AUGUST 4-7, 2022


Exhale out your stress and inhale the North Carolina mountain air.  You will experience the serenity of panoramic views at the Echo Mountain Inn, located in the Asheville, NC vicinity.  Stitchers will be inspired to either start a new project or finish the one that has lingered untouched.  Needleworkers can choose from multiple locations to stitch around the host venue, which offers charm, contemplation, and community connection.  The optional excursions allow needleworkers to experience the best of the Asheville area.  If you want to explore on your own or with a fellow stitcher, take a meandering drive, especially into downtown areas of Hendersonville or Flatrock, where the towns are the definition of quaint destinations.  Stitchin' in the Mountains is an opportunity to get away and feel renewed.  

Schedule of Events


3 PM - 5:30 PM: Retreat Check-In

5:30 PM - 7 PM: Welcome & Dinner

Open Stitching

Thursday, 8/4/22 

8 AM - 9:30 AM: Breakfast (included with stay at the inn)

9 AM - 4:30 PM: Biltmore Estate Tour ($165 per person, transportation included)

Travel back to the luxury of the Gilded Age with a visit to the Biltmore Home & Gardens in Asheville.  The family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt exhibits the grand opulence and elegance of what is ultimately a family home.  Visitors can slip back in time as they walk throughout the main house, which still boasts original furnishings and art masterpieces.  The meticulous gardens transform the property into a timeless fairyland that you can explore.  Several eateries on the property can fit into a schedule of your making.


Lunch and Dinner on Own

Open Stitching

Friday, 8/5/22 

Saturday, 8/6/22

8 AM - 9:30 AM: Breakfast (included with stay at the inn)

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Sandy's X Stitch On the Go (Lunch Included)

2 PM - 4 PM: Open Stitching

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Jump Off Rock, Wine Tasting, Tour & Dinner ($150 per person)

Jump Off Rock's scenic overlook provides the perfect panoramic view of the Blue Ridge and Pisgah Mountain ranges.  This first stop will give visitors a chance to take in the majesty of nature from the best vantage point with unobstructed views; perhaps there will even be a chance to capture the setting sun behind the mountain ranges.  Then, we board our shuttle for an exclusive experience at Burntshirt Vineyards.  A family-run wine company with a dedication to craftsmanship spanning 80 years is a part of the thriving North Carolina wine industry.  Burntshirt Vineyards was awarded top medals in the 2012 International Women’s Wine Competition for their Grüner Veltliner and Merlot.  Ticket cost includes transportation, a  wine tasting tour, and custom-created dinner-wine pairing.

Open Stitching



8:30 AM - 10 AM: Farewell Breakfast

All attendees welcome - door prizes & raffle

11 AM: Check Out

Sunday, 8/7/22

*Schedule subject to change

Retreat Pricing


Retreat Registration:

Fee includes

  • Breakfast at the Inn

  • Thursday Group Dinner

  • Transportation to Sandy's X-Stitch

  • Friday Lunch

  • Sunday Breakfast

Commuter Fee:

  • Additional fee for those not staying at the Inn

$30 per person

{Registration Fee}

$225.00 per person


$75.00 non-refundable deposit 

$150.00 Balance Due by July 1, 2022


Full refund (minus $75 deposit), if cancelled by June 30, 2022.

If cancelled after July 1, 2022 no refund.

 {Referral Program}

Bring a friend - both, you and your friend,

will receive a $10 gift card to use at your favorite Needlework Store.

Still have questions? Call Janice at (336) 209.3230 for more information

Retreat Attractions


Biltmore Estate

One Lodge Street

Asheville, NC 28803


Burntshirt Vineyard

2695 Sugarloaf Road

Hendersonville, NC 28792


Sandy's X-Stitch On The Go


Retreat Venue

Echo Mountain Inn
Rooms start at $106.00 per night plus tax (deluxe breakfast buffet is included in the rates) 

Need help booking your room? Call Echo Mountain Inn at (828) 693-9626.

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