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Taos Writing House

At the famed Mabel Dodge Luhan House with Judyth Hill
August 11-16, 2024


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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.


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, setting the tone and pace for the week to come. Free afternoon 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.


Today's class will take place at the Taos Art Museum followed by lunch at the Azteca Grill. Evening readings with dessert and coffee.


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.

More Retreat Information


$2300--single occupancy

$250--Bring a partner or friend to share a room and join in our evening events.

Included in the price are 5 nights at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, daily breakfast buffet, two lunches, one dinner, a cocktail party, an evening with dessert and coffee, as well as 15 hours of writing class and three hours of private mentoring with Judyth (1 in Taos, 2 online).

Deposits & Other

A $500 per person deposit is required to reserve your place in the Taos Writing House. The balance is due no later than 90 days before the tour begins. If not received by that time, EAT-WRITE-TRAVEL reserves the right to treat the reservation as cancelled.

Also, please note that we are unable to accommodate special diets when eating as a group. Meals are served either buffet or family-style and people can pick and choose whatever they like. If a tailored menu is required, please feel free to bring it along. We can also arrange a private chef at an additional cost.



The group will be staying in the Juniper House at Mabel's. Rooms are assigned on a first-to-register basis. Since it is a retreat center, internet is only available in the common areas.

Mabel's is a lovely property seeped in history, however due to the cobbled pathways and uneven terrain, it is not a good fit for anyone with mobility issues. There are steps required to get to all the rooms.