The Location and Driving Directions:
731 Camp Ten Road Mio, Michigan 48647
(989) 826-3423 www.rainbowresortmio.com
Exit I-75 @ Exit #202, go north on M-33 for 36 miles. In Mio, turn left at the light onto M-72. Go west 4 1/2 miles to Camp Ten Road. Turn Right, go north 2 1/2 miles to Rainbow Resort; the resort is on the right.
The drive time from Clawson, Michigan to Mio, Michigan is approximately three hours, weather and traffic contingent.
If you're friends with another writer who is attending The Hermitage, carpooling is a fantastic way to save on costs! Writers are welcome to use the parking lot at The Scriptorium to meet up and stow their cars over the weekend.
The Dates and Agenda:
Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16, 2019
The Rainbow Resort has 13 wonderful cabins. Most have full or queen beds, some also have bunks, daybeds, and trundles. In some cases, there is only one bed in a cabin, in others, there are several beds. If you have a particular need to be individually roomed, cannot climb stairs or a ladder to a loft, or want to share a cabin with a writer friend(s), be sure to make that information known to us when you register your reservation. We will handle all sleeping requests on a first-come, first-served basis; with the understanding that all requests may not be fulfilled.
You will receive your cabin assignment and a list of cabin buddies (if any) with your confirmation letter after we receive your final payment, the week of April 1, 2019.
The Summer 2019 Writer's Hermitage will happen, regardless of the weather. Of course, it would be nice if Mother Nature cooperates, but even if she doesn't, we can still get a lot of writing done indoors! Don't let a lack of sunshine or cooler temperatures sway your decision to attend!
All Inclusive: $190
Your participation fee includes all meals, snacks, campfire with S'mores, and the canoe/kayak river trip. Transportation to the Rainbow Resort is your responsibility, as are additional/alternate foods, alcohol, and anything extra that you may wish to purchase at the Rainbow Resort General Store. They have a wide variety of clothing, camping accessories (like bug spray), snacks, and souvenirs.
Reservations MUST be made via our online portal. Click the button below to jump there. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required when you make your reservation. The balance is due on or before April 1, 2019. All fees may be paid with a credit or debit card via our online reservation portal, or through a balance invoice that we will send to you via email. Cancellations with a refund (less the deposit fee) are accepted until April 1, 2019. After April 1, 2019, cancellations are accepted, but all fees paid are non-refundable.
***Fees are not pro-rated or refunded for those participants who bring their own food.
Alcohol is not provided as a part of our menu offerings. However, if you are interested in imbibing during The Hermitage, you may bring your own. All we ask is that if you drink alcohol, you must be 21 years or older, and we ask that you remain respectful and refrain from taking alcohol on the river, and/or drinking and driving. Those who over-imbibe, are negligent with their actions, or are disrespectful of others will be asked to leave without a refund.
Cabins are well-appointed with electricity! This means if you write on a laptop, you're in luck! However, some are older cabins, and many don't have an over-abundance of outlets. Also, You may want to pack an extension cord to reach from an outlet to a table, and a 3-prong to 2-prong adapter, just in case. ACE Hardware, next to The Scriptorium, carries the adapters and extension cords at reasonable prices.
Do yourself a favor and invest in a USB portable drive to backup your work. This is a "just in case" measure to make sure you don't lose anything. There is NO WIFI access, so unless you have a portable HotSpot and a strong signal, cloud and email backups will not work.