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  • Are any meals included?
    Our welcome dinner on January 16, all lunches, and all morning snacks with coffee will be provided for you.
  • Am I able to bring my children or husband?
    If you would like to bring any members of your family, there are many activities in and around the resort, including a skate path, a ski hill, hiking trails, and an indoor pool (full list below). But remember that this retreat is for you, and your time here should not be interrupted by other obligations or even loved ones!
  • Do I need to stay at the Hidden Valley Resort, or can I stay at a different hotel?
    You are welcome to make other arrangements for accommodation if you would like. Our rate at the Hidden Valley Resort is discounted, and we will be networking and getting to know each other in between sessions and in the evenings, so please stay close!
  • Should I have a book already in progress?
    We will be helping you with your writing goals no matter what stage you are at in your writing process. If you have an idea, we will start with that. If you have a complete manuscript and are ready to edit, we can also work with you! You can also begin to work with Liisa or Dinah, both book coaches, on book planning in advance of the retreat to make sure your book plan and outline are ready before you arrive. Get in touch if you are interested in this option.
  • I have special dietary needs. Will you be able to accommodate me?
    Yes. When you register there will be a survey. Please let us know about any dietary needs or restrictions you have and we will take care of you.
  • What activities are there around the resort?
    Hidden Valley Resort charges a resort fee, so please take advantage of hotel amenities and activities. Check what they offer on their website. There are many ways to enjoy the beautiful Muskoka winter around the Hidden Valley Resort: Downhill skiing right next door at the Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area Hiking/x-country ski trails at Arrowhead Provincial Park and throughout the Muskoka region Snowshoeing Snowmobiling Outdoor ice rink Ice skating trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park Fat biking (rental bikes available at Algonquin Outfitters in Huntsville) Tobogganing Ice fishing Sleigh rides Or if you choose to stay indoors: Indoor pool and hot tub (9:00am- 9:00pm) Spa services (9:00am-5:00am) Birches Lounge
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