Vermont Reading Retreats at Sterling Ridge

How often do you get a chance to set aside an entire weekend to enjoy your favorite books? With a cozy cabin setting, nature trails to explore, ponds to paddle around, fires to enjoy, and the beauty of Vermont as your backdrop, we welcome you to Sterling Ridge Resort Reading Retreats. 

With optional literary activities and exclusive author events, use this weekend to connect to your love of reading in a whole new way! Fall and spring dates are currently available for booking.


Fall 2024

Jo Piazza
joined by Sarah Strohmeyer

November 15 – 17, 2024

Spring 2025

Riley Sager
joined by Sarah Strohmeyer

April 25 – 27, 2025

Reading Retreat Bundle: $350 per Person

A Vermont reading retreat hosted by Sterling Ridge at our cabins in Vermont! It’s just you, your books, a private cabin, and like-minded bookworms. Oh, and international bestselling authors! We’ve selected authors who perfectly match our scenic, cabin setting!

Schedule of Events

Friday Afternoon: Check-in at Sterling Ridge Resort

Friday Evening: Welcome bonfire with s’mores

Saturday Morning: Private reading time

Saturday Afternoon: Lunch with Headlining Author, Book Signing

Saturday Evening: Bookworm Trivia

Sunday Morning: Brunch with Sarah Strohmeyer, Book Signing

Sunday Morning: Book Swap Send-Off

About The Authors

Riley Sager is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, most recently The Only One Left and The House Across the Lake (a murder mystery set in a cabin in Vermont). His novels have been published in more than 30 countries. His latest book, Middle of the Night, and his Vermont-based mystery The House Across the Lake will be included in your reading retreat bundles.

Riley will headline the Sterling Ridge Reading Retreat in April 2025.

Riley Sager New York Times Bestselling author headshot
Jo Piazza best selling author of six novels including The Sicilian Inheritance

Jo Piazza is the national and international bestselling author of six novels, including her newest, The Sicilian Inheritance. Her books have been published in ten languages in twelve countries and four have been optioned for film and television. Jo’s podcasts have garnered over twenty-five million downloads and regularly top podcast charts. An editor, columnist, and travel writer, her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, New York magazine, Marie Claire, Glamour, and many other publications. The Sicilian Inheritance will be included in your reading retreat bundles.

Jo will headline the Sterling Ridge Resort Reading Retreat in November 2024.

Sarah Strohmeyer is the bestselling author of nineteen books, including her newest, We Love to Entertain which parodies reality TV home reno shows with a dash of murder and a heap of humor.

Sarah will join us for the November 2024 and April 2025 reading retreats. Her novel, We Love to Entertain, is set in the woods of Vermont and will be included in your Reading Retreat Bundle. 


Sarah Strohmeyer bestselling author of 19 books joining for reading retreats

Create Your Own Vermont Reading Retreat

What better place to cozy up with a good book than a cozy cabin in the woods of Vermont? By yourself or with a group, select your cabin, pick your dates, and create your own exclusive reading experience. Perfect for readers and writers looking for peace and quiet, Sterling Ridge is happy to welcome you any time of year. 

Looking for the perfect cozy cabin reads? Our local bookstore partner, Bridgeside Books, has curated a list of titles to compliment your stay! Shop the link below and titles will be delivered to your home before your trip.

About The Books

Be careful what you watch for…

Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress trying to escape a streak of bad press, has retreated to the peace and quiet of her family’s lake house in Vermont. 

Packed with sharp characters, psychological suspense, and gasp-worthy plot twists, Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake is the ultimate escapist read… perfect for Sterling Ridge Resort and our oh so charming lake houses scattered in the woods of Vermont. 

Holly and Robert Barron are attractive young real-estate investors and contestants rehabbing a Vermont home they scored at a bargain price into a chic hilltop estate ideal for entertaining. It’s all camera-ready laughs and debates over herringbone tile until Holly and Robert go missing hours after their picture-perfect wedding—leaving behind a bloody trail.

Fast-paced, full of humor, and undeniably twisty, We Love to Entertain is another winner from Vermont author, Sarah Strohmeyer.

From bestselling author and award-winning journalist Jo Piazza, comes a transporting novel rooted in the author’s own family history about a long-awaited trip to Sicily, a disputed inheritance, and a family secret that some will kill to protect . . . At once an immersive multigenerational mystery and an ode to the undaunted heroism of everyday women, The Sicilian Inheritance is an atmospheric, page-turning delight. What pairs better than murder and mystery than your very own cabin in the woods?

About Sterling Ridge Resort

Nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont, Sterling Ridge offers the perfect setting for book lovers to dive into their favorite hobby. Light a cozy fire in your private cabin, pour a glass of your favorite beverage, and settle in for some uninterrupted reading time. 

In between books, find inspiration from nature walks, views of Vermont’s most majestic mountain peaks, and paddling out on our private pond. 

Escape from the hustle and bustle to a place where tranquility surrounds you in ambiance and warmth at Sterling Ridge. 

Sterling Ridge Resort Pond in early fall