Treat yourself to a midweek escape ... true relaxation is closer than you think.
Midweek Magic

In Just One night, you can truly escape.
Just One - One Night Midweek Escape

ONEderous One Night Weekend & Holiday Escapes
ONEderous One Night Escape

Celebrate Independence Day with Personal Awakening and Inspiration
Independence Day Celebration

What's the best way to honor one of the most significant relationships? Of course, a Mother-Daughter Spa Getaway to The Lodge at Woodloch.
Mother-Daughter Getaway

Where Graduates Will Enjoy a 20% Savings!
Graduation Celebration

Take time to reconnect as a couple, or with a few of your pregnant girlfriends, and celebrate the new endeavor ahead.
Babymoon Escape

Love is in the air...take a break and retreat with that special someone.
Couple

On your Gourmand Getaway, prepare to be pampered in fine dining!
Gourmand Getaway

Reconnect for a girlfriend getaway at The Lodge at Woodloch
Girlfriend Getaways

Stay 5 or more nights, receive a complimentary night during your stay*
Extended Break

Relax in one of our luxury vehicles, while extending the enjoyment of your time away.
Door To Door Relaxation

Sometimes a "thank you" is not enough to show our gratitude. Active and retired military, police and firemen and their spouses will receive a 10% discount
Token Of Gratitude

Celebrate with a little something extra!
Package Add-Ons

Relax and renew with our seasonal treatments - available for a limited time.
Seasonal Treatments

The Lodge at Woodloch offers a special spa services package, The Rosemary Renewal Club.
Rosemary Renewal Club

Mary Beth Keane, Author - August 30th - September 1st


Mary Beth Keane attended Barnard College, Columbia University and the University of Virginia, where she received an MFA in Fiction. In 2011, she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35,” and in 2015 she was awarded a John S. Guggenheim fellowship for creative arts. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Vogue, Time, O, the Oprah Magazine, and elsewhere. Her third novel, Ask Again, Yes, is currently on the New York Times bestseller list.


Friday, August 30th
Getting Started, Part 1: Character
8:30pm
The heart of a good story is a compelling character, but what makes us root for a particular fictional person? Especially if that character is not wholly good. In this class, we'll discuss the psychology of reading, and how, in all successful fiction, the reader ultimately becomes implicated in the story (whether she knows it or not). From Raskolnikov to Tony Soprano, our feelings about fictional characters should be as complex as our feelings about the real people in our lives.

Saturday, August 31st
Getting Started, Part 2:  Point of View and Structure
8:30pm
Once a writer has a sense of the characters and general plot, she then has to choose from the infinite ways to tell a story. What should the structure be? In order to understand the present action, the reader should usually know about the past - but how to keep a story from getting bogged down with flashback? And from which character's point of view should the story be told? In this class, I'll be happy to share with the group my own struggles finding the right structure for my novels, particularly Ask Again, Yes, which I rewrote entirely TWICE.