Come and visit
Workshops will take place at our conference center campus, the former home of the Founders of Highlights for Children®, in the wooded hills near Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Our campus consists of the Founders’ farmhouse, twenty-one cabins, a 5,200-square-foot conference center known as The Barn at Boyds Mills, and The Lodge.
Getting here is easy
Honesdale is located 2½ hours from New York City and approximately 45 minutes from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Complimentary airport shuttle service is provided. Participants from distant points are welcome to come early. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS FROM ALL POINTS.
Focus and learn in our comfortable meeting space
Meetings and meals take place in The Barn, which has several relaxed classroom-like areas, a Great Hall, an outdoor fireplace and a giant kitchen.
Retreat into your cabin
Charming cabins with a rustic feel have modern facilities and are writer-ready with desk, chair and filled bookshelves. Be sure to read the guestbook to see who’s been there before you!
Nourish yourself with inspiring food
Everyone who comes here leaves raving about the food. Farm-style meals are prepared by a top-notch chef and mealtimes are a time for lively discussion. Snacks are always available for late-night or early morning writing sessions. We will accommodate dietary restrictions.
There is wireless Internet access. Guests may use available computers, thumb drives, and printers, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop. There is limited cellular reception on the grounds. Guests may use our house phone if needed.
Explore our lovely setting
There are trails for hiking, outside seats for contemplation, a word garden to putter in and yoga most mornings in the reclaimed horse barn.
“I came away feeling inspired, charged up, and filled with ideas for charging ahead with my first novel. As always, comfortable, cozy, quiet cabins and meals and snacks, better than I have at home.”
“The food was extraordinary-each meal featured some special surprise of taste or texture.”