Orpheus Cottage is a charming three-bedroom house right next door to La Muse. It has its own private south facing terrace. It is owned by a musician from … [Read more...]
Essentially, rates at our retreat include the rooms as well as use of the spaces.
These spaces include: The Living Library, studio space, a kitchen, a salon/dining room, WiFi, the terrace and gardens. For those who prefer private work spaces: the bedrooms have desks, and two rooms have a private work space (see Calliope and Thalia/Melpomene).
We keep our rates as accessible as possible to be able to accept artists and writers at all stages in their careers. The exchange between established residents and those who are just starting out is a valuable part of the experience, for both.
In order to do so, we accept residents on a variety of "formulas." Residents either come on a paid retreat stay, a partial barter or full barter (see barter page) or as recipients of the fellowships we offer (see fellowship residencies page).
Rooms and Rates for Groups
La Muse is also available at discounted rates for group bookings. We have hosted many universities, including such writing departments and programs from The University of Iowa, Washington State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
To accommodate larger group retreats, people who want to come with their family or for shorter retreats, we manage the rentals of several cottages in the village. Residents who rent cottages are invited to use the La Muse the living library, high-speed WiFi internet access, art studio and terrace.
You can check out our retreats calendar for timing your retreat.
There is an additional 25% charge on all rooms for couples.
Grace is an absolutely charming single bedroom with a twin size bed. The room has French windows, a Caunes marble fireplace and wide chestnut … [Read more...]
Clio is one of the three first-floor rooms at our retreat. A double bedroom, it has an en-suite bathroom (tub, shower and toilet) as well as a decorative … [Read more...]
Chapelle Cottage is a sweet 2-bedroom cottage right next door to our retreat and the village chapel. The cottage has a spacious modern kitchen, new … [Read more...]
The Mews is part of La Muse itself, but it has its own private entrance. It has its own large kitchen with a professional Ambassade cooker and adjoining … [Read more...]
Erato is our honeymoon suite. The room has an en-suite bathroom with a tub, shower and toilet, and a window looking south. The room also has two tall … [Read more...]
Calliope is a double room at our retreat. That's Canadian writer Mary Cavanagh, below, at her writing desk. Calliope has her own private living … [Read more...]
Melpomene is a large double bedroom at our retreat. It adjoins Thalia and has tall French windows overlooking the valley. The shower and toilet are … [Read more...]
Thalia is a large double room with matching antique furnishings and a decorative fireplace with a large wooden mantle. Two large French windows, below, … [Read more...]
Euterpe is a lovely double room at our retreat. It has a decorative marble fireplace, wood floors and an en-suite shower and wash hand basin. The … [Read more...]
Polyhymnia is a lovely double bedroom with a queen size double bed, a sweeping view down the valley and wide chestnut floorboards. It's in the Mews side of … [Read more...]
Terpsichore is a double bedroom at the retreat, in the Mews section of the house. The room has a full size double bed, a wooden closet, wide centuries … [Read more...]
Urania is a very spacious double room with a queen-size bed. It's the only room at the retreat, other than Calliope, that has a queen double instead of a … [Read more...]