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Bilbo's Birthday Retreat

September 19-22, 2024

Thompsonville, MI (just 45 minutes South of Traverse City, MI)

"I hope you are all enjoying yourselves as much as I am. I shall not keep you long. I have called you all together for a Purpose. Indeed, for Three Purposes!

First of all, to tell you that I am immensely fond of you all, and that eleventy-one years is too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits.

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

Secondly, to celebrate my birthday. I should say: OUR birthday. For it is, of course, also the birthday of my heir and nephew, Frodo..."  - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring

Join Liza and special guest Kayla Lobermeier of the Under a Tin Roof  for a very special retreat in celebration of Bilbo (and Frodo!) Baggins's birthday (which is September 22).

Read on for more details!


About Kayla

Kayla of the wildly successful "Under a Tin Roof" will be our featured guest!

Kayla Lobermeier is the creator of Under A Tin Roof, a food blog inspired by cottagecore, history, and fantasy. She is a recipe developer and the author of two cookbooks. She provides whimsical recipes and lifestyle content for her 2.3 million followers and readers.


Kayla will be providing whimsical food styling fit for a photo shoot for Bilbo’s birthday party and a hobbit afternoon picnic! As a special guest, she will be available to answer behind the scenes questions and offer cooking and recipe development advice.

Adventure Highlights

Photoshoots with Liza

Participate in two themed and fully styled Hobbit photoshoots including "A Hobbit Picnic" and "Bilbo's Birthday Feast"! 

Food Styling from Kayla of Under a Tin Roof

Enjoy the beautiful work of Kayla Lobermeier of Under a Tin Roof at the shoots! Be sure to check out her work here if you haven't already!

Party like a Hobbit

All weekend you will be encouraged to dress like a hobbit! We will play lawn games inspired by Tolkien, watch the movies, listen to LoTR themed playlists, and more. 

Join Us

Ready to explore with us? Shop the offerings below. Payment plans are available for all options. Transportation is NOT included nor are meals outside of what Kayla is styling. No refunds will be given. The packages cover photoshoots, weekend activities, and lodging.

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