I do not think that any retreat will ever do EVERYTHING exactly as Reams would have wanted it done, but there is the old story about him getting tears of joy in his eyes when he visited the resort that Elinor Barnes worked in up Massachusetts way. Perhaps if we move away from wanting to see 100% Reams and think more in terms of a passing grade we will see existing retreats flourish and new retreats spring up. Good retreats certainly are needed.
The evaluation form I am working on is intended to allow any retreat client to give the rest of us valuable feedback so that we can make better choices. Although it is not programmed on a 1-5 star (5 maximum) concept, those who have chosen which book they may or may not care to read by looking over the Amazon reviews will understand.
Retreat stay reviews from clients can be as valuable to the retreats as it is to prospective clients. The retreat operator who does not notice that they are getting bad reviews and make necessary changes is short-sighted.
You can click this link if you wish to participate in the design. The completed survey will be offered to all.