Spring 2018 Retreat

 

 

Thursday, May 17 – Sunday, May 20

Idyllwild, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All-inclusive cost: $595-$1055
depending on accommodation choice
$250 deposit holds your space

 

If you are a writer who identifies with any group that is underrepresented in traditional publishing and you have some financial need, please check out the All Voices Fellowship Application, which awards one free spot on this retreat to a writer who meets those qualifications.

Spring is simply stunning in Idyllwild, with sunlight and cool nights, and plenty of green. We will yoga on the deck amidst trees and birdsong, and it’s often warm enough eat breakfasts and dinners on the deck. And – we get to enjoy the off-season discount on accommodations!

There are many different options for accommodations, from a sofa bed loft in a cabin to a private 2-room cottage. Some are walking distance to the main cabin; others require a car. Scroll down to see all options. Registration directions are at the bottom of the page.

If you’re looking for the schedule or retreat description, it’s here.

LUXURY LOG CABIN — our home base

 
The hub for our writers retreat, this “log cabin” is a beautiful and large cabin in a lovely residential area near hiking trails and the town. This is where we will meet for breakfast, dinner, meditation, and yoga (lunches are delivered to you). The most gorgeous parts of this cabin are the communal areas. The living room is spectacular, with huge couches and a stone fireplace; there is a game room and gym downstairs, and the deck…well, for those of you who like to be outside, it is huge and lovely, complete with a hot tub that can hold 7-10 people, so bring your bathing suit! There are dining areas both inside and out, as well as swings and a hammock in the surrounding woody area.
 
 
 

Sleeps: 9
Size: 6 bedrooms (3 single rooms, 3 double rooms)
Baths: 3.5
Wifi: Yes

Luxury Log Cabin is open to all genders. If you reserve a shared room, please let me know which gender(s) you want to room with and I will mark that room as such.

Log Cabin living room
log cabin partial deck
log cabin dining room
log cabin outdoor dining

Log Cabin Rooms

Master Bedroom, main floor

THIS ROOM HAS BEEN RESERVED

Single Occupancy
1 Queen Beds
Private Bath with huge stone shower; no bathtub
$895

I don’t have a photo of this room as, up until recently, it’s been held for the owner only. But now it’s open up to us as well! This gorgeous room is right off the main living/gathering space pictured above, and has a huge private bathroom as well as a private entrance to the deck that offers bright natural light. Because this room is right off the main area, where people gather for breakfast and yoga and may hang out and talk after dinner, this room is best for someone who doesn’t sleep past 8 am or go to bed before 9:30 pm. And – you will hear music from the yoga class if you’re in your room!

Pay in Full
Reserve with deposit – $250  

Upstairs Double #1

THIS ROOM HAS BEEN RESERVED

Double Occupancy
2 Queen Beds
Shared Bath, with 3 other people
$765/bed

Good Natural Light

Pay in Full
Reserve with deposit – $250
  

Upstairs Double #2

 

Double Occupancy
2 Queen Beds
Shared Bath, with 3 other people
$765/bed

Good natural light.

Pay in Full
Reserve with deposit – $250  

Downstairs Single

Downstairs Single 1

 

Single Occupancy
Queen Bed
Shared Bath, with 3 other people
$825

These downstairs rooms are dark, quiet, and cozy. There is a window, but it looks out to under the house rather than to a view. There is a game room in the middle of the downstairs, with foozball and ping pong and exercise equipment as well as couches for additional writing space. Downstairs is quieter and cooler than upstairs, as well as more private.

Pay in Full
Reserve with deposit – $250  

 

Downstairs Double

Downstairs Single 2

 

Single Occupancy
2 Queen Beds; we will only use 1 of them*
Shared Bath, with 3 other people
$825

These downstairs rooms are dark, quiet, and cozy. There is a window, but it looks out to under the house rather than to a view. There is a game room in the middle of the downstairs, with foozball and ping pong and exercise equipment as well as couches for additional writing space. Downstairs is quieter and cooler than upstairs, as well as more private.

Pay in Full 
Reserve with deposit – $250/bed  

*If you would like to share this room with a friend, contact me for pricing.

Bear Den

Downstairs Double

 

Double Occupancy
3 Queen Beds; we will only use 2 of them*
Shared Bath, with 3 other people
$725/bed

These downstairs rooms are dark, quiet, and cozy. There is a window, but it looks out to under the house rather than to a view. There is a game room in the middle of the downstairs, with foozball and ping pong and exercise equipment as well as couches for additional writing space. Downstairs is quieter and cooler than upstairs, as well as more private.

