The Writer's Refuge

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Entire cabin hosted by George

  1. 1 guest
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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The Writer's Refuge offers solitude to writers and other creatives who need to get away to focus on their work. Tucked into the woods, it’s a cozy place to write—especially when rain patters on the metal roof and a fire crackles in the wood stove.

The space
The Writer's Refuge is a place where writers and other creatives can escape the distractions of everyday life and devote themselves fully to their work. This means single occupancy and the deliberate absence of amenities such as a television and DVD player. It also means the presence of supportive technologies such as Wi-Fi and a printer.

The cabin looks like it sprouted out of the forest that surrounds it. Although it's 90 square feet bigger than Thoreau’s cabin on Walden Pond, it's small enough to hold you close and keep you focused on your writing.

You'll be productive at the drop-front desk, which features Wi-Fi, a printer, and some office supplies; enjoy reading in the recliner by the warmth of a fire in the wood stove, nourish yourself well in the fully-equipped kitchen; and enjoy listening to the birds while writing in the Adirondack chair on the screened porch. For our coffee drinkers, we provide a Mr. Coffee brewer, filters and coffee grinder. You can bring your favorite beans and grind them fresh.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Long term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Langley, Washington, United States

Nestled between the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, and surrounded by the water of the Puget Sound, Whidbey Island offers inspiration to all kinds of artists who make it their home. The Foxglove Cabin is located on the south end of the Island, which is an artists community.

Hosted by George

  1. Joined in February 2011
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The Writer's Refuge is a place with an interesting story. It began when Petra, who was looking for property on Whidbey Island, went to Seattle, where she happened to meet Marilee, who had property on Whidbey for sale. They divided the acreage, and Petra purchased half of it. She completely renovated the unfinished, off-grid cabin located on the property and built a home about 300 feet away.

When the house and cabin were finished, Petra founded the Writer's Refuge, a Washington State corporation. She was committed to supporting writers and other creatives in achieving their goals, and many of them followed their Muse to Whidbey Island, where they found the solitude they yearned for in the cabin.

Marilee married George and, a number of years later, they decided to build a home on the parcel that adjoined Petra’s. Petra suggested that they buy the home she had built instead, and they did just that. The three of them decided to work together to keep the Writer’s Refuge alive. Now, Petra manages the business aspects of the Writer’s Refuge and George is your on-site host.

Petra is a writer and editor. George retired from the FAA in 2010, and Marilee still works there.
The Writer's Refuge is a place with an interesting story. It began when Petra, who was looking for property on Whidbey Island, went to Seattle, where she happened to meet Marilee,…

During your stay

The owner of this property is available to help with everything from building a fire in the wood stove, choosing a local restaurant, or finding nearby hiking trails. But above all, he is the guardian of your solitude.

George is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy