Shore Retreats on Broad Creek: For artists and nonprofits, reunions of family and friends, weekend getaways
Looking for a beautiful waterfront setting to refuel, renew? Seeking a time and place to write or paint, to read and reflect, explore the Shore? A family vacation or reunion with something for everyone? Biking expedition? Book club weekend? Songwriting retreat? Plein Air painting?
Consider Shore Retreats on Broad Creek on Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore for your getaway. Or join us for one of our planned retreats. For girls 11-16, we also offer 1 week summer sleepaway camps from late July to mid August.
Consider Shore Retreats on Broad Creek on Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore for your getaway. Or join us for one of our planned retreats. For girls 11-16, we also offer 1 week summer sleepaway camps from late July to mid August. If you have an activity in mind, we can custom design a weekend or week-long retreat for you. Shore Retreats is beautiful any time of year: spring, summer, fall and winter.
If you are a non-profit organization looking for a retreat space, you may be interested in the House on Broad Creek or Cove House which have large spaces to accommodate group activities. Carpe Diem Arts has extensive experience designing Board and staff retreats, leadership training, strategic planning, team-building, and other types of group sessions.
Shore Retreats offers the following to enhance your stay:
- Bicycles, kayaks, canoes
- Swimming in the Bay and in the Cove House swimming pool
- Fishing and crabbing (in season)
- Birding opportunities: Osprey, Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Snow Geese, Bluebirds, Purple Martins, Egrets, Finches, Pileated Woodpeckers, Swans, Loons, Kingfishers
- Proximity to local highlights: the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry to historic Oxford, picturesque St. Michaels, the Academy Art Museum, Avalon Theatre, Chesapeake Maritime Museum, visits to local artists’ studios, antique shops, great restaurants, scenic harbors.
For retreats, we can also arrange as desired:
- House concerts on site, or in nearby St Michaels, Easton, and other towns
- Workshops with professional teaching artists: literary, visual and performing arts
- Meeting facilitators
- Catered meals
Many nonprofits and artists have spent time at Shore Retreats on Broad Creek. Visit the Artists, Retreats and Testimonials pages to read about their experiences and the offerings we can arrange.
The Shore Retreats on Broad Creek property is comprised of three houses: the House on Broad Creek, the Cove House, and the Taj Guest House. Each can be rented on its own or in combination with the others. For large groups, the entire property can be rented, providing accommodations for 30 guests.
House on Broad Creek (Brick House)
Taj Guest House
NOTES FROM GUESTS at Shore Retreats
“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-Directors,
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, gone on bike rides, fished, and 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