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Ike's Canyon Retreats 

Please contact us about when you'd like to come. Best months are June through September. The rest of the year can be quite chilly.

Why Ikes?

As you can see by checking out any satellite night view of North America,  Ike's Canyon Ranch is set in one of the least populated, most remote and wild areas in the contiguous 48 states. It's about 30 miles of dirt road off Nevada state Highway 50, also known as the Loneliest Road in America. Here the noise of the outside world goes quiet, replaced by gentle wind, bird call and the sound of your own thoughts.


Not everyone wants to come try life in the high plains desert. The Ike's Canyon Retreats are intended for those who do.


The retreats are aimed to give adventuresome writers a few weeks of true silence and concentration to dig deeply into their work. Writers will find both solitude and community with a small cohort of other writers.

Retreats and Residencies are designed to give writers days of true silence,  concentration and inspiration to dig deeply into their work, while in community with other writers. 


Cost; $600 - $950 per week depending on accommodations. We offer discounts for students. We offer 10% discount for three weeks or more.


Our availability is May to September. Solo retreats are open year round.


Emails us with the dates you want.

The cost does not include transportation. Light breakfast and lunch fixins' will be provided.  Dinners will be communal, provided by participants and prepared on a schedule decided before you come.

Covid-19 preparations will be required. 

Applications are open until filled. 

A $200 deposit is required to hold your place. Full payment is due 30 days before your retreat.

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This is a remote and wild place, and it's important that you understand what to expect before you apply.  Please read all about Ike's and contact us  with any questions or concerns.

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