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This is the 'go to' place for scrapbooking and much more. I attend Rena's retreats and have a great time. I always run into old friends and make new ones.

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Cyndi Cavalier    February 8, 2017   
Cyndi Cavalier    February 8, 2017   

This is the 'go to' place for scrapbooking and much more. I attend Rena's retreats and have a great time. I always run into old friends and make new ones. See you next month!

I have been to so many of Rena's retreats I can't count them all. I can't think of any better way to get in some girl-time therapy and work on my albums at the same time.

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Samantha S    November 10, 2016   
Samantha S    November 10, 2016   

I have been to so many of Rena's retreats I can't count them all. I can't think of any better way to get in some girl-time therapy and work on my albums at the same time. Rena is the pure definition of 'southern hospitality'. I can't imagine a better venue or a better group of ladies than those at Rockin' R!

Rena,
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your amazing hospitality and the scrapbooking retreat that I attended the weekend of February 25-28.

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Missy    August 9, 2016   
Missy    August 9, 2016   

Rena,
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your amazing hospitality and the scrapbooking retreat that I attended the weekend of February 25-28. I was impressed from the moment I walked in the door. The cropping space is spaced out well with a long 8 foot table and plenty of lighting. I was a bit worried about having five ladies in one bedroom, and yet it felt spacious and there was never a wait for the bathrooms. I appreciated your on-site store for those little things that I needed to keep going on a page I had started. I also loved the Cricut machines you had available for us to use. I thought the food was very tasty and plentiful. No one could say they ever went away from this retreat hungry. You provided everything. My friends and I kept saying that there wasn't one thing that we could think of that would have made the weekend any better than it was. Thank you for having such a wonderful place that's just far enough out in the country to feel like we're away from it all and yet close enough to run into town for anything we may have forgotten from home! I will definitely be back!

Missy

I attended my 15th or something like that retreat January 31-February 2 and was treated as special as I was on my first visit with Rena!

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Kerrie Swepston    February 12, 2016   
Kerrie Swepston    February 12, 2016   

I attended my 15th or something like that retreat January 31-February 2 and was treated as special as I was on my first visit with Rena! I had so much fun with my digital scrap booking, knitting, and visiting with both old and new friends. The food was amazing! Gay puts lots of love into her recipes and serves it up with a smile. I can't wait to go back.

I can't say enough good things about Rockin' R. I love it here! The people are so nice. The food delicious, and the bonus--I get to hang out with my bestie!

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Kari J. S.    February 12, 2016   
Kari J. S.    February 12, 2016   

I can't say enough good things about Rockin' R. I love it here! The people are so nice. The food delicious, and the bonus--I get to hang out with my bestie!

Great Retreat Venue. Comfortable beds & rooms. Great food. Had a wonderful time.

Rita S.    October 19, 2015   

We just returned from our first retreat at Rockin R and we loved it! We have been around the state trying out the different retreats,

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Brandy M.    March 15, 2015   
Brandy M.    March 15, 2015   

We just returned from our first retreat at Rockin R and we loved it! We have been around the state trying out the different retreats, and I think this one is my favorite to date. It is out in the middle of the country, nice and quiet. You pull in the driveway and you can basically back your car up to the front door-to load and unload all that stuff us scrappers drag around with us. You enter through a small living area, nicely furnished and cozy, walk by the kitchen and enter the "crop room." I think crop cavern might be a more appropriate term. This place is huge! Each cropper gets her own 8 foot table. I am used to the 4 foot and 6 footer that are the usual set up at retreats, and 8 feet is huge! The tables were so big I felt like my friends were practically in another room. So, an 8 foot table each, with wide aisles between for moving around. The owner (Rena) has a nice little store set up against one wall, with paper and embellishments-all those little things you seem to forget and need. She also has an embellishment bar with buttons, flowers, rhinestones, dewdrops, etc. It is all reasonably priced and accessible. She even ran a sale while we were there and my sister got some great goodies for 40% off.
The tool center is very well stocked with stamps, punches, paints, crop a diles, templates, and everything else. She has several Cricut machines for your use, and a ton of cartridges you can use in her machines or your own. Sadly, there are no printers because they have had so many broken recently, but it was one minor detail in an otherwise well stocked stash.
There were no classes, or silly contests at Rockin' R- whew! As a matter of fact, the only thing you get interrupted for is meal time! The food was good and plentiful, I didn't feel hungry all weekend. As a matter of fact, there were several times she announced meals and I was still full from the previous meal. They were good meals too, nice and balanced, without a huge emphasis on the sweets.
The bedrooms and seating areas are very nice, with plenty of seating and cute decorations. There are plenty of bathrooms scattered throughout the place, so I never had to wait for a shower or to brush my teeth. There are bedrooms upstairs and down and each room has twin beds, a specific number to each room. We had 5 people in our party and we stayed in a room with 5 beds. The bedding is provided along with a bath towel, floor towel, and wash cloth. They do ask that you use the same towel all weekend and that you strip your beds on Sunday. Hey, if that is the hardest I have to work all weekend, I'll take it!
So, all in all, we give Rockin' R a huge thumbs up! Routinely priced at $199 for a 2 night/3 day retreat with 6 meals, it is a great bargain. Add in the tools, extra big tables, and comfortable setting and it is a recipe for a good time. Also, alcohol is not frowned on here-which I love. We enjoy having a glass of wine, now and then, with our paper and glue.

