The Broadkill Resort offers a place for authors to stay and write, removed from distractions and close to nature. We will also hold themed writing retreats and other events at the resort.
Where is the Broadkill Resort?
The house is located one block from the beach in a small beach community in Delaware adjacent to the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. It is a 2 hour drive from Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia and just over 3 hours from New York City.
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a 10,144 acre refuge established in 1963 to provide protect migrating birds. The Prime Hook habitat includes salt marsh, freshwater marsh, wooded swamps, grasslands and forest. Hundreds of native plant and animal species thrive in this habitat including 308 species of birds, 51 species of fish, 45 species of reptiles and amphibians and 37 species of mammals.
The closest town, Milton, is only a 10 minute drive away. Established in 1672, and operating under several names until 1807 when it was renamed after English poet John Milton, this old ship building community has a historic district full of restored Colonial and Victorian houses, ranging from Gothics with turrets to those with peaked roofs and gingerbread trim.
Further down Route 1, about 20 minutes from Broadkill, is Lewes, a quaint seaside community known for specialty shops, historic buildings, advanced health facilities, and its own beach. Continuing south on Route 1 another 10 minutes you come to Rehoboth, a large beach vacation destination with a boardwalk and more shopping and entertainment options than you could take advantage of during a week’s stay.