Red Mountain Mead Hall (Formerly Gemütlichplatz)

November 9th-11th, 2018
Shire of Isenfir

Red Mountain Mead Hall takes all the warmth, coziness, unhurry, and inner peace of Gemulitchplatz but travels to the Viking culture. We welcome everyone to a relaxing day at the mead hall where there shall be a roaring fire set in a rustic hall. During the day there shall be viking themed classes, dancing in the afternoon, and lots of time to catch up with old friends as well as make new friends. A delicious feast shall be served in the evening by candle light. Following feast we shall keep the mead hall fire and candle light lit to enjoy epic poetry, singing, and music by the fire. All guests are welcome and encouraged to perform!

Please note this is NOT a royal progress event.

Martial Activities:

No martial activities are planned as they do not promote inner peace.

Arts & Sciences Activities:

There will be a track of viking classes in the mead hall during the day. Details about the collegium will be posted on the event website.

After lunch and until feast we shall enjoy an afternoon of lively and boisterous dancing (far away from the calm classes in the hall)! The dance master will see to your fun and entertainment and ensure everything is called.

After the candle light feast we shall gather around the roaring fireplace for Viking-esque performances. Everyone is welcome to perform. It does not need to be documentable Viking but we ask that you make a reasonable attempt (aka no Shakespeare).


If you would like to teach, please contact our class coordinator, Lord Brynjolf (Matt Garland) at theredbearded AT gmail dot com.
Class schedule and online registration will be posted online when all classes are finalized.


Adult, Member:$13.00 Day-Trip$15.00 Feast$6.00 Camping
Adult, Non-Member:$18.00 Day-Trip$15.00 Feast$6.00 Camping
Youth (8-17):$10.00 Day-Trip$15.00 Feast$6.00 Camping
Child (0-7):$0.00 Day-Trip$0.00 Feast$0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To:

SCA, Inc., Shire of Isenfir

Cost Notes:

  • Registration may be mailed to the reservationist or brought to any Isenfir Tuesday or 4th Sunday Activity.
    If you include your email address the reservationist will email you confirmation.
  • Cabin space is included in your camping fee; a bunk is automatically reserved for you when you pay your camping fee. Mattresses are provided but you need to bring your own bedding. There is also space for tent camping if you prefer.
  • Food! Delicious and filling breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday are also included in the day-trip cost.
  • EVEN MORE food! Saturday evening's feast will be beyond belief!
  • Lunch will be served as a fundraise for the Atlantian Calvary and will not be included in the day trip fee. The fees overall have been lowered to account for this change.


Camp Albermarle, 1675 4-H Way
Charlottesville VA 22901

Camp Albemarle is located along the Moormans River in the lovely forested hills of Atlantia's western frontier. The site opens at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and closes at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Site Restrictions:

Wet site. No firearms. Pets are allowed but you must clean up after them. There is a fireplace in the hall and a fire circle in the field; no other fires are permitted.

Feast Information:

This will be in the top five greatest feasts ever experienced in the SCA. That's our promise to you. Dish upon delicious dish will be set forth by one of the SCA's best cooks, and any who miss this feast will think themselves acursed! You MUST pre-register for feast; there will be no feast spots available at the gate. The amount of food is so great that the cooks must journey forth well in advance to acquire the needed ingredients, so make sure you get your feast reservation in.

For food allergies or dietary concerns, please contact Jennifer Soucy (jennifer AT ).

We will be feasting by candle light, so please bring candles for your table if possible.

Other Information:

There is an overnight site limit of 80 persons and a day use limit of 99, so pre-registering is encouraged.

Autocrat's Information:

Lady Clare Garland (Karen Oxford), 1850 Browns Gap Tpke, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Phone: (434) 823-2336 Email: karen AT oakhaven DOT org. E-mail preferred.


Lady Nicolosa d'Isenfir (Kendra Schmid), 1850 Browns Gap Turnpike, Charlottesville, VA, 22901, e-mail knschmid AT gmail dot com.

Directions & map:

From anywhere east of the Blue Ridge, take your best route to Charlottesville and Route 29. Exit Route 29 at the Barracks Road interchange and go west on Barracks Road/Garth Road/Route 601 five miles. Turn right onto Free Union Road/Route 601. An SCA sign will be on the right side just past the country store. Go north approximately three miles to 4H Road. Site is on the left. There will be another SCA sign on the left at the entrance.

From anywhere west of the Blue Ridge, take your best route to I-64 east. Take exit 107 onto Rockfish Gap Turnpike/Rt. 250 east toward Yancy Mills/Crozet for 1.7 miles. Turn left onto Crozet Avenue/Rt. 240 east for 2.4 miles. Just after crossing under the railroad bridge in Crozet go straight across the intersection onto Buck Road/White Hall Road/Rt. 810 for 3.5 miles. At the T intersection, turn right onto Garth Road/Route 614 and continue east for 6.2 miles. Turn left onto Free Union Road/Route 601. An SCA sign will be on the left side just before the country store. Go north approximately three miles to 4H Road. Site is on the left. There will be another SCA sign on the left at the entrance.