Winter 2018 Retreat

 

 

Thursday, February 8 – Sunday, February 11
Idyllwild, CA

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

3 nights/4 days of writing time in a gorgeous alpine setting with other writers,
delicious meals prepared by a private chef,
and writer-centric daily yoga and guided meditations

 

All-inclusive cost: $845-$1195
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.

 

Come write in the cold and (possible) snow! For the first time, Splendid Mola is adding in a Winter retreat. Idyllwild is one of the most popular non-ski winter tourist destinations because it is simply stunning in the snow. Imagine writing at the fireplace, a cup of hot chocolate (or a hot toddy!) in hand. Or sitting in the hot tub under the stars with the chill of winter all around.

To make sure no one has to walk far in the cold and possible snow (unless you want to!), the retreat is consolidated in two locations, across the street from each other: the Luxury Log Cabin (which sleeps nine) and Fern Valley Inn, single cottages right across the street. Yoga will be in the living room of the Luxury Log Cabin. This retreat will be slightly smaller than usual, with a cap of 18 people.

The roads leading up to Idyllwild are always plowed in the snow, and both locations are on flatlands with easy-to-access driveways—but be aware there are chains may be required to get up the mountain! I’ve been told by locals that chains are needed only 5-10 times a year, but do keep in mind that this is a possibility.

Scroll down for room options and registration directions. If you are looking for a description of the retreat, it’s here.

 

LUXURY LOG CABIN — our home base

 
The hub for our writers retreat, this is a simply beautiful and large log cabin in a lovely area near hiking trails and the town. It’s all wood logs, which makes is incredibly warm and quiet inside, and the floor plan is remarkably open, spacious, and filled with high ceilings and giant picture windows. 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
$1095

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
$895/bed

Good Natural Light

Pay in Full
Reserve with deposit – $250
  

Upstairs Double #2

THIS ROOM HAS BEEN RESERVED

Double Occupancy
2 Queen Beds
Shared Bath, with 3 other people
$895/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
$995

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

THIS ROOM HAS BEEN RESERVED

Single Occupancy
2 Queen Beds; we will only use 1 of them*
Shared Bath, with 3 other people
$995

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.

Downstairs Double

Downstairs Double

THIS ROOM HAS BEEN RESERVED

Double Occupancy
3 Queen Beds; we will only use 2 of them*
Shared Bath, with 3 other people
$845/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
$995

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
$995

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
$1095

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

THIS ROOM HAS BEEN RESERVED

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

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
$1195

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
$1095

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
$995

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

THIS COTTAGE HAS BEEN RESERVED

Single Occupancy
Queen Bed
Private 3/4 Bath (no tub)
Good Natural Light
$1195

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
$1095

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

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!
5. 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.