Bloom and Flourish Art Retreat FAQs

Here are the most common questions regarding our most attended retreat at Palmquist Farms (detail are here —-> Bloom and Flourish Retreat

Where is Palmquist Farm?

Palmquist Farm is located in Brantwood, Wisconsin.  It takes us about 2.5 hours to get there, depending on the number of stops at cute shops we make!  It is up near Rhinelander, but down a short dirt road!

What are the accommodations like?

They are rustic in style and cozy but not without amenities or comforts.  You will have your own sleeping space – no sharing a room with someone you do not know.  If you come with a group you get your own little cabin.  You will have your own bathroom – inside your cabin with a full bathroom, small fridge, microwave and coffee maker.  Most of the cabins also have fireplaces and gorgeous views.

What food is provided?

Palmquist makes the most AMAZING meals.  They will be providing you with a huge breakfast that is made from scratch and a huge dinner that is amazing.  We will be providing a light lunch which will consist of snacks, fruits and veggie snacks.  We never go hungry.  You can also bring your own snacks, wine, drinks or whatever you like.  We also provide coffee, tea, water and wine for the opening night and several times throughout the retreat.

What activities can you participate in?

Aside from the day long instruction in calligraphy on Saturday and a day of watercolor on Sunday, there will be plenty of time to also explore the area and the farm.  There is a winery that is in very close proximity to the farm, a big Finnish sauna that is ready for you when you would like, a masseuse that visits the farm for massages (we will give you booking details about a week before the retreat), there are many trails through the large property and woods to go exploring, a few cute nearby shops and more – for  more ideas here is a link to the area region:  Brantwood on Travel Wisconsin 

What do we need to know about connectivity or WiFi?

Palmquist is rustic in decor but is not lacking amenities that you would find at home with a few exceptions.  You will not have the best Wi-Fi connection and your cell service may be spotty.  However, in our experience we have never had an issue getting calls on our cell phones, the wifi is excellent in the main lodge and the hall where we do classes, as well as a few of the cabins.  You will not have the fastest LTE network there, but you will still be able to (depending on your carrier) make and receive calls.  There are no televisions.  If you require a TV to fall asleep, we would recommend you bring a radio, pre-recorded movies on your laptop or ipad or a sound machine.

What should I pack for my trip?

Snacks and drinks that you prefer.  We provide a huge variety of snack options, bottled water, coffee and tea.  But if you have special preferences you can bring those if you like.

Towels.  Palmquist provides all fresh bed linens but they do not have towels for the guests in the cabins.  If you forget a towel, Helen has always provided us with one as needed!

Otherwise, we provide all the materials and supplies for the classes and the rest of what you might need is at the farm!

**We also have a payment plan in place to help with the cost of the retreat, when you go to the link above, scroll to the bottom for details.  The payment plan will close on March 2nd.

If you have any other questions be sure to send us an email:  lettercreateclass @