Met a lot of nice crafters. And I agree beds were comfortable, slept like a baby! And the food was great. With our group we are sure to have fun.

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Pat D    October 28, 2014   
Pat D    October 28, 2014   

Met a lot of nice crafters. And I agree beds were comfortable, slept like a baby! And the food was great. With our group we are sure to have fun. We'll be back!

I have been attending retreats for many years now and this is my favorite place to scrap. Its very well run, clean and set up perfectly for scrapbook retreats!

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Raina V    August 4, 2014   
Raina V    August 4, 2014   

I have been attending retreats for many years now and this is my favorite place to scrap. Its very well run, clean and set up perfectly for scrapbook retreats! You did an awesome job Rena!
If you have not attended a retreat here, you are missing out!

I'm so looking forward to coming back to Rockin' R. Rena, you're the best! Thanks for making your place my home away from home 🙂

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Angela M.    August 10, 2013   
Angela M.    August 10, 2013   

I'm so looking forward to coming back to Rockin' R. Rena, you're the best! Thanks for making your place my home away from home 🙂

Rena maintains a nice supply of products, papers, embellishments for those you "must have", and provides comfortable chairs and workspace, a journaling station, cutters, Cricut machines to use while there...so convenient.

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Barbara P    March 14, 2013   
Barbara P    March 14, 2013   

Rena maintains a nice supply of products, papers, embellishments for those you "must have", and provides comfortable chairs and workspace, a journaling station, cutters, Cricut machines to use while there...so convenient. Once you check in you can spend as much time working on your project, visiting, sleeping etc... all under one roof. It is close to Temple just in case you want to go into town. The accommodations are well-appointed, comfortable and the meals are all good. She is well organized and the Rockin' R Retreat Center is a lovely place. I look forward to the next great event.

I was at last weekend’s retreat, and I was a little worried about what I was going to eat.
I’m on Weight Watchers, and I had no trouble staying on plan with what you served.

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MaryAnn    March 7, 2013   
MaryAnn    March 7, 2013   

I was at last weekend’s retreat, and I was a little worried about what I was going to eat.
I’m on Weight Watchers, and I had no trouble staying on plan with what you served.
I think you served a great compromise of comfort/healthy foods.

Hi Rena,
Just a quick follow up regarding last weekend.
I am very impressed with the facility and all of the thoughtfulness and personal touches!

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Tina D    May 29, 2012   
Tina D    May 29, 2012   

Hi Rena,
Just a quick follow up regarding last weekend.
I am very impressed with the facility and all of the thoughtfulness and personal touches!
Rooms and facilities were very welcoming and complete.
I loved it.
It was a great time and I imagine that I'll be joining another scrap in the future!
Thank you so much!
Tina

Fabulous!! That is the word I have been using to describe last weekend with you. Not only did I get SO MUCH done, I got to use tools I don't have,

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Cyndi D    January 29, 2012   
Cyndi D    January 29, 2012   

Fabulous!! That is the word I have been using to describe last weekend with you. Not only did I get SO MUCH done, I got to use tools I don't have, gained knowledge from you and others, and met some new friends. Food, environment, space, and my massage were all great! Thanks Rena for having such an awesome place. I'll be back soon!

Your place is so clean! I have horrible dust mite allergies and as soon as I lay down on a bed that is not mine I get an allergy attack.

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Debbie    January 22, 2012   
Debbie    January 22, 2012   

Your place is so clean! I have horrible dust mite allergies and as soon as I lay down on a bed that is not mine I get an allergy attack. But NOT on your bed! I slept like a baby on your comfy bed. Thanks so much for all the care you take to make our stay the best. It was my first time, but definitely not my last...see you in June!

Thank you for being on "the Buzz" on Thursday. The retreat center is so cool. I was really glad we got to share it with our viewers.

