As we celebrate the mid point of the summer season with fireworks and raspberry ice cream, Doug and I are reminded of what is important in life; family, dear friends, good food, engaging conversation, and continued learning.
This year has been a year of change at The House at French Creek. Just as the cycles in life are constantly evolving and changing, reflective of the seasons and the times, so too, we change and evolve. Not only did our house number change, but so did our road name. Inspired by the brisk breezes that whistle through the century old pine trees, we named the road Windy Ridge. So new road name, new address, and there’s more.
Over the years we’ve shared our house with people from as far away as Australia, England and Brazil, we’ve accommodated large families and intimate couples for anniversaries, birthdays, weddings and more. And while we appreciate our guests and their continued patronage, we couldn’t help but think there must be even more that we could do to capture the magic of this property and landscape, opening up it’s mysteries and gifts to an even wider audience, and just maybe for an even higher purpose.
The result? The House at French Creek will be transitioning at the end of this year’s rental season from merely an accommodation for visitors to a retreat and learning center for the arts and culture. The House will provide shelter, hospitality, meeting, and studio space for instructors and students seeking to engage in life transforming adventures in the breathtaking landscape of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.
As we say at French Creek: It’s time to make time, so let the adventure begin.