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The Sunrise County Arts Institute Creative Retreats A Room of Your Own! We offer special Creativity Retreats for writers, visual artists, songwriters and composers throughout the year, at modest cost. The fees paid for these retreats help to support our work in the community. Each retreat guest will have a private room in our 3BR, 2-bath attached wing, with its own kitchen, laundry, and private entrance. Cross the field to our private wooded Point, with its 270-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, the mouth of Narraguagus Bay and its islands, and the town center of Milbridge across the water.

Take the stairway down to the beach for a stroll or a dip. Rent a kayak from a nearby business, or go whale-watching or island-viewing from the deck of a local tour guide's boat. Buy fresh lobster, clams, "wrinkles" and scallops in season from the people who harvest and prepare them.

An additional separate 3BR house, just across the Bay and right on the water, is also used for these creative getaways when available.

Your stay can range from a long weekend or midweek period, to a week, 2 weeks, a month. Come as an individual, or assemble a small group for a group rate!

Each November, coinciding with our Milbridge Lit-Fest, we provide special retreat opportunities for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writers' Month) participants, and optional support groups and activities.

*Note: when not being used for SCAI events and retreats, the apartment is available for Vacation Rentals.  You can see details on VRBO and airbnb; and can either book through them or contact us directly.  Both retreats and vacation rentals help support the property operating expenses that make local programs possible. 

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