The Alexander Valley Hall

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Tucked amid the picturesque vineyards and mountains of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, the Alexander Valley Hall provides wonderful ambiance for our boot camp.

Make the scenic eighty-mile drive from San Francisco, CA, ten minutes north of Healdsburg, and you’ll find yourself in the land of lush, rolling hills, surrounded by some of Sonoma’s most celebrated wineries.

Just minutes off Hwy. 101 in the heart of wine country, the Alexander Hall is only minutes from some of the best wineries in California. A wonderful room with wood floors and wall paneling provides a spacious and comfortable space to write, work on your novel, and be inspired. Outside are vineyards, an airy and bright courtyard, and fresh air and quiet.

While there are many places to stay in the area, we encourage all attendees to book a room at the Geyserville Inn. Mention the boot camp to get a reduced room rate.

With a restaurant on site, you can grab breakfast before heading over (maybe carpooling with other attendees) to the hall, which is only about ten minutes away. The hotel boasts a pool and hot tub and has handicap-accessible rooms.

A full delicious lunch will be provided at the hall for each of the three days (and endless pots of coffee, desserts, and snacks), and don’t forget: when we wrap up at 4 p.m. each day, there are still wineries open for tasting within minutes from the hall!

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Address:
5512 Highway 128, Geyserville, California, 95441, United States

Carmel, CA, Private House

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Our Carmel boot camp will be held in a gorgeous private home, close to the sea air and the wonderful towns of Carmel-by-the-Sea and Monterey. Be sure to book extra days in the area to take in all the sights!

The house we’ve rented in Pacific Grove is situated near Carmel by the Sea, Monterey, and Asilomar Beach, making it the perfect setting for learning scene mastery. This is the house we’ve booked for the event.

Rooms in the house run $250 (shared hallway bathroom) and $300 for a private room and private bathroom. There are two rooms available, if you’d like to stay in the house with Susanne and Catharine. Be sure to contact us at writingforlifeworkshops@gmail.com if you are interested in staying in the house.

If you want to bring your spouse/partner, it’s an extra $40/day (lunch is included for them as well).

If you choose to stay elsewhere in the area, you will drive over to the house for the boot camp sessions (and the Sunday afternoon meet-and-greet).

Pacific Grove, Monterey, and Carmel are the ultimate California coastline destinations!

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Carmel, California

South Lake Tahoe – Gorgeous House

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This 8 bedroom gorgeous home is our favorite place to hold retreats in South Lake Tahoe. It’s on the Nevada side, just past Stateline, where you can find lots of shopping, restaurants, and casinos for entertainment. The house is situated in a quite neighborhood with hiking trails right out the door.

The house has many spacious places to sit and write, numerous fireplaces and decks, a hot tub overlooking the forest, and is beautifully appointment with a fully equipped kitchen.

The island and bar create a great open floor plan for cooking, socializing and dining.

To book a room in the house, select the housing option on the reservation form (reatreat attendees must also book the retreat registration) or email us at writingforlifeworkshops@gmail.com. A private room with a private bath is only $250/night, and that includes coffee, drinks and snacks, and self-serve lunch!

Spouse/partner can come too for an additional $30/night each.

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South Lake Tahoe, California

Geyserville Hotel

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Venue Phone: (707) 857-4343

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Tucked amid the picturesque vineyards and mountains of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, the Geyserville Inn is the quintessential Northern California Wine Country getaway and the only area hotel located in a vineyard.

Make the scenic eighty-mile drive from San Francisco, CA, and you’ll find yourself in the land of lush, rolling hills, surrounded by some of Sonoma’s most celebrated wineries.

The Geyserville Inn boasts 38 luxury guestrooms and three king suites with views of the solar-heated pool or neighboring vineyards (yes, there is a whirlpool spa too!). This newly renovated hotel is within walking distance of the charming town of Geyserville in the heart of wine country.

Be sure to schedule extra days for winery tours.

Some of our favorite wineries are nearby, and we’re happy to take you out for a day of tasting and great culinary delights in the region. June is a gorgeous time to explore California’s amazing wine country!

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Address:
21714 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville, California, 95441, United States

Reiki Kitchen Event Center

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Venue Phone: (530) 265-1957

Reiki Kitchen Event Center

Our boot camp will be held in this intimate event venue located in the heart of historic Nevada City. It features a beautiful private outdoor patio and an spacious indoor room where we can spend the day working on our scenes!

Lunch for the boot camp will be catered by this venue, and in the mornings we’ll provide coffee and yummy treats from a wonderful local bakery. Attendees can find many choices for lodging in the historic town of Nevada City close to this venue. The local Chamber of Commerce has listings you can peruse.

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Address:
313 Commercial St, Nevada City, California, 95959

Sunrise Vacation Home, Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, Little River, CA

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Venue Phone: 707-937-5525

Sunrise Vacation Home

Our Plotting Madness boot camp in the Mendocino is held at The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek in a gorgeous vacation home. Stay at the inn or nearby at one of the area’s fine accommodations. Or grab one of two rooms in the house itself. In this warm, inviting ambiance, we’ll gather each day, Monday-Wednesday, for our boot camp.

This spectacular modern craftsman style home offers a perfect blend of luxury, privacy and the spirit of the Mendocino Coast. Mendocino Sunrise, perched on the bluffs overlooking Russian Gulch and the Mendocino Headlands, beautifully combines old-world artistry with a relaxed contemporary style.

White water ocean views are captured from every room and, for the early riser, the south facing design provides spectacular sunrises and morning light while providing protection from the coast’s north winds.

Features include: a bright and airy great room with 18-ft vaulted ceilings, exposed timbers, a well-designed galley kitchen with top-line appliances, and large glass doors that open on to great redwood decks. In-floor radiant heat provides ”quiet” warmth while the Waterford wood stoves offer romantic ambiance and all the peace and quiet one could want.

Mendocino sunrise vacation home provides guests several opportunities to relax and enjoy your time away; from an old world Scandinavian sauna to the oversize soaking tub to the serenity of a private “basking garden” for ocean view meditation to private ocean access that is just a stroll away.

Two gorgeous guest rooms are available for rent during the retreat (Catharine and Susanne will be staying there as well). Contact us at writingforlifeworkshops@gmail.com to inquire about rates and booking policies.

The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek is located in Little River, just 3 miles South of the Village of Mendocino, on the beautiful Mendocino Coast. It sits just 7 miles north of the intersection of Highway 128 and US 1, and 11 miles south of the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 1.

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7051 N Hwy 1, , CA, Little River, California, 95456, United States