The Retreat

Our retreat space is a private home located directly on the water in historic Clinton, Connecticut.  Clinton is located amongst some of the Connecticut shoreline’s most beautiful waterfront towns – Guilford, Madison, Old Saybrook, Essex. Our space enjoys a direct, undisturbed view of Long Island Sound, and it has its own private beach.  

Our clients have exclusive use of the retreat space during their stay.  You will stay in the master suite, with gorgeous water views; and, your clinician will come and go from the retreat space according to your agreed-upon schedule.  The retreat house has three bedrooms in total. 

four seasons

The retreat space holds allure during all four seasons.  In the summer, when the shoreline is livelier, you may swim, kayak and paddleboard in the sea. In the spring and fall, you can enjoy a slower pace, our small peaceful gardens and sea glass hunting on the beach.  In the winter, you can enjoy solitude in the cozy house with its stone fireplace. 

Meals

All of your food needs will be discussed ahead of time so that you can focus your attention on the work at hand. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the retreat house.  In the evening, many couples opt to dine out at one of the area’s outstanding restaurants; we will gladly arrange all dinner reservations for you. If you wish to dine at the retreat in the evening, you will work directly with our caterer to design your meals.

Activities

Depending on your retreat schedule, we will plan your afternoon activities in advance. All activities are designed to allow you and your partner to spend time oriented to one another. We offer the opportunity to have private tennis, yoga, or horseback riding instruction or enjoy a cooking class with a private chef. Alternatively, couples may opt to visit the art galleries of Chester village or just spend the afternoon enjoying the beach.

four seasons

The retreat space holds allure during all four seasons.  In the summer, when the shoreline is livelier, you may swim, kayak and paddleboard in the sea. In the spring and fall, you can enjoy a slower pace, our small peaceful gardens and sea glass hunting on the beach.  In the winter, you can enjoy solitude in the cozy house with its stone fireplace. 

Meals

All of your food needs will be discussed ahead of time so that you can focus your attention on the work at hand. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the retreat house.  In the evening, many couples opt to dine out at one of the area’s outstanding restaurants; we will gladly arrange all dinner reservations for you. If you wish to dine at the retreat in the evening, you will work directly with our caterer to design your meals.

Activities

Depending on your retreat schedule, we will plan your afternoon activities in advance. All activities are designed to allow you and your partner to spend time oriented to one another. We offer the opportunity to have private tennis, yoga, sailing or horseback riding instruction; enjoy a cooking class with a private chef, visit the art galleries of Chester village, or just spend the afternoon enjoying the beach.

Explore the retreat

Location

The retreat house is located 99 miles from New York City and 115 miles from Boston. The house is easily accessible by car or train (Metronorth from Grand Central Station/Shoreline East to Clinton, CT; or, Amtrak to Old Saybrook, CT).  It is located 23 miles from Tweed Airport in New Haven, CT; 60 miles from Bradley Airport in Hartford, CT; 95 miles from LaGuardia Airport in Queens, NY; 101 miles from JFK Airport in Queens, NY; and 133 miles from Logan Airport in Boston, MA. We will share all needed details concerning our location after you select your retreat date.

Travel Arrangements

Our staff is available to assist with your travel arrangements, as required.

transportation

We are happy to arrange local transportation options for those couples who are not arriving by car.

Destination Retreats & Trainings

We offer our couple retreats at destinations outside of Connecticut and are available to travel in order to train/present to various groups on the leading theories that underpin our work at Blueprint.  

To date, we have held couple retreats in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Medellin, Colombia; and, we have conducted trainings in Atlanta, Houston, San Diego and Montreal.

Happy marriages look to the future, not the past. 

– Dale Partridge