Each guest will choose to be a character from any one of Austen’s novels. Period dress is optional, but guests will interact in character throughout the weekend. The longer weekend will give us time for things like old-fashioned silhouette making and rolled paper decoration. There will be a Regency dinner party with English country dancing. Other activities will depend somewhat on the weather and participant interest, but may include an evening of games, letter writing, fencing, crewel embroidery, tatting, a game of croquet, a very long walk, riding (side-saddle and astride), carriage driving, archery, or a picnic, with or without Colonel Brandon. Weekend rates are $495.00 single, $445.00 per person double, and $410.00 per person triple and include three night’s lodging, all meals and some activities. There is an additional charge to participate in some activities.