2020 Ike's Canyon Ranch
Where and What?
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. Still, not everyone wants to come try life in the high plains desert.
The Ike's Canyon residencies are intended for those who do.
The residency is designed to give writers a few weeks of true silence and concentration to dig deeply into their work. Residents will find both solitude and community with a small cohort of other writers sharing the residency.
Your time will be your own here. We cater to the writers' need for quiet and focus.
2020 Two Week Residencies
May 17 - 31
July 7 - 21
2020 Three Week Residencies
July 5 - 26
August 9 - 30
You choose the length of your stay.
what to expect
Bunk and Grub
Sleeping accommodations: There are two Private bedrooms in the main house allocated on a first come first served basis. If the Residency is full, two writers will share the 1870's stage stop cabin, which is just feet from the main house.
All Residents will have private writing space.
Food: All residents will bring their own food to be cooked on your own schedule in our fully Equipped kitchen. We often sit down to meals with guests here, "family style". We encourage all to take part in group preparation of meals, if that appeals.
$1,500 for two-week residencies
$2,100 for three-week residencies
If you need transportation to ike's we will pick you up and drop you off in Reno for $150 each direction. Please let us know well ahead of time if you want a ride.
until March 15, 2020
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if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.
The full cost of the residency is due 30 days Prior to the start date of the residency and is non-refundable 30 prior to the start date. If you need to cancel before 30 days of the start date of the residency, you will get a full refund minus the deposit.
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