How soon can I stay?
I’m taking reservations today.
What is a writer’s retreat and what can I expect during my stay?
The writer’s retreat is set up to host you for an independent stay for a week – or longer if you choose. The kitchen is outfitted with cooking and living needs, you are free to cook for yourself, or dine out. It’s not a bed and breakfast or a romantic get-a-way, (I can recommend a few if that’s what you are looking for) but a place to comfortably work on your project with minimal distractions.
Is it quiet?
The retreat lacks the urban noise you are accustomed to. There are the sounds of birds and wildlife, and this is active cattle ranching country, so there are occasional tractors and trucks. The retreat is set off the road and blocks much of the man-made noise.
The dog trot cabin has a 700 square foot deck, that separated the two cabins. One cabin includes a kitchen, the other has an inside composting toilet ( say ‘no’ to outhouses) and shower. Numerous windows allow light and air from south and the north.
What if I need anything?
A directory of local suppliers and sources is in the loft. As your host, I respect your privacy and your need to work, and will not disturb you during your stay. If you need anything, I am within a short walk or telephone or email as you wish. Tuesday nights, weather permitting, I often have a small outdoor bonfire and you’re welcome to join me. I’d love to hear about your project if you want to share.
What is there to do?
Work on your project. Think. Reflect. Seek inspiration. Yes, there are places to go nearby, and small town activities throughout the year, but the best reason to visit here is there is nothing to distract you.
What if I need help with my writing?
As a graduate school faculty member, I know a number of professors in various disciplines to whom I may refer you. Academic coaching is not included with your stay but can be arranged.
Is there a printer I can use?
There is a printer in the cabin, with a limited supply of paper. Some writers print nothing, others print everything. If you print in quantity, please bring your own paper. If you have left over, feel free to leave it for the next guest.
How about fax, internet and cell phones?
There is high-speed internet and wi-fi in the cabin, this will give you access to internet based fax services. There is no land line phone, and cell phone coverage varies from carrier to carrier, however most work at the retreat or within a short walk. There is a land line and 911 phone service at the main cabin for emergency use.
Can I bring my pet?
Depending on the time of year and when I am releasing pheasants into the habitat, I may or may not be able to host your pet at the retreat. Just ask and I can let you know.
What if I become sick or injured?
Two hospitals are within 15 – 20 minutes of the retreat. Paramedic level ambulance serves the county.