THE UNPLUGGED RETREAT: WRITER'S BLOCK EDITION
DO I NEED ANY EXPERIENCE TO JOIN?
Absolutely not! All experience levels are welcomed! Writer's block can happen to beginners and experts, to poets and song writers, so we welcome all types!
WHAT ABOUT COVID-19?
All guest will be required to complete a pre-arrival questionnaire within 24-hours of arrival to the retreat to ensure you have had no contact with anyone with COVID-19 in the past 14-days.
East Valley Ranch has a full set of Health and Sanitation Protocols including temperature checks, industry leading cleaning and sanitizing protocols are used to clean guest rooms, with particular attention paid to high-touch items including toilet seats and handles, door and furniture handles, water faucet handles, nightstands, telephones, light switches, thermostats, and alarm clocks. that can be reviewed in full here.
Be ensured if at any time prior to the retreat COVID-19 Restrictions increase in New York State, we will issue you a full refund.
WILL FOOD BE PROVIDED?
Yes, we have our own private chef who will cook daily hot meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner). In addition, snacks, coffee, juice, water and tea are available all day for your convenience. We even have some s'mores included!
You are welcome to bring small snack or food items.
WE HAVE GROUP MEMBERS WITH SPECIFIC DIETARY NEEDS, HOW ARE THESE ADDRESSED?
We have our own private chef who will be happy to adjust or change a meal to ensure that every participant can find something delicious to eat. We request that you notify us prior to the start of your trip about any special dietary needs so that we can make arrangements.
WILL I BE SHARING A ROOM?
The rooms at East Valley Ranch can accommodate up to four people, however the assignment of rooms and the determination of single or double occupancy is ultimately up to the organizers based on availability.
We love groups! Groups of 2 or more (even if tickets are purchased separately) will be roomed together if possible. Please let us know at the time of ticket purchase or via the contact form here, the full names of the other writers in your group.
I KNOW THIS IS THE "UNPLUGGED" RETREAT BUT, IS THERE CELL SERVICE AND WIFI AT EAST VALLEY RANCH?
No. You'll have to put the technology down- there is no cell service at East Valley Ranch. The closest service is 20 minutes away in Neversink, NY. The main dining room does have limited wifi to allow guests the opportunity to check email and Facebook.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Transportation is being provided by an Academy Coach Bus from Manhattan to the retreat site, East Valley Ranch, and back. More information, such as specific pick-up location, will be sent to guests once registered.
You are also welcome to drive to East Valley Ranch on your own if you prefer.