The Modern Homesteader
Infusion and tinctures
Distilling in the studio
wildcrafted st johns wart infusion
Roasted tomatoes
Making your own cordials
Continental breakfast at hunter moon homestead
welcome cocktail party spread
feast at hunter moon homestead
Taco dinner table setting
Pond view cabin at Hunter Moon Homestead
Pond view cabin at Hunter Moon Homestead
Pond view cabin at Hunter Moon Homestead
Pond view cabin at Hunter Moon Homestead
Pond view cabin at Hunter Moon Homestead
Pond view cabin at Hunter Moon Homestead
Pond view cabin at Hunter Moon Homestead

The Modern Homesteader | Art + Lifestyle Retreat June 13th-16th, 2024

  • Live Workshop

Contemporary Practices From A Botanical Perspective

You are in the garden at Hunter Moon Homestead with Kate Poole at the peak of spring! You are harvesting lavender, sage, chamomile, lemon balm, calendula, rose geranium, thyme, basil, oregano, dill, rose... With this botanical bounty, you will learn how to preserve, infuse, and distill. You will come to know the healing potentials for what you are harvesting very personally. You will learn to make fermented libations and infuse herbs into oil, vinegars, and honey. We are quite certain you will become a student of the ancient art of homeopathy, we will show you the first steps. 

In the kitchen you will prepare foods enhanced by flavors and healing properties of the herbs and plants you have gathered. Canning and preserving food basics will be explored, and you will take away new versions of old recipes made so much better with added botanical plants. Local milk and nut milks will be magically transformed into cheese, you will taste the freshest versions of this transformative process. 
In the apothecary you will learn how to use the infused herbs to make salves and body butters. You will ceremonially taste the plant waters extracted by distilling in our copper still. 
Hunter Moon Homestead host Kate Poole has decades of experience in creating beautiful home and garden environments. For this workshop we will work hands on and use a plethora of botanical ingredients growing here at Hunter Moon Homestead to make a variety of healing and culinary delights.
NEW CLASS TECHNIQUES WE’LL EXPLORE
  1. Distilling
  2. Creating flavored vinegars
  3. Oil + honey infusions
  4. Making salves + body butters
  5. Basic primer in homeopathy
  6. Organic gardening 
  7. Hands-on cooking
  8. Nut butters, milk and cheese making
  9. Wildcrafting
  10. Growing + harvesting herbs
  11. Elevate your food preservation + new jam recipes
  12. Cordials, flavored coffee, creating a signature tea + other libations
  13. Make your own whole grain mustard
WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • 2 day art instruction in our renovated Bee House Studio.
  • All required class materials will be provided.
  • Gourmet farm-to-table meals throughout your stay, using seasonal, organic produce grown on site.
  • Rustic luxury accommodations for 3 nights.
  • Evening camp fire.
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Thursday

  • Check-in starts at 3pm.
  • Join us for a welcome cocktail party! Heavy apps and a botanically inspired cocktail will be served.

Friday

  • Breakfast and coffee in the Bee House Studio
  • Morning workshops
  • Picnic lunch
  • Afternoon workshops
  • Break for relaxation, gathering from the garden or reading in a hammock
  • Farm to table dinner served in the garden gazebo

Saturday

  • Breakfast and coffee in the Bee House Studio
  • Morning workshops
  • Picnic lunch
  • Afternoon workshops
  • Break for relaxation or extra studio time
  • Farm to table dinner served in the garden gazebo

Sunday

  • Farewell brunch served in the Main House
 THE ARTIST
Kate Poole, Artist

Kate Poole

instagram @huntermoon.homestead

Kate is an artist and author, and beauty is her soul food. She loves painting women’s portraits, embellished with birds, flowers, vines and plants, as well as landscapes. Snippets from her daily life can be found on the journal at huntermoonhomestead.com, and I she's currently working on a food memoire and lifestyle book. Kate has the heart of a beauty chaser and a beauty maker. She and her husband Rick are in the process of restoring a turn of the century homestead where they host art, writing and healing retreats.

"Gardening has been a big part of my life.  I grow both medicinal herbs for my skin care line, Essential Apothecary Alchemist, and food crops, for farm to table dinners for our guests. I look forward to offering a place of refuge, thoughtful nourishment, and lavish offerings from my heart to yours."


