Hello Love Muffin!
I first saw Trinity in the winter of 2019 and fell madly in love with the property. I had no idea how we would purchase it, but I KNEW Trinity was to be a big part of our future. It took months for everything to come together; we sold our home, my parents sold theirs, and so did my mother-in-law, and we all moved to Trinity…one big happy family! I prayed and promised God that if we were lucky enough to one day live at Trinity, it would be a place that always honored God. A place of joy, laughter, and restoration.
Located in the westernmost part of the Florida Panhandle is Trinity, a lush 23-acre escape situated on a pecan orchard complete with horse stables (and horses), a pond, and even the occasional white Crane we call “Clovis the Crane.” It is a refreshing haven, and we love every inch of it.
March 2022 will mark the first Retreat at Trinity, a life-giving, three-day experience for women giving clarity during seasons of flailing or feeling stuck. When you leave Trinity, you will be clear on your gifts, purpose, and next steps. You will leave with your cup overflowing, knowing you are beloved and not lacking anything to live the most fulfilling and beautiful life.
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WHO IS THE RETREAT FOR?
The Trinity weekend was born out of my flailing and feeling lost. I felt like a racehorse that had been put out to pasture and that I was being “left behind.” I had no direction, passion, or vision for what was next for my life, and it was time to get clear about my life and who I was.
If you are at a pivot point in life, feel like you are flailing a little, or have lost sight of who you are, then this retreat is for you. The Retreat at Trinity is about stepping into the life you were created to live. It doesn’t matter what your age is or what season you are in; you are where you are supposed to be for the NEXT season; we are just here to help you remember how glorious you are!
WHERE: Cantonment, FL just outside of Pensacola, FL at Trinity, Dawn’s Home
WHEN: March 11-13, 2022, Begins at Noon on Friday and ends at 3 pm on Sunday.
COST: $2,750 USD per person – single occupancy room with ensuite bathroom included. Retreat price includes accommodations, transportation, and all meals. You don’t even need to bring your purse.
MEET YOUR MENTORS – OR AS I LIKE TO CALL THEM, YOUR NEW BEST FRIENDS!
When I decided to host retreats at Trinity, I knew I wanted my guests’ days here to be overflowing with love. Not just love, but I want every woman that steps foot on this property to feel BELOVED because she is. I knew this meant that the women I brought in as mentors at the retreats would also have to be very special. Not only did they have to have an abundance of love, but they had to be powerful coaches, teachers, and mentors to women. They also need to be Godly, kind, and FUN! I had to look no further than my inner circle of best friends.
My best friends and the most incredible mentors in my life are Wendy Presley, Casie Hembree, Kali Brigham, and not shown is Melissa Shoemaker. Trust me when I tell you, they are the most spectacular group of women you will meet…get ready to fall in love!
A PEEK AT THE RETREAT
Our mornings will begin with coffee on the infamous Trinity porch with relaxation and laughter. Then, chef Sue will prepare a mouth-watering southern breakfast for us, and we’ll enjoy group walks around Trinity for those interested. But, of course, you can also sit and enjoy the porch, whatever makes you happiest in starting your days.
After breakfast, we will move inside for our large group gathering and break out into our smaller sessions in the afternoon. To me, a connection with each other is so important.
Afternoons are for work or play; you choose based on what you need to take care of yourself. At our dining experiences, you can expect gourmet meals, beautiful details, floral blooms, music, and lots of laughter.
Our evenings will end relaxed in Adirondack chairs around the fire pit, wrapped in blankets with s’mores. Evenings are our time to chat, unwind and process all that we have done during our days.
Side note – we will not be riding horses. But you can pet and feed them; Lucy, Royal, Finn, and Coast will be delighted to see you!
Everything but the kitchen sink, just get here.
- Our days will be filled with laughter, connection, sharing, and growing together.
- We will end our days around the fire pit with wine, s’mores, laughter, and maybe a tear or two if the mood strikes us.
- Small breakout sessions and large group sessions will be a core part of our days.
- Relaxation time alone if you want it.
- Three days with Dawn and her friends at Trinity, get ready for lots of laughs and a few tears.
- Your accommodations for sleeping will be at the new Marriott Courtyard, and you will each have individual rooms to yourselves. Most of your awake time will be spent at Trinity with me.
- Car service to and from the hotel and airport is provided for those that need it.
- All meals and snacks are included and provided by the incredible Chef Sue, a culinary master trained in Italy. Sue will be here all weekend catering to your every culinary need. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know.
- Morning porch time with Dawn and friends is priceless, and you know it’s one of my favorite things in the world.
- Morning walks at Trinity for a little light exercise for those that would like it.
- New, beautiful friendships that I suspect will last for years and years.
- Food, lots, of food! I’m a big believer in always having access to good food.
- Dawn’s Favorite Things “SWAG BAGS” – a value of over $500 retail!
Not included: Airfare or however you choose to get to Cantonment, FL.
RETREAT COST IS $2750.00
It will be open for registration on October 15, 2021.
There will only be 15 spots available.
BUT I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS….
HOW DO I GET THERE?
After flying into PNS, the main Pensacola International Airport, we will arrange to pick you up at the airport with a cute little sign with your name on it. You’ll be able to connect with fellow attendees in our small Facebook group – who knows; you may even live in the same city!
I’M BOOKING MY FLIGHT, WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE AND DEPART?
The retreat runs from Friday, March 11 at noon CT to Sunday, March 13 at 3 pm CT. It is 25 minutes from Trinity to the PNS airport. When making travel arrangements, it is best to plan to attend the entire program so as not to miss any of the planned experiences. If you can, stay a few extra days to enjoy the sugar-white sands of Pensacola Beach. Don’t forget; we will pick you up and drop you off at the airport.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR, PACK, BRING?
We will provide a complete packing list and other helpful details for the retreat in January, but trust me, it’s super casual, and no need for you to stress over what you will wear. You’ll also schedule a private call with Melissa to answer any questions you have and make a plan for what your focus will be during our retreat experience. But, beware, you will fall madly in love with her.
HOW BIG IS THE GROUP?
I’m intentionally keeping our retreats to a small, intimate number of 15 guests. This size allows for deep connections and even significant breakthroughs. In addition to the 15 guests, we will have four mentors, and don’t forget mom and dad are next door.
WHAT IF I HAVE A DIETARY NEED?
Just let us know in advance when registering, and we’ll be happy to accommodate you! Our chef, Sue, can accommodate most common food allergies or dietary preferences.
WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE?
In March, the weather is typically cool in the evenings, with temperatures in the high 50’s and mid 70’s during the days. In my opinion, this is one of the best seasons to enjoy this part of Florida, and the flowers and trees are in bloom.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
I know that the world is crazy right now, and it’s hard to put a no refund policy into place. However, so much of what I am doing is customized and personalized for each guest, so I am putting a 30 day no refund policy into place. In other words, you can get a full refund up to 30 days before the event.
STILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? THAT’S OK, JUST EMAIL US RETREAT@DAWNBARTON.COM
EXPTEND YOUR STAY!
Pensacola, Florida, is one of the best-kept secrets in the world, and her beaches are second to none! I would highly recommend extending your stay if you can and exploring some of the areas.
There are so many wonderful things to do alone or with the family! Visit www.visitpensacola.com