Cedar Creek Writing Retreat
An enriching holistic experience for adult writers in a nature environment. Created to nurture your entire self.
Hosted at Cedar Creek Wilderness Retreat, (a 4.8 starred air bnb)
Would you like a time dedicated to your writing? A place to get away that is peaceful, located in nature with glorious views, beautiful hikes, and a meandering creek?
A space that brings writers together but also provides peaceful private space for writing time?
One that offers professional guidance and input on your writing as well as self-care offerings to nourish your creativity?
Situated near the charming town of Cedarburg Wisconsins-known for their art culture, this writing retreat will be the perfect balance of support and quiet writing space to inspire you and to take your writing to the next level.
Sheri Mabry (Bestor) www.sherimabryinc.com
Sheri is an award winning published author with over 16 books published and more releasing soon.
She has experience as a literary agent and runs a full-spectrum writing services company.
She has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and years of teaching experience in different disciplines.
Sheri is the owner of Arts Mill Yoga and Well-being Studio, where she is a certified yoga teacher, Reiki Master Teacher, Sound energy practitioner and meditation instructor.
She is the Founder of North Shore Academy of the Arts.
Sheri is inspired by nature and the peacefulness it nurtures. As part of her life-work, she is the co-founder of All Kind Project, a mission-driven company inspiring unbiased kindness as a lifestyle.
Testimonials about Sheri can be found on this website.
Every writer has a unique journey on their path of publishing. Some may seek the companionship of a small group setting and others may long for a private oasis to work on their manuscript. That’s why I’ve designed a retreat that can be custom tailored to fit your needs. Register for the upcoming womens’ retreat for adults writing for children, or choose from one of the other options below. If you don’t see something that you are searching for-please reach out to me…if I can’t help you maybe I can share another resource with you.
This is an opportunity to spend time and space with other writers, engage in stimulating conversation about the craft and leave inspired to write on.
Coordinate your schedule with Sheri‘s to book the days and time you’d like for your own private writing retreat. Enjoy the private space, outdoors, the writing studio and any private add ons that you’d like.
Taking bookings beginning January 2024.
Coordinate your schedule with Sheri’s and gather your writing friends to have your own writing retreat! This is perfect for critique groups or friends who enjoy each others’ company and inspire each other. Each person must contact Sheri individually after the dates are set to choose their own preferences for add ons and pay individually.
This spacious room with a queen sized bed has beautiful views, natural sunlight, a writing desk and a relaxing massage chair that will prepare you for a creative day of writing.
$105 per night plus $30 cleaning fee, $23 guest service fee, and $10 tax.
This spacious room has a private full bath, queen sized bed, lots of windows with views and natural sunlight and a vintage writing desk.
$110 per night plus $30 cleaning fee, $23 guest service fee, and $10 tax.
This cheerful charming room has a queen sized bed, full closet and a lap desk for writing.
$90 per night plus $30 cleaning fee, $23 for guest service fee and $10 tax.
With two acres to explore, you’ll have plenty of space to find peace, brainstorm or even write while you are out in nature. A wild kept yard, creek, trees and plenty of wildlife will inspire your writing.
Beautiful wood will inspire you.
No matter what the season, you'll find the peace you need to create.
A full bathroom, fully stocked kitchen, living room with a big screen tv and games, as well as a piano-this air bnb is the perfect spot to reserve alone or with other writers for the full retreat experience. Complimentary tea, coffee and toiletries are included. Retreat participants have a private shared entry.
A bonfire pit under the stars is the perfect place to gather at the end of a writing day to talk craft.
This charming shabby chic four season writing studio is the perfect place to write. With views of a beautiful meadow, lots of natural light, a fireplace and library of books on craft as well as mentor texts -you’ll enjoy spending time alone or during small workshops in this space.
Located only an eight minute drive away, the Arts Mill is home to over eighteen artists. Take a break from writing to be immersed in this creative environment, purchase a cup of coffee in the charming coffee shop, or have a mug of beer in the tap room.
While this is a n inclusive experience, a few things aren’t included: no food is included but you are welcome to bring groceries to the site or visit a local charming restaurant. No transportation is included.
