Diamond Willow Artisan Retreat


Leadership Retreat guest Danna says:
    "I am just about to crawl into my own bed which is not as comfortable as the one in the Shooting Star room and am refecting on the wonderful time I had with you over the past two days.  Thank you for being such a wonderful host for our Leadership in Stressful Times retreat."

B&B guest Doris says:
    "Dear Doug and Pat, Thank you so much for your hospitality during our stay. We enjoyed the peacefulness of nature.  It's surprising how much background noise there is in our lives.  Pat we appreciated the coffee and cookie treat and Doug you served an awesome breakfast!  We look forward to another year of the Longview Music Festival and thanks to the supporters.  Thank you again!"

And another B&B guest Verna says:
    "Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy your place. Both the residence and the hospitality was great.   Special thanks to Pat for the extras service - ice,  cookies and coffee. and thanks Doug for the engaging conversation in the morning, the  great early morning coffee and  the breakfast  - very tasty."

Soup Sister Pamella says:
    Picture this - Cerulean skies, snow capped mountains, a warm fall breeze, stunning autumnal colors, a glass of wine on a beautiful sunny veranda at a table with a few Rebekah Sisters and a few new acquaintances. Laughter, confidences shared, friendships created and above all Soup made by compassionate hands.

    This is what Pat and Doug Lothrop of Diamond Willow Artisan Retreat provided for us on a beautiful October day. Their kind hospitality and charming venue for soup making far exceeded my expectations! Together with twelve other participants we made four very large pots of assorted soup. Under the direction of the charismatic "Chef Darren" approximately 120 servings of soup was made, ladled and labelled. All of which was then delivered to Rowan House Women's Shelter in High River.

    This was indeed an experience I shall treasure and I truly thank my sisters for taking the time and sharing it with me.

    Special thanks to Pat and Doug for opening their hearts and home in order that woman and children may find comfort through a warm and nourishing bowl of Soup!

Painting retreat guest Anne says:
    Can't wait till I can come back for another workshop. I'm telling everyone I know that they have to stay at Diamond Willow.  The weekend was just superb and I can't think of two more wonderful people to run a B&B. You are so welcoming and charming I felt totally relaxed and at home in your beautiful retreat. And the meals were to die for!! -the extra 2 pounds on the scale this morning are testament to that :) I'm not sure that I didn't spend more time eating than painting LOL.

    Painting and learning with Nancy was exhilarating  and I learned an awful lot in just those couple of days. She is so knowledgeable and helpful. I also learned quite alot from just watching her paint. It was great that we all discussed what we wanted to accomplish in the workshop so Nancy knew how to give each of us the benefit of her experience. I will definitely come back next October and enjoy painting the beautiful fall colors.

    Thank you both again for such a delightful weekend!

Photography retreat guest Carmen says:
    Accommodations were great.  Nice comfy bed, pillows.   Especially liked our room where we looked out over the valley.   Very clean, love your house. The meals were great.  Can't believe how many times we ate during the day.  Wasn't hungry at all.   Wish I could have brought that service home with me. Enjoyed the class very much.   Can't believe how much stuff you can do with a camera.

    The instruction was very well planned and the right amount of learning.   May consider splitting into 2 days.  1 day of instruction (including the learning to edit), and the second day spent shooting and editing. Really enjoyed our stay with you and meeting new people.  Plus, I never felt so spoiled.   It was a pleasure to meet you both.  Enjoyed it tremendously.

TV Show crew says:
    "From all of the crew shooting Off the Beaten Palate, thank you so much!! You made the show so much better with a campfire scene. Love and Hugs from all of us!"

Corporate retreat guest says:
    "Thank you so much for a wonderful Strategic Planning Sessioin in a lovely setting, delicious food, good company. Hope to be back again soon ;-)"

Yoga guest Kim says:
    "Thanks for another great weekend of yoga, relaxation, good conversation and getting to know new friends."

Girlfriend retreat guest Michelle says:
    "You made our girl’s getaway weekend so special. Great food, comfy beautiful space, amazing scenery. Loved the horseback riding too. Thank you."

Corporate retreat guest Brad says:
    "Thank you Pat & Doug for being the consummate hosts for the annual Ice Edge Business Solutions Summer Summit! This was a trip that we will never forget. From the amazing cooking to the excellent nature walk, to the cozy and heartwarming kitchen design; this is the best retreat I have ever attended. I will certainly be back and would recommend Doug & Pat’s hospitality to anyone looking to create an unforgettable team experience. Thank you very much from the entire ICE support team."

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