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We give you the tools you’ll need to implement and operate a  residential retreat in your area...

Now that you familiarized yourself with our website, we invite you to become part of The Writers' Retreat - a network of writing retreats around the world. Our membership organization specializes in helping writing mentors and retreat operators implement, promote, and support residential retreats for writers.

If you want to take the "Write Turns" and avoid starting from scratch or investing lots of time and money, we propose you read our step-by-step guidebook A Writers' Retreat: Starting from Scratch to Success!

Visit to peek inside this guidebook.

The book was specifically written to assist readers/current and future residential retreat operators in starting, operating, and shaping their retreat business.

In this book, you have at your disposal the means for starting and operating a writers' retreat. This is the first time that steps to establishing a writers’ retreat have been explained in clear, practical terms.

If you already have an established writers' retreat, you will enjoy the benefits of joining a network of residential writers' retreats with great visibility and credibility. Our website maintains a high ranking on the World Web Wide. Try a search on Google and find out our positioning - usually in the top 10!

The Writers' Retreat is stronger than ever. More than 2,000+ subscribers enjoy the benefits of our year-round residential retreats, their location and services, and their programs. We are excited by the prospect of serving more writers at more locations. We welcome your participation in creating a broader choice for our community of writers.

Before you join, read about our fees and key benefits on the right side of this page.

We are here to help Shape Your Vision into Reality!

If you are not ready to join today, we'd like to hear about your retreat project. And... do not forget to subscribe to our newsletter so we can keep you posted!

Only $199 per year

Key benefits included in the fees:

  • 12-month Listing
  • 12 Photos
  • Posting unlimited workshops
  • *Articles in our newsletter
  • 10+ business document templates
  • Online Inquiry Form
  • Your biography on your page
  • Admin access 24/7

The list above is a list of selected key benefits only. * Indicate optional benefits.

You are are invited to submit your article in our quarterly newsletter to give you the opportunity to put yourself and your retreat in front of our extensive database of avid subscribers.

"I am now going into my fourth year and have thankfully had writers now from as far away as Ghana, but it is still a process growing the retreat."

─Adilah Barnes, Georgia

"I have been with The Writers Retreat for a few years and can say that they most definitely have an insider's perspective on why writers go to retreats and what writers are expecting."

─ Mary Ann Henry, Folly Beach, SC

“ A friend told me about The Writers’ Retreat. That's when I met Micheline Côté, and began to learn about how to succeed as a retreat operator. 

─ Julia Shipley, Craftsbury, VT


Getting Started is easy:

1) Login & Supply your account info
2) Add retreat information
3) Add retreat images
4) Add retreat rates & payment policy

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