your own 12×12 paper)
Snack kitchen with full size fridge, sink & microwave.
Wheeled cart to assist with unloading/loading of gear
Library of magazines & books

Tools & Equipment

2 Cricut Expression Machines & 25 cartridges (bring your own mat, blade & cartridges)
6 irons and 4 ironing boards with iron rests
2 4×6 quilting layout boards
35″ x 70″ Olfa Gridded Cutting Mat on a 4×6 cutting table
Hundreds of stamps and ink pads
Fiskars cutting mats
4 Fiskars paper trimmers and one large commercial paper cutter
Fiskars Scrapboss Embossing System with four stencil sets
Fiskars Ultra Shape Xpress Cutter with nine templates
Hundreds of templates
24 Fiskars texture plates & tools
24 Fiskars paper edger cutters; 4 sets of 6 scissors
Fiskars Paper Tear Edgers
Fiskars paper crimper
20 Fiskars punches & many other punches
Scissors
Bins of Embellishments & Scrap Paper
Pens, pencils, markers & colored pencils
2 glue guns
Bead board
Jewelry tools

Local Craft Stores
Need supplies or want to visit area craft stores? No problem! Madison and the surrounding area have many wonderful shops (links below). Also, I have maps at the retreat to get you to the stores listed below easily.Scrapbook & Stamp Stores

Michael’s – 11 miles away in Middleton
JoAnn Fabric & Craft Store – 11 miles away in Madsion
Wisconsin Craft Market – 13 miles away in Madison

Quilt Stores & Resources
JoAnn Fabrics – 11 miles away in Madison
Michaels – 11 miles away in Middleton
Stitcher’s Crossing – 12 miles away in Madison
Mill House Quilts – 20 miles away in Waunakee
Patches & Petals – 18 miles away in Belleville

Retreat

When was the last time you took time for yourself without feeling guilty? I designed the retreat from bottom to top to put you at ease from the demands of the outside world.

At 4,500 square-feet in size, Magnolia Ridge Hideaway comfortably accommodates up to 24 guests for a private house retreat.

Your weekend retreat includes:

Two-night stay (Friday noon to Sunday 3 p.m.)

Breakfast Beverages

Bountiful basket of chocolate and candy in the Studio

Unlimited access to Studio, tools and supplies

Ammenities

4 beautifully decorated bedrooms
24 twin-sized Sealy Posturpedic beds
Linens, down comforters and pillows
Hypoallergenic bedding options (available by request)
Huge, bright Studio (1300 sq. ft) walls of windows and skylights
Studio stocked with tools, supplies and equipment
47″ TV in the Studio with DVD player, iPod dock, cable TV
Wi-Fi – High speed wireless internet – bring your smart phones, tables & laptops!
Circle driveway with ramp right into Studio for easy unloading/loading of gear
Cozy great room with 42″ TV with DVD player, iPod dock and over 90 DVDs
Library of books and magazines
2 Cricut Expression machines with 25 cartridges (bring your own mat & blade)
2 computers with photo printers and a wide-format printer
iJoy massage chair and ottoman
4 Baths each with a shower and separate whirlpool tub & 1/2 bath off Great Room
Bath towels and washcloths
Hair dryers in each bathroom
Shampoo and conditioner in each shower
Dove Body Wash in each shower
Tankless water heater system for endless hot water
Central Air Conditioning
4 separate temperature controls (Studio, Kitchen/Great room, Daisy & Tulip rooms, Violet & Lily rooms) for your comfort
A beautiful new fully-equipped kitchen
Keurig Brewer (bring your own K-cups) to make your favorite beverages
Kitchen island counter with 3 counter-height tables and 24 chairs
Huge Screen Porch with seating for 22
Patio with 2 chairs, ottoman, lounger and side tables
Fire pit with 12 Adirondack chairs & outdoor lighting
3-car garage and plenty of parking in driveway

Kitchen Ammenities

1 fridge/freezer w/ice & water, 1 full size fridge (in Studio), 1 stove/oven, dishwasher, 2 microwaves

Keurig Coffee Maker (bring your own K-cups), 42 cup coffee urn, coffee pot (14 cup), toaster, 2 crock pots, blender, mixer, 22 quart Oven roaster (Nesco)

Pots & pans, bakeware, serving bowls, cutting boards, colanders, spinner, pitchers and utensils (see Kitchen Supplies tab)
Plates, bowls, glasses, mugs and wine glasses for 24 guests

Three counter-height tables with stools for 18.

