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We offer beautiful and private bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Writers have access to many lovely and functional common areas including a large kitchen, dining / gathering room, reading and writing porches, sitting room, work room, several outdoor spaces, decks, and gardens in which to take in the wonder and peace of nature. We have a swimming pool, an in-ground whirlpool spa, and a tennis court. Hiking trails that traverse the wooded ridge behind our buildings provide ample outdoor space to explore and offer a respite after intense hours of writing.

Residencies are available for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks at a highly subsidized rate of $350.00 per week. 

Weekly Residencies begin on Mondays with a check-in no earlier than 3:00 p.m. and end on Sundays with a check-out no later than 11:00 a.m.

Residents are expected to provide their own food and prepare their own meals and are given ample pantry and refrigerator space for groceries. Every Monday at 6:00 p.m. we will host a welcome dinner. We highly encourage attendance at this gathering so that writers can benefit from our community, enjoy getting to know one another, and share information about their writing projects.   

Writers must be self-driven, independent and able to work in a quiet manner respecting other residents. In the application process, writers will be asked to briefly articulate their project, share why they think they would benefit from time at Rockvale Writers’ Colony, and provide 5 pages of sample writing. We will work with accepted writers to find a convenient time for their residency. Once scheduled, writers are asked for a $100.00 deposit to hold their spot. 

Mini-Residencies:

While we greatly prefer writers to stay at least 1 week, we understand that for some writers, especially parents, coordinating a full week away might not be possible. Therefore, with flexibility in mind, RWC offers stays of less than one week at the regular nightly rate of $100.00 with no application necessary. Please keep in mind full-week residencies are given preference. Shorter stays are granted at the discretion of the director and are dependent on room availability.

Application Periods: 
Presently, applications are accepted year-round. Please allow up to 30 days for a response, but we often get back to writers much sooner than that. Flexibility with dates is greatly appreciated. 

Other Fees:

Application fee – $35.00.
Cleaning fee – $25.00.
Shuttle service from Nashville International Airport (if pre-arranged) – $40.00 each way.

Applicable sales tax of 9.75% and occupancy tax of 4% also apply.

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