Creative Retreat


Thursday, May 30th to Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

Eryn and I are thrilled to be hosting our second creative retreat. We’ll be indulging in unbelievable food and making gorgeous art in an inspirational setting. Come meet kindred spirits and forge new friendships! We can’t wait to host this unforgettable experience in the picturesque coastal mountains. See you there!— Meryl, The Artist Outpost Co-Owner and Retreat Co-Host

Join Meryl and Eryn, co-owners of The Artist Outpost, on a three-night, four-day retreat at a charming hilltop resort nestled in the coastal mountains, only 40 minutes from central San Diego and an hour 40 minutes from Los Angeles.

Indulge in gourmet meals and take in the spectacular scenery. Connect with your creativity and like-minded individuals who share your artistic spirit. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced artist, our projects are designed to encourage experimentation and self-expression.

Book solo or bring a friend to this one-of-a-kind getaway.


Explore new mediums every day


Landscape Painting

Alcohol Ink Fluid Painting


Mixed Media Collage with Encaustic Wax

Stained Glass

Candle Making

I loved the creative theme of not being able to control outcomes. It was empowering. — Tracey
I have been on a journey of finding myself. You have been so helpful and supportive. You all found different ways of supporting us. — Mini


by Chef Joanne & Co.

Gourmet Meals.
Organic and locally sourced.
Gluten free. Seasonal.

Your weekend includes
3 delightful breakfasts,
2 carry-out lunches,
and 3 joyful, full-service, family-style dinners.

Flexible and inclusive to accommodate allergies and a variety of diets.

I had the best organic, vegetarian food I’ve ever had outside my home, which showed care and attention throughout. — Tracey
I would have come to the retreat for the food, alone! — Meg


Victoria Ranch
Vista, CA

Stunning hilltop views that reach all the way to the coast.

Sprawling grounds and tiered gardens

Rustic ranch style Rooms.

Coastal mountain charm.

Booked exclusively for our party.

The grounds and terraced gardens are gorgeous and made for the perfect setting. I’m so glad we made art outdoors and ate dinner on the deck. Waking up in the woods and mist was totally enchanting.   Roberta

The Truth. Our words and photos can’t do the experience justice.
Days begin sipping rich coffee in the morning mist and optional mind body alignment yoga, we play with creative processes together as a group, reward our labors with organic-locally-sourced meals bright with flavor, and wind down crafting by the fire, all to the music of laughter. If you’re craving an unforgettable getaway with like minded spirits in an exclusive setting with a steady flow of art work in elevated mediums and mouthwatering deliciousness, join us.

To join the retreat, pick from any of our ticket options below, organized by room name and occupancy, or select a retreat ticket with no lodging.

Rooms A, B, and C can be booked for single occupancy or bring a friend to share the unforgettable experience (and the cost) and make it double occupancy. Room D, the Best Friends’ Suite, has an occupancy of 3 to 4 guests and Room E has double occupancy. If you wish to book one space in the Best Friends’ Suite, instead of all 3 or 4 spaces, please inquire. We’re also offering a retreat ticket without lodging!

Rooms crossed out have already been booked.

One space in the suite has been booked as of May 2024. 2 spaces remain!