The Highlights Foundation offers personal retreat opportunities for our community at our campus in northeastern Pennsylvania, The Barn at Boyds Mills.
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). You can come as an individual, or in groups (friends, critique groups, writing partners, interest groups, and more).
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Many choose to focus their time on work during a personal retreat, but there is also plenty to do nearby, including 2.5 miles of hiking trails adjacent to the property and many local adventures and points of interest.
Please note your desired arrival/departure days in the comments when registering (or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability). We will do our best to accommodate, and get back to you right away. Please note: we need a minimum of six people on site to remain open for personal retreats. During the slower winter months, we may or may not meet that threshold. When you request dates we will get back to you with details, and can suggest alternate time frames if necessary. You could also bring your own small group.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Our all-inclusive price means we provide private lodging, all meals, unlimited snacks, and wireless Internet access. Shuttle service from nearby airport, train, and bus stations available. Please contact us for more information.
Learn more about personal retreats at the Barn at Boyds Mills. You can also see our COVID-19 policies here.
“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
“I felt so well cared for, seen, and known on this visit. Everyone who works in the Barn is so generous of spirit and kind. On top of LOVING the Jim Giblin cabin and the perfect food, the people made this trip truly warm and welcoming. Thank you for everything!”