In addition to scheduled Workshop Retreats, The Way of the Labyrinth also offers Personal Writing Retreats:
Writing retreats provide the perfect balance of solitude and companionship, introspection and rejuvenation. Retreats offer essential time, peace, and solitude for better access to the muse, while also stimulating the senses through travel to new places, and encounters with new people. If you are looking for an ideal place to be inspired and get some solid work done on your project – The Way of the Labyrinth offers personal retreats for you to accomplish your goals.
There are 3 rooms with studio writing space – Each studio has a desk, reading lamps, Full, King or Queen beds and comfortable chairs, air conditioning/ceiling fans – private bath – continental breakfast – full kitchen privileges, as well as a library full of books, 2 fireplaces – formal dining room – lovely living room- TV Room – evening wine and cheese – There are many wonderful restaurants in the area for dinner – the local grocery store is conveniently located nearby – both Mystic Village and Stonington Borough are both lovely places to stroll – to mediate, clear the head and recharge your battery.
Guests will be greeted by one of our retreat hosts who will show you around and answer any questions you may have. Guests have full kitchen privileges, where you will find all necessary kitchenware and cooking utensils, along with many basic supplies such as floor, sugar, cooking oil, and spices and condiments.
In addition to a complimentary critique, we offer individualized writing consultation and coaching at an additional cost. Both onsite and offsite mentoring are arranged to fit your writing needs. We will discuss your writing interests and experience, and make arrangements for published authors and/or writing coaches to provide the type of mentoring you seek. We are able to provide access to nationally recognized experts for all literary genres, as well as technical and grant writing. However, it is entirely up to each writer to choose to work with a consultant or just use the valuable away time to focus on getting work done in a relaxed environment.
|Room of Creativity||Large private room with King size bed and adjoining room with writing desk, comfortable reading chair, private bath – plus full access to the entire house. Free Internet access & all other amenities.||$600|
|Room of Inspiration||Private room with full size bed, private bath, and adjoining room with writing desk, comfortable reading chair, plus full access to the entire house. Free Internet access & all other amenities.||$600|
|Room of Dreams||Private room with queen size bed, writing desk and comfortable reading chair, private bath, plus full access to the entire house. Free Internet access & all other amenities.||$500|
Rental terms: Minimum stay at The Way of the Labyrinth Retreat is at least a week in order to achieve maximum benefit from being on retreat.
Payment terms: Your reservation for the the Writers’ Retreat at The Way of the Labyrinth will be confirmed upon receipt of a 50% deposit. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. You may pay by personal check or online via Pay Pal. All currency is in U.S. dollars. Tax is included in the rates. Checks should be sent to The Way of the Labyrinth – 2 Rose Lane, Stonington, CT 06378
Cancellation policy: Your deposit, minus $50 administration fee, will be refunded if cancellation is made at least 30 days prior to planned arrival. Cancellations under 30 days will not receive a refund unless we are able to find another writer to replace you.
Availability: We encourage you to inquire about room availability as soon as you begin thinking about spending time on a retreat. Some months are very popular and fill up quickly. At other times, we can accommodate last minute requests. Please use the Room Availability Request Form to inquire about room availability or email Blanche at firstname.lastname@example.org.