Picture your favorite destination - your happy place - that place where you feel more whole and more like yourself.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you lived in that place? I am fortuante to live in my place, Spring Bird.
I first stayed in Spring Bird's Cottage (Then, Siloam's Cottage) in July of 2009 for an overnight with my Mom and sisters. I immediately took to this place feeling deeply connected and transformed by it. I visited every year after until we moved in 2015! In the in between times, my soul would ache for this patch of land, and after every visit, I would be completely renewed. It felt like being transported to not only a different place in time and space but a different mindset. The woods were healing and magical. The cottage was welcoming and nurturing, and it allowed me to just be. On that first visit in 2009, I was struck by the humerous but poignant sign, made by David, that reminded each visitor: You Are Here. I love how the sign is a statement and a question. You are here, and now what? What are you going to do here? What do you think and say? What do you see?
Now that we live here, we have been so lucky to be able to continue to share the Cottage as a place for guests to leave their mundane worlds behind - to be transported to the woods - to nature - to themselves. We understand our role as hosts to curate a space for our guests to be comfortable and safe.
So, recently we initiated some updates that will hopefully make the space feel more comfortable for individuals and groups to gather in the Cottage in the woods.
See some photos of the Cottag renovations below, and the full slideshow here.
In addition to some new interior changes, we've added new on-line booking feature to our website. While you can still book the cottage via email, text, or phone, you can also book direct from our website or just check to see the cottage availability.
Check out the new on-line booking feature here.
We hope that the cottage can continue be an alternative place to the busy, noisy chaos that seems to inundate our every day. The Cottage is a place to be in quiet retreat, to reconnect with nature, and to work creatively. What's more, Spring Bird Cottage is great for visiting alone for personal developpment and retreat or in groups for community building and supportive circles.
We are so excited aobut these chages and hope they make your stay at the Cottage even better!
Know you are always welcome at Spring Bird! Can't wait to have you here!
Photos by Carol De Anda
Anna Lentz, artist and writer, blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.