The Maine Retreat
Welcome to small town, beautiful Maine! For decades Maine has been a summer escape to people from all over the globe. From big city dining destinations in Portland to the peace and beauty of Bar Harbor. Maine truly has something to offer for everyone. There is a reason that the state motto is ‘The way life should be.’ Here at the Studio of Good Living, we offer an escape from your day to day life. We are located on Pattee Pond in the small town of Winslow, population 8,000. The lake is quiet, clean and secluded. No street lights, no traffic, just peace, quiet and great food at the end of the road.
*While we are secluded, we do have access to internet, cable TV, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Stay in touch with the outside world if you need to, but we don’t think that you will want to!
We are family friendly—children are welcome here. *pack n’ play and toddler beds available upon request.
*Dietary Restrictions and Special Requests happily accommodated with advance notice.
Activities for you, your spouse or your children:
Fishing –Guided Expeditions are available at nearby Belgrade Lakes, or you can catch pickerel and small mouth bass off of the dock.
Swimming (Pattee Pond is clean, clear and beautiful)
1 ½ hours to Portland
1 hour to Freeport (Outlet shopping!!!)
45 minutes to Belfast
High Profile Antique Auctions (James Julia, Kaja Vieulliux)
Antique Malls Abound
Maine College Tours –Bates, Bowdoin and Colby are all within an hour drive.
At the center:
Whole Foods Cooking Classes
Pick your own Blueberries/Raspberries
Cheese Making Seminars
Artisanal Ice Cream Making
Learn how to Spin, Knit, Weave or Throw Pots! (Classes available by request.)
Visit Small, local Family Farms (From Bison to Vegetables to Maple Syrup, we have it all!)
Yoga, daily at 7am and private classes by appointment
Massage by appointment
Studio of Good Living Signature Retreats
Farm to Table Retreats
–Thursdays 1pm to Sundays at 1pm July and August 2012
-Prices start at $899/per person, double occupancy. Does not include travel.
- Daily cooking classes with visits to local farms with plenty of free time and good food!
Weekly Cooking Classes are available on Wednesday Evenings, from 5-8pm. $35 supplement.
Private Culinary Classes and Consultations are available by request.
*Early check-in and extended stays are available—please inquire for pricing.
Farm To Table Retreat
July and August 2012
Thursday 1pm to Sunday 3pm
3pm Farmer’s Market Tour
5pm-6pm Wine, Appetizers and Cooking Demonstration: Using your farm fresh produce
Crème Brulee French Toast,
Fresh Maine Blueberries and Strawberries
Seasonal Frittata and Kennebec Potato Home Fries
(*Coffee, tea, fresh fruit and cereal available from 7am on.)
10-1 Cheese making seminar—From Goats to Goat Cheese, Fresh Ricotta, Mozzarella etc.
1pm Box Lunches
1-4pm Free Time (optional Foraging expedition from 2-4pm)
4pm: Cooking Class: Farmer’s Market Cooking with a Special Cheese Cookery Component
10-1pm Expedition to an Elk Farm
1pm Box Lunches
1-4pm Free Time, private cooking classes/consultations
4-7pm Unleashing the Beast: Wild Game Cookery –Explore, Venison, Elk and Bison
Learn what cuts are suitable for braising and what cuts are great on the grill, as well as marinades and side dishes.
Champagne Brunch and Cooking Class: 10-1pm
Check out time: 3pm
We have three properties to choose from, all fully equipped with kitchen, cable TV and internet access. All properties are furnished and comfortable.
The Log Cabin –Perfect for singles and couples, this lovely cabin was rebuilt in 2011. It is on the water and has lovely views, a full kitchen and sleeping loft. 1 bath
38 Whitefish Road—Wonderful for families or small groups, this recently remodeled cabin sleeps up to 6. The cabin has one king sized bedroom and one full sized bedroom, plus a separate bunk house with a full sized bed, refrigerator and it’s own porch. 1 bath
This cabin is equipped with a washing machine and clothesline.
This is where all of the activities, meals and classes take place. We offer 4 bedrooms with 2 shared baths.