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Mmargaritaville Resort

About the Margaritaville Resort in Palm Springs

I love this place! I always stay here when I need a little getaway. It’s cheerful, clean and Jimmy Buffet themed, so head to the poolside for an ice cold drink and get ready to relax. The staff are so warm and helpful, and the food is out of this world.

Two pools (one quiet, both have bars), a fitness room, several cafes and restaurants, and mountain views, a lovely restaurant patio with firepits, and they offer complimentary bike rentals.

Rooms are available directly through the Margaritaville website, and they do offer specials that change weekly. If enough students commit to rooming at the resort that we know we will book 8 rooms, I can reach out to the resort for a room block that will give everyone a nice discount, so please pay your retreat fee first and then email me that you’re in. (You can also book your stay, and then if we do get the room block, you can cancel and re-book.)

I highly recommend getting a room with one of their soaking tubs… ah. heaven. (At check-in request upstairs and away from the pool area which is always quieter if you prefer a more restful evening.)

Yes, you can stay at a different hotel if you prefer, but our meeting place will be at the Margaritaville.

Here is a link to the MargaritavilleExclusive Offers” section of their Palm Springs website:


All retreat info, coordination and alums connections will happen through our Slack channel on the EBS Alums Slack #alums-retreat

See our Slack channel for the retreat to connect with other confirmed participants.



Please plan to arrive on Friday (yes you can come before Friday if you want).

The Palm Springs Airport is just 10mins away from our resort, and you can easily rideshare to the hotel.

Parking at the hotel if you’re staying there is free. If you’re staying elsewhere but attending the Sat workshop, you will get a free parking placard for your car.

Palm Springs is located 107miles east of Los Angeles, and is an easy 1hr45min drive. Don’t get stuck in traffic!!! I highly recommend leaving Los Angeles by 10am at the latest on Friday morning.

Note that if you’re bringing your dog, I highly recommend doggie shoes, as the asphalt is very hot on doggie feet and can burn. Fur-babies are welcome.

The Margaritaville spa is magical, and you may want to book your treatment prior to when you arrive. You get all day access to their pools inside the spa.


Our Itinerary


Friday Funday in the Sun!

Arrivals, relax by the pool with a drink in your hand, book a round of golf, head out to the lovely downtown area for the Art Museum or shopping. You can also book spa sessions. Meet up together for a chat in the coffee shop, or take the complimentary bikes out for a leisurely ride around town. Friday is your day to connect and have fun!


6pm EBS Alums Dinner at the Margaritaville Resort at 6pm in their JWB Grill restaurant


A group of us will meet in the afternoon to read scripts and workshop. It will be a coffee shop hang out, optional. You can also choose to spend the day at the art museum or shopping together, or explore the Zoo or the art galleries. Golf or play tennis! Make sure you make a rezzy for what you want to do before you get to the desert.

1-1 Sessions with Kaia:

There are 30min sessions available all day, but be sure to book yours in advance as it’s first come, first served. Only 8 sessions available.


Free time!

Saturday Dinner

Let’s go out! Palm Springs is known for its LGBTQ+ nightlife. You may love to see a show, or go out for drinks, or find a live performance or music. If you want to stay together or split up, be sure to let Kaia know so we can plan ahead. Everywhere in Palm Springs requires reservations.

This Just In for Writers:

The comfy cafes inside the resort are super chill, and the outdoor café has firepits and a lovely atmosphere. Writers can be social or find a spot for inspiration to strike!

I’m probably going to arrive a couple days early, so if you decide to make it a longer vacay let me know as I’d love to greet you if you’re there.


Alums drag brunch at Oscar’s! Then checkout. You can always request a late checkout.


EBS Alums Retreat Fee

Just $399

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Partners join free! No retreat fee for partners. We welcome your partners and puppies, and they can participate in all Palm Springs activities and meals together.

When is full payment due

On sign up, please.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel please do so at least 14 days before the retreat. You can get a refund on your fees. There are no refunds if you cancel your trip within 14days before our retreat.

Force Majeure

In the event of force majeure that cancels the entire retreat, everyone will be refunded their retreat fees. Or if you have an emergency, please contact Kaia.

Travel Insurance

We highly advise you carry your own travel insurance.

Kaia Alexander
+1 310-482-9204