Kitchen island counter with stools for 6.

Dining tables/chairs in screen porch for 22.

Kitchen Supplies

Pans –  4 small, 4 large, 2 griddles, 2 saute pans with lids & cast iron pan
Pots – 2 small, 4 medium, 2 large and 2 stock pots
Roasting Pan
Bakeware – 3 cookie sheets, 2 muffin pans (12), 4 pie pans, 1 13x9x1 pan, 2 13x9x2 pans, 1 13x9x3 pan, 2 round cake pans, 1 bundt cake pan
Pyrex – 2 13×9 pans, 2 8×8 pans with covers
Pyrex – 2 sets of bowls with covers 2 small, 2 medium, 2 large
Corningware French White – 2 small, 2.5 quart, 1.5 quart all with covers & a quiche dish
4 Cutting Boards
Salad Spinner
3 Colanders – 2 large & 1 small
Pyrex Measuring Cups – 2 cup & 4 cup
Measuring Spoons & Cups
Utensils, Cheese Grater, Knives & Knife Set
5 Bowl Set Stainless Steel
3 Bowl Set Plastic with covers
3 Mixing Bowls set
5 Ceramic Serving Bowls
3 Veggie & Dip Tray/Platters with Covers
Serving Tray, Platter & Chip/Dip Server
Set of 12 Storage Containers with locking Lids
2 Large Pitchers, 1 Iced Tea Jug, Coffee Servers
Large Plates, Small Pates & Bowls for 24
Glasses, Mugs, Wine Glasses & Plastic cups for 24
Silverware for 24
Kitchen Towels & Wipe Rags
Basic Spices, Salt, Pepper & oil
Paper Towel & Napkins
Hand soap, Dish soap & Dishwasher liquid

Local Restaurants

My favorites:
Grumpy Troll – Mount Horeb
Gray’s Tied House – Verona
Eno Vino – Madison
Ginza’s of Tokyo – Madison
Bluephies – Madison
The Melting Pot – Madison
Hubbard Ave. Diner – Middleton
Quaker Steak & Lube – Middleton
P.F. Changs – Middleton

Pizza Delivery:
Great Scott’s Pizza ~ 608- 437-9171
Pizza Hut ~ 608-437-3737

Yellow Pages Dining in Mount Horeb & Madison

Rejuvinate

When was the last time you treated yourself well? While you are here, I want you to tend not only to your projects, but also your spirit. Breathe. Relax. When your desires turn from crafting to kicking back, you’ll find that Magnolia Ridge Hideaway is truly a place for creative repose.

In addition to your own private, cheery bedroom, there is also a comfortable great room & kitchen for conversation, snacking, music or movies where you can hang out in your pajamas, share a bottle of wine, tell stories and laugh together. Or enjoy the tranquility of the quiet countryside lounging on the screen porch watching the deer romping in the back yard meadow or the neighbor’s sheep and cows on the hillside.

Ammenities

Want a few minutes of “alone time?”
Have a soak in one of the whirlpool tubs or a backrub in the iJoy massage chair.

Want to really pamper yourself?
Manis, pedis, massages? No problem! There are many great spas just a few miles away. And, I have maps at the retreat to get you there easily. Or, you can call to arrange a house call by a local massage therapist.

Massage Therapists

The massage therapists listed below have been recommended by previous guests:

Lindsay Kane – 608-770-7116

Kelsey Barton – 563-513-8755

Christina Thompson – 608-273-3569

Kelly Scott – 608-630-6415

Kristin Endres – 608-217-2250

Day Spas

Aniu Salon & Spa about 14 miles away

Rejuvenation Spa – about 10 miles

Oasis Day Spa about 10 miles away

Essentials Salon– about 11 miles away

RZ & Co Salon & Spa – about 11 miles away

Good Eats

When was the last time you were able to hang out with your girlfriends, sit down, and eat a great meal without a million interruptions? I know how mealtime can sometimes be more of a chore than a pleasure. While you are here, rest assured that you will be able to enjoy your meals, actually be able to sit down, relax and eat your food (while it is still hot). If you feel like cooking or bringing your own food, Magnolia Ridge Hideaway has a fully equipped kitchen and a snack kitchen in the Studio for you to enjoy (see below). If you feel like having someone else do the cooking (and dishes), we are just four miles from Mount Horeb and 10 miles to Madison, both have a variety of wonderful restaurants to dine in, carry-out, deliver, or cater your weekend retreat.

