New Beginnings: Sunday, April 7 through Saturday, April 13.

Plan A Novel With Gary Schmidt and Kathy Erskine
Special Guest Patricia Lee Gauch

Join Award-Winning authors Gary Schmidt and Kathy Erskine for a six-day rustic writing retreat that explores "New Beginnings." Former Philomel VP and award-winning editor, Patricia Lee Gauch will join us mid-week for a few days. Writers will bunk up with one another, but there are many private nooks and crannies for personal space. Enjoy the sprawling property of this luxury eco-farm: sunset views, leisurely walks, fire pits, and more. 



Gourmet Meals

A private chef will be on-site daily to provide students with three hearty, healthy and delicious meals. Enjoy locally sourced produce and proteins. There's even an outdoor-wood burning pizza oven.


Wine Country Views

Surrounded by hills and vineyards, our retreat is also just minutes from historic Gettysburg. Take long walks or hikes around the property and beyond. 


Enjoy the rustic ambiance of the farm - explore the gardens and the chicken coop. You can even frolick with the goats, who would love to play. Just keep your manuscripts away!