Originally posted on Mixmag

What else is Tamarack Lodge capable of? Artist retreats!! What better way to bring out the creative juices than cutting yourself off from the distractions of city life! Plant yourself in the middle of the largest state forest in Connecticut, Pachaug Forest! If a record label can do it with six music artists so can Tamarck!! Check out the details below and let your imagination roam…

Little Boots delivers a live set of original material at an intimate fireside performance in the picturesque mountains of Upstate New York.

This past October, Mixmag teamed up with AKG to bring six artists to Allaire Studios – a musical getaway located in Woodstock, New York – for a unique electronic music retreat. Isolated from the noise of the outside world and provided with a plethora of instruments, recording equipment and refined audio gear, this amiable retreat delivered an exercise in nurturing new musical epiphanies through the spirit of collaboration.

Cozying up next to an outdoor fire pit and surrounded by the changing leaves of autumn, Little Boots delivered a graceful, vocally driven live-set outside of Allaire Studios during Mixmag and AKG’s Woodstock retreat.

Check out the full set in the video below.

Pantone Shares Four Pretty Wedding Palettes for 2019

Looking for color inspiration for your 2019 weddings? Pantone is here to help with four stunning palettes.

Special Events Staff | Mar 14, 2019 (originally posted by Special Events Magazine)

“Love in Bloom,” “Golden Hour,” “Paradise Found,” “Stroke of Midnight”—here are four beautiful color palettes that Pantone and vendor site WeddingWire have just shared as timely wedding inspiration for 2019. See all the gorgeous here:

“Love in Bloom” is composed of a group of soft and nurturing shades contrasted with a bold fuchsia red, an earthy green and a shimmering silver metallic. Structural floral installations are making a big impact in 2019 wedding decor, with an opportunity for couples to incorporate greenery and bright pops of color alongside abstract sculptures in wood or metallic tones.

Additionally, styled grazing tables can incorporate red pops of dried cherries and other fruits to blend seamlessly within the palette. “Love in Bloom” leans to the warm side of the spectrum with its visual portrayal of comfort and enjoyment, affection and contentment. Blending nostalgia with new, “Love in Bloom” takes an innovative approach to romantic love … Pantone

Tamarack Lodge Restaurant & Tavern Grand Re-Launch!

Voluntown, Connecticut: Coming into its 2nd year, the Rustic estate Tamarack Lodge announces an exciting Grand Re-Launch of the Restaurant and Tavern under the creative direction of On The Spot Catering! The Grand Re-Launch will kick off on Thursday, March 21st with a ribbon cutting by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut from 4:30pm-5:30pm with the Ribbon cutting taking place at 5:00pm, followed by complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. The restaurant and tavern will open to the public for dinner starting at 5pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and starting on Sunday the 24th Brunch will be served from 9am-1pm on a weekly basis!

In January 2019 an official partnership was announced between Tamarack Lodge and On The Catering regarding On The Spot Catering taking over all food and beverage services as well plans to make it their main center of operations by March 2019.

The new décor will give unique personality to each room within the main building with names like The Trophy Room, The Parlor, The Lounge, The Tasting Room and the Carriage Room. The intended atmosphere is a little bit of nostalgic Tamarack mixed with the modern Tamarack version.  Rustic walls representing a log cabin, exposed industrial beams, vintage furniture and light fixtures with an inviting experience as soon as you walk through the door!

The restaurant and tavern feature gourmet comfort food, locally sourced ingredients, creative cocktails, craft beer, a mature wine list and fresh baked goods.  Dinner is served Thursday through Saturday and brunch on Sundays. The property is historical of Voluntown and provides the residents and visitors of this quaint town with a unique restaurant concept.

Accommodations can be made for large and small weddings and private events indoors and outdoors, as well as throughout all four seasons. The vintage cabins, guest house, and grounds for trailers and tents provide weekend long Glamping getaways from the hustle and bustle with lots of local activities to enjoy!

About Tamarack Lodge & Indie Glamping Resort

An abandoned Wagon Wheel mill turned Family Resort beginning in 1947, Tamarack Lodge returned to life in 2017 and has been transformed into an Events Venue, Restaurant and an Indie Glamping Resort in beautiful Connecticut. Located in Voluntown, CT, Tamarack Lodge is situated on 28 acres in the largest state forest in Connecticut, Pachaug State Forest and abuts Beach Pond. The Longos’ purchased the abandoned property two years ago with the vision of restoring Tamarack to its former glory.

This rustic estate offers unique opportunities for weddings and events that range from intimate 20-person ceremonies to 200-person receptions under the tent and even weekend-long wedding soirees with fire pits. The property can accommodate groups and events up to 2,000 people. Perfect for private events, corporate outings, creative or spiritual retreats and concerts, Tamarack Lodge is located at 21 Ten Rod Road in Voluntown, Connecticut. http://www.tamaracklodgetct.com

About On The Spot Catering
Executive Chef and Owner John Giacchi, CPCE and his wife Pat started On The Spot Catering in 2008 propelled by his love of food and bringing people together.  Focusing on creating unique and intimate experiences for his guests, using high quality and local ingredients, and perfecting Giacchi Family recipes, On The Spot Catering specializes in creating custom menus, remarkable events, and unforgettable memories.  A true family affair, one peek in the kitchen and you will meet our talented Pastry Chef, Sous Chef, Head Cook, Event Director and Manager Stacy, all part of the Giacchi Family.

