Please note this retreat is now held at the Granlibakken Conference
Center in Tahoe City, California!
Granlibakken Conference Center
Join us for the 57th Annual A.R.E. Summer Retreat at Granlibakken Conference Center, now located 100 miles
east of Sacramento, California. Enjoy 75 lush acres in a peaceful, beautiful setting of the Sierra Mountains just minutes
from nearby Lake Tahoe! Choose from several free recreational opportunities including hiking and biking trails,
tennis courts, swimming pool, and gym, or just relax in the sauna or hot tub. Four main lodging types are available:
Bedroom Units, rooms within Townhouses, Studios, and the Executive Lodge, all of which include free wireless
Internet access and TV. Dine from diverse sumptuous menus, created by executive chef, Ron Eber, serving Granlibakken
guests for over 30 years. Bring your family with you because there’s lots to do nearby including the Tahoe
Treetop Adventure Park (additional cost and reservations required) which has a zipline for kids, a world-class golf
course in Tahoe City, all just a few minutes away. Go to granlibakken.com and click on “Things to do” at the top to
view all the amenities.
Want to talk to someone who has been there?
E-mail Carol Lesh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-526-6651.
Granlibakken Road forks up the driveway into the resort, just before the Tennis Hut. Take the left fork, you will pass the Ski Area Parking and then come to the driveway which loops around at The Chase and brings you back down to the Main Lodge/Lobby area where registration/check-in takes place. Map of Granlibakken Grounds
From Sacramento (100 miles)
Take Interstate 80 East toward Reno/North Lake Tahoe. Take Exit 185 for State Highway 89S at the traffic circle. Take the first exit onto CA-89 S. Drive 15 miles to Tahoe City, CA. As you enter Tahoe City, before the stop light in Tahoe City, bear to your right and continue on 89 South one-half mile to Granlibakken Road. Turn right. Drive one-half mile to Granlibakken Registration Desk located at the Porte Cochere at the main entrance.
From Southern California
Take I-405 North toward Sacramento. Continue on I-5N. Take exit 522 to merge onto I-80 E toward Reno. Follow directions listed above from Sacramento to North Lake Tahoe/Granlibakken.
Alternate from Southern California
Take I-5N to 14 N exit toward Lancaster/Palmdale. Turn right on CA-14 and take slight left at US 395 to Highway 495 to East 14 to US 395 N. Continue to follow US-395 entering Nevada. Turn left at US-50. Turn right at NV-28 entering California. Continue on CA-28/North Lake Blvd to Tahoe City. Turn left at the stop light in Tahoe City onto CA-89 S. Drive one-half mile to Granlibakken Road and turn right. Drive one-half mile to Granlibakken Registration Desk located at the Porte Cochere at the main entrance.
From Reno/Tahoe International Airport (54 miles)
Take Highway 395 North on-ramp from the Airport to I-80 West/Sacramento to Exit 185 (Truckee) to CA-89 S to Tahoe City. Follow directions listed above from Sacramento to North Lake Tahoe/Granlibakken.
Airport Shuttle Service
Granlibakken offers airport shuttle service from and to the Reno/Tahoe International Airport for $90/person (single rider) or $45/person (2 + passengers). Guests wishing to book the shuttle should call
(800) 543-3221 seven days or more in advance. The airport shuttle is by reservation only.
Retreat information and forms you can download (all PDFs)
Following are two sections that discuss how to register for this retreat. This year it is necessary
to submit payment separately for your program tuition fee and your lodging and
meal fees. Tuition fees are sent to A.R.E. HQ. Lodging and meals fees are paid directly
to Granlibakken. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars; Canadian funds (check or
cash) cannot be accepted. Please read the information carefully to be sure to submit
your registration and reservation payments appropriately.
LODGING & MEAL RESERVATIONS:
All participants must be registered at Granlibakken and wear their name badge issued by
Granlibakken. For complete details on conference packages or day rates and to register
go to www.granlibakken.com and click on Reservations (at the top right-hand corner of
the page). Click on Conference. For the name and password enter A.R.E (no period after
the E) or call Granlibakken reservations at 877-552-6301. There are four main types of
lodging available. Accommodations without stairs (limited availability) and double occupancy
discount rates are available. A $100.00 per person deposit is due at the time of
booking. Full payment is due by June 27. Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11
a.m. Meals begin with dinner on Thursday and end with lunch on Sunday. Reservations
are due by June 10; any reservations received after this date are on a space available
basis. Reserve your room early to ensure your place!
Tuition fees are submitted separately from Lodging and Meals. Register online or mail registration form with payment to A.R.E. HQ Registrar,
215 67th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. A registration confirmation postcard will be sent
to you. You will receive a welcome letter a few weeks before the program via e-mail
or U.S. mail if you do not have an e-mail address. You will receive a program packet at
registration check-in. Take advantage of the early registration savings; submit your
registration payment by May 27, 2014 and save $40!
HOW TO GET TO GRANLIBAKKEN:
Granlibakken Conference Center and Resort is located at 725 Granlibakken Road,
Tahoe City, CA 96145. For detailed driving directions or airport and shuttle information
please go to http://www.granlibakken.com/getting_here.php. TRANSPORTATION from
the Reno/Tahoe Airport is available at a cost of $90.00 per person (single rider) or $45.00
per person (2+ passengers) each way through Granlibakken. Advanced reservation
WHAT TO BRING :
Summer at Granlibakken Conference Center can bring all kinds of weather. Bring comfortable
clothing (layering is good), a light jacket or raincoat in case of chilly evenings,
and walking shoes. And do plan on enjoying the pool and tennis courts, so bring your
swimwear and shorts!
Please Note: This resort is at a high altitude location at an elevation
of 6,350 feet.
DONATIONS TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
A scholarship fund based on donations enables the Retreat to offer limited scholarships
to those needing financial aid. For information, contact the A.R.E. HQ Registrars. You are
invited to donate to this fund and all donations are tax deductible.
The Local Area Team Bookstore provides an extensive selection of A.R.E. Press books and other quality
books as well as health care products, CDs, DVDs, videos, and other gift items. Cash, checks, and most credit
cards are accepted. Proceeds support the Local Area Team Bookstore.
AUCTION & RAFFLE:
Please bring your appropriate donations for the silent auction. Auction ends at 4 p.m. Saturday. Raffle: Each
year we receive some special items that we raffle off. If you would like to donate a special item (services,
readings, etc.), please contact Sue Hayes at e-mail: email@example.com or phone: 415-383-5368.
Money raised during the auction or raffle will help support the retreat and scholarship fund.