Be inspired. 

Come on

your own,

with a collaborator,

or with


writer friends…

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We’ll provide a “room of your own,” complete with a private bath, light breakfast and lunch daily, and space within this historic New England home that was once a landmark boutique inn. 

It’s where you’ll find uninterrupted time to work, imagine, create and be. Come. Your words are waiting. 

Mornings begin at 7:30 and will incorporate simple movement, breathing and intention setting, perhaps an easy walk along back country roads, if you choose, followed by a light buffet breakfast from 9:00-9:45

Write until lunch: 12:30- 1:15

The Optional Icing: Engage one of our award winning guest writers, book editors, or publishers for a private one hour session. It can be arranged in advance, after lunch, for an additional cost of $195. 

4:00- 6:00 Tea and Talk led by writer Barbara Newman. It’s an opportunity to share your work with others, in a supportive, safe, low-pressure environment.

Dinner on your own, at one of Great Barrington’s farm to table restaurants, or here in New Marlborough, at either Old Inn on the Green, Gedney Farm or Cantina 229. 


2020 dates

5 night stay

Sunday arrival between 4-7pm, Friday 1:00pm departure. Includes breakfast and light lunch. 

January 2020

Sunday Jan 12th-Friday Jan 17th 

March 2019

Sunday March 8th-Friday March 13th

May 2020

Sunday May 17-Friday May 22

June 2020

Sunday June 7th-Friday June 12th

September 2020 

Sunday Sept 13th- Friday Sept 19th

Cost: $900 per person, 5 night stay, includes breakfast & lunch

TO APPLY: please send a sample of your work, along with a statement of purpose, and letter of recommendation to barbaranewman7@gmail. com

Collaborators welcome.


by appointment…

If you are a group of three or more and would like to arrange a retreat outside of the given dates, we’re happy to work with you on planning 2, 3, or 5 night retreats. Simply contact us with your requested dates (sorry, no holiday weekends).

Come. Your words are waiting.