Riverside Inn of Cold Spring, MN

Riverside Inn of Cold Spring, MN




Riverside Inn provides a quaint and ideal setting for crafting, ministry, and other retreats throughout the year.

RETREAT TESTIMONIALS: “For the past 7 years we have held our annual college and young adult gathering at Riverside Inn. The comfortable, clean rooms, the tasty, generous complimentary breakfast, and the welcoming, Godly atmosphere have brought us back again and again. The DeRose’s and their staff have been accommodating with all the peculiarities and needs of a retreat…it is a blessed place for significant life changing gatherings. Five stars as a retreat location!Gary Gilbertson, Prepare Ministries

“I want to again thank you for the wonderful stay we had at your inn. You and your staff are the best!! Thank you for all the extra help we received, the rides to/from for the women to eat at the place of their choosing without walking, the ride to church, the breakfast, the filling of coolers, letting us use the pool area for the entertainment…I could go on and on! Once again, thank you so much!” Kaydell Majer, Women on Weekends

In its 11th year of hosting retreats Riverside Inn is again holding their customary craft weekends March 13-15, 2015 and November 6-8, 2015, January 15-17,2016, and March 11-13, 2016. With 30 uniquely themed guest rooms, you are sure to find a haven to indulge your creativity! To add to your enjoyment, a Massage Therapist is available to loosen your tight neck & shoulder muscles on Saturdays during these retreat weekends. Ah-h-h-h-h!!! (Nominal fee for massage.)

Whether it is scrapbooking, quilting, stamping, or another craft, this weekend getaway is an opportunity to pack up your stuff and head out with girlfriends, sisters, or on your own. This is not just a chance to get your projects finished. It also gives kindred spirits a chance to spend time together and to make new friends!


Hosted by:

Jim DeRose, Riverside Inn Proprietor
Joyce Gertken, Riverside Inn Quilting & Scrapbooking Consultant

Do you have a backlog of photographs piling up waiting for attention. . . a quilting project you just never seem to have time to complete. . . cards waiting for your personalized touch, or a book you long to read?

You’ll appreciate the spacious separate work stations for quilters and scrapbookers/crafters!

If so, a Riverside Retreat weekend is the get-away you’ve been waiting for! It’s an opportunity to gather up your shoe-boxes of photos and scrapbooking supplies. . . or your quilting projects. . . or your favorite book and retreat for a weekend with others who share your passions.

This retreat will remove you from the distractions of home and work, surround you by kindred spirits, enable you to complete your project, and give you the opportunity to make a host of new friends!

Each retreat attendee initially receives one Riverside Recipe Book. Please bring the recipe book with you to each retreat as recipes will continually be collected and added at each subsequent retreat.

For each retreat, attendees are asked to bring 25 copies of one (or two) of their favorite recipes. To fit into our special 3 ring booklet each recipe should be typed or written on a paper measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with the recipe printed horizontally. Be sure to include: (1) the name of your recipe, (2) the number of servings, (3) your name with home city and state, plus (4) the retreat month and year you are submitting the recipe for. If you are unable to bring duplicate copies just bring one copy and we’ll duplicate it for you.

One of the Inn's quilting roomsFOR YOUR INFORMATION: We will provide one (1) five-foot long table for scrapbooking, craft, or quilting use per person (additional tables available upon request).

Scrapbookers and Quilters will have separate work stations. Ironing boards and irons will be available in the quilting area(s). We recommend you bring a high intensity light and an extension cord to use at your table.

Riverside Inn Weekend Retreat Schedule

NOTE: There is a mini refrigerator and microwave in each guest room!

2:00 – 11:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 p.m. Official welcome & retreat kickoff with complimentary pizza

7:00 – 10:00 a.m. Complimentary breakfast

1:00 p.m. Pot Luck Luncheon
7:00 a.m. Saturday – 1:00 p.m. Sunday Quilt, scrapbook, stamp, read, sleep or do whatever to your heart’s content!

One of the Inn's quilting roomsSunday
7:00 – 10:00 a.m. Complimentary breakfast
10:00 a.m. Group Devotional Option: Insight for Living by Storyteller & Laughter Specialist Nancy Fitch
1:00 p.m. * Back to reality also known as Time to head for home!

* If you choose to stay a 3rd night your check-out time will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, instead of Sunday.

(Sorry, no discounts for one day only, one night, or not eating food provided at the retreat.)

FUN door prizes for everyone!