ANWA Southwest WOMEN'S Writers Retreat

The Southwest Retreat is sponsored by the Southwest Region of the American Night Writers Association. It is held annually at lovely Stonehaven Lodge.

How do I get there?

Take US 60 East from the Phoenix area, then continue on US 60 North from Globe. (There will be a left turn at a stoplight on the far side of Globe to stay on US 60. If you go straight, you will be on US 70, headed for Safford.) When you get to Show Low, you will be on Deuce of Clubs Drive. Turn right onto White Mountain Road, 2013 which is also highway 260. Turn left on to Ellsworth Road, then another left to remain on Ellsworth Road. Take the first left onto Pine Needle Drive. Go all the way to the end of the road, and turn right onto Maryanne Road. Take the first right into Stone Haven Lodge’s property.

General Information

Southwest WOMEN Writers Retreat will be held Wednesday, JUNE 19th through Saturday, JUNE 22nd, 2019. It is open to all FEMALE members of ANWA, 18 years and older. No children or babies. Attendance is capped at 36 members. Limited space available so register early. Registration closes June 15, 2019.


Stone Haven Lodge
1953 Maryann Road

Show Low AZ 85901

Feel pampered in the pines! Stone Haven Lodge is a 6500 sq. ft. deluxe, five-star cabin in the White Mountains on five acres of lovely pines. Great indoor and outdoor writing spaces, including a large screened in gazebo with electricity, lovingly nicknamed "Hagrid's Hut," and a wrap around porch overlooking a large waterfall and occasional deer. The interior of the cabin has a sunken fire pit with seating all around, an upstairs loft library, and a gigantic 18 seat table in a glassed in dining room with a massive crystal chandelier. There are stores and a hospital within ten minutes of the cabin.

When is it?

Wednesday 6/19/2019 - Saturday 6/22/2019

4pm Wednesday - 11:30am Saturday

How much does it cost?

$100 per person

Includes food--mouth watering and tasty meals, plus fruit to snack on. We also have an incredible goody table to inspire great writing. It is a tradition for each attendee to bring their favorite treat to share, which has included, home-made-melt-in-your-mouth cookies and candies, salty goodies, packaged cookies cakes and candies, healthy snacks, fruit and CHOCOLATE, of course.

(Please note: If you have food allergies or preferences, you will want to bring some of your own special foods as well.)

$20 to reserve a double-occupancy spot on a bed

There are thirteen (13) spots available. First-come-first-served based on paid registrations and medical needs. Medical needs will be filled first.

Other Important Info

Last day to cancel registration and receive a refund is Monday, June 10th, 2019. After that date, you will have to sell your own spot. There is no discount for sleeping elsewhere at night. We have to pay the full cost for the cabin whether attendees stay the night or not.

Majority of time at the Retreat will be for quiet writing. Possible one to three classes based on attendees.

Questions? Contact ANWA Southwest Director, Cindy Williams This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What to bring?

A snack to share with all attendees
A water bottle to refill
Computer/lap top/writing notebook/writing utensils
TV tray to use to write
Extension cords
3 prong adapter, if needed
A sleeping bag or bedding, cot or air mattress, etc. (if not purchasing a space on a bed.)
Personal fan
Ear buds
Clothing and toiletries
Your books to sell at the Retreat
Money to purchase other's books

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