Claudia Krisniski, owner of Countrywool, will be leading a weekend long "learn to knit" retreat at The Croff House. For over 35 years Claudia has been teaching the facets of the fiber arts to the young, the old and everyone in between, both women and men. Her knitting patterns and spinning techniques are published in "Knitting for Peace"and "Knitters Stash". In 2008 she published "Knitter's Stretch" which discusses achieving muscle balance after hours of fiber work. Additionally, Claudia teaches at knitting and spinning retreats throughout the Northeast as well as at her shop, Countrywool.
Knitting is great hobby. It's portable and light - goes anywhere. With all the wonderful (and free) patterns available there's no end to the things you can create for adults, kids and even babies.
On both Saturday and Sunday mornings the session begins at 10:00 and ends at 3:00 with a break for lunch at the inn.
Participants will be provided with "kits" containing all the materials and tools needed including yarn, needles, pattern to create a wonderful scarf (left) compliments of The Croff House.
You will learn how to "cast on" and practice simple "knit" and "purl" stitches, the basic stitches in knitting. As your scarf takes shape you'll learn various techniques and stitch types like stockinette stitch, rib stitching and even cabling. All in one scarf!
It doesn't matter if you're a righty or a lefty. Everyone can learn how to knit. Claudia is the perfect person to teach you.
NOTE: The weekend is reserved for the retreat. At least one guest per reservation must be participating. Each guest will receive a follow-up email after they have made their reservation confirming their participation in the event.
We've put together three different packages to appeal to a wide variety of interests. Make your selection when you book your stay online:
Celebration Package $199.95 + tax: Perfect for those traveling to celebrate a special occasion. The package includes:
A dozen red roses
Locally handmade chocolate truffles
Time Alone Package $174.95 +tax: Looking to spend time with someone special to unwind and reconnect? Then this package is ideal and includes:
A variety of gourmet meats and cheeses
Specialty crackers and olives
Two handcrafted scented candles
Get Up and Go Package$124.95 + tax: Want a little activity during your visit? Take a hike to Kaaterskill or Bash Bish Fallor enjoy the walking trails of nearby Olana. This package will keep you going and includes:
Two large bottles of premium water
An assortment of dried fruits and nuts
Locally made granola bars
Fresh baked cookies
Price: Contact the Inn
The Croff House is pleased to offer the convenience of in-house massage services. Kristen Wahl, CMT, is trained in various modalities and guests can book a session that best meets their needs. 60- and 90-minutes treatments are available and must be booked a minimum of one week prior to arrival.
Contact the Inn for specific pricing.
Price: $195 plus tax
Our Winter Escape Package is one you won't want to miss!
Who doesn't need a break after the holidays? When the snow starts to fly is the perfect time to getaway to Hudson. We've taken the hassle out of planning your trip.
- Two round trip tickets on Amtrak from New York Penn Station to Hudson
- A $50 Gift Certificate to Ca' Mea
- A $25 Amazon Gift Card
- A bottle of wine to enjoy by the fireplace
$195 + Tax
Terms and conditions
- Amtrak tickets subject to schedules and availability. Off peak tickets included in package. Peak tickets may incur an upcharge.
- Minimum two-night stay required to purchase the Winter Escape Package.