How Long to Build Talus Rock Retreat?

It took us 15 years to save for the groundbreaking money, 8 years to purchase and aggregate the 5 parcels of land to control the view corridor, 4 years to design the Retreat and clear the land, and 388 days (working 7  days a week to build it) befor...
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Why the name “Talus Rock Retreat”?

  What was here before you built? Only a humongous rock amidst acres of hundreds of cedar, aspen, and cottonwood trees (spaced no more than 2 feet apart) covered this very wet land before we constructed Talus Rock Retreat. It took almost 9 years...
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The Stained Glass Window

It seems like everything around Talus Rock Retreat has a story, and we thought it’d be fun to share some of them with you. Therefore, we’ll be featuring a piece of ‘this and that’ to share these fun back stories and behind-the...
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3 Steps to Take Before You Say, “I Do!”

In our garden nestled right between the ponds are three stone wedding steps. During Talus Rock’s construction days, these steps were thoughtfully and lovingly designed by Heather Pedersen. In the finishing stages she worked quietly alongside a ...
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The Flock Behind the Rock

There are certainly cocks among the hens at Talus Rock Retreat, but this blog is dedicated solely to the fun and sassy chicks that run this roost. The flock, comprised of professional glad-handers and hearts wired for hospitality, offers guests more...
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Winter’s Here (but Summer Lingers…)

While winter has arrived, we can’t seem to forget some special sumer kiddos.  As you anticipate the upcoming Holidays, journey back with us and enjoy a Talus Rock Retreat ‘summer super kids’ recap: Another day in Talus Rock Retreat...
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Simply Elegant and Double Jeep-oardy!

  A most magical and elegant wedding took place on August 11th of this year–a picturesque storybook scene for the marriage of locals Jaimie and Ben Erickson. The stage was set with Talus Rock Retreat’s backdrop of castle-stone and abunda...
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