​With her gastronomic magic, Chef Erin Anderson of Gather Provisions, LLC is definitely the most popular person on the island. Her focus on healthy, tasty meals, with lots of fresh vegetables, hearty soups and delicious multi-dish dinners feeds us, body and soul. The Cook House is culinary central and is her home base. Three meals a day are served and are included in the retreat fee (see Rooms and Rates). Erin uses local and organic ingredients as much as possible. Breakfast is served in the morning between 8-9, with continental offerings until 9:30am. Lunches feature varied fare, often featuring soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks, veggies, breads, meats and/or cheeses, and is set out for 90 minutes mid-day, so writers can come and enjoy as they wish. And, each night, the dinner bell will ring in the dinner hour around 6:30pm. 




The Cook House

make way when the dinner bell rings

​​​​​​​​​​The Salty Quill

​​writing retreat ​for women

Salty Quill Writers' Retreat