Linden Tree Inn

Linden Tree Inn
Linden Tree Inn, Rockport, MA

Monday, November 26, 2007


It's time to Crop-port in Rockport again!! Thanksgiving has come and gone, and soon the winter holidays will be upon us. I am so excited about the third annual scrap retreat here at the Linden Tree Inn! We had so much fun the last two years, I can't wait to see what this year will bring! Come and scrap all those Holiday pictures uninterupted with no kids, no needless phone interruptions, and no need to worry about the cooking and cleaning! We try to promote a relaxed, fun, scrapping atmosphere, with lots of good food, friendship and a fab scrapping goodie basket to take home. And don't forget all the scones you can eat for breakast!!!! Arrangements can be made with area spa services for massages, pedicures or manicures. Let us know when you make your reservation if that is something you would be interested in.

This year I have decided to have more days available for the Scrap Retreat. I am going to offer retreat time from January 10th through January 21. Come for any two or more days that fit your schedule. You will have your own scrap space to set up for the whole time you are here with 24 hour acccess, use of a Sizzix die cutter with at least 10 alphabet sets, and over 100 dies and embossing dies, punches, rubber stamps, and a variety of other tools. The cost for 2 nights is $220, which includes tax, meals, drinks, snacks, your own guest room with private bath, and an awesome goodie basket. Special pricing for extended stays or for adding an extra day or two to your 2 night reservation! Because of our affordable pricing, we do not discount for shared rooms, nor do we assign shared rooms, every scrapper has their own guest room with private bath. We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to hold your place, with the balance due on arrival. On reciept of payment, you will be sent a questionnaire to fill out regarding any food allergies and preferences for drinks and snacks. If you would like to register, you can post a comment, email us at or give us a call at 1-800-865-2122 or 1-978-546-2494.

So when dropping your "What I want for Christmas" this year hints, don't forget to add the "Crop-Port in Rockport" in January to your wish list!!! Bring along a friend or two, or maybe a family member....make it a girl's weekend crop! So take some time for yourself, and make it a getaway to the Linden Tree Inn Scrap Retreat!

And now for some photos from last years retreat:

The living room all set up for the scrappers to arrive, with goodie baskets on chairs! Each scrapper has half of a 6 foot table, their own light, wastebasket for scraps, pencil holder, and a small caddy for tools....

A fully stocked snack table for all your afternoon or late night munchies! Let us know your favorite scrappy snack, and we will try to have it available! The chocolate is always in abundance at a Linden Tree Inn scrap retreat!

Sizzix machines and dies available for you to use, I have over 10 alphabets and lots of different sized dies, as well as many other tools that you can use, along with loads of rubber stamps, small sewing machine, paper crimpers, Fastenator stapler, Clickit, Crop-o-Dile, small light table for stencil dry embossing, and all kinds of paper punches.

There is also a computer with scanner and printer for your use if you should need to print out more pictures or journaling. Photo paper available for purchase, or bring your own....hoping to have a new computer this year....but this is last years set up!

Pat and Anne take a break from their scrap projects!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Well, so much time has gone by since I have updated our blog! We have been very busy here at the Linden Tree, which is a very good thing! As Thanksgiving Day draws to a close, we want to say a big thank you to all who have stayed with us this past summer and fall! We enjoyed meeting guests from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Austria, and many other far reaches of the globe. Already we are looking forward to seeing what the next year will have in store for us!

As we enter a quiet time here at the inn, we are starting to do one of the main projects we have put off the past couple years. For those of you that have heard us talk about it, it has finally happened! Yes, the Carriage House Decks are being replaced! The old decks came off last week, and the supports for the new ones are being built. It is exciting to go out every afternoon and see what progress Roger and Todd, our contractor and his assistant have made! They are going to be a few feet bigger, so that we can put some nice tables and chairs on them! Here's a picture of the Carriage House with the decks ripped off

And, now, one with the 2 decks framed...a side view...

Start making your plans now, I think the new decks are going to have everyone longing for a stay in the Carriage House! I will continue to post pictures of the progress. They will be starting back to work come Monday.

And for those Scrapbookers out there, start planning your January retreat with us. The dates are January 10-21. Details are on my scrappy blog, and I will be posting them here as well. Stay tuned!