Writing Retreat with Alpacas and Flowers

Media, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Louise

  1. 8 hours
  2. Hosted in English
A local favorite
Often booked by people who live nearby.

What you'll do

Come out to a writing retreat on an Alpaca and Flower Farm surrounded by woods. Arrive at 8:30 for breakfast, tea, coffee, and a chance to meet everyone. Starting at 9:00, we will sit on the porch, with a view of the flower fields, as we write on a group icebreaker to warm us up. We will then have a two-hour block of time to work on a longer project of our choice. A lunch break will give us time to socialize and enjoy delicious food, and then we'll step outside to cut flowers and make our own arrangements. After lunch we will have another two-hour writing block, followed by sharing our progress. We'll wrap up at 4:00 with dessert and another chance to socialize.
Come out to a writing retreat on an Alpaca and Flower Farm surrounded by woods. Arrive at 8:30 for breakfast, tea, coffee, and a chance to meet everyone. Starting at 9:00, we will sit on the porch, with a view of the flower fields, as we write on a group icebreaker to warm us up. We will then have a two-hour block of time to work on a longer project of our choice. A lunch break will give us time to socialize and enjoy delicious food, and then we'…
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What's included

  • Food
    Breakfast will be available at 8:30AM.
    At noon, enjoy a delicious, se...
  • Drinks
    We'll start the day with coffee and tea. They will be available throughout...

Meet your Host, Louise

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 4 Reviews
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Louise Bierig graduated from the University of Iowa's Undergraduate Writers' Workshop. She has written countless short stories, several personal essays, a few poems, three novels, and is currently at work on a novella. She leads the Lansdowne Writers Workshop as well as a workshop for Wallingford Swarthmore Community Classes. Her short stories and essays have been published in Peregrine Journal, Philadelphia Stories, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Swarthmorean. Her fiction has won the following awards: 2004: Finalist in novel writing contest sponsored by Suspect Thoughts Press; 1997: Finalist for The Heekin Group Foundation Writer’s & Education Fund; 1992: First prize in Mercyhurst College short fiction contest.
Louise Bierig graduated from the University of Iowa's Undergraduate Writers' Workshop. She has written countless short stories, several personal essays, a few poems, three novels, and is currently at work on a novella. She leads the Lansdowne Writers Workshop as well as a workshop for Wallingford Swarthmore Community Classes. Her short stories and essays have been published in Peregrine Journal, Philadelphia Stories, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Swarthmorean. Her fiction has won the follow…
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Where you'll be

We will conduct the workshop in a colonial era farmhouse on an Alpaca and Flower Farm surrounded by forest. We'll enjoy cool breezes on the porch or in the yard. Views of the flower fields will provide inspiration for our writing.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Chapin
January 2020
So glad I choose to spend this day writing with others just like me (and the animals, of course!). Heartwarming AND productive day.
Danielle
January 2020
Had a wonderful time at the Winter Writing Retreat. Lovely group and great atmosphere for writing. Meeting the animals was a nice break to the day, especially walking with the alpacas.
Kim
January 2020
What a wonderful experience I had. Unique location with friendly Alpaca’s. The food was plentiful and the Hostess very accommodating. I got a lot of writing done and gained new insights and techniques to continue to developing my stories and content. Thank you Louise and Linda, what a memorable experience!
Dena
January 2020
Great experience ! Hosts were so attentive ... The group was wonderful and inspiring!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

What to bring

notebooks

pens