Pay In Full
Reserve with Deposit – $250   

*If there are three of you who want to share this room, contact me for pricing.

Fern Valley Inn

 

Fern Valley Inn is a quaint and rustic inn located directly across the street from the Luxury Log Cabin. It’s a combination of stand-alone cottages and joined rooms—the photo here shows the four rooms that are connected. Fern Valley Inn rooms are open for any gender and are perfect for anyone who wants their own space but likes to be a few close steps away from the main hub.

Single Occupancy Rooms
Private Baths

Wifi: Yes, but can be spotty

Fern Valley Inn Room Options

Cedar Woods, Room #1

Cedar Woods, Room #1

 

Single Occupancy
Queen Bed
Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
Good Natural Light
$895

This sweet, smallish room is one in a block of four that shares the same building and a porch.

Reserve with $250 Deposit
Pay in Full

 

 

Rose garden, Room #4

Rose garden, Room #4

 

Single Occupancy
Queen Bed
Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
Good Natural Light
$895

This sweet, smallish room is one in a block of four that shares the same building and a porch. This room includes a private patio with a table.

Reserve with $250 Deposit
Pay in Full

 

 

Hideaway, Room #7

Hideaway, Room #7

THIS ROOM HAS BEEN RESERVED

Single Occupancy
Queen Bed
Private Full Bath (with tub!)
Cozy Light
$955

As its name implies, Hideaway is a stand-alone cabin tucked away in the side of the property…and there’s a DESK!

Reserve with $250 Deposit
Pay in Full

 

School Days, Room #2

School Days, Room #2

Single Occupancy
Queen Bed
Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
Medium to Low Natural Light
$895

This sweet, smallish room is one in a block of four that shares the same building and a porch…and, this one also has a DESK (yippee!).

Reserve with $250 Deposit
Pay in Full

 

Fern Grotto, Room #5

Fern Grotto, Room #5

Single Occupancy
Queen Bed
Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
Good Natural Light
$995

This is a two-room cottage with a full kitchen (for midnight cooking?), a private attached deck, and a small writing table by a window.

Reserve with $250 Deposit
Pay in Full

 

Hideaway, Room #7

Havana, Room #8

 

Single Occupancy
Queen Bed
Private Full Bath
Cozy Light
$955

Havana shares a wall with Heidelberg Zimmer – it’s a sweet single room, and also one of the few rooms in Idyllwild with air conditioning, if you feel so inclined!

Reserve with $250 Deposit
Pay in Full

 

Angel's Cottage, Room #3

Angel's Cottage, Room #3

 

Single Occupancy
Queen Bed
Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
Good Natural Light
$895

This sweet, smallish room is one in a block of four that shares the same building and a porch.

Reserve with $250 Deposit
Pay in Full

 

 

Willow Haus, Room #6

Willow Haus, Room #6

Single Occupancy
Queen Bed
Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
Good Natural Light
$1055

The largest cottage at the Inn, this has two rooms with two sofas in the living room, a full kitchen, a private attached deck, and a dining room table for writing!

Reserve with $250 Deposit
Pay in Full

 

Heidelberg Zimmer, Room #9

Heidelberg Zimmer, Room #9

Single Occupancy
Queen Bed
Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
Cozy Light
$995

Heidelberg Zimmer is the “sister room” to Havana Bungalow, as they are in the same building and share a wall. It has the same amenities, including a sofa bed. If you want to share with a friend that can be arranged.

Reserve with $250 Deposit
Pay in Full

 

Rock to Rock Cabin

This place is crazy gorgeous and very private, with stunning views. It’s three levels and is actually built around a huge boulder inside the home. Windows take up the entire wall and open out to three decks and amazing views, and most of the cabin is drenched in natural light. Please note, you will have to drive about five minutes to get to meals and yoga at the Luxury Log Cabin.

Sleeps: 3 (4, with sofa bed loft)
Size: 2 bedrooms, 3 full baths, with additional sleeping loft
Wifi: Yes
Women Only

Rock to Rock interior
Rock to Rock Deck

Rock to Rock Room Options

Rock to Rock Master

Master Bedroom

 

Single Occupancy / Private Bath
King Bed
$895

This master bedroom has a king bed and an attached bath that features a large boulder as a wall above the tiled, free-standing tub (there is also a shower). Lots of natural light and private access to the deck.

Pay in full
Reserve with $250 deposit

Rock to Rock Double

Double Room

 

Double Occupancy / Private Bath
2 Twin Beds

$795/ bed

A simple room with two twin beds, shelved headboards, and decent natural light. Unattached private bath. This room is fairly basic—it’s the cabin itself where all the beauty lies!

