As entrepreneurs, we originally designed our home to host our own business retreats, but over time, friends kept begging to use it for their own team meetings and dinners. So we figured, why not let other groups enjoy it as well! The living room, dining room, conversation area, kitchen and sunroom are all open and allow for collective conversation as well as the ability to split into small groups. The dining table opens up to seat 12, but we've used folding tables on the end to allow for even larger groups. We also have a built in projector that is connected to our Apple TV and projects to a large blank wall. Guests are welcome to connect their computers directly to the projector or through the Apple TV or a Chromcast stick. Our outdoor dining area offers a dream kitchen with a griddle, an XL grill, a double burner and 2 warming drawers. We even have a Dutch oven station for the outdoorsy campers out there! Our outdoor table can seat 16 people when pushed together but can also divide into 2 tables accommodating 12 and 8 people. Up under a draping tree is our amazing fire pit. There are 8 dedicated adirondack chairs around it, but there is space for an additional 4 chairs. Do people leave immediately after your meetings? You will find that our home offers such a warm and inviting environment, that people will linger and talk far longer than anticipated, even the quietest introvert in your group!
- This is our personal home, so our expectation is that you will treat our home as you would hope someone would treat you home, with care and respect. The house should be left in the same condition in which it was found. - Absolutely no indoor smoking. Cigarette butts need to be disposed of in outdoor garbage container. - Please be aware that this is a quiet, residential neighborhood and respect our neighbors' right to peace and quiet. You may play whatever music you like inside the house (no DJ's or live bands) but no music can be played outside expect for quiet background music like classical and yoga-type music until 9PM. - No strippers, stripper poles or "adult parties" at the house. - No pets. - No tape or stickers of any kind on walls, cabinets or woodwork. - No confetti, glitter or other "decorative litter" -it's just too hard to get all of it up - No illegal activity on the property. -Please keep out of all locked cabinets. - Please clean and return all kitchen items to their original location (We don't enjoy doing puzzles:) -Although the property is family friendly, children over the age of 2 will require prior approval and will count as a guest. -Since we are in a residential area, there is street parking available. However, due to the amount of entertaining we allow at the house, (and a concerted effort to keep our neighbors happy) we have created some rules around parking. Depending on the type of event at the house, most groups will be limited to 6 cars. There is a Kroger right across the street from our neighborhood (2 min drive). When we have larger groups, we ask that people park there and the individuals with the 6 cars shuttle the others to the house. - Prior to check-out, please put garbage in the green bin under the bush outside the garage and the recycling in the blue bin inside the garage. - If something is damaged or broken during your stay, please be proactive about bringing it to our attention. We understand that accidents happen, but hiding / covering up damage will be met with a less forgiving tone.Beyond that common sense usually prevails. - If this all sounds like no big deal for your group, then we welcome you with open arms!!