Our host hotel!
One of the biggest things I am beyond stoked about, is our brand new host venue for#inspire2018, the fantastic Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT.
This hotel was recommended to me by a good friend and Southbury native, who thought the size, atmosphere and overall relaxed and comfortable feel of the space would lend itself perfectly to Inspire, and she was right!
From the moment I walked in to meet with Erina and Sheldon, I felt right at home. After getting the grand tour, and enjoying a tasty lunch at their on-site restaurant, The Tavern, I knew I had found the right spot for our 2018 retreat.
The rooms are comfortable, recently renovated, and we stayed over the test out their beds...no complaints there, I slept like a queen!
The conference space is really exciting; with an amphitheater perfect for general sessions, and each and every meeting room having access to natural light, you don't ever feel like you are in the bowels of a hotel...there are views to be enjoyed everywhere!
Our final night's send-off party will be taking place inside the Timbers ballroom, which evokes that rustic feeling of being a Kellerman's for the summer. And nobody's is putting Baby in the corner at this party!
Of course, I also made sure the Wi-Fi connection was strong with this one, as well as sampled the food multiple times. Nothing but good news on both fronts. ;)
The hotel also boasts a state-of-the-art athletic club, fully equipped with trainers, so many dumbbells, and barbells, and machines that are for I-don't-know-what, as well as saunas, steam rooms, and comfortable changing rooms . Not to mention the group classes you are welcome to take part in, like yoga, and Zumba!
The heated, saltwater indoor pool is open for relaxation and working out, and will be where magic is made during our Monday Morning Intensive underwater photography class.
And do remember to make an appointment to treat yo'self to any of the many relaxing specials at the on-site full-service Spa. Special #inspire2018 offers will be available, and we'll announce when those go live! I mean, who doesn't love a good massage?!
All in all, this place is damn near perfect, you guys. I promise you will love it here in the foothills of Southbury, Connecticut.
Oh, and there is a liquor store and a Friendly's riiiight across the street. ;)
P.S. Here is a little Instagram video we made when we stayed there to test out the beds and food a few weeks ago!