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Catskills Retreat

October 20-24, 2023

Located on a beautiful country estate with 355 acres and miles of trails to wander, you'll leave your cares behind and truly dive into your creativity. With over 9,000 square feet of indoor space, you'll find many cozy spots to get your writing done, yet just as many gathering spots to connect with your writing peers.

We kick off our weekend with a welcome happy hour and dinner where you'll meet your fellow writers. Set your intentions for the retreat during our guided meditation and be prepared to write during quiet hours. Our personal chef will keep us satiated with healthy, scrumptious meals and we'll cap off the weekend with a private trolley excursion to Fly Creek Cider Mill for a tasting and thenCooperstown for dinner.

 

You will get writing done, you will eat well, and you will enjoy the activities, but what you will leave with is connections to the kind of people who "get you"; other writers. The rich discussions and laughter will stay with you long after the retreat ends.

ALL INCLUSIVE prices start at $2,300 for 5 days, 4 nights in a luxury single room with ensuite.

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Unparalleled Luxury for Your Perfect Retreat.

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See sample highlights of each day in the slideshow below.

Activities are always optional

(we see you introverts).

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Pick a Room

From the luxurious Royal Suite to the standard king room, each room boasts its own ensuite and a sanctuary for you to relax

FAQ
The Location
  • Luxury Lodging
    Choose from a gorgeous master king suite with a sitting room, standard king, or standard queen.
  • Meals
    All meals are included, except the one evening we dine out.
  • Drinks
    Self-serve coffee, tea, and water available throughout the day. We will also have an assortment of soda and seltzer.
  • Guided Meditation
    Our certified meditation coach has developed engaging and unique meditation to help open your creative juices. Includes elements of yoga and movement.
  • Hiking Excursion
    Featuring miles of private trails and several vista points overlooking the surrounding mountains & valleys, you will be able to soak in picturesque views unique to the Estate at Fly Creek. Our picnic lunch will take place in a meadow overlooking the Catskills, and will be the perfect spot for guided meditation. Trails are well maintained and the difficulty level would be considered a moderate hike. The fresh air and tall trees will invigorate you and ground you in nature, allowing your creativity to be tapped into on a whole new level. For those who don't feel up to the hike, we will have an all-terrain vehicle available to drive you to the meadow for the lunch and views. No one has to miss this special excursion!
  • Cooperstown Excursion
    As part of our immersive writing retreat experience, we invite you to join us on an unforgettable excursion to the picturesque town of Cooperstown, NY. Nestled on the shores of a serene lake, this charming town offers a delightful blend of natural beauty and cultural allure. You'll have ample time to explore the town at your leisure. Wander through the quaint shops that line the streets, savor a cup of aromatic coffee at a cozy cafe, or unwind with a refreshing drink at a local bar. Don't forget to visit the used bookstore, a treasure trove of literary wonders, where shelves upon shelves of books reach up to the ceiling, beckoning you to discover hidden literary gems. Ending the evening, we'll gather for a memorable dinner at the Lake Front Restaurant, where you'll indulge in delectable cuisine while enjoying breathtaking views of the tranquil waters. [NOTE: dinner expense is not included] Rest assured, transportation will be provided in the form of a comfortable passenger van, ensuring your safety and allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Cooperstown.
  • Fireside s'mores
    Evening gathering by the fire with lively conversation and s'mores.
  • Peace of Mind
    Leave the details to us. You will have plenty of time to write because we will handle everything else.
  • Intention Setting
    In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's easy to lose sight of our writing intentions and goals. That's why we believe in the power of setting clear intentions at the beginning of your retreat. Our carefully crafted intention setting exercises and workbook will guide you through a reflective process, helping you clarify your purpose and align your creative aspirations. Through thought-provoking prompts and insightful exercises, you'll delve deep into your writing ambitions, desires, and personal growth objectives. By gaining a profound understanding of what drives you, you'll lay the foundation for a transformative writing experience.
  • Inspiration Stations
    We understand that inspiration is a vital ingredient for unleashing your creativity. That's why we've created our unique "Inspiration Stations" scattered throughout our retreat venue. These stations are specially designed to ignite your imagination and invigorate your writing process. Each station presents a wealth of prompts, exercises, and writing challenges to spark your creativity in unexpected ways. Whether you're seeking a fresh perspective, battling writer's block, or simply in need of a burst of inspiration, our Inspiration Stations will provide the fuel to propel your writing forward. You'll find yourself immersed in a supportive environment where creativity thrives and ideas flourish, surrounded by fellow writers who share your passion.
  • Travel Insurance
    We strongly recommend travel insurance. Forbes Magazine has listed many options at this link.
  • Airfare/travel expenses
    Your trip starts when you arrive at the retreat. You are responsible for the cost of getting yourself there.
  • Meal on Dinner Excursion
    In order to allow for guests who do not want to attend the dinner excursion, and to offer the most flexibility for meal choices, the cost of the dinner in Cooperstown will be the one meal cost you will incur.

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