Do you ever feel that you could make SO much progress with your writing if you only had some dedicated time and a place all to yourself? Somewhere beautiful yet affordable that you didn’t have to book nine months in advance? Welcome to the Hemingway House, a seaside cottage (seriously, on the ocean!), renovated in 2018 as a writer’s retreat. It is designed to offer committed writers space and solitude in an affordable, comfortable and inspiring environment to further their work. Working on an historical novel, a cozy mystery, a book of poetry, a literary masterpiece, or a memoir? We are genre agnostic– simply focused on creative writers ready to take their work to the next level.
Hemingway House is available for spans of 1-3 weeks, intended primarily for solo retreats (you will have the house to yourself), but writing partners or small groups are also welcome (see here for application information). If the space is available, it can be yours!
Location: The house is located in Hull, MA, roughly 20 miles south of Boston. Hull is a seaside community with a ton of history (think life-saving boats and grand old hotels before prohibition). The grand hotels are gone, but this skinny stretch of land jutting out into Boston Harbor remains—with some of the best ocean views around. The house sits on the edge of Cohasset & Hingham on a small crescent beach, and is a short drive from Nantasket Beach, which boasts over 3 miles of uninterrupted sand to walk and think when you need a break from the page.
(Feeling confused? Have you been to this page before and feel like you are now looking at a different house? You are right! More about that here).
Who should apply?: The House is intended for committed creative writers who are ready to dedicate a week or more of intensive work to their current project. Need the house next week? Check the calendar to see if it is available. The house is offered for a minimum of one week to three weeks at a time. Whether you are deep into revisions, struggling to finish your first draft, or you need concentrated time to rework a story-line or character, if you have a specific goal in mind, and feel that time away would help you achieve it, please apply!
This is a non-smoking property.
It was part of my personal mission to create an affordable space with near-term booking opportunities– hopefully available just when your project needs you most.
- $400 per week for individual writers
- $350 for GrubStreet Members (not sure what this is? Visit GrubStreet)
- $325 for GrubStreet instructors or staff
- Multiple weeks will be discounted by 10% of the total– 2 weeks for an individual writer would be $800-$80=$720
- Additional nights beyond the first week can be prorated.
Hoping to apply with another writer or a small writing group?
See group pricing here.
What is included?
Your retreat includes all the comforts of home: linens, towels, High-speed Wi-Fi, cable, heat/AC, washer/dryer, parking for 4+ cars. Meals are not included. There is an outfitted kitchen with everything you need including a full oven, microwave, Keurig, outdoor grill, etc. If you prefer not to cook, there are plenty of restaurants, pizza joints, take out spots and diners in Hull, Cohasset and Hingham (all within minutes of the house). The Cohasset Stop&Shop is less than a 10 minute drive away. A car is highly recommended in this location unless you have an angel in your life willing to drop you off with everything you will need for the week (of course, if we all had those angels at our beck and call, we might not need a retreat so much. just sayin’).