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…


The Retreat House Top-Level Apartment: The Brooks Family Nest

June 3rd, 2018

The Retreat House Top-Level Apartment: The Brooks Family Nest

As we do almost every winter, the season was spent completing a number of major maintenance and repair projects to keep our beautiful buildings and grounds in top working order. We also completed a major renovation to the bedroom suites on the second and third floors of the Retreat House.   The Top Level Apartment…


Ten Year Wedding Anniversary

March 21st, 2018

Ten Year Wedding Anniversary

“I took one look at you That’s all I meant to do And my heart stood still.” – Lorenz Hart “My Heart Stood Still”  Somehow, in the blink of an eye, ten years of marriage has come to pass between my soul mate and me. Life has been so busy with four small (but growing)…