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About Lazy logs retreat

A Note From Mary ...



     Just a  note to introduce myself.  I'm Mary Wydner and the owner of the newly established 

Lazy Logs Retreat!

     For many years I've had the opportunity to host crafting weekends with my special friends, commonly known as the "Queen B's". These ladies are a multi talented group of quilters, painters, rug-hookers, hand-sewers, jewelry makers, you name it, they can do it. Our weekends are so special. From the moment they walk through the front door the fun begins. 

All weekend we are crafting, eating, talking, eating, catching up on current events, eating, uhhh,  have I mentioned eating???

     It was through the prompting of these wonderful ladies that I decided to start this venture, with the hopes of affording the opportunity for other groups to enjoy fellowshipping with friends who share the same interests. Thus, a new chapter has begun in my life with the inception of  

The Lazy Logs Retreat....   

     I am the proud mother of two kids (now grown) and each of them have 2 children.  Naturally, my grands are my pride and joys and there's nothing more special than "Grammi" time, especially at the lake.  Having been born and raised outside of Detroit, MI., my husband, Jerry, and I decided to move the family to an area where the climate was much sunnier and warmer.  Alabama the Beautiful  was home to my in-laws and after visiting for many years, we decided this was the place.  A decision I have never regretted.  Ya' gotta love the South!    


Our Hospitality


Designed with small ladies groups in mind 

(a minimum of 6 guests, 

with a maximum of 10 ) 

Lazy Logs Retreat 

promises to provide a relaxing and peaceful environment in order to refresh the soul and inspire your creative spirit. Although our goal is to accommodate crafters, options for alternative Ladies Retreats are certainly welcome within our two night minimum requirement.  Home cooked meals are prepared for your group,  thus enabling you to continue with your project, reading, or just relaxing. There is also a full kitchen available for those with special dietary needs and who would prefer to prepare their own  meal. 

A movie theater is on site for personal DVD movies, watching a sporting event, or even lecture presentations. The crafting room is available to work on projects and for chatting with friends.   If you're into a more quiet and serene venue, rest assured we have a space for quiet time or exercise, Yoga, Meditation and more!

     My job is to make you feel right at home, alleviating all your routine daily distractions, and allowing you to focus on yourself, be it in reading a book near the lake, having a cup of coffee on the back deck,  enjoying an evening sitting next to the fire pit and star gazing, or just  engaging in 

group chats.


This weekend will be all about you!  

Lazy Logs Retreat

will focus on you 

as you focus on your craft.

Get Your Reservation Today!


Your Getaway


Can you picture packing a bag full of your crafting supplies, comfortable clothing, (although, feel free to stay in your pajamas all day!), plenty of snacks, and saying goodbye to your life of routine, as you sprint out the door and head for a

"freedom" weekend?  

No cooking, cleaning, only me time.     Let us pamper you while rejuvenating your creative spirit.  If you can picture it, then grab your fellow crafters  and 

call us today 

and  we'll make it happen! 

Go to our Reservation Page as well.   

Relax on our balconies and porches with panoramic views of the lake and the woods. Enjoy meals, gatherings or solitude while overlooking the lake.  Complete with stone fire pit in a relaxing atmosphere... 

Crafting and sleeping will be on the lower level. Each guest will have their own comfy bed, complete with bedding in dormitory style rooms. There are two full and one half baths with ample towels for your convenience. 

Pictures of bedrooms are available in the Gallery.

I would love the opportunity to host you and your group.

For inquiries concerning available dates, group stays, or pricing, please use the Contact Us Page provided. 

(256) 221-7462

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About our amenities

Beautiful Retreat Facility


Our Facility offers decks with amazing views. Dining Room, Kitchen, Laundry, Meeting Room, Craft Rooms, Luxury Sleeping, Personal Movie Theater, Fire pit under the Stars, and relaxing areas in the backyard with a view of beautiful Smith Lake.  

  Lazy Logs Retreat is a place you really must see!   


Many Gatherings to Choose From!


   Gather your friends who share your passions and begin planning your getaway weekend.  Calling all quilters, scrapbookers, rug-hookers, stampers, artists, bible study groups, women retreaters...gather and unite!  Come relax, fellowship, and get Inspired. Follow us and learn about upcoming classes.

If you dont see your hobby on the list,  please feel free to Contact Us and let us know!   


Create Your Own Seminar or Event


Idea on a retreat weekend?  Seminar, Lecture presentation ( HDMI compatible screen on site) ? Maybe you know a Person who would like to share their knowledge and creativity? Or just a gathering which will fit into the venue of 

Lazy Logs Retreat 

We would love to hear from you.  Please contact us to see how we can make it happen.  Our staff is skilled at helping you plan and book your event to fit your needs and quality. 




Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Please feel free to call us for an appointment at Lazy Logs Retreat resort to view the property and see how we might enhance your next event! 

Drop Us a Line and ask us questions or share your ideas. 

We look forward to talking to you about your art and craft event

Lazy Logs Retreat

334 Longview Landing Lane, Arley, AL 35541, US

(256) 221-7462