Porches Writing Retreat
Porches Writing Retreat

The Porches

56 Pine Hill Lane, Norwood VA 24581

(434) 263--4135

How to apply:

To reserve a room please e-mail a brief bio and description of your project.

Request the availability of dates you would like to spend at the retreat. 

Once confirmed, we request an advance deposit (half). We are open to “last minute" reservations if there is availability. You may pay with check, money order, Venmo, or Paypal (trudyhale@gmail.com account). No credit cards.

Cancellation Policy:

Deposits are not refunded but applied (less 5% cancellation fee) to another time scheduled at your convenience.

If you cancel and we have turned away other writers for your room and there's not enough time to fill it, your deposit is non-refundable.  

Deposits are applied in full if snow cancellation.

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A poem begins with a lump in the throat.
— Robert Frost


We are a half hour from the Appalachian Trail, 50 minutes from the the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, 2 hours from Richmond and 3 hours from Washington, D.C. 

Clear driving directions will be sent with the reservation confirmation.

The closest airports are Charlottesville, Virginia airport (CHO) or Lynchburg airport.

The rental car companies are: National Car Rental and Avis located at the airport. Others include: Enterprise, Budget, Alamo, located nearby (shuttle provided).

If you are renting a car, another option is to fly into Washington D.C. Dulles airport (IAD) and rent your car. You will have a 3-hour drive from D.C. to The Porches. Or if you choose not to drive, you may take the train (Amtrak) to Charlottesville and I can pick you up and drop you off for a small fee.