DAVETREK ADVENTURES

Shavuot at the SHAKER Mill

 

Location:  Shaker Mill
Cherry Lane, Canaan, NY View Map

When:  THURSDAY, May 17 - FRIDAY May 25, 2007

 

Please click the appropriate link, below:

 

SIGN UP FOR THE WEEKEND  - Deadline for signup is Thursday, May 10

 

FAQ FOR THE WEEKEND - What you should bring, and more information than you ever really wanted to know...Let us know if anything has been missed of substance - I doubt it!

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE SHAKER MILL

 

 

DETAILS OF THE WEEKEND

 

I am pleased to announce our 9th annual Shavuot. We will be going my favorite place, the Shaker Mill Inn, located near the beautiful Berkshires, in NY. Please RSVP quickly, as this will sell out. We will also be going for the weekend before Shavuot, May 17/18 and staying through Friday, May 25.

 

SINGLES, COUPLES AND FAMILIES ARE WELCOME. We usually have a nice mix of each.

 

SIGN UP -   A) RSVP on the Evite site — click here

                    

                     B) RESPOND TO ALL OF THE QUESTIONS HERE, AND SEND ME IT VIA EMAIL TO DAVETREK@GMAIL.COM, and

 

                     C) sending in your $50 deposit (see Costs, below).

 

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ANSWER ALL RELEVANT QUESTIONS. THIS HELPS MAKE THE WEEKENDS BETTER AND SIMPLER TO RUN.

 

 

DATES OF THE WEEKEND

 

The dates of the event are Friday, May 18 to Friday morning, May 25 . You can come for either the Weekend, Shavout, or the Entire Time. Please indicate this on the Evite.  For those coming on Friday or Tuesday, you would need to be able to leave between 3:00 & 4:00 PM at the latest, depending on your location.

 

CRAFTS DAY

 

We hope to have a  CRAFTS DAY again, where you can learn some local crafts. The crafts we are exploring are: basket weaving, watercolors, working a loom, woodworking, , jewelry making, knitting/nalbinding, paper cutting, and perhaps a kosher cooking class led by yours truly. Time will tell as to which we crafts we will ultimately offer. Details to follow for those coming, but let me know if you are able to lead a craft class, or if you are interested in this part of the weekend.

 

ACTIVITIES

 

There are many events that exist in the area, such as museums, hikes, biking and the like. We will also be having a BBQ on Sunday May 20 and during Shavuot, weather permitting.

 

Here is a recent article from the NY Times about local events and links to local attractions.

 

We will also have movies at night. Let me know your interests & movie picks in the sign up questionaire.

 

PRICES FOR SHAVUOT, SHABBAT AND THE ENTIRE WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singles will share a room, unless they reserve one of the limited number of single rooms. Let me know any rooming preferences you might have.

 

 

Family rates available upon request.

 

We can have up to 30 people for this event.

FOR THOSE GETTING RIDES, DRIVING COSTS ARE $25 ($12.50 each direction), payable directly to your driver. Please make sure to pay the drivers, since they are doing us all a favor by going out of their way and taking extra time to get there by picking people up. I will be checking to make sure this occurs.

 

 

DEPOSIT  REQUIRED TO HOLD YOUR SPOT

 

To hold your spot, you must make a $50 deposit, via paypal or by mailing me a check.

 

For Paypal, my email is davetrek@gmail.com & my address is

209 Browning Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208.

 

PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007.

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE SHAKER MILL & PICTURES

 

The Mill is large, comfortable and cozy, on 4 floors with 17 bedrooms (4 to 6 single rooms, 10 to 12 doubles, and a few triples). Each bedroom has its own bathroom, and most rooms have double beds. Some folks will also be in two rooms in an adjoining building. The exact room configurations will depend on how many people we get…

 

For PICTURES OF THE SHAKER MILL visit:

 

http://community.webshots.com/album/35229966KnOlmh

 

SHAKER MILL’s website:

 

http://www.shakermillfarminn.com/

 

The Mill has a dining room for 35, a huge kitchen, a beautiful large and airy SUN ROOM at the back where you can see a stream and WATERFALL. On the same floor there is a Study with an adjoining Living Room and a ROARING FIREPLACE between the two rooms. There is also a nice nature walk through woods nearby. The Mill has a caretaker on site to keep the fireplace lit and tend to any other needs. Pets are welcome, but must be approved in advance. Let me know on the questionnaire.

 

 

HELPING ON THE WEEKENDS

 

For first timers to my weekends, we run these events at a lower cost by having everyone help out during the event. You will each be assigned a job during your stay, usually working an entire meal as your ‘duty’.

 

LEAVING TIME, RIDES

 

Candle Lighting for Friday, May 18 and Tuesday May 22 is about 7:50 PM. Please note that it takes a MINIMUM OF  2.5 hours - 3 hrs from Manhattan and Northern NJ to get to the Shaker Mill, and at least 3 hours for Brooklyn, Queens and other points.

 

For those coming on Friday, you will need to leave preferably at 3:00 pm, but in no case later than 4:00 PM.

 

 I will arrange rides for those who need, so if you are driving let me know if you can take passengers. Drivers will be reimbursed.

 

Feel free to send this to GOOD friends, but DO NOT BROADCAST this your list - This is not a 'public' event.

 

PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2007.

 

 

SIGN UP FOR THE WEEKEND 

 

FAQ FOR THE WEEKEND - What you should bring, and more information than you ever really wanted to know...Let us know if anything has been missed of substance - I doubt it!

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE SHAKER MILL

 

 


View My Stats

Time

Description

Price

Shavuot

 

Two people to a room. Tuesday Night, May 22 to Thursday Night/Friday Morning, May 24/25

$215

Single (if available). Tuesday Night, May 22 to Thursday Night/Friday Morning, May 24/25

$249

 

 

 

Entire Time

 

Two people to a room. Thursday Night/Friday May 17/18 to Thursday Night/Friday Morning, May 24/25

$420

Single (if available). Thursday Night/Friday May 17/18 to Thursday Night/Friday Morning, May 24/25

$475

 

 

 

Shabbat/ Weekend

Only

Two people to a room. Thursday Night/Friday May 17/18 to Sunday May 20

$159

Single (if available). Thursday Night/Friday May 17/18 to Sunday May 20

$195