Enjoy a relaxing slumber party, romance-writer style—with PJs and lots of laughter. Spend the weekend curled up with your laptop or join informal discussions on craft, inspiration, and publishing.


November 8-10, 2019

Registration opens Summer 2019

More details

This package includes 2 nights in one of the 4 Reserved Rooms with a private bathroom (top bunks will be used, and this is one person per bed)

2 Breakfasts – Saturday and Sunday provided by Rawhide Ranch
  • Eggs
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Sausage
  • Pancakes
  • OJ, Milk, Coffee

Saturday Lunch
  • We will be providing Sandwich Fixins’
  • Assorted Salads
  • Chips
  • Drinks

Dinner by Rawhide Ranch
  • Pulled Pork on Buns
  • Mac-n-Cheese
  • Spring Mix Salad
  • Green Beans
  • Brownie, Ice Cream with Homemade Jack Daniels Sauce
  • Ice Tea, Coffee, Water

** If you have Special Diet Needs- Please Contact the Retreat Chairs immediately after Registering.

Optional Extras Available

(attendee is responsible for booking/payment)

Zip Line - $25 - attendee pays separately
There is a weight limit and you will have to step on a scale. Please Read the information on their website at You will be asked to sign a Liability Waiver and a Medical Disclosure. Please direct all questions to Rawhide Ranch. You MUST MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATION for this Activity! 812-988-0085

Guided Horseback Riding - $25 - attendee pays separately.
Please refer to the Website for information. There are Requirements and Restrictions. Please read the list on the website. You will be weighed and there are waivers and medical disclosures that need to be provided.
This year, Friday night dinner is NOT included in the 2019 Retreat Package. You are welcome to bring your own dinner, come after dinner, or take advantage of one of the many dining options in Nashville. At this time there is no pizza delivery to Rawhide Ranch.

Friday night, there will be a Campfire (Weather Permitting)
Adult beverages are allowed Saturday—During the day, you are on your own schedule. We have access to the living room styled common space outside the rooms and if the first floor is not booked for an event, then we can also use that space, or the outside. You can take advantage of the Ranch’s activities, or travel into Nashville and visit the shops.
After dinner- we will have a Campfire (Weather Permitting) Sunday—You must check out of your room by the stated time, but you may stay in the common areas for as long as you like.



  • We are capping the attendance at 16 members.
  • If those spots are filled and you still want to come, please contact Rawhide Ranch directly for lodging arrangements. You are welcome to request a discount by mentioning IRWA but they are not obligated to give any discount.
  • We are unfortunately not able to offer a Saturday-only ticket.