The Writer’s Retreat | $1849/guest

With Nat Geo Writer Andrew Evans

A unique creative writing workshop in the inspiring wilderness of Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Ever wish you could drop everything and devote more time and energy to your writing? Do you dream of the kind of solitude and silence found in the mountain air, far away from the demands and distraction of home, immersed in nature. A creative space where you can finally focus on your memoir, screenplay, novel, poetry, or travel essays?

Join us November 3-9 2018 for the all-new Writer’s Retreat at Bentwood Inn, where big nature will inspire your own artistic endeavors. Set in the Rocky Mountains, at the edge of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, the Writer’s Retreat at Bentwood Inn offers a one-of-a-kind getaway for anybody longing to unwind and tap into their more creative self. Clean and quiet spaces, exclusive private rooms, and one-on-one professional instruction deliver a rare opportunity to get in touch with your imagination and produce fresh, original work or polish up a longstanding project.

The unique week-long mountain retreat includes all meals, five days of writing workshops and seminars, one-on-one writing tutorials, and all lodge activities.

During their residency, visiting writers are invited to enjoy the incredible location of Bentwood, the surrounding nature, and the community of Jackson Hole. Meanwhile, daily workshops address the essentials of creative writing and how best to improve your craft, including exercises, tools, and patient guidance. No matter your genre or experience level, the Writer’s Retreat at Bentwood Inn offers a unique and secluded setting with plenty of individual attention to help achieve your artistic goals.

So grab your laptop or notebook and come experience the peace and wonder of Bentwood Inn and Jackson Hole. There’s nowhere else like it on Earth, and you will return home a better artist, loaded down with new skills and rich memories.

What’s included:

  • Six nights of lodging at the rustic, luxuriously appointed log lodge
  • Chef-prepared breakfasts daily (6)
  • Evening appetizers with beverages (5)
  • Bentwood Inn Bistro multi-course dining experiences (2)
  • Bentwood Inn chef-prepared, family-style dinner at the inn (3)
  • Prepared lunches, your choice of picnic lunch or to enjoy at the inn (5)
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Daily group workshops
  • One-on-one mentoring with Andrew Evans
  • One evening activity or visiting naturalist talk+

Andrew Evans is a writer and the lead instructor for the Feynan Writers Retreat. He has completed over 40 assignments for National Geographic, reporting from over a hundred countries and all seven continents. He developed a special relationship with Jackson  Hole following three separate trips for National Geographic. He is the author of five books, including his most recent travel memoir, The Black Penguin, which the New York Times named one of “Summer’s Best Travel Books” in 2017. Andrew contributes regularly to National Geographic Traveler, Outside, BBC Travel, and the Chicago Tribune. He regularly teaches creative writing and photography workshops for both the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic.

Follow him on Twitter @WheresAndrew

*Price is per guest participant, single occupancy. Must add 9% tax plus 5% lodging gratuity to price. Opportunity to share rooms or bring a non-participant guest available – space is limited.
+Activity based on final group count. Some activities include, guided nature walk/hike; cooking class at the inn with chef, or naturalist talk.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

A $500 deposit is required at time of booking. Reservations can be made by calling the innkeepers at Bentwood Inn at 307-739-1411. All major credit cards are accepted. Deposit becomes non-refundable after August 15. Any cancellations prior to August 15 are subject to a $75 cancellation fee per guest participant booked. Cancellations made 30 days or less from arrival date, forfeit all monies paid, no exceptions. We highly recommend trip insurance, check with your current insurance provider.  Final payment due 30 days before arrival, or by October 3.