Meals and Food Service
Attendees are encouraged to bring ingredients for preparing their own meals. The Inn is 13 miles from the nearest mountain village with a year-round cafe and 20 miles over windy mountain roads to the next mountain village which does feature a small grocery store with somewhat limited choices. Our preference is that retreat and workshop participants be able to remain focused on their writing rather than having to drive to town for food. The relationship between food, the physical body, and writing is well-known to those of us who have made careers as writers. Many of us choose to eat light, to stick to whole and unprocessed foods, and to balance hours in the chair with physical activity.
Over the course of time and experience gained, we also have come to understand how much everyone being in the kitchen at once contributes to the deep connection people make during our programs, as well as the profound creative synergy that develops. With 2 well-equipped kitchens, there is plenty of space for everyone.
The situation presents interesting challenges for people travelling from out of state, so we have added a Food Service option, which translates to us filling the refrigerator, freezer, and cupboard with high-quality prepared foods and ingredients for quick meals. The Food Service option is $30 per day, and we can accommodate most—but not all—dietary issues.
Please contact Paula directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-295-8860 for more information or to arrange food service.