Monday, February 27, 2023


Thanks to all of our guests for making this such a sweet homecoming!  It was a wonderful week and weekend of musical fun and relaxation.  The response was so positive that we went ahead and booked The Hampton House for our 10th annual retreat, February 22nd - 25th, 2024!

Here are just a few glimpses of the good times shared by all.  Registration will open SOON for next year and will be limited to 50 attendees, so subscribe to this page and watch for an announcement in March! 

Safe travels home to everyone - many of us will be continuing on to the Castaway Music Cruise this weekend for even more musical serendipity!

Thanks again for coming together and helping us usher in a new chapter for the Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat!

P.S.  If you have pictures and video from the event, and would like to share them with us for promotional purposes, please contact Bing.  Also, be sure to follow our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on the latest! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

ToMORRow, toMORRow, we LOVE ya, toMORRow!

 Good Morning!

It's going to be a beautiful weekend in Homosassa, Florida, and we can't wait to see y'all!!
The information below will help you find your way to the Retreat and the Resort - (Posted on Website -
Address for the RETREAT: Hampton House -  5410 S Magnolia Ave, Homosassa, FL 34448
Address for the HOTEL: Florida Cracker Riverside Resort -                                                        5297 S. Cherokee Way Homosassa, FL 34448
Map below shows pathways to get from one to the other - PLEASE NOTE: We will have 2 Shuttles to get you to and from both locations!  Boat transportation will be available as well!  
Stop by Wednesday afternoon to see the Hampton House!  You can also drop off instruments.

The shuttle will follow the walking path to get to Retreat.  If you get "stuck", call us!  For now, call 440-478-1302 (Sharrie) and we'll send someone for you. We WILL have a shuttle schedule as well during the day.
Workshop schedules and more information will be available at Hampton House.  
The Retreat officially starts at 9 am on Thursday, Feb 23rd.  Come in anytime after 8 am to set up and grab information, coffee, and snacks. 
Please DO NOT worry if you don't have chairs - we will have enough for everyone!  We do have a beautiful yard, gazebo, and dock where you may want to sit, play, and enjoy old Florida life in between classes!  A few extra chairs will be handy if possible, but not essential!
Thank you for coming and we'll see you soon,
Bing & Jae, Guy & Sharrie, Richard & Aly

Friday, February 17, 2023

The stage is set for WEDNESDAY!


We're excited to finally be returning to Homosassa for our annual retreat!  There are still a few spots left if you're looking to attend.  There will be a flood of posts between now and then with important info, so watch for more soon. 

In the meantime, we're behind-the-scenes preparing for your arrival; see you soon!

Bing & Jae, Guy & Sharrie, Richard and Aly (and dad!)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

2 Weeks To Go!

Howdy, all!

We're very excited to be welcoming you to the Hampton House estate for our return to Homosassa Springs in a couple of weeks!

Hampton House is located at 5410 S. Magnolia Ave., which is right across the street from the Homosassa post office.   There will be limited parking at the estate, so if you're staying at the Florida Cracker Riverside Resort, we will have two shuttles running between the resort and the estate.  If you choose to walk from the resort, it's an easy fifteen minutes around the bend and past the school.

We have our own private dock and there's a possibility that we'll do some boat shuttling and/or river tours.  You can also always rent a pontoon boat, paddle board, or kayak from the Florida Cracker Riverside Resort marina.
As we get closer, we'll post check-in, registration, and first-day details.  There are 15 registration spots available, so if you're local and want to join, come along!

We're looking forward to seeing all of you and having a wonderfully relaxing time on the river.  See you soon!