$500 – $2,600

California Indie Author Writing Retreat

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Big Bear

Big Bear, CA 92314

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A writing retreat for authors who are serious about indie publishing.

Hey guys! Jasmine Walt here again. For those of you who are following me on Facebook, you know that I've been seriously considering running a writer's retreat for a while. I've finally decided to bite the bullet, and have booked a GORGEOUS cabin at Big Bear, CA. This is meant to be an intensive writing retreat where we write for three hours every morning, relax or do fun activities in the afternoons, and then alternate our evenings with writing sprint sessions and group hangouts/masterminds where we all congregate to talk writing and marketing.

This 6400 square foot cabin boasts beautiful lake and mountain views, soarings ceilings, and gorgeous hardwood, stone, and marble finishes. There are 8 bedrooms total, 7 available, and can be booked for either 7 or 14 days (March 14-21 or March 21-29). Two of the rooms have two beds, which means that if you book a bed in one of those rooms they will be less than the ones with single beds. The others have kings or queens, and you are welcome to share them with a spouse or friend for an additional $500 to cover their food. Both food and accommodations are included, so if you have any food allergy issues, please let me know in advance so I can accommodate your request(s).

Pictures of the property can be found in the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1051381198356971/


Please see the ticket options below. You may book for one week or two or BOTH. If you book for both weeks you must purchase a ticket for week one and a ticket for week two; there is no option to book both weeks with one ticket at this time. If you are bringing a spouse or sharing your room with someone, you MUST pay the $500 add on fee to cover that person's food. I will be reaching out to you to get more information about you to make sure that you are a good fit and that any needs you have are met. I do reserve the right to cancel and refund your booking for any reason, but if that happens it will be within the first week of your purchase (I won't approve you and then at the last minute kick you out for some strange reason. But I do need to check people out just to make sure they aren't scammers or anything).


March 14

check-in (after 4pm)

dinner 7-8pm

hangout/mastermind - 8-10pm

March 15-28 (Evening sprint sessions and hangout/mastermind sessions will be on alternate days)

Breakfast 9-10am

Morning group writing sprint session - 10am-1pm

Lunch 1-2pm

Relaxation/activity time 2-5pm

Dinner 5-6pm

Evening group writing sprint session - 7-10pm

Evening group hangout/mastermind session - 7-10pm


Those checking out on the 21st must do so by noon so their room can be prepared for the next guest.

Those checking out on the 29th must do so by 11am (9am if taking the shuttle)


Due to limited parking, guests will not be able to bring vehicles to the retreat.

However, we will have a passenger van for both airport shuttles and afternoon excursions.

Airport shuttle pickups will be at 1pm and 6pm on March 14 and March 21.

Airport shuttle dropoffs will leave at 9am on March 21 and March 29, and arrive between 1-2pm at LAX.

All pickups and dropoffs will be for LAX ONLY. Please make sure to plan your flights (if flying) accordingly. If driving, you will need to find another place to store your car. Carpools may be arranged from LA to Big Bear--please email jasmine@jasminewalt.com for details. Taxis and Ubers are also an option if you need more flexible times (but must be paid by you).


Hopefully I've answered all of them here! But if not, please email me at jasmine@jasminewalt.com. You can also join the Facebook group here to ask questions and get updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1051381198356971/

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