Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Recommendations?

I am contemplating a week away from home sans work and husband in some nice quite B&B or small cabin. I want a writing retreat, is what I want.

A place to write poetry or short stories or work on my forgotten novel without interruption and worry.

I need a place that is no smoking and no inside pets (cats and dogs) because of my allergies. Preferably a country setting but the beach is good too. Mountains are negotiable.

Also not overly expensive.

It should be within a day's driving distance of Roanoke, which leaves open a very wide range of territory.

If anyone knows of such a place that they recommend, I'd sure like to hear of it.

6 comments:

  1. I'd say Floyd County...but then I'd want to meet with you and that would sort of defeat the purpose! If an idea comes up, I'll get back with you...

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  2. Lancaster County, PA.... Ah, but I did enjoy the beauty around Harpers Ferry, WV last weekend. Gotta do some more research on that one thought. =)

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  3. June -
    I would love to come to Floyd and meet you sometime! You can't work all the time on a retreat, after all. ;-)

    Jen - PA is a thought. I will look into that!

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  4. Of course, I highly recommend the wonderful North Carolina mountains! This is probably not what you're looking for, but it looks very nice and is somewhat reasonable:
    http://www.cabins.com/usa/nc/nc_andrews_018/nc_andrews_moose_018.html

    Also, we considered this place (not too far from us now) when we were looking for short-term rental. It's in a very pretty place and was also somewhat reasonable.
    http://www.greatrentals.com/rental-property/p157021
    Best of luck in finding your writing retreat!

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  5. Keep room for me in your suitcase!

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  6. Oh, you need to check out Butterfly Hollow in Tennessee. It's incredible. I'm sure they're online. Do a search. You won't be sorry.

    www.GreenerPastures--ACityGirlGoesCountry.blogspot.com

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