• facebook

Taos Writing House

At the famed Mabel Dodge Luhan House with Judyth Hill
August 12-17, 2018


Register Now!

Eat-Write-Travel is excited to announce a NEW way for us to gather as writers...The Writing House!

Join us at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House in the magical town of Taos, New Mexico for a Life-Changing week of deep inspiration and profound time for your writing! 

Mabel Dodge was a prominent figure in the arts and society of New York City and Europe. When Mabel left New York to settle in Taos, marrying a full-blooded Taos Pueblo man by the name of Tony Luhan, the 1930s New Yorker Magazine cartoons quipped about Mabel in Taos!

D. H. Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Willa Cather, Ansel Adams and others found inspiration that would shape their lives’ work while visiting Tony and Mabel’s home. And you will too!

Plan, start, work on, or finish your manuscript of poems!  Your novel! Your Memoir! Commit to YOUR Writing ! Luxuriate in long stretches of luscious time!

Our Taos writing retreat is designed for writers who are currently working on a literary project. Limited to 12 participants, the retreat offers individual attention and support, as well as a stimulating, insightful environment.


We invite you to make your writing your priority!

Focus your time and attention and vivid creative attention on YOUR writing project,  while living in an environment bathed in beauty, tailored to give you generous time and an embracing space to work, and in the fun, wise and supportive company of Judyth Hill and your peers.

You will write and write and write, eat divine food prepared for you, walk and rest….stretch….have inspiring, invigorating classes, meet privately with Judyth to discuss anything coming up on your project, go on a gorgeous adventure to a famous Hot Springs and Spa, experience the fabulous medicine man and potter, Felipe Ortega, and then write some more! Go home with pages and pages! Rested, and jazzed! Excited to keep this momentum rolling!


Day 1

Arrive to the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. In the evening, we'll gather for cocktails and a traditional New Mexican dinner at one of Taos's most spectacular homes: the town's former Distillery.


Morning writing class, followed by time on your own to write or explore the many wonders of Taos.


Spend the day at the Distillery–writing class, lunch and time on your own to write in one of the property's many gardens.


Enjoy the inspiration of the lodge and quiet time to work on your project. Afternoon class with Judyth, followed by a cocktail party on the patio. Evening readings with dessert and coffee.


After a morning writing class, we'll head to Rancho de Taos for their famous chile rellenos. Enjoy an afternoon at Ojo Caliente Hot Springs–schedule a spa treatment*. Light dinner on the spa's front porch.


Group breakfast and closing ceremony. Depart for home.

Judyth will be holding mentoring sessions during the group's free time. She'll be in touch before the retreat to arrange each student's schedule.



$1850, single occupancy

Juniper House rooms

Included in the price are 5 nights at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House (single occupancy), daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 dinners, a cocktail party, entrance to the Ojo Caliente hot springs, as well as 15 hours of writing class and three hours of private mentoring with Judyth (1 1/2 in Taos, 1 1/2 online).


If you choose to visit the Ojo Caliente Spa, treatments are not included. You can explore a list of options at http://ojocaliente.ojospa.com/se

Since Mabel's is a retreat facility, there's only wifi in the community areas.



A $1000 per person deposit is required to reserve your place in the Taos Writing House. Since the number of participants is limited, early reservations are advised. Once your deposit is received, an email confirmation will be sent. The balance is due no later than 60 days before the tour begins. If not received by that time, EAT-WRITE-TRAVEL reserves the right to treat the reservation as canceled (please review our cancellation policy when booking).