A get-away for work, not play

“Without great solitude no serious work is possible.” Picasso

Whether you’re starting a new creative project, working on an old one, or somewhere in between, a writing vacation at the Whidbey Island Writer’s Refuge will help you finish it. You’ll be surprised at how much you get done when you retreat from the demands of everyday life and spend time in solitude to focus entirely on your work.

Completely outfitted accommodations in inspiring settings

Our accommodations provide what you need to live comfortably, including linens and well-equipped kitchens. They provide what you need to write productively, including Wi-Fi and USB printers. But what makes them unique is their location. The beautiful natural setting of Whidbey Island is inspiring, and the fact that so many authors call it home assures you that you’ve found the perfect place to write.

Choose from two solo retreats

  • The Foxglove Cabin  Tucked into the woods, it’s a wonderful place to write—especially when rain patters on the metal roof and a fire crackles in the woodstove.
  • The Ravensea Loft  Perched among the trees, glimpses of the Sound and Olympics may draw you outdoors, but the rocking chair by the fire will draw you back in.

“Remain sitting at your table and listen.
You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become
quiet, and still, and solitary.
The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked.
It has no choice;
it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”
Franz Kafka