With over 50 years of combined restaurant and catering experience, Hospitality, and education from schools such as Johnson and Wales and the Center for Culinary Arts, we are proud to share our love for culinary arts and event production.  We also support a variety of not-for-profit organizations in our Connecticut and Rhode Island communities.

Large or small, your business is important to us. Weddings-big and fancy or sweet and simple, Galas, Corporate Outings, Picnics, Farm to Table Dinners, Celebrations of Life, Weekend Retreats or Holiday Parties. From French Cuisine to a Southern BBQ to a black tie dinner, the possibilities are endless! http://www.onthespotcatering.com

About Voluntown
Incorporated in 1721, the town of Voluntown lies in the southeastern part of Connecticut, bordering the State of Rhode Island, as well as Windham County and the towns of North Stonington and Griswold. Located halfway between Boston and New York, Voluntown is conveniently accessible from I-95 and I-395, Route 2 and the scenic highway of Route 49. The town’s population of 2,400 doubles during the summer months as its tourism season flourishes.

Nearby Pachaug State Forest provides 28,000 acres of recreational opportunities and the area is known as one of the top five sites for fall foliage in Connecticut. Within town limits, visitors will also find numerous riding trails and the state’s only “horse camp”, as well as boating and fishing at Beach Pond, which has a public boat launch and is annually stocked by both Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Voluntown is also home to many entrepreneurial companies offering services from carpentry and construction to antiques and motion pictures. Dairy and tree farms are an important part of the Voluntown economy, as well. http://www.voluntown.gov


Amylu Meneses | Marketing & Event Sales Manager
Tamarack Lodge & Indie Glamping Resort
Weddings | Events | Restaurant | Tavern
21 Ten Rod Rd, Voluntown, CT
860-376-0224 Office | 718-781-5630 Mobile
amylu@tamaracklodgect.com | www.tamaracklodgect.com

Firstly, What Exactly is GLAMPING?
“Glamping is where stunning nature meets modern luxury. It’s a way to experience the untamed and completely unique parts of the world—without having to sacrifice creature comforts.

The way we travel has changed. We no longer want a generic, one-size-fits-all vacation. We want to explore on our terms and immerse ourselves in local culture, and we no longer just want to simply witness nature—we want to live in it. A fusion of glamour and camping, glamping is a way to authentically experience the most awe-inspiring locales around the world.” – Glamping.com




“It’s much more than a nice tent.
The glamping movement is growing, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Across the globe, you’ll find incredible destinations, each offering their own unique advantages. You can wake up in a yurt on a mountaintop. Reside in the forest canopy in a treehouse. Take in the panoramic views in an eco-lodge. And that’s just to name a few. ” – Glamping.com

So what is INDIE GLAMPING ™ ?
Our marketing guru Amylu Meneses actually came up with the definition! Influenced by her love for Indie music and culture and independently owned businesses, INDIE GLAMPING ™ was born!

“Indie Music meaning: Any music that is produced and released by independent bands or independent record labels, and consumed by adolescent and adults under 35 yro. Examples: Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Decemberists, The Arcade Fire”Urban Dictionary

The Indie Glamping ™ experience Tamarack offers comes in a few different options! Including 28 acres to explore, access to Pachaug State Forest and Beach Pond, Kayaking, Lawn Games and of course awesome food accommodations by our in-house catering.

There’s also a ton of fun, local activities nearby like vineyard and brewery tours, museums, a water park, fishing, skiing, swimming, etc.

1. Vintage Cabins – Stay in our quaint little 1950’s cabins that once were chicken coops when the property was a farm in the 1800’s. Mismatched vintage furniture, comfy beds, private bathrooms, electricity and a campfire located right outside your door!

2. airbnb Guest House – A cozy, 2-floor guest house remodeled to be a Bed & Breakfast with private bathrooms in each bedroom, separate thermostats for heat and air conditioning, baby cribs, additional cots for children and a shared living room on the main floor.

3. Camping Trailers – Bring your own camping trailers and park them onsite! Parking is usually close to the cabins.

4. Camping Tents – Bring your own camping tents! Picture this…friends and family rent the cabins, park their trailers, setup some tents and you have an all weekend family and friends Indie Glamping getaway!!

What’s going through your mind now?
Tamarack Lodge & Indie Glamping ™ Resort and delish eats by On The Spot Catering would be great for my _______!!!!

Wedding, Family Reunion, Elopement, Weekend Getaway, Wedding Party After-Party-Weekend Soiree, Anniversary, Artist Retreat, Company Picnic?!?! You got it!!



More Pictures and pricing of our vintage cabins and airbnb guest house.

Contact us for more information. More about weddings at Tamarack.

Original wedding pictures from “Colorful, sunrise glamping elopement in Maine” – 100Layercake.com

Photography: Jamie Mercurio Photography / Venue: The William Allen Farm in Pownal, Maine / Planning, Design, & Rentals: Paula Cano of A Family Affair of Maine / Floral Design & Jewelry: Michelle Rose of Minka Flowers & Minka Home / Hair & Makeup: Ariel Johnson / Stationery & Custom Details: The Chatty Press / Catering & Bar: Fire & Co. / Cookies: Melissa of Bear Brook Bakery / Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen / Lighting: Griffin & Griffin Event Design Illuminated / Attire: Urban Outfitters & ASOS / Models: Abby & Erik Johnson