Registration Rates

We welcome writers from near and far. We are happy to offer writers spacious, comfortable accommodations right on-site at the Auberge. And for writers who live nearby, we offer a special day rate that gives full access to the entire long-weekend retreat, without the overnight accommodations.

Regular Registration

We are full for our October 2018 Idlewild Writers Retreat. But there are lots of opportunities to be a part of one of our Idlewild Writers Retreats in 2019! We are already planning retreats for the spring, summer, and fall of 2019. Make sure you stay in the loop: sign up for our mailing list here.

Are you a writer based in the Northeast Connecticut area? We have space for one more local writer at our October 2018 retreat. Scroll down for additional information about special rates for local writers.

Our regular registration rate includes tuition for the full retreat program, spacious private accommodations on-site at the Auberge (a former bed and breakfast), and locally-sourced meals throughout the retreat.

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Registration for Local Writers

Our registration rate for local writers includes tuition for the full retreat program; dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. (Accommodations are not included in the local registration rate.)

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Please contact us if you and your partner or spouse are both interested in attending.  We are able to offer a reduced registration rate for couples attending the retreat together.

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 Cancellation Policy

Your registration fee includes a $50 non-refundable deposit.  If you cancel your registration before August 15, 2018, Idlewild Arts will issue you a refund, less the non-refundable $50 deposit.  If you cancel your registration between August 15 and September 15, 2018 Idlewild Arts will issue you a 50% refund of your registration fee.  Because we are a small program, we are not able to issue refunds for cancellations made after September 15, 2018.