June 16 - 29

July 7 – 20

September 1 - 21


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  carefully, also Transportation to Ike's, and contact us  with any questions or concerns.


Sleeping accommodations: There are two bedrooms in the main house. These two bedrooms will be 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.  More cabins are coming in 2020.


Bathrooms are shared.


All Residents will have private writing space.


Food: The nearest restaurant is 68 miles away.  We do not have a license to cook food for you.  We are (as we learned from some Brits) what they call in Europe, "Kitchen available." If you have never heard of this, we apologize for the unconventionality. It's just part of the middle of nowhere thing. The good news is that you know you will be eating food you like. prepare it on your own schedule.


For your food here, we offer three options.


1) You Bring your food.


2) you send us a list of the food you want and we will get it for you. There are fantastic grocery stores in Reno and we can get just about anything there. You would reimburse us for the tab.


3) we have a menu of pre-prepared costco meals in our freezer. We will send you a list of meals with their prices. you can pick them for your stay and we will tack on the cost.

we often sit down to meals with guests here, "family style". We all can take part in group preparation of meals, if that appeals. Ike's will do the clean up. it's totally up to you.


We will "go to town" for supplies at least once during your residency, so we can restock you. Our kitchen is fully equipped and fully stocked with staples (spices, oils, other basics, fresh eggs if the chickens are feeling up to it.) There is plenty of pantry, refrigerator and freezer space.


if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.


We accept payment by  PayPal,  major credit cards and personal checks.

We value our privacy and we will value yours. Your information will be kept private.


Mailing address:

PO Box 847

Eureka, NV 89316

Physical address:

3350 Ike's Canyon Road

Manhattan, NV 89022