POSTPONED until 2021
Sadly, due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions for many of the attendees, we have made the decision to postpone the retreat until next year. Our prayers are with all of our bookstagram family at this time! We hope to see you next year!
May 28-31, 2020
Estes Park, CO
Eeeeeee! This is happening!
Now, you might be a tad confused by what THIS is exactly, so let me explain.
Bookstagram is a community of readers on Instagram who celebrate their love for and obsession with books. This community has been such a blessing to me through life’s ups and downs this past year, and I know I am not alone in having made some wonderful friends.
And so? I decided I wanted to invite this tribe of reader friends to hang out with me for a weekend. Not your typical thing for an introvert to set out to do. Yet, here we are.
And as I said above, this is happening!
Where Are We Staying?
Estes Park is a lovely resort town just north of Denver on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. It is also home of the Stanley Hotel, where Stephen King’s The Shining was filmed.
We recommend staying at the Ridgeline Hotel; however, due to the strict policies, we chose NOT to reserve a block of rooms. We felt it was worth the slightly higher rate for the better cancellation policy and decreased financial risk to retreat organizers.
We strongly suggest booking a room early if you plan to stay at the Ridgeline Hotel, as they do have another event being hosted there that weekend. As of this writing, they allow cancellations up to 48 hours before your reservation, but please verify this when booking.
Of course, if you’d rather stay over at the Stanley Hotel, more power to ya! This is a casual retreat meant to be relaxing and fun for everyone without a rigid schedule or itinerary; so please feel free to stay wherever fits your budget and needs.
What Are We Doing?
Our itinerary is still TBD, but here’s the basic gist of things at the moment.
At the end of April 2020, we will all select a book to read together. Yes, we’re going to make this a book club! At the retreat we will have one meal where we all meet to chat about our selected book over food and drink.
Beyond that? It’s pretty much up to y’all. Go hiking. Sit at the fire pit. Explore the town. Go taste wines or visit breweries. Hide in your room. Read. Read. Read.
How Do We Get There?
This location was chosen for its ideal proximity to a major international airport, DIA, and its serene location in the mountains. We will be asking those driving in to possibly consider volunteering to give rides to those flying in; however, there is also the option to rent a car or book a shuttle from the airport.