479-531-8518 (between the hours of 9am and 8pm Central
Croppin' Train; c/o Dora Poage; PO Box 982; Bentonville, AR 72712-0982

Imagine a weekend devoted exclusively to you and your favorite hobby... SCRAPBOOKING!


Sunday, September 21, 2014


Fall-o-Wreath Class: Create a basic wreath for Fall or Halloween decor. $30. Class is limited to 10 people. October 7th at 6pm
Sign up here:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New events

Our July 18-20 crop is sold out. Don't worry, we still have room in our Aug 23rd day crop (early dinner and snacks are provided - cost $50) and we are adding two new events.... August 16th come to the C.K.C. (Cool Krafty Chicks) Bentonville event... come and craft for the day at this non-hosted event - cost $35 (meaning you come and craft at your own 6' table and you will need to provide your own food) AND August 19th is a CKC Tulsa review... come see what Dora learned at CKC Tulsa for free... starts at 6pm.
All three events do require registration and the crops require pre-payment to hold your spot. 

Our scrapbook store is open during all of these events if you want to stop by.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Book your own weekend getaway

You can reserve the Hobby House for a non-hosted Week-end – Base Price - $510.00 (up to 6 people) – Each additional person (up to a maximum of 10) is $85.00 per person. All prices will have 13.5% tax added to them.

The Non-hosted Week-end starts at 9:00 a.m. Friday and ends at 3:00 p.m. Sunday.  During a non-hosted week-end, you will be responsible for your meals and all clean-up.  The Boxcar Store will be open by appointment.

You can add Thursday and/or Monday to your weekend for $28 per person, per day.
See the calendar above to view our openings. You can simply reserve your weekend with a $50 deposit.

More pricing options for the Hobby House

We have had requests for more pricing options for the Hobby House.

If you would like to come to the Hobby House during the day, we now have that option... for $25 a day, you can craft Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm.

If you would like to have an evening event, like a club meeting or a Pampered Chef party or a Stampin' Up party, etc The fee is $25 plus tax for 5pm to 10pm, Monday to Wednesday.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Pictures from the Hobby House

We have a crop room with ten 6' tables and 10 office chairs on wheels. 

 We have a bedroom with four beds and ...

two bedrooms with three beds each. 

  More pictures coming... we are setting up our Supply Depot with all the same tools we bring to the weekend retreat at the Embassy plus our Boxcar Store will be set up carrying products with our same great prices. We still have several adhesives and several colors of textured cardstock for sell.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Upcoming 2014 Croppin' Train Hobby House events:

Spring Theme – May 13th $15 per person
Masculine Theme – June10 $15 per person
All about Vellum - July 8 $15 per person
All About Embossing – August 12 $15 per person
Pampering Day - September 13 – you will not want to miss this day $50 per person, includes lunch
Photo on canvas (fabulous gift idea) - October 14 $20 per person
Christmas Cards – November 18 $15 per person
Ornament Class – December 9 $20 per person

Crop Express Plus
The Hosted Week-end starts at 9:00 a.m. Friday and ends at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Dora and / or Pat will be on-hand throughout the week-end, cooking for you, cleaning up afterwards, and conducting a product or technique demo.  Paraffin wax hand treatments are scheduled for Saturday night.  The Boxcar Store will be open all week-end. $100 per person

June 20-22 – we will have a thank you gift for each attendee for joining us at our first Hobby House Crop Express Plus
July 18-20

Crop Express
We will host this Saturday crop from 9am to midnight. We will provide meals. Also we will have a paraffin hand dip after dinner. $35 per person
August 23
October 11

Ready for our BIG announcement.....

We are opening the Croppin' Train Hobby House.

Got a hobby but no time or space? Grab a few friends, and spend the week-end at the Croppin’ Train Hobby House!

Located just one block off the Bentonville Square, we have 10 twin beds and, more importantly, ten 6’ tables with office chairs on wheels! That’s right – no sharing required!

Everything you need to enjoy a hobby-filled week-end! Bedding, towels, kitchen for cooking (or just re-heating!), internet, and a well-stocked crafting supply area (all the items we take to our weekend retreat will be here). You just have to bring your comfy clothes, those fuzzy slippers, and your personal crafting supplies.

The Hobby House can be all yours from 9:00 a.m. on Friday to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday – come and go as you like. Take a short walk to the Square to enjoy the dining and shopping available – or just spend a few quiet moments contemplating your next project.

A new Neighborhood Market just opened across the street.

Weekend rental fee is $510 (plus tax) for 6 attendees and $85 for each sleeper over 6. Only $50 to hold your weekend. You can add Thursday and/or Monday to your weekend for $28 per person, per day.

Don't have a group of 6 to reserve the Hobby House... no worries, we will host a weekend once a month. We will also host classes on Tuesday's.

Talk to us about reserving your week-end now!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Spring Retreat Mar 21-23

We are now SOLD OUT for the Spring Retreat. If you have not already signed up for the retreat, please email us at before paying to see if we have any openings.

Thank you for all your support
Your Engineers

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Spring 2014 Retreat

Registration is open for the Spring retreat. We have been creating some projects for you that we are very excited about. Sign up soon to reserve your spot.