Retreat to the Beach

Your Business Retreat.
Hosted in the style of a writing retreat

  • Bethany Beach, Delaware
  • Tuesday, October 24 - Friday, October 27, 2023
Step away from the familiar buzz of daily life and join this 4-day transformative beachfront retreat for for entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and home-based businesses owners. This isn’t just a change of scenery; it’s an experience curated for you to purposefully engage in your business, connect with like-minded go-getters, and return home with a renewed focus on your entrepreneurial path.

Empowered Vision

Ignite fresh ideas and perspectives through guided writing exercises that crystalize your business direction.

Focused Time

Dedicate uninterrupted hours to strategic planning, free from daily distractions.

Authentic Connections

Bond with fellow entrepreneurs, who also know what it’s like to create something out of nothing.
About the Retreat

Get clear on your business while enveloped in the ocean's aura

I’m your host, Melanie!I designed this retreat after wishing something like it existed. I’ve attended my fair share of stuffy conferences and had my hopes dashed after a networking event didn’t match the hype.

I longed for an experience that felt like the writing retreats I used to host in my previous career, and thought: Why should novelists have all the fun?

And so, this retreat was born: an in-person experience for business owners hosted in the style of a writing retreat. I’m delighted for you to experience it!

Over these enriching four days you’ll focus on your goals. You’ll have personalized guidance to help you surface what’s best for you and the time to start making progress.

Your genius will unfold in the company of other bright and ambitious self-starters who are in similar shoes—or in this case, flip-flops!
This retreat schedule is built with you and your goals in mind. With a mixture of structured and unhindered time, you’ll leave feeling accomplished and refreshed, ready to tackle whatever lies ahead for you in your business.Ultimately, you’ll have the final say in how you use your time within this supportive community in ways that best serve you.

Day 1: Come Ashore

When you touchdown in Bethany Beach, you’ll meet others who also committed to this remarkable experience! We’ll enjoy snacks and hors d’oeuvres and get to know each other. You’ll get a chance to familiarze yourself with your cozy room, the beach, and the property. We’ll end the day with dinner and a writing activity. Retreat check-in at 3 p.m. EST.

Day 2: Setting Sail

We’ll dive into our retreat by setting our individual goals and focusing on collaborative support. You’ll define your aspirations, leverage writing alongside your new friends, and have lots of uninterrupted time—with the ocean as your backdrop—to make tangible progress. All meals, snacks, and beverages provided.

Day 3: Navigating Progress

We’ll each reflect, evaluate, and possibly adjust course. With supportive guidance, you’ll reflect on your journey so far, evaluate your progress, and continue to use writing as a powerful self-discovery tool. You’ll have opportunities for feedback, if that’s a fit for you. For dinner, you can explore the culinary scene in Bethany Beach, just a short walk or bike ride away. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages provided.

​Day 4: Bon Voyage!

We’ll end our time together by celebrating your achievements and the progress you made during our time together. Cherish connections forged with fellow business owners and bid the beach farewell with a renewed sense of energy and excitement. Breakfast and beverages provided. Retreat check-out at 11 a.m. EST. 

Why should novelists have all the fun?

Every detail, from your room to the writing sessions and culinary experiences, has been meticulously planned to ensure you get maximum value. 

Picture yourself, unplugged from daily life, as you gain clarity for your business aspirations with the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop.

This all-inclusive experience features daily meals and treats prepared by our private chef with one evening will be dedicated for you to explore downtown Bethany’s local cuisine. The retreat is designed for entrepreneurs of all levels, stages, and goals.

See you at the beach!
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Book Your Room

Along with all personalized activities and delicious meals, you’ll rest easy in a spacious room inside the oceanfront inn, Addy Sea. Your room will have a modernized bathroom along with bathroom amenities. 

This all-inclusive price includes your room, access to all portions of the inn—great room, balcony with ocean views, porch with tables and rocking chairs, and adarondack chairs in front of fire pits—all sessions, all snacks, all lunches, two dinners, and all beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic).

Would you like to share a room? Email to make it happen!

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How do I register?

Reserve your space by selecting your room from the list above. Once you select your room, you’ll walk through a payment process. Questions? Email Melanie at

I want to write a book about my experiences, can I do that here?


I don’t consider myself a writer, is this for me?

Yes! Writing is a tool for life, and you already leverage it daily as a business owner. You’ll write in ways that feel comfortable to you and that get you closer to achieving your business goals.

What if I’m new to entrepreneurship?

Great! This retreat is for business owners at all stages. Everything is personalized to you and your goals.

What if I’m been in business for a long time?

Great! This retreat is for business owners at all stages. Everything is personalized to you and your goals.

What is the retreat’s physical address?

Addy Sea Historic Oceanfront Inn is located at 99 Ocean View Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Is there parking onsite?

Yes, each room comes with one parking spot.