With hundreds of restaurants to choose from, the food choices in Mount Horeb & Madison are a delightful cornucopia of ethnic eateries, family-friendly restaurants and critically acclaimed fine dining.

In Magnolia Ridge Hideaway’s library, I have created a “Good Eats” Binder stocked with information and menus from many of the restaurants in the area. While here, feel free to browse through it to whet your appetite.

If you would rather wake and create, there is coffee & tea stocked in the kitchen for you to enjoy.  The Studio is also stocked with a basket of candy to give you a little boost between meals.

Kitchen Ammenities

1 fridge/freezer w/ice & water, 1 full size fridge (in Studio), 1 stove/oven, dishwasher, 2 microwaves

Keurig Coffee Maker (bring your own K-cups), 42 cup coffee urn, coffee pot (12 cup), toaster, 2 crock pots, 8 cup blender, mixer, 22 quart Oven roaster (Nesco)

Pots & pans, bakeware, serving bowls, cutting boards, colanders, spinner, pitchers and utensils (see Kitchen Supplies tab)
Plates, bowls, glasses, mugs and wine glasses for 24 guests

Three counter-height tables with stools for 18.

Kitchen island counter with stools for 6.

Dining tables/chairs in screen porch for 22.

Kitchen Supplies

Pans – 2 small, 2 large, skillet, cast iron skillet, 2 griddles & saute pan & lid
Pots – 2 small, 3 medium, 2 large and 2 stainless stock pots
Roasting Pan
Bakeware – 3 cookie sheets, 2 muffin tins (12), 3 pie pans, 1 13x9x1 pan, 2 13x9x2 pans, 1 13x9x3 pan, 2 round cake pans, 1 bundt cake pan, 1 pizza pan
Pyrex – 2 13×9 pans, 2 8×8 pans with covers
Pyrex – 2 sets of bowls with covers – 2 small, 2 medium, 2 large
Corningware French White – 2 small, 2.5 quart, 1.5 quart all with covers & a quiche dish
4 Cutting Boards
Salad Spinner
3 Colanders – 2 large & 1 small
Pyrex Measuring Cups – 2 cup & 4 cup
Measuring Spoons & Cups
Utensils, Cheese Grater, Knives & Knife Set, wine opener, can opener, pizza wheel, peelers
5 Bowl Set Stainless Steel
3 Bowl Set Plastic with covers
5 Ceramic Serving Bowls
3 Veggie & Dip Tray/Platters with Covers
Serving Tray, Platter & Chip/Dip Server
Set of 20 Storage Containers with locking Lids
2 Large Pitchers, 1 Iced Tea Jug, Coffee Servers
Large Plates, Small Pates & Bowls for 24
Glasses, Mugs, Wine Glasses & Plastic cups for 24
Silverware for 24
Kitchen Towels & Wipe Rags, oven mits
Basic Spices, Salt, Pepper & oil
Paper Towel & Napkins
Hand soap, Dish soap & Diswasher liquid

Local Restaurants

My favorites:
Grumpy Troll – Mount Horeb
Gray’s Tied House – Verona
Eno Vino – Madison
Ginza’s of Tokyo – Madison
Bluephies – Madison
The Melting Pot – Madison
Hubbard Ave. Diner – Middleton

Quaker Steak & Lube – Middleton
P.F. Changs – Middleton

Pizza Delivery:
Great Scott’s Pizza ~ 608- 437-9171

Yellow Pages Dining in Mount Horeb & Madison

Things to Bring

When was the last time you could leave for the weekend without worrying about what to pack? I designed the retreat with you and pampering in mind. The most important essentials are provided at the retreat as listed on the Create, Retreat, Rejuvenate, and Good Eats (kitchen) tabs. To the right are lists of items to bring so you don’t have to do the thinking.

Retreat Packing List

Craft projects & supplies
Comfortable clothes
Pajamas & slippers (or socks)
Toiletry bag
Food & drinks
Storage containers to transport leftovers

Optional Items to Pack

Going-out clothes
Robe
Extra pillow (one is provided)
Extra blanket (down comforter is provided)
Earplugs
Cricut cartridges, mat & blade
iPod or Favorite CDs
DVDs
Book or magazines
Walking shoes
Camera

Forget Something?

Forgot something while at the retreat? Magnolia Ridge Hideaway is just four miles from downtown Mount Horeb and just 10 miles from Madison’s west side for any supplies needed.

Downtown Mount Horeb
Greenway Station – Middleton

West Towne Mall
State Street in Madison

Monroe Street in Madison
Hilldale Mall in Madison