Hello All,

Because we have received far more applications than originally anticipated for the upcoming Pipe Cottage Weekend, we have located larger properties to accommodate 20 participants. The first 20 to offer payment to us via the PayPal link provided will be assured of a place for the event.

The dates are October 4-6. However, if you pay for the VIP package, the event will last October 3-6. I wanted to offer an extra night for those who wanted to enjoy an additional evening before the main event begins on Friday evening, Oct. 4.

The VIP package will include a fully catered evening meal and ample time to enjoy pipes, conversation, and libations with me. I want to limit the VIP package to 8 guests to keep things laid back and close-knit for the first evening.

This is all FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. Given the massive amount of interest in this event, whoever pays first will be assured a spot. 

I am excited to offer the first Pipe Cottage gathering of this nature. If the event is successful, we plan to offer more events of this nature in different regions of the country at different times of the year. The digital world has its place, but there is no substitute for in-person conversation among like-minded people who share things of quality in common.

Once we have a set list of paid participants, I will send an additional email detailing the weekend schedule. I have invited others to speak at this meeting about pipe smoking culture and other topics of mutual interest. Needless to say, if you join us for the Pipe Cottage Weekend in the Smokies, you won’t regret it. You’ll make memories and be glad that you did. I want this event to about more than pipes and tobacco: I hope the weekend will leave you edified, encouraged, and excited.

For a bit more information, I’ve also recorded a video below of what you can expect during our time together.


We have tried to anticipate any questions, but if the below does not answer them, please respond to this email and we’ll get back to you with an answer right away.

Can I bring my wife/friend/etc?

Yes, you can. Also to note, if you purchase a couples ticket, you’ll automatically be set for a private room for the 2 of you to share.

Will I get my own room?

To the extent possible, we will try to give you your own room. If you purchase a couples ticket, you will automatically get your own room. If you are willing to share a room (we have these answers already), we greatly appreciate this, as it helps with the accommodations. 

What exactly is the VIP ticket?

The VIP allows you to come an extra night (arrive on the 3rd instead of the 4th) and will include a fully catered meal and a smaller, more intimate setting before everyone else arrives. 

What exactly is included with my ticket?

The price includes your room & board for the event, meals (except a Saturday night outing), snacks and drinks. We will also have some special gifts, and other goods. Travel expenses are not included.

What if I don’t want to stay at the cabin?

This event is meant to be a camaraderie-type of event. We don’t want people coming and going as they choose, as that can interrupt sessions, meals, seminars, etc. However, if you need to stay somewhere else for personal/private reasons, please reach out and we will try to accommodate.

What if something comes up after I pay?

We get that life happens. We have thought long and hard about this and are going to mimic other typical refund policies which are as follows:

  • If you cancel with 45 days (August 19th), you will get a 75% refund.
  • If you cancel within 30 days (September 3rd), you will get a 25% refund.
  • If you cancel within 15 days, you will not get a refund.