Reservation & Cancellation Policies
I'm Patricia Brubaker...
I've been in the hospitality industry for the past 13 years and an artist all my life.
I am Resident Artist and "Chief Experience Officer" (CEO) here at Artists Rising Getaways hosted at the Connecticut River Valley Inn.
This place is the fruition of my vision which was to meld my two passions, Art and Hospitality, into what I believe will be a memorable experience for you!
Being an artist, I'm not fond of rules, if you know what I mean. But, sometimes we need those in order to provide happiness and security and to prevent against misunderstandings.. and I hate misunderstandings!
So... thank you for considering an art and rejuvenating experience at my Artists Rising Creativity Retreats!
But please read all the registration and Cancellation policies below to make sure we are all on the same page with no surprises.
Please note that we do not have our policies to become unduly enriched.
There are a lot of commitments we need to make to others who are involved in the retreat such as the guest teachers, staffing, other students. I hope you understand.
Please email me at Hello@DesignPoetry.net if you have any questions or concerns.
Please also read our FAQ page for more information.
Payment & Refund Policy
We strongly suggest that you do not make any travel arrangements until within 29 days of the start date of your retreat. Why?
1. In case there is any reason why you may not be able to attend
2. In case there is not enough interest in a workshop.
3. In case of unforeseen circumstances or weather issues.
Also, see Covid considerations HERE
Being in the hospitality industry, I have seen so many instances where the guest was responsible for charges only because they did not purchase trip insurance. I cannot stress the importance of purchasing trip insurance whenever you travel.
Enrollment is only guaranteed with registration and full payment. Deposits are applied as a pre-payment of tuition and accommodations.
We use PayPal or Venmo for your online payment and refunds.
The full payment must be received 30 days before the first day of the workshop.
A minimum of 4 students is required per workshop. If the minimum is not met 30 days before the start date, the workshop may be cancelled. You would be notified by email and a full refund would be issued. We strongly suggest that you do not make any travel arrangements until within 29 days of the start date of your getaway. Since your room is included in our rates, you do not have to worry about that. We suggest you purchase trip insurance in case there is any reason why you may not be able to attend.
We cannot be responsible for issuing refunds, credits or transfers for classes missed due to illness, emergencies or events beyond our control. If a workshop is cancelled by us, all money will be promptly refunded. Call us before enrolling if you have questions about these policies. 860 - 916 - 0514
If Artists Rising Retreats cancels the workshop for any reason, students shall receive a 100% refund. This is the limit of our responsibility.
If the scheduled guest teacher is unable to attend for any reason, we reserve the right to cancel the workshop or schedule another teacher.
Student cancellations must be submitted by acknowledged email received by Hello@DesignPoetry.net
Cancellation made 45 days before the first day of class the $450 deposit is not refundable. if there is a wait list and we are able to fill your spot, then there will be a full refund less a $50 processing fee.
Any cancellations made less than 30 days in advance of the first day will receive no refund. if there is a wait list and we are able to fill your spot, then there will be a full refund less a $50 processing fee.
No refund, credits or transfers will be applied on or after the workshop start date. No refund, credit or make-up will be offered for missed days.
Transfers to another class prior to 45 days will be charged a $50 transfer fee.
See you at the Retreat!!!!