All Hunter Moon Homestead Workshops Include:
  • 2 days of expert guided instruction
  • Rustic luxury lodging for 3 nights
  • All meals (and special snacks!)
  • Welcome gifts
  • Evening campfires

Select "Workshop Only" to arrange your own meals and accomodations.

Continue below for additional details.

Regular price$1,800.00
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Purchase Options

Pay a 30% deposit today and the balance due May 1st. Deposit payments are not eligible for additional discounts.

Rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis. Select your preference at checkout. Book early to ensure your pick of location! Double occupancy rooms include the cost for 2 participants. When booking for 2, please include the names for everyone attending in the notes section.

View detailed lodging info HERE.

POND VIEW CABINS

Our cabins provide a tranquil sanctuary, a place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with the simplicity and beauty of nature. Prepare to be enchanted as you embark on an unforgettable elevated camping experience in the comfort of our inviting cabins at Hunter Moon Homestead.

We have three private cabin rooms located next to our 5 acre pond with either a luxurious Queen bed or two twins. The twin cabin is a double occupancy booking that must be shared with another guest.

Your every comfort has been considered. Each cabin is furnished with a pillow top mattress, down comforter and pillows, 100% cotton satteen sheets and fresh terry cloth towels.

Cabin guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

GLAMPING TENT

Take your camping to the next level! Canvas glamping tents are pitched on raised wooden platforms. Each is outfitted with a deluxe full size mattress, down comforter and pillows, 100% cotton satteen sheets and fresh terry cloth towels.

Tent guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

TROY COTTAGE

Located a quick 10 minute drive into the town of Troy, our guest cottage is a studio with small kitchenette, private bathroom and fenced yard.

This is a double occupancy booking that must be shared with another guest.

Our closest airports are:

-Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (PUW)

-Spokane International Airport (GEG)

-Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport (LEW)

From Moscow, take HWY 8 East through Troy. Just past town, take a right up Little Bear Ridge Road. At the "T" turn right to stay on Little Bear Ridge Road. Travel 2.5 miles and watch for the sign on your right hand side. If you hit a gravel road, you've gone too far!

The Bee House Studio was originally built as a grain barn around 1915. This barn housed food stores for working animals on this original turn of the century homestead, but is now our working artist's studio and retreat house!

We have restored the barn to include a beautiful kitchen, full bathroom, class room, a master bedroom suite, and a cozy bunk and lounging room.

All classes and breakfast service will be offered in the Bee House.

Unfortunatley we are unable to offer refunds on events and workshops. All sales are FINAL SALE and no refunds will be issued after purchase. If you are unable to attend you may request to transfer your spot to the first person on our waitlist or gift it to a friend.

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Outdoor dinning at Hunter Moon Homestead

an immersive experience

Workshops At The Homestead

Not just a creative retreat, but an opportunity to be pampered, restored and fully inspired.

Enjoy seasonal, farm-to-table dining prepared on site, rustic luxury accommodations & curated instruction from global creatives.

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simple yet refined
Pond View Cabins

Take glamping to the next level in one of our private cabin suites. Located next to our 5 acre pond, you'll be surrounded by nature views.

Each cabin is furnished with a pillow top mattress, down comforter and pillows, satteen sheets and fresh towels.

Cabin guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

Cabin 1: 2 Twin Beds (double occupancy, must be shared)

Cabin 2: 1 Queen Bed (single occupancy)

Cabin 3: 1 Queen Bed (single occupancy)

Cabin 1 art work
Canvas Glamping Tent platform at Hunter Moon Homestead
Canvas glamping tent at Hunter Moon Homestead
next level camping
Glamping Tents

You've never had a camping experience like this one! Unzip your tent to a stunning sunset view over the pond.

Pitched on a raised wooden platform, our canvas tents are furnished with deluxe full size beds, sateen sheets, vintage blankets and fresh towels.

Tent guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

Tent 1: Double bed (single occupancy)

Tent 2: Double bed (single occupancy)

vacation stay
Guest Cottage

Make your stay a true vacation in our Guest Cottage. Located a quick 10 minute drive into the town of Troy, the cottage is our most private option.

This newly renovated studio suite offers a small kitchenette, private bathroom, on-site laundry facilities, and a fenced yard with a fire pit.

Dream in a luxurious king size bed fitted with pillow top mattress, satteen sheets and down comforter.

Troy Cottage: King bed (double occupancy)

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