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Emily Matthews KCEN TV News    November 22, 2011   
Emily Matthews KCEN TV News    November 22, 2011   

Thank you for being on "the Buzz" on Thursday. The retreat center is so cool. I was really glad we got to share it with our viewers. I enjoyed your class in high school & that made this segment especially neat for me. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you! Thanks, Emily

Rena: Thank you so much for the wonderful weekend. We fell in love with your place and well, you already know I'll be back in December and January!

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Leslie Culver    November 18, 2011   
Leslie Culver    November 18, 2011   

Rena: Thank you so much for the wonderful weekend. We fell in love with your place and well, you already know I'll be back in December and January! : ) It was wonderful to get to know you. I didn't get to meet that many folks but got a chance to chat it up with a few! But I can't wait to meet more of your great scrappers as time goes on! We all had a great time, and well, we can't believe it's taken us this long to find out what was just north of us. So glad we did! You made us all feel so welcome and special.......... Les

I just returned home from Rockin' R Retreat Center, my first time going. I want to let you know that I love it!!! I spent an amazing time there,

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Bluett M.    November 16, 2011   
Bluett M.    November 16, 2011   

I just returned home from Rockin' R Retreat Center, my first time going. I want to let you know that I love it!!! I spent an amazing time there, thanks so much for all your efforts in this place. Every little corner is full of love and care. I had a massage and spa room is full of positive energy, Scheree Hester is a great therapist with healing hands. The environment is so peaceful. The scrapbook room is super fun, the food was delicious. Love the words on the wall, the music, the cozy living room, bedroom, bathroom, etc... Every little corner is great. Love the Cricut station, you have a great selection. Checking my agenda to schedule a return trip!

Hi Rena, it's me Janet from your retreat this weekend. I just wanted to tell you again I am so glad I found you on the internet.

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Janet H.    March 30, 2009   
Janet H.    March 30, 2009   

Hi Rena, it's me Janet from your retreat this weekend. I just wanted to tell you again I am so glad I found you on the internet. I had so much fun. Thanks again for the retreat. It was awesome!

Thank you for everything. I had a wonderful time and again, your retreat was the best I've been on. I really mean that and I've been scrapbooking since 1993 and attending retreats since 1997.

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Tammy M    March 29, 2009   
Tammy M    March 29, 2009   

Thank you for everything. I had a wonderful time and again, your retreat was the best I've been on. I really mean that and I've been scrapbooking since 1993 and attending retreats since 1997. Everyone is so friendly. Food is great. Products offered and prices are "top notch" and displayed well. Very organized. I like the fact that we were able to use all of the scrapping equipment and classes were offered. I would recommend this retreat and will attend again in July & October!

Rena, once again, Renee and I had such a nice weekend. We really enjoy your place!! I have been to several other retreats which I liked but I have to say yours has taken the cake and moved up to my #1 favorite.

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Carol Johnson    November 29, 2008   
Carol Johnson    November 29, 2008   

Rena, once again, Renee and I had such a nice weekend. We really enjoy your place!! I have been to several other retreats which I liked but I have to say yours has taken the cake and moved up to my #1 favorite. I will share that information with all I know. We plan on attending in March 2009 and hopefully before! I liked the new menu! Have a good day!!

My sister-in-law and I attended a retreat in October and had a fantastic time1 Neither one of us wanted to leave on Sunday. We plan on going back in March 2009 and bringing others with us.

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Katie Blair    November 5, 2008   
Katie Blair    November 5, 2008   

My sister-in-law and I attended a retreat in October and had a fantastic time1 Neither one of us wanted to leave on Sunday. We plan on going back in March 2009 and bringing others with us. I can't wait!!

SO excited about your new place and I know it's sweet to your ears to hear that! It was great this last weekend and I appreciate how you continue to tweak to make it better...it only took us 1hr and 20min to get back to College Station and that was with a gas stop so the drive is great...looking forward to stayig in touch!

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Anne Barnby    July 23, 2008   
Anne Barnby    July 23, 2008   

SO excited about your new place and I know it's sweet to your ears to hear that! It was great this last weekend and I appreciate how you continue to tweak to make it better...it only took us 1hr and 20min to get back to College Station and that was with a gas stop so the drive is great...looking forward to stayig in touch!

I had a blast! I love cropping with old friends and new ones. I love laughing so hard, I cry, when we get silly at night.

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Crystal Miller    July 16, 2008   
Crystal Miller    July 16, 2008   

I had a blast! I love cropping with old friends and new ones. I love laughing so hard, I cry, when we get silly at night. I am thinking I should offer you some money for some of those photos! EVERYONE should join the fun!