Wooded paths and rolling hills frame Stillwater's still lifestyle. Color the quiet countryside with your own perspective on this Escape to The Outing Lodge at Pine Point, a turn-of-the-century mansion less than 25 miles outside of Minneapolis—St. Paul, Minnesota.
You'll canvas the sprawling property with a two-night stay for two in the Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, or Albert Einstein rooms, Sundays through Thursdays ($170) or Fridays and Saturdays ($190). Or, upgrade to a two-night stay for two in the Amelia Earhardt, Pablo Picasso, Bob Dylan, Eva Peron, or Robert Frost Suites, Sundays through Thursdays ($240) or Fridays and Saturdays ($266).
Each morning, you'll wake in your individually decorated accommodations and greet the day with an included European-style buffet breakfast. Feast on a spread of fresh-baked pastries and baguettes, yogurt, homemade granola, hard-boiled eggs, and various juices and coffees.
Form fall colors into masterpieces as you spend three calming hours in the on-site studio. You'll be provided one canvas board per person with sketching paper, carbon, pastels, and watercolor and acrylic paint. Tie on your apron, set up your canvas on an easel, and capture your fondest memories of the getaway.
Seek artistic inspiration among the pine forests, lakes, and marshes of Pine Point Park as you explore dirt and paved trails by bike, horse, or cross-country skis. You can pass the afternoon bird-watching on 300 acres of parkland while enjoying a picnic of included chocolate truffles and champagne. Or craft a day trip to Minneapolis—St. Paul just 30 minutes away.
Come dinnertime, you can brush with creative courses at Luna Rossa Trattoria & Wine Bar in downtown Stillwater, serving dishes to suit any palate like filet mignon, grilled salmon, and crème brûlée.
The Outing Lodge at Pine Point elevates leisure to an art form. And it just may bring out the vacation virtuoso in you.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON May 22, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON April 30, 2013
The Outing Lodge at Pine Point
A Two-Night Stay for Two (Weekdays $170 or $240; Weekends $190 or $266) with One-Hour Open Studio Painting Session, Buffet Breakfast, and Champagne and Truffles
- from $170