Shore Retreats on Broad Creek: For artists and nonprofits, reunions of family and friends, weekend getaways

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Looking for a beautiful waterfront setting for a staff or board retreat? Seeking a time and place to write or paint, to read and reflect, explore the Shore, refuel, renew? Family vacation or reunion?  Biking expedition? Book club weekend? Songwriting retreat? Plein Air painting?

Consider our property on Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore — or join us for one of our planned retreats and summer arts camp offerings. We welcome your suggestions too, and can custom design a weekend or week-long retreat for you. The Shore is beautiful any time of year: spring, summer, fall and winter.

If you are involved with a non-profit organization, we can help you design a retreat for your board, staff, new hires — a leadership training institute, strategic planning session, Myers-Briggs symposium, team-building and other custom-designed workshop sessions.

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Offerings to enhance personal or professional retreat experiences:

  • workshops with professional teaching artists: literary, visual and performing arts
  • house concerts
  • field trips: Oxford-Bellevue Ferry to historic Oxford, picturesque St. Michaels, the Academy Art Museum, Avalon Theatre, Chesapeake Maritime Museum, visits to local artists’ studios and antique shops, great restaurants, scenic harbors
  • bicycling, kayaking, canoeing 
  • birding: Osprey, Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Snow Geese, Bluebirds, Purple Martins, Egrets, Finches, Pileated Woodpeckers, swans, loons, Kingfishers
  • swimming, fishing and crabbing (in season)
  • meeting facilitators
  • catered meals, if desired

Here is a list of nonprofits — and artists — who have benefited from retreats on Broad Creek.


The SHORE RETREATS ON BROAD CREEK property is comprised of three houses: the House on Broad Creekthe Taj Guest House, and the Cove House. Together, the entire property can host up to 20 guests, and the individual houses can be rented out on their own.

The House On Broad Creek
The Taj Guest House
The Taj Guest House
The Cove House

“As always, the bird songs and changing tides provided beautiful peace and restorative energy. Thank for sharing this magical place.”
~ Nan Zabriskie and Lawrie Bloom, Co-Director, Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival

“Our endless gratitude to you for your support of our artistic endeavors, for the long, deep, soul-reviving breath before the busy year begins. The peace gives time to work, the beauty and the calm inspire creative thoughts and energies. This has been a precious time for us once again. David has written another play, the third he has been inspired to write in our third winter retreat here where the magic of the “Taj” weaves its spell and we absorb the silent beauty of the season. Henry IV is edited, repopulated and blocked. We are ready for the fray!”
~ Jillian Raye and David Minton, Lumina Studio Theatre

“What a wonderful week we have all had here on Broad Creek! We have kayaked and seen the horses and walked and played music ~ bike rides ~ fished ~ crabbed. Literally something for everyone. The house is welcoming and warm and the ocean and patio so beautiful and inviting.”                  ~ Vicki, Francisco, Nathan, Mariana and family: 50th wedding celebration

“Such a glorious two days. A trip to the farmers’ market, an amazing feast, a restorative breeze off the water, spirited sharing of iphone apps! Fresh bagels and crêpes for breakfast, lots of knitting, and as always, wonderful conversations with wonderful people.”  ~ Jane Fremon, Paul and Georgia

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