Comprehensive one-on-one support on your fiction and non-fiction, all levels by Sheri. This service is for those interested in taking their manuscript to the next level. Whether you’re just starting out, or a seasoned writer with a complete manuscript-I’m here to support you on your path. Self-investment: $70 for 1,000 words or less. (Critiques on longer ms are available)
Testimonials can be found on this site
This workshop is designed to inform adults who are passionate about writing for children. We’ll cover many aspects of the craft, from genres, to what makes a book an award winner, to publishing tips. You’ll learn and be inspired.
Group rate with two or three: $35 each
In can be invaluable to connect with an editor who is working at a publishing house. Enjoy 15 minutes of zoom time with an editor during your retreat. The editor will share a few tips of the trade. You’ll also have an opportunity to submit a polished
out of the slush pile” manuscript after the retreat.
Prepare your mind and body for the creative process through this private or semi-private yoga class. Designed for all levels, this experience will stretch your body so your imagination can stretch. Class will conclude with a sound bath.
Semi-private: $20 each
Held at Arts Mill Yoga and Well Being Studio
This session is a combination of ancient and modern healing modalities that provide the ultimate relaxing, rebalancing, rejuvenating and harmonizing experience to prepare you for a creative day of writing. Each session includes sound therapy (sound wave chair, Tibetan and Crystal Singing bowls, gong bath) vibroacoustic mat, and Reiki. Self-investment: $70 (private)
Held at Arts Mill Yoga and Well Being Studio
Prepare your mind for the focus needed to write from your creative source. This private or semi-private experience will include a guided and then silent meditation. Self-investment: $35 (private)
Held at Arts Mill Yoga and Well Being Studio
Our sweet furry friends are Sheri’s writing companions and will be on the property during the retreat. However, unless we receive a special request, guests will not have interaction with them, as we know some people aren’t “dog folks.” The airbnb space is pet free. While you won’t see them, you’ll hear occasional barks- which alert Sheri of new guests arriving.
Sheri’s Writing Retreat was such a pleasure to attend. As an aspiring writer, I left feeling inspired and ready to tackle the world of Children’s Books! I was seeking guidance, inspiration, and a tranquil environment and this retreat surpassed all my expectations. From the moment I arrived, I felt welcomed and comfortable. Sheri's warmth and enthusiasm were genuine and her passion for helping writers is infectious. The location was perfect, nestled in nature I was engulfed in the experience. From yoga, energy work, and time for meditation, it all perfectly fit into Sheri’s schedule of writing prompts and educational features. The best of all was time spent with a closed-house editor. Having that opportunity put the whole retreat overboard.
Overall, my time with Sheri provided the perfect balance between host-based learning and individual time to dig deep into my work. If you are a writer, I would recommend this retreat tenfold!
The Writers' Retreat uniquely combined writing conversations, individual critiques, and physical activities to inspire us.
You are a special facilitator who listens carefully to her attendees questions, and writing needs.
The space promotes both sharing and individual writing times.
Plus the space is unique. A person can walk, attend a bonfire, and see deer too.
Anyone who attends Sheri's retreats will leave with an abundance of ideas to keep them writing.
Thank you Sheri,
1. Choose from the option of registering for the retreat date or selecting a different date/time to book a private retreat or a retreat with your writing friends.
2. Choose how many nights you’d like to stay
3. Choose what private room you’d like to reserve (first come/first serve)
4. Choose what add on experiences you’d like to include
Contact Sheri via email: firstname.lastname@example.org/ALSO text to let her know the email was sent: 262-326-0110
1. Inquire if there is availability for the dates and times you’d like to attend
2. If yes: then share with Sheri the details of your retreat-dates/times/room preference, and add ons.
3. Wait for confirmation from Sheri to confirm and receive the custom schedule she’ll provide
Once you’ve received the confirmation and amount owed from Sheri, please
1. Venmo her the full amount: @sherimabryinc
mail a check to: Sheri Mabry Inc
1300, 14th Ave Studio 311
Grafton Wi 53024
Please note: there are no cancellation refunds except for emergencies.
2. If you are registering for a critique-mail her in the body of the email, your manuscript two weeks prior to your arrival.
I truly enjoy supporting others on their path to publishing. It would be an honor to welcome you to Cedar Creek Writing Retreat. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to me.
Happy writing and I hope to see you soon.