Self-Guided Writing Retreats

Retreat - your space, your time, your mastery

Self-Guided Hourly, Full Day & Weekend Retreats

Book Gertrude’s Writing Room for Self-Guided Hourly, Full Day or Weekend Retreats.

 

Create a powerful retreat for yourself to begin that dream writing project or complete it. Join with your writers’ group, book club, sewing group, crafting group, or that special community you need to retreat and relax and reflect.
 

Gertrude’s Writing Room is the perfect place for you to cultivate your creativity!

Creativity Amenities include: 

Free WIFI, large tables, desks, comfy chairs, a sofa bed, large screen television with Youtube, Netflix, Disney, hundreds of films and Chromecast, a large white/wipe board with markers for brainstorming and/or organizing, a full craft closet with hundreds of items, a Mac computer, workable typewriters, a wireless printer, journals, pens, markers – WE HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED. (And if we don’t – we will get it!)
 

Food Amenities: 
Kitchen includes microwave, toaster, coffee maker (and fixin’s), kettle, sink, all dishes, table settings, cutlery, plates, glasses, coffee, tea.

We can arrange to bring food in. There are many delicious restaurants to choose from. We can help with the planning of food/drinks for your weekend retreat.

General Space Info: free parking, fully accessible entrance/exit, washrooms, kitchen. Furniture can be moved around, if necessary, to suit your needs.

WE DO NOT ALLOW SLEEPOVERS.

RETREAT HOURS: DURING 8AM - 10PM ONLY 

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HOURLY RATES

HOURLY RATES ARE FOR 1-3 HOUR SESSIONS.

If you intend to spend more than 3 hours in the writing room, rates change (get cheaper!), so please send an email to Vanessa to discuss the length of time you’d like to spend in the space.

PAYMENT CHOICES: debit, credit, paypal, e-transfer & cash

Where would you like to write, read, create?

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The most popular writing spot, looking into the beautiful and busy Willistead Park. Comes complete with a printer, wifi, plug outlets and clearly cool desk!

The Green Behemoth

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The Mac Table

Don't have a computer, no prob! We've got one! Use the Mac or just the table - either way, the table is yours for reading, writing or creating! 

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Group Table

Perfect for writer's groups, book clubs, meetings or just plain hangin' out! Connect via chromcast to our big screen television, excellent for adding zoom friends or watching Youtube or Netflix.

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Siting Area

A hot spot for journal writing, reading, gabbing and sipping tea. The sofa turns into a bed if you're in need a of a nap. Plenty of soft blankets and pillows for comfort too!

Hourly Rates for Day Visits

HOURLY RATES ARE FOR 1-3 HOUR SESSIONS.

 

If you intend to spend more than 3 hours in the writing room, rates change (get cheaper!), so please send an email to Vanessa to discuss the length of time you’d like to spend in the space.

PAYMENT CHOICES: debit, credit, paypal, e-transfer & cash
 

$8.00/HOUR or two hours for $15.00

$5.00/HOUR friend rate for two people (so, two people = $10.00 for the hour or $15.00 for two hours)

Writing at Gertrude’s Writing Room is a unique experience that respects the creative process and, therefore, your creative heart. We are here to provide you with a safe, beautiful, creative space.

DURING THE WARM MONTHS, WE ALSO HAVE A BISTRO TABLE UNDER AN UMBRELLA, AND QUILTS AND PORTABLE WRITING TABLES FOR READING AND WRITING IN THE PARK. 

The Free Stuff - Guaranteed!

FREE PARKING
FREE WIFI
FREE COFFEE, TEA, WATER
FREE SMILES

FULLY ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE
FULLY ACCESSIBLE WASHROOMS
USE OF KITCHEN
USE OF BOOKS (Extensive library of over 600 books from poetry to fiction to craft to kids' books!)
USE OF TYPEWRITERS

USE OF BIG SCREEN TELEVISION

USE OF GIANT WHITE BOARD

USE OF CRAFT SUPPLIES

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Self-Guided Weekend Retreats

Gertrude’s Writing Room is available from 8am to 9pm for weekend retreats. You can book the writing room for any amount of time during those hours.

 

RATES are the same for single writers and groups.
 

4 hours/day = 8 hours over two days = $150.00
 

6-8 hours/day = 12-16 hours over two days = $200*

*This price does not include food. Any ordered in food costs will be added to the price.
 

Writing at Gertrude’s Writing Room is a unique experience that respects the creative process and, therefore, your creative heart. We are here to provide you with a safe, beautiful, creative space.

Self-Guided Full Day Retreat Rates:

Daily Rate for One Writer:

4-8 HOURS BETWEE 9AM – 9PM – YOU CHOOSE THE HOURS

4 HOURS = $50.00

6 HOURS = $60.00

8 HOURS = $75.00

 

Self-Guided Group Retreat Rates:

Group Retreats are for TWO to EIGHT WRITERS. 
Writers groups, book clubs, fan clubs, etc..!

 

Daily Group Rate:

4-8 HOURS BETWEE 9AM – 9PM – YOU CHOOSE THE HOURS

4 HOURS = $60.00

6 HOURS = $70.00

8 HOURS = $85.00

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GUIDED RETREATS

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