26 SPLIT ROCK Cove Retreat. A perfect retreat for writers! Beautiful 1-bedroom apartment overlooking Mussel Ridge Cove in South Thomaston, ME. Apartment includes living room, eat-in kitchen, bath, laundry, and patio. Cable and Internet access. Additional studio space possible. Preference given to those renting 2 weeks or more. Art and writing workshops offered throughout the year. See for more information. Or contact or call (207) 596-7624.

BRITTANY WRITER’S HOUSE: 19th-century stone house on a river/canal; 5 fireplaces, tile and wood floors, beamed ceilings; modern heat, electricity, plumbing, and conveniences; small village, next to a large town, near a city, 15 miles from ocean beaches; 5 hours from Paris. For details and photos please contact: Phone: (510) 866-5496. E-mail: or

FRENCH RIVIERA VILLA for rent in August. 14 km from St Tropez. Close wide sea view, luminous, refined decor. Special natural location. Private access to sea, 2 minutes; 2 double rooms, en suite baths; 2 singles, shared bath. Ideal for 2 couples. Contact: for photos and rental rate.

GRACIOUS PROVENCE. Find endless creative inspiration (and solitude) in our enchanting stone country home. Sleeps 8 comfortably. Expansive gated grounds, heated pool, pool house, Wi-Fi, comfy kitchen. Walking distance to medieval village of Lorgues, near local wineries, hour from St. Tropez. Negotiable longer-term rates. Photos: Phone: +13104864012. E-mail:

GREECE WRITER’S RETREAT on the magical island of Alonnisos, one of the top eco-islands of Europe. Exquisite accommodations on the Aegean Sea. Turquoise waters, hiking paths, private beaches, yoga. Limited to 12 writers. Workshops follow the Amherst Writers and Artists Method. Returning for the 7th year. Led by Julie Maloney, director of Women Reading Aloud. June 14–23. Visit: Contact:

PRIVATE STUDIO CASITA guesthouse in downtown Santa Fe, for short or longer term rental, equipped with Wi-Fi, printer, washer/dryer, plus more. Finish a project, or begin something new. Enclosed coyote-fenced patio—secluded yet near museums, restaurants, and the natural beauty of NM. Proprietor is a writer who knows what is needed for a perfect retreat. Website: E-mail:

RETREATS BY the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop will take place in New Orleans (March 23–26), Portland (April 22–24), and Granada, Spain (August 2–6). Faculty include Tim Horvath, Dipika Guha, Emily Nemens, Adam Reid Sexton, Rita Banerjee, Diana Norma Szokolyai, Kerry Cohen, and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. Genres include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting. Early applications due February 15 at

WELLSPRING HOUSE RETREAT center for writers and artists in the Massachusetts hills, 35 minutes from Northampton/Amherst. Sheltered by towering spruce, secluded but in town. Private rooms, communal kitchen. Four hours from New York City. Unspoiled village where writers write, painters paint. $240/week, single. $260/week, double. Special winter rates November 15–April 1. Résumé to P.O. Box 2006, Ashfield, MA, 01330. Phone: (413) 628-3276. E-mail: Website:

WRITERS RETREAT in Wisconsin’s Northwoods at Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center: August 5–10. Write and contemplate among community, enjoy nature’s offerings. $595 for a private room in a shared cabin plus all needs. Pay in full by June 15 for $50 discount. To register by July 14, phone: (715) 385-3750 or e-mail:

WRITING AND YOGA in the south of France in the Cathar region near the villages of Languedoc. Stay at the enchanting Centre Terra Nova, tucked into the foothills of the Pyrenees. Visit the medieval city of Carcassonne. Workshops follow the Amherst Writers and Artists Method. Gentle yoga with meditation, hiking, horse-coaching, swimming, spa treatments, organic vegetarian meals. August 20–29. Director, Julie Maloney. Visit: Contact:

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