Personal Retreats

The Highlights Foundation offers personal retreat opportunities for our community at our campus, The Barn at Boyds Mills.

You can come as an individual or in small groups (friends, critique groups, writing partners, and more).

On your personal retreat, time is yours to focus on your work, be in nature, and spend as you please. No structure. No schedule (unless you make one). We’ll provide you with comfortable lodging, work spaces, and three great meals a day.

Learn more about personal retreats at the Barn at Boyds Mills, or book one of our scheduled weekends below.  You can also see our COVID-19 policies here.

April 15-18, 2021

April 22-25, 2021 Fully booked: join the waitlist.

April 29-May 2, 2021

May 6-9, 2021 Fully booked: join the waitlist.

May 13-16, 2021

May 20-23, 2021

“Just what I needed…How terrific to be in such a beautiful place, given delicious food, and everything else I needed so that I could devote all of my attention to my manuscript…It was this writer’s idea of heaven!” —Deborah Heiligman