6491 118th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
It's one of the greatest compensations in life that no one can help another without helping themselves. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Here are a few things we have heard from our guests:
"Karen was very gracious and made us feel at home and welcome. I recommend visiting the Gerald Ford Library in Grand Rapids. We enjoyed relaxing with our adult children and Karen's delicious cherry pie and ice cream."
Paul and Shirley D., St. Louis, MO
"We played games, roasted marshmallows--girl time with lots of laughs. Such a comfortable and relaxing stay! The cottage is so quaint and cute. Karen, thank you for opening your place to our group. Wow! Loved it!"
Ellisa, Kelly, Amanda, East side of Michigan
"Karen's English muffins are awesome! Our 15 year old boy loved them! Appreciated Karen's graciousness, walking in the woods, the boardwalk in Saugatuck..."
The Perkins family, Indiana
"Our favorite moments were dune buggy rides in Saugatuck, Everyday People Cafe--get the BLT&E!, Saugatuck Brewing Co. and kayaking.
David, Kristen, Sean, Anna and Melissa, Chicago, IL
"Enjoyed relaxing by the fire for our winter holiday getaway. So enjoyed the English muffins and jam--a real treat!
Janet and Jim H., Holland, MI
"It was an amazing weekend for me. Just chock full of gifts. Food, being cared for, women it is a blessing and joy to know, nature, time, stillness, beauty, art in the garden, exploration, both internal and external. I love it." Peggy, East Aurora, New York
"If you are looking to re-awaken to joy and inspiration for life in nature, relax, rejuvenate as you soak in the sounds, smells and sights of the forest, all the while feasting on knock-your-socks-off gourmet food, a retreat at the Red Spirit is for you. The flow of the weekend unfolded perfectly for our group of women as we got to know each other. A three hour canoe trip down the Kalamazoo was fun and relaxing. We did some reflecting, poetry writing, walking in the woods, berry picking and even corn and gladiola picking. But, I never got over the food! Each meal was better than the last. I really could not have imagined such a variety of homemade dishes from homemade scones in the morning to 4-course lunches and dinners in the evening.
Being in the woods brings a quieting of the mind and inspires creative reflection. It's good for the soul and all the senses. The memories and enjoyment last far beyond the weekend. Thank you, Karen, for providing this sacred space. Everyone needs this!" -Pamela, Skokie, IL
The retreat weekend was truly a gift. Not only did I get to meet some wonderful women, but we got to experience the beauty of the Kalamazoo River by canoe, and really reconnect with nature. Karen provided such a relaxing atmosphere, delicious (OK, gourmet) meals, and a beautiful setting, I was finally able to disconnect from my city-life stress and remember to look up, look around, open my ears - there's so much beauty going on around me, I just need to be aware to grasp each moment, each gift from nature, and cherish its beauty. -Kathy, Chicago, IL