Available Retreats

Looking for a cozy, friendly, and interesting environment to read, relax, and maybe make some new friends? Come with us on a one-of-a-kind Book Retreat.

We currently have one retreat planned with 3 different options for dates.

Wizarding Magic Retreat to Hollywood, CA

For our Harry Potter + Manacled themed retreat in Hollywood, CA, we will take you on the trip of your life. Checkout our itinerary that includes book talks, reading time, an exclusive invite-only brunch and show at The Magic Castle Club, a day in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, games, prizes (printed copies of Manacled + other Dramione stories, anyone?), book shopping, trades, new friends, and more! Don’t worry – there will be plenty of time for relaxing, peaceful reading and soaking in the Jacuzzi!

Retreat Details

All prices and dates include lodging at a high-end AirB&B style home in Hollywood, CA with several bedrooms, jacuzzi, sunny outdoor space, and large cozy reading area in living room. Includes all meals and transportation to/from activities, as well as airport pickup/dropoff Burbank Airport only, not LAX. Dual-occupancy in bedrooms but each guest will have her own bed. Contact us for the price increase if you would like to upgrade to sole occupancy per bedroom.

Optional activities that are included in the Full Experience price include full-day admission to Universal Studios wherein lies the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as well as entry, meal, and shows at the exclusive, invite-only Magic Castle Club. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience!

You can count on printed/bound Dramione fiction, Harry Potter dust jackets by Nerdy Ink, and other special gifts being part of guest gift baskets, game prizes, and more!

While TheBookRetreat staff will be organizing the retreat and all details, we are pleased to announce these Magical Wizarding Retreats will be hosted by our resident Harry Potter + Dramione expert, booktoker, and California-native @brettalannabennett!

June 20-23

Thursday – Sunday option. Maximum of 12 guests

The Magic Castle Club outing will be a weekend brunch buffet, cocktails or bottomless mimosas are not included in our price but may be added on-site.

Deposits due at signup.

Full fee due by June 4.

July 9-12

Tuesday – Friday option. Maximum 12 guests.

The Magic Castle Club activity will be a weeknight formal dinner. Note that you may incur additional dinner + gratuity charges depending on what you select menu items above the price of our included meal. Magic Castle Club cocktails not included.

Deposits due at sign-up.

Full fee due by June 25.


Itinerary: 4 days + 3 nights

Day 1:

  • Travel + Arrivals
  • Welcome Night
  • Dinner: Mexican Catering
  • Booktalk + Games

Day 2:

  • Coffee + Breakfast Bar
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Studios)
  • Games + Book Exchange
  • Dinner: Pizza Party

Day 3:

  • Weekend Option: The Magic Castle Club: Brunch Buffet + Magic Shows
  • Bookstore Shopping
  • Weekend Dinner / Weekday Lunch: Sandwiches & Salads
  • Weekday Option: The Magic Castle Club – Formal Dinner + Magic Shows

Day 4:

  • Coffee + Breakfast Bar
  • Book Talk & Book Trades
  • Send off + Travel

Either Dates
Full Retreat + Special Activities
$1175
  • All Lodging + Meals Included
  • Entry to WWHP @ Universal Studios
  • Brunch + Entry to Magic Castle Club
  • Premium Gift Basket (with books!)
  • Transportation to/from Burbank Airport
Either Dates
Retreat Only
$900
  • All Lodging + Most Meals Included
  • Gift Basket (with books!)
  • Transportation to/from Burbank Airport