"Private Retreat in New Harmony: 7 Ways To Live The Good Life Today" is a two night retreat for up to ten guests, to be held at the beautiful A.C. Thomas House. The ACTH is a remarkably well restored Victorian bed and breakfast in beautiful New Harmony, Indiana. Check-in starts at 4:00 with a complimentary Happy Hour.
Your hostess, Chef Cheryl Mochau, will prepare an evening meal to remember. A sample menu: Parmesan Artichoke Hearts on Baguette, Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Rolls and Creamy Butter. The entree will be Apricot-Onion Rock Cornish Game Hens, Twice-baked Potatoes and Harvest Vegetable Medley. For dessert, no need to choose, enjoy a sliver of each; Rich, dense Chocolate Torte and Fresh Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing. Dinner will be served in the dining room.
After dinner we will enjoy one of the seven arts: conversation. This will be a fun evening with plenty of laughter woven among the lessons for The Good Life.
Breakfast will be prepared for us by the ACTHouse Manager.
Midmorning will consist of learning six more "Arts for the Good Life" and how to let them work wonders for you in today's world.
Lunch will be a culinary tour provided by Evansville Culinary Tours. We will walk around the historic town and make four stops for food and drink. We'll enjoy simple appetizers at Capers Emporium, wine at Sara's Wine Bar, a seasonal main dish at The Red Geranium. Fabulous dessert and coffee will await us at the Yellow Tavern. Evansville Culinary Tours are popular with foodies in the tri-state and this particular tour will be one of the best ever offered in New Harmony.
Overall, we will walk less than a mile on the food tour, however the sidewalks are uneven in spots, and we won't know what the weather is until then, so wear comfortable shoes or boots.
There will be time before dinner to go out on your own to further explore New Harmony, or to relax in the comfortable, luxurious A.C. Thomas House.
Saturday's dinner will be a hands-on cooking class. We will learn to make authentic Monte Cristo sandwiches. If you've never had one, they are a luxurious sandwich made with fresh from the griddle Challah French Toast slathered with a nice little sauce and stacked with ham, turkey and Swiss cheese. This is melted and served with a sprinkling of confectioner's sugar, a ramekin of maple syrup and another of fresh fruit. True Monte Cristo sandwiches are an experience all unto themselves!
Sunday breakfast will be provided by the bed and breakfast.
Sunday morning we will be sure to get a photo of the group and take some time to recap the weekend. Anyone who wishes to may share their experience with the group.
Checkout time is 11:00 AM.
No date has been set for this tour. What dates work best for your group?
Sleeping arrangements: There are five 2-person bedrooms, the Loft sleeps two, and the Gallery Suite has two bedrooms plus a pull out coach, (two twins, one queen and the queen pull-out couch). Each bedroom has a private bath. The whole house sleeps 16, so we can spread out for comfort.
This group tour is priced at $6,599 and is designed for up to ten people.
Why only 10 people when the place sleeps 16? The dining room only seats 10 and the first evening's meal is a lovely dinner meant to be savored and enjoyed in comfort.