Practical Magic Weekend
Fall Women's Retreat
October 6-9, 2022
Private Lakeside Cottage
"There's a little witch in all of us." -Aunt Jet, Practical Magic
Pack your witch hats, ladies, for a weekend filled with fun, herbal magic, and sisterhood– all inspired by the timeless movie, Practical Magic. We’re having chocolate cake for breakfast, impossible pancakes, and yes, midnight margaritas! Our “witch crafts” will include Botanica Brooms and Belladonna Bottles and there will be plenty of time for magical conversations and impromptu card readings. For those interested in the craft of potions and herbal remedies, there will be Practical Magic inspired herbal medicine workshops as well as a mini-market of salves, tinctures and more. The highlight of our weekend just might be the Cloak and Cackle Fire Circle which will include witchy gifts and magical charms that you can take home to enjoy all season!
Practical Magic Movie
Chocolate Cake for Breakfast
Witch Crafts: Brooms & Bella Bottles
Herbal Medicine Workshops
The Witching Hour Fire Frolic
Cloak & Cackle Circle
About Our Venue
This weekend is about rest and fun, and there's plenty of room for both.
Indoor fireplace + outdoor firepit
Lake + hammocks + kayaks
Beautiful porch and rocking chairs
Small waterfall and waterside swing
Food, Lodging and Registration
Our retreat will take place at a private cottage in Ellijay, GA, that actually resembles the house from the movie! Registrants will receive the address and directions after payment. Our menu will include lots of herbs and seasonal foods. We will be able to accommodate vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets, as long as these requests are made during registration. For lodging, various bed options are available. All bathrooms are shared. Private rooms sleep 1 person. The shared room sleeps 3 in twin beds, and camping spots are available by the lake and close to the house. In case of rain, there is both a covered porch and a game room where campers can relocate. Campers have access to all household amenities. If you have any food or lodging related questions, please ask before you register.
Private Room: $635
Twin, Shared Room: $535
Lodging for 3 nights
8 Meals + Refreshments
Ritual Supplies & Gifts
Herb & Milk Bath: $33
Includes on-site bath ritual (herb and milk bath, music, infused drink) in oversized soaking tub plus a take-home bath kit for a 2nd soak
No refunds are available for this retreat unless it is cancelled by the host. If the retreat is cancelled, you will receive a full refund minus merchant processing fees if you paid online OR you will receive a full refund if you paid by check. This refund policy is non-negotiable and no exceptions can be made.
Work Exchange & Volunteers
This retreat does not offer work exchange options due to the small size of the gathering.
Check-in starts at 3pm on Thursday
Check-out is at 11am on Sunday
Full schedule will be available in September
Subject to changes
Vegan and GF options available by request
TD: Witch's Cottage Pie.
FB: Chocolate Cake
FL: Pumpkin Curry & Rice.
FD: Coconut Lime Chicken Nachos
SB: Brownie-Rose Cake
SL: "Jilly Beans" & Cactus Pancakes
SD: Loaded Sweet Potatoes
SnB: Continental Breakfast
Medicine Witch & Herbalist, Owner of The Cat & The Crow Apothecary, Founder of Wild Weeds Tea Parties, and MSWHC Leadership Team Member
MICHELLE RIGLING, PhD
Ceremonialist, Transpersonal Counselor, Plant Spirit Practitioner, and Founder of The Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference
Past Retreat Photos
The photos below are from past MSWHC Retreats