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Ernest Hemingway’s Great Granddaughter, Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, to Lead Walloon Lake Writer’s Retreat this March 4-6

Dream of getting away to write, but need guidance and next steps for your novel or literary piece?  A writing retreat might just be the answer you need. Hotel Walloon is offering an inspiring, intimate, and collaborative setting to work alongside other writers who are seeking stimulation and ideas for their literary works.

As a nod to Walloon Lake’s most recognized summer resident Ernest Hemingway, we have invited Cristen Hemingway Jaynes (great granddaughter to Ernest Hemingway) to lead the writers’ workshops and activities hosted throughout the weekend.  She is the author of Ernest’s Way: An International Journey Through Hemingway’s Life (Pegasus Books; December 2019) a guide and literary exploration into the cities Hemingway visited and lived in, both as they are now and as they were when he graced them.

The Walloon Writers Retreat will begin Friday evening (3/4) and continue through Sunday early afternoon (3/6).  Collaborative and solo writing sessions will be the focus of the weekend.  The weekend packages start at $350.00 and includes a hotel room, retreat costs, an autographed book from Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, a Hemingway Tour hosted by the Michigan Hemingway Society, and unique locations around the quaint Village to write and foster inspiration.

Hotel Walloon is located in Northern Michigan and is a privately-owned AAA Four Diamond property.  Hotel Walloon is a luxury boutique hotel that hosts (32) unique guest rooms.  The Hotel features include complimentary valet service, a private bar exclusively for Hotel guests and four complimentary food offerings during the day including; a continental breakfast, fresh snacks, and an assortment of hors d’oeuvres in the evening, followed by a dessert display.  The Hotel also offers is a billiards room, 24-hour fitness facility and an outdoor heated spa whirlpool.  Dinning opportunities are located a few steps away at the casual experience of Barrel Back Restaurant or at the fine dining establishment, the Walloon Lake Inn.

Hotel Walloon offers an Up North atmosphere with unlimited adventure.  The Hotel, open year-round, provides an unparalleled level of hospitality for guests during their stay.  We are centrally located between Petoskey, Charlevoix and Boyne City.