Live, breath, eat, laugh, go deep, go wild, create. But mostly: get your book done.

Have you always wanted to write a book but struggled to find the time and inspiration? The Book Writing Retreat residency is here for you! Imagine sitting down to write your book surrounded by water and a exquisite scenery.

Upcoming dates: February 05th and October 15th 2023

Join a small group of aspiring authors from all over the globe to dive deep into your most creative self and share your stories at our writing retreat by Lake Atitlán, where serenity defines its nature

Aldous Huxley called it “The most beautiful lake in the Word”

Michel Drew, New York Times Bestselling author and partner of Cranberry Press Publishing, and Cindy Barascout, Guatemalan author of four books are excited to host a unique writing experience at Anzan Atitlán in the sacred Mayan lands of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

Anzan Atitlán is one of the most magical and intimate locations with embellished views of three majestic volcanoes, located on the shores of Lake Atitlán.

Farm-to-Anzan Table is located and harvested in the restaurant’s own garden where produce varieties are organically farmed all year round, involving local communities to create a refined dining and cultural experience

The Retreat includes

Private room in Antigua for the night of arrival.
Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch
Tour of Antigua

Transportation from Antigua to Lake Atitlan

One-on-One time with Michel Drew, who is most well known for promoting 131 consecutive books to the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New York Times best-sellers list. His agency is one of the largest and most successful in the industry, having more New York Times best-sellers than any New York publisher

For your finished book we will:
Professionally edit and proof your book
Design an attention-grabbing book cover
Layout and design the interior of the book and prepare it for print and ebook distribution
Publish your book with Cranberry Press, this is optional based on your price selection

Fresh, gourmet, daily harvested, organic food, prepared on a personalized dietary plan focused on cognitive performance for your writing.

Room and board with lake view and personal space on private property

What a day in our retreat looks like

Monday to Friday
7:00 – optional morning meditation
7:30 – 8:30 yoga
9:00 – optional breakfast
9:00 – 13:00 writing

13:00 – 13:30 lunch
13:30 – 18:00 writing
18:00 – 19:00 dinner
19:00 – discussions and free time

9:00 – breakfast

10:00 – 13:00 optional activities around the lake or free time 18:00 – dinner in Anzan


Wellness services such as certified massages, chiropractic therapy, cacao ceremony, tarot reading, and much more
Private taxi, helicopter, or boat

Ayahuasca ceremony
Mayan ceremonies
Guided sunset or sunrise yoga and meditation

The Retreat does not include

Air transportation to Guatemala Alcoholic drinks

Space is limited

There are eight private rooms, suitable for couples, singles, or two friends who choose to share a room

Cancellation Policy

A 50% deposit is required to secure a room
Total payment is due eight weeks before the retreat

Full payment will be refunded (minus $500 administrative fees) if cancellation is no later than eight weeks in advance

Cost of Tuition and Accommodations

$5,000 One-week stay, without publishing your book
$7,500 One-week stay, with editing, design, and publishing of your book

$10,000 Four-week stay, without publishing your book
$12,500 Four-week stay, with editing, design, and publishing of your book

Optional second book with editing and design, additional $5,000
At the end of this retreat, you will have written your book
If you would love to join, text us at +502 5966 5906 or +502 4071 5358