The Whidbey Island Writer’s Refuge is the brainchild of Petra Martin, an easily distracted writer who finds it challenging to work if there is music playing in the background. Add to that two home-based businesses and the frequent and unpredictable interruptions of her beloved 12-year-old son, and you’ll understand how she came to create a place where writers can get away to focus completely on their work.
In 2008, Petra opened the doors of the Foxglove Cabin, which is now owned by George Baty and Marilee Nauman. In 2011, Petra invited Karen and Steve Jordan to add the Ravensea Loft, a larger accommodation that is suitable for longer stays and welcomes small dogs.
Petra runs the Writer’s Refuge business and website, fields questions and books stays for accommodations. George and Marilee own and host at the Foxglove Cabin and Steve and Karen own and host at the Ravensea Loft.