Pay in Full
Reserve with deposit – $250

Rock to Rock loft

Sofa Bed Loft

THIS LOFT HAS BEEN RESERVED

Single Occupancy Loft / Semi-private Bath
$595 – Sofa Bed Only

This sleeping loft is a great option for someone who enjoys amazing views and natural light…and doesn’t require walls. The loft is accessible by stairs and is open to the living room, and you will get very bright early morning light from the picture windows. The bed is a pull-out sofa bed. You have your own bathroom and shower downstairs, and air conditioning if needed. It’s a wonderful affordable option in a gorgeous cabin.

Pay in full
Reserve with deposit – $250

Idyllwild Manor

 

Idyllwild Manor is a gorgeous, 4200 sq. foot estate. This is not a cabin in the woods but an elegant home with a craftsman art vibe. There are four single rooms and one double. There is also a private hot tub, a covered outdoor patio area, lush gardens, and a bridge across the creek that will bring you into a stunning world of native plants. The home itself is beautifully kept, with tall ceilings and large, bright windows, a large living room, fireplace, library, sun room, and grand piano. Sheets are 500-thread count and the rooms are generously sized. Idyllwild Manor is women only. 

Please note, you will have to drive five minutes from the Manor to meals and yoga at the Luxury Log Cabin.

 

Sleeps: 6
Size: 5 bedrooms, 4 baths
Wifi: Yes
Women Only

Sunroom
Hot tub

Idyllwild Manor Room/Bed Options

Upstairs King

Upstairs Shared Master - Cal King Bed

 

Double Occupancy, shared with →
California King Bed
Private 3/4 bath
$825

This spacious and very bright room has two beds, a Cal King on one end and a Full on the other. The private 3/4 bath has a bathtub but no shower; the shower is right outside in the hall bathroom, which is shared with the upstairs Queen Room.

Pay in Full
Reserve with deposit – $250  

Upstairs Master - Full Bed

Upstairs Shared Master - Full Bed

 

Double Occupancy
← shared with
Full Bed
Private 3/4 bath
$795

Pay in Full
Reserve with deposit – $250   

 

Upstairs Queen Room

Upstairs Queen Room

THIS ROOM HAS BEEN RESERVED

Single Occupancy
Queen Bed
Shared Bath

$875

Another bright upstairs room, this room has a dedicated 3/4 bathroom but shares the shower in this bathroom with the two people in the upstairs master bedroom, as the upstairs master bath has a tub but no shower.

Pay in Full
Reserve with deposit – $250 

Downstairs Master

Downstairs Master

THIS ROOM HAS BEEN RESERVED

Single Occupancy
Eastern King Bed
Shared Bath
$895

This large and bright Master bedroom has a Eastern King and shares 2 hall bathrooms with the other two downstairs rooms. The 3/4 hall bath right outside this bedroom has a deep tub but no shower; the 3/4 hall bath down the hall has a shower but no tub.

Pay in Full
Reserve with deposit – $250  

Downstairs Queen Room

Downstairs Queen Room

THIS ROOM HAS BEEN RESERVED

Single Occupancy
Queen Bed
Shared Baths
$875

This bright Queen Bed room shares 2 hall bathrooms with the other two downstairs rooms.

Pay in Full
Reserve with deposit – $250  

Downstairs Library Room

Downstairs Library Room

 

Single Occupancy 
Shared Bath
Full Bed
$825

A warm, cozy room with two beds and built-in bookshelves. Small and cabin-y, with soft light. Shares two 3/4 hall baths, one with a tub and one with a shower.

Pay in Full
Reserve with deposit – $250  

TO REGISTER

Pay in full or with a payment plan option, where a $250 deposit holds your spot.
Payment plan options are an additional $25 to cover associated admin costs.

To Pay with Credit Card
1. Select your room and occupancy choice, below.
2. Click on the link for your payment option (deposit or pay in full).
3. Proceed as directed by Paypal. Please note that 3% will be added to the total to cover Paypal’s service fee.
4. IF YOU ARE PAYING A DEPOSIT ONLY – email me your room choice so I can mark it as reserved!
4. Once payment is received, I will send you a registration form to gather your meal choices, etc.

To Pay with Check, Money Order, or your Bank’s Quick Pay Option
1. Select your room and occupancy choice, below.
2. Email me and let me know which room you want and that you want to pay by check, money order, or quick pay.
3. I will email you the payment instructions.
4. Once payment is received, I will send you a registration form to gather your meal choices, etc.