About Retreat

This is a special time for you. Children are not included (except for family get-together’s). Pets are not allowed. Please be considerate of your sister crafters and keep perfumes at a minimum. Smoking is allowed on the grounds only. Silver Maples is located in a rural area between Lebanon and Watertown, Tennessee. There is no internet, phone, or cable. Bring your cell phones and find the spot where you can connect. You may have to go on the front porch, stand on one leg and face west.

Who We Are


Elaine Brown
Elaine is your hostess and in charge of everything else.

Larry Brown
Larry is your host and the chief maintenance officer and in charge of security.

Baboo
Baboo is the official greeter!

Our Features

Quilt or practice your craft with friends – no kids to take to games, hubby to cook for, or dogs to walk. Finish those UFO’s or start new ones. Stay in your pajamas all day and work into the night. We welcome quilters, scrap bookers, stampers, rug hookers and other fiber artists. Also glad to see card groups, Mah Jongg and other activities that are enjoyed by a group of friends or family. Maybe I can learn a new skill.

Silver Maples Retreat can accommodate 9 in three bedrooms with 7 twin beds and a full bed. There are two bathrooms. The large workroom has 9 tables you may arrange how you are most comfortable, two “big board” ironing boards, a cutting table, and two large design walls. Lighting is excellent. The dining table can expand to seat 10, with a table high counter as well, and a small table that seats 2.