Montauk Oceanfront Retreats for Writers


Host to Center Writing Retreats twice annually for 16 years, the Royal Atlantic Hotel is directly on the beach, in the heart of Montauk, New York.  The helpful, conscientious staff welcomes us with open arms. Your private room with bath and balcony will be on the first or second floor (your choice). You will also have individual AC and heat, and a kitchenette with cooking utensils.


Meals are not included in your fee, but there’s a convivial spirit among writers on this retreat.  Share meals with the group – or stay in your bubble of solitude!  Restaurants are open, and grocery stores are nearby, in case you want to cook in your room.


If you need a break from writing, you can rent a bike, take a swim, sightsee, or even shop.

Montauk Oceanfront Retreats for Writers - The Royal Atlantic Hotel

Is that you up there, admiring the dunes and ocean from your private balcony at the Royal Atlantic?

Paul SchulkindIn Memoriam

Paul Schulkind (1955-2016), who led this retreat with love and devotion for 16 years. We mourn his loss and celebrate the joy and inspiration he brought to so many lives.