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4 nights

For four nights on a waterfront village in West Point, you’ll stay in authentic cottages with ocean views and lush vegetation. Wallace Circle’s quiet peninsula boasts 180-degree hilltop vistas, a private cove, a seaside lobster business, and Maine Oyster Company’s expansive tidal dock over the water’s edge. Guests have the option of private guest houses and rooms within larger shared homes. Prices will reflect single-occupancy and double-occupancy options.

All meals, snacks, raw delights, and provisions will be included. Breakfasts (both hot and cold) will be available every morning on Maine Oyster Company’s waterfront docks.

A curated selection of wine and beer are included with meals, as well as event-based speciality cocktails.

All activity costs are built into retreat costs, including the private boating charters for the week. Example activities: oyster farm tours, sunset cruises, shucking classes, cooking classes, hikes, stargazing, and more. Please see our sample itinerary.

  • A 25% deposit is due upon reserving your room.
  • The remaining 75% will be invoiced 30 days prior to the first day of check-in.
  • Cancellations: Due to the nature of the event and its planning, there will be no refunds. However, if we are able to resell your room, we will refund your deposit. You may also sell or gift your spot(s).
  • Age: All guests must be 21 or over to attend.
  • Travel: Guests are responsible for booking their own flights & transportation to and from 47 Wallace Circle, Phippsburg, ME, 04562.
  • Insurance: Personal travel insurance is strongly encouraged for the retreat. Please let us know if you need recommendations.
  • Food Menus: This retreat will be omnivorous. We’ll do our best to accommodate food allergies, however this will be a heavy shellfish and seafood menu and cannot be adapted to suit non-seafood dietary restrictions.
  • Pets: We LOVE furry friends, but unfortunately no guest pets will be permitted on the retreat.
  • Minimum guests: If we do not reach a minimum number of guests for the retreat (8 people), it will be moved to another date.
  • Cancellation by hosts: If the retreat is cancelled by organizers, a full refund will be issued to all attendees; in all other cases, tickets are nonrefundable.
  • Media: Photos and/or videos shared from this event may be used by Lady Oyster, Maine Oyster Company and its partners for marketing purposes.
  • Acknowledgements: Registering for this retreat assumes acknowledgment of all the conditions contained within this retreat description.
  • Communication: We will be in frequent contact with all retreat attendees to answer questions and discuss everything from travel recommendations to packing suggestions to logistics. Feel free to contact us at any time with questions!

About Basecamp

Basecamp is a group of properties, boats, & enterprises nestled into the fishing village of West Point in mid-coastal Maine. Rich in history & stewarded by the Herrigel Family, it includes an old general store aka, "The Store," & "The Sou'Wester," a converted community dance hall.

The properties sit high on Maine granite and enjoy breathtaking views of ocean, sea life, waterfowl, and native flora.

47 Wallace Circle
Phippsburg, ME



When I heard about this opportunity, I was quite intrigued and thought this would be a nice, relaxing little getaway for my husband and me. The experience that Virginia, Warwick, Susan, John + Moo, Justin, and Captain Joe put together and implemented far exceeded my expectations! The rustic elegance was the perfect juxtapositions to experience Maine. The environment was casual but the quality was 5 star! We had perfect weather but I have not doubt that we would have had a wonderful time had it not been. There was a perfect balance of planned time and down time (which led to some very fun impromptu events). Every meal (all prepared by Warwick) was Michelin star worthy. We learned about oyster farming, oyster tasting, and oyster shucking among other things. We took sunset cruises and and enjoyed sunsets with cocktails on the roof deck. We went off site and learned about some amazing locals. And so much more (I don't want to give it all away). The added bonus was the wonderful people we shared this time with - from the retreat planning team to the other retreaters! We definitely made new friends! My husband and I travel a lot in a variety of ways. This was a most unique, magical time with extraordinary people! An experience I would definitely repeat and I highly recommend!

-Hella S.

Virginia, Warwick, John, Captain Joe, Justin & Susan truly went above and beyond for the whole experience! The talent and knowledge of each individual made the retreat so special and unforgettable.

I now know how to shuck an oyster and crack a lobster, about oyster production and farming in the cold Maine waters, oyster and drink pairings & preparation for cooking seafood at home. Education, experience, luxury, fun, hands-on activities and downtime were perfectly balanced.

I cried leaving because it was so fun and exceeded my wildest dreams. I fell in love with Maine and the experience only being there a few days but you just know in your soul when a place is special. Do not hesitate to sign up for the next retreat or any of the other Lady Oyster offerings!

-Kegan H.

The most perfect Maine/oyster retreat experience! It was everything I hoped for and more. Oysters were the “Maine” event. Quintessential Maine accommodations, picture perfect blue skies, gorgeous scenery, breathtaking sunrises- multiple oyster tastings & education. My favorites were the various, boutique oyster farms trips. Evenings were filled with cooking classes, exquisite dining experiences and a sunset boat cruise. Not to mention the famous “B,B, B and B” competition. Hanging out at Base Camp provided the opportunity to make great new friends! This retreat is a “must do” for anyone who loves oysters and Maine!

- Brenda B.

We had no idea what to expect when we signed up for the inaugural oyster retreat last year but it blew away anything we could have imagined. Every single person we interacted with was kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable, interesting, and fun. Including our fellow retreaters!

It was a beautiful balance of education and experience, without being preachy or boring. My husband, who had never had an oyster before in his life, left the retreat excitedly armed with his new knowledge to go out and try new things (and low key wants to start and oyster farm now haha).

The food was incredible too. We got so spoiled, it was desperately hard to leave and return to our own cooking. At least we could treat ourselves to the meal we learned how to cook during the retreat! And, shared it with our friends once we returned back home, car full of oysters and fish!

I fell in love with Maine, oysters, lobster rolls, and Virginia & Co, and their fantastic vision. It was luxurious, it was hands on, it was fun, it was an experience I’ll never forget.

-Shields W.