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The Writers' Retreat

USA: Bostic, North Carolina

Enjoy fresh air and a breathtaking mountain sunrise while you sip your coffee on the deck. Deer Mountain Writer's Retreat will allow you to recapture your writing spirit and peace of mind. As you relax in the rocking chairs, experience unspoiled beauty, diverse wildlife, cool breezes, seclusion and solitude. The Fall Colors are spectacular, but the Spring and Summer Colors are just as breathtaking. Concord, Chardonnay and Merlot Grapes grow on the grounds surrounding the cabin along with various fruit trees for your pleasure.

The Deer Mountain Writer's Retreat is located in Bostic, North Carolina and situated on seven acres. The retreat is in the Golden Valley township, a community which acquired its name during the North Carolina gold rush in 1828. Bostic is also where the Lincoln Center is located, that offers substantial evidence that our 16th president Abraham Lincoln was born, not in Kentucky, but on Puzzle Creek near Bostic, North Carolina. Bostic is also home to Bestselling author Kay Hooper.

The Thoreau Room offers peace and tranquility. The large windows next to the queen-sized bed overlook the rose and flower garden that will almost guarantee inspiration for the writer. The side window overlooks a wooded area lined with Dogwood trees. Amenities include a large vanity with a chair and access to the front porch which features a cedar porch swing and rocking chairs.


The Emerson Room features a private entrance with French doors opening onto a large private deck which overlooks a wooded area that is perfect for relaxing, writing, and reading. Enjoy the surnrise while sitting in the rocker and thinking about your next great novel. The bedroom has a Queen sized bed and a writing desk with a small lamp included for your comfort. The Emerson has its own bathroom and living room with large windows to allow plenty of natural sunlight. Other amenities include a large refrigerator and coffee maker.

Jacquelyn Schuman is a college nursing professor, and when she is not teaching she's writing. She's a member of the Florida Writer's Association, has written a fiction novel and currently working on her second novel along with her first children's book.


Your Host and Retreat Operator:  Jacquelyn R. Schuman.

Region:  Bostic is the perfect place for relaxation, inspiration, and writing. If you need more writing inspiration, take a drive on the scenic Highway 74 to Asheville or Route 64. The Retreat is only a short drive away from Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Hendersonville, and Historic Flat Rock where Carl Sandburg's home is located. If you don't want to venture too far away from the retreat, Forest City is a 20-minute drive. Downtown Forest City provides a charming atmosphere and friendly smiles from the locals. You'll find quaint shops on Main Street along with restaurants and antique stores.

Location:  The Retreat lies between Asheville, North Carolina and Charlotte North Carolina, approximately 20 miles south of Forest City, NC.

Closest airport:  Charlotte, NC Airport Asheville, NC Airport Greenville, SC Airport

Tourism information:  Hendersonville, NC, Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC


Studio Name Description Weekly Rates
Emerson Room Queen bed and writing desk. Private access and deck. Living room and private bathroom. $450 USD
Thoreau Room Room overlooking rose and flower garden. Queen bed and writing desk. Wireless internet. $400USD


  • Wireless
  • Desktop
  • Printer
  • Phone
  • Refbook
  • Kitchenette
  • Fireplace
  • Mini fridge
  • Phone near
  • Private bathroom
  • TV/DVD
  • Out smoking

Payment terms:  To guarantee your reservation, you will be confirmed upon receipt of deposit. $100 deposit required. Deposit applied to final bill. Balance is due upon arrival by cash or credit card.

Cancellation policy:  30 day notice required for cancellation and return of deposit less $25.00 administrative fee.

A sampling of memories from our residents

C. Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay at your amazing retreat. It truly is a little piece of paradise, and exactly what I wanted. I love the vision you have created and would be very happy to return. Best wishes, Carolyn

L. This is a great place to escape to. Fresh air and beautiful surroundings-what more could one ask for? Can't wait to visit again! Keisha

T. Your place has certainly allowed me to get away from all the noise and tap into this energy, this infinite intelligence that has been sleeping inside of all if us! I don't know you, but I do know that your heart is in every corner of this sanctuary you have created for writers.

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