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TREAT YOURSELF to a 4day, 3 night retreat in Hamilton, Missouri! 

This is a non-structured, relaxed OPEN SEW retreat to celebrate Dakota's birthday! Hey, sometimes she needs a break too! 

We will lift each other with kindness, friendship and lots of crafting! ALL CRAFTERS WELCOME! We are excited to host our friends from all over and their friends too!


Tuesday August 27th - Friday 30th 2024


What is awaiting you:

  1. 24 hour event hall sewing/crafting space
    • Well lit event hall
    • 6 foot table per crafter
    • ironing stations
    • comfortable seating area for hand sewing
    • massage chairs
    • Free Wifi
  2. 24 hour beverage table
    • coffee
    • tea
    • water
  3. 24 hour treat table
    • please bring a treat to share
    • Dakota will have some for you too!
  4. Boutique Hotel Suites
    • suites are 2 bedroom
    • 5 twin beds in each bedroom
    • 3-4 bathrooms per suite
    • gathering/sitting room
    • Satellite TV
    • Free Wifi
  5. Meals
    • 3 Continental Breakfast included (way better than any other hotel breakfast)! 7:30am-8:30am
    • 3 Catered Dinners- 5:30 pm
  6. Admission to the Missouri Quilt Museum


Lunch will be on your own each day. We would suggest trying out any of our wonderful eating establishments in Hamilton! Or, you can bring your own and prepare it in the kitchen.


CHECK IN/CHECK OUT: You may check in any time after 4 pm on Tuesday August 27th, 2024.  Check out is on Friday August 30th by 11am.


Retreat tickets are sold individually for $260


COMING WITH A GROUP? Tickets are sold according to Room numbers. All rooms are shared except suite 12 (extra cost) Buy your tickets in coordination with those you are attending with. ALL Suites are on GROUND LEVEL. Room layouts are as follows:

Suite 1: Includes Rooms 1 and 2 (10 beds, 4 bathrooms, 1 gathering room)

Suite 2: Includes Rooms 3 and 4 (10 beds, 3 bathrooms, 1 gathering room

Suite 3: Includes Rooms 5 and 6 (10 beds, 4 bathrooms, 1 gathering room)

Suite 4: Includes Rooms 7 and 8 (10 beds, 4 bathrooms, 1 gathering room)

Suite 5: Includes Rooms 9 and 10 (10 beds, 4 bathrooms, 1 gathering room)

Suite 6: Includes Room 11A (5 beds) and 11B (3 beds) (2 bathrooms, 1 gathering room)

Room 12 is a Queen size bed and private bath. (additional cost)


So what do I get, again:

  • 5 Meals
  • 24 hour access to the 7000 square foot sewing event hall
  • Raised tables for cutting
  • Ironing boards and irons
  • 6 foot by 30 inch Sewing tables, chairs
  • A full kitchen (microwaves, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, dishwasher, ice machine, crock pot, coffee pots, and more)
  • Paper products
  • beverages all day
  • Comfortable Pillowtop beds
  • Bed linens and towels, make up wipes, shampoo, soap, shower caps, blow dryers, ear plugs
  • Charging ports/outlets by each bed


** it is always suggested that you bring your own machine, that you are familiar with, to a retreat. We do have machines for rent, if needed. SEND a NOTE during checkout. 



  • Sewing machine  you are familiar with (there are not technicians on hand to help with machine repairs)
  • Thread (lots of it! although we know a place near by that you can purchase some!!)
  • A few UFO's or maybe you will find a new project to work on.
  • Your favorite "sewing essentials"
  • Additional seat pad for added comfort


We look forward to you joining us at Hotel Hamilton for this retreat August 27-30, 2024. Sit back, relax and enjoy!


*We are unable to accommodate all food allergies/diets/restrictions. Our caterer typically includes one meat item, at least one fruit/veggie item in every meal. We try to provide a variety of foods. Although there are no guarantees, we will do our best to make sure you are represented. If there are food restrictions, please call Dakota at 435-849-2564. You may consider bringing foods that you are familiar with to ensure your comfort during the retreat. 


Hotel Hamilton is located at 703 West Berry in Hamilton Missouri.

For questions please contact Dakota at 435-849-2564.

Dakota's Birthday Retreat 2024