Location and Travel

Rockvale Writers’ Colony is located in College Grove, TN, which is south of Nashville. We are in a very rural corner of Williamson County. Nashville International Airport is about 1hour / 41 miles away. Traffic around the airport and surrounding interstates can be heavy.

It is very handy for writers to have a car when they stay with us. As we don’t supply meals, writers need to get groceries, and that means driving to the store. There are towns around us in every direction, but the nearest one with grocery stores and other shopping conveniences is about 25 minutes / 16 miles away.

We realize some writers fly in from other states and don’t want the expense or hassle of renting a car. Ubers from the airport to the colony can be hard to find and expensive as well, often more than $100 per trip. For this reason, RWC is compiling a list of drivers from our community who are willing to pick up and drop off writers at the Nashville airport. The fee for this service is $50 each way. Payment will be made directly to the driver and not through RWC. We will help with the arrangement of connecting writers to drivers.

We also have drivers willing to take writers to the grocery store when needed. We usually reserve Tuesdays for grocery trips. The fee for this is $20 and payment will be made directly to the driver. Most often, we take writers to Publix in Berry Farms/Franklin, which is a large grocery chain with good produce and everything else you’ll need.

If you wish to utilize our driver service either for airport pickup/dropoff or to the grocery, let the RWC director know with as much advance notice as possible. If you have questions about any of this, email Sandy at sandy.rockvale@gmail.com.