Robert-Willard Harris Brooks & Andrew Bradford Foyer Bar

June 8th, 2020

Robert-Willard Harris Brooks & Andrew Bradford Foyer Bar

The Robert-Willard Harris Brooks & Andrew Bradford Foyer Bar located in the heart of the Retreat House got some attention last winter.  We added new bar stools on the Lounge side of the two-sided bar area.  We love their driftwood-like aesthetic and the contrast they provide against the rich mahogany Douglas Fir board and batten…


Crystal-Lynn Conservatory

June 8th, 2020

Crystal-Lynn Conservatory

The Crystal-Lynn Conservatory located on the main level of the Retreat House, received updated furnishings last year to include two refinished church pews for seating (they were original to the house when the church previously owned the property), two antique side tables and four velvet chairs.  This space can be used for ceremony or cocktail…


The Story Behind The Family Tree

February 14th, 2019

The Story Behind The Family Tree

Did you know the tree in our logo has a story behind it? Back in 1885, when the church built the first cottage on the site that the Retreat House now stands, four beautiful oak trees were planted along the western side of the cottage to offer shelter from the afternoon sun. These trees were…


Nana’s Apple Pie Recipe

November 10th, 2018

Nana’s Apple Pie Recipe

For me, Thanksgiving is a bittersweet holiday; one infused with beautiful memories of my family through the years, paralleled with the opportunity to create new memories alongside those we love most. We come together here at French’s Point. We work side by side to put the estate to bed for the year before old man…


French’s Point Legacy – Maybel “May” Harris Brooks

June 21st, 2018

French’s Point Legacy – Maybel “May” Harris Brooks

June 21, 1917-June 27, 2009 May Brooks, my sweet paternal grandmother would be 101 years old today. I miss her every day. She was a large presence in my life and really shaped who I am. She is a big part of the reason why we chose to steward the property here at French’s Point.…


The Retreat House Suite 4: The Brewer Family Suite

June 4th, 2018

The Retreat House Suite 4: The Brewer Family Suite

The second level of the Retreat House now offers four newly renovated suites with en suite bathrooms and six total bedrooms on this floor. Suite 4- The Brewer Family Suite, offers a two-bedroom configuration with a queen in each room with an adjoining bath. Our family LOVES this space and we hope other families do…