“In August the entire Atlantic Coast suffered from one of the largest storms of the last fifty years. Guest House endured the hurricane with aplomb. The weekend of the storm the Hoffman Institute was presenting their first retreat at Guest House. We had spent much of the week preparing the grounds and the building for their arrival. They’ve booked over 30 nights with us in 2012, and we wanted to roll out our best, regardless of whatever challenges the weather was going to present.
The day before the storm arrived heavy rain swept through the region and soaked the ground, causing us to worry about the structural integrity of the trees to withstand the heavy winds from the oncoming hurricane. Hoffman, meanwhile, in the midst of all this surging weather seemed to be incorporating the energy into their work: there was a lot of screaming, stomping, and discharging happening in the building during the storm.
Sunday morning, around 3 a.m., Guest House lost all electrical power. Will and Chef Steve…”