Writer/Artist Retreats

Come away to a quiet place and be filled with the peace of a retreat supportive of your creative works. Writers, visual and performing artists whose works are in concert with the mission of Wisdom House are invited to submit an application.

Many artists have found that Wisdom House provides an ideal atmosphere in which to be creative. Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, has called Wisdom House her "spiritual home." Actor Richard Gere says Wisdom House is "a wonderful place for a retreat." Writer Safiya Henderson commented, "It's even okay to have writer's block here. It's understood as part of the process." And the New York Times proclaims Wisdom House a "resort for the spirit."



A. $65 per night* (single room, hall bath).
When the retreat center is not serving meals, writers may bring their own food and use the guest kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave. Coffee, tea and artesian well water are available throughout your stay.

B. $103 per night* (single room, hall bath).
Meals are included. When meals are served to groups in residence, the guest kitchenette will not be available.

* Rooms with private baths, when available, are $15 additional per night. These rates reflect approximately 25% discount off regular rates. Rates effective 6/2015.

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What is the housing like?
We have a number of rooms in our large main building. Rooms are comfortable and quiet. For a Writer/Artist Retreat you would be in a private room.

What is the length of typical residency?
1 to 2 weeks

What are the work/study areas like?
We have sun porches, living rooms, study areas, quiet rooms with tables, and internet access (please ask for details).

What are the surroundings like?
Wisdom House is on 70 acres of meadows and forest and home to a classical 7-circuit labyrinth and an in-ground swimming pool. We are situated in the beautiful Litchfieldhills in the Northwest corner of Connecticut.

When are residencies arranged?
Year-round, pending availability.

How many people are there at a time?
It varies depending on the time of your stay.Inquire when you call.

How do I select time for a visit?
We suggest you call (860-567-3163) and we will review the calendar schedule.