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4th Annual Writer's Getaway Retreat

  • North Yellowstone Lodge 1083 U.S. 89 Gardiner, MT, 59030 United States (map)

OCTOBER 8-13TH, 2019

Gardiner, Montana

Take the time to do the work and be totally supported in nature at the 4th Annual Writer's Getaway Retreat with MT+NYC Collaborative.  

Right after the Paradise Valley narrows into the rugged Yankee Jim Canyon, beside the Yellowstone River, lies the site for our getaway.  This is a serene and low key, high productivity retreat for the artist who needs some uninterrupted time to work on any project they just haven't had the space to nurture.  We offer enough structure to make the experience supportive, but leave the days wide open for the muse to work her magic.

photo courtesy of Sofia Jensen

photo courtesy of Sofia Jensen

Each day begins with an optional yoga practice specifically sequenced to invite creative expression and quiet the chatter of the mind.  This is followed by nutritious seasonal breakfasts prepared by our chef Matt Brill formerly of New York's Esme, a delicious eatery in Brooklyn.  We then enter 3 hours of silence in all common areas of the property.  Perhaps one day you choose to work on the large deck, contemplating views of Dome Mountain or the Yellowstone River; another day, you wander over and write in the apple orchard, the wood stove warmed lodge, or in the privacy of your room.  We break the silence for a lunch hour, and then enter three more hours of focused work.  For those who are ready for a break, we offer optional daily excursions (guided hikes, touring Yellowstone, hot springs soaks) before dinner.  Each night after dinner there's the option to hear a reading, share your work if you feel inclined, or just sit by the campfire listening to some good mountain music.


What we offer:

  • 6 hours of silence/day 

  • 3 beautifully prepared meals per day from chef Matt Brill

  • optional morning yoga practice with Kendra Potter (beginner to advanced levels welcome)

  • tour of Yellowstone National Park

  • visits to local hot springs

  • guided hikes in the Montana wilderness

  • private or shared rooms with a shared bath

  • curated community of other creatives from around the country

  • the gift of unscheduled and unstructured TIME

What we do not offer:

  • structured workshops or writing classes

  • uninvited feedback on your work

  • required participation in any aspect of the retreat


(includes 5 nights lodging, 3 meals/day, snacks, yoga, hikes, trip to Yellowstone).

This does not include transportation to or from the retreat. Please note that some of the optional excursions may involve an extra fee.  


This Year We Will Have Scholarship Opportunities Available. If You Are Interested Please Email Us To Inquire.