We'll do everything we can to ensure you get the most out of your writing retreat. Here are some of the extras we can arrange for you with a little advance planning:


  • Customized grocery shopping in advance of your arrival;                   

  • Daily maid service, priced per day;                                                               

  • Your choice of wine and cocktail makings stocked in the casita;

  • 90 minute in-casita massage therapist.




Do you want your significant other, critique partner, or BFF to accompany you on this retreat? This may be possible, but please keep a few things in mind.  The cottage is furnished with one desk, one full bath, and one Queen-sized bed. With advance notice, we can provide a blow-up mattress and supply extra bed linens, towels, and snacks.

Also, the coaching program is designed to be one-on-one, not a group class.  If you wish to “share” your coaching retreat with another person, there are two ways to do this. You may either split the coaching time between the two of you or arrange to pay for additional coaching sessions. If you decide to share the retreat, these extra charges will apply:

  • Review of work, consultation, and development of a coaching program for a second guest, $350;

  • Additional coaching per hour, $100;

  • Five continental breakfasts for an additional person, $50

  • The cost of the private chef option would go up to $1,500 for two people.




You are welcome to arrive early or stay longer to use the casita as a base for sight-seeing. There is a lot to do and see in the area. However, this will be possible only if another coaching client is not booked for the week immediately before or following your retreat. If you already know you’d like to add days, please reserve them when you reserve your retreat. The fee for added nights is $75 per night for one guest and does not include breakfast, meals, coaching, or use of the main house kitchen. The cost for two guests is $100 per night. Be sure to let Susan know in advance if you’d be interested in extending your stay. 




Would you like our coaching relationship to continue? Please talk with Susan about how we can develop a custom-made coaching program to keep you moving in the right direction. Costs will be negotiated on an individual basis. 




One friendly dog with current vaccinations is welcome, if approved in advance. A refundable $250 security deposit will be added to the invoice.  Please note that you must clean up after your dog and stay with him/her while inside the fenced-in yard around the main house.  You cannot let your dog run loose here – this is a high desert ecosystem with occasional coyotes, scorpions, birds of prey, snakes, and other critters. Susan cannot watch your dog while you’re out sightseeing or hiking, so be prepared to take him/her with you on your adventures. (New Mexico is a relatively dog-friendly place.) PLEASE -- DO NOT BRING YOUR CAT! Susan loves kittehs, but her neurotic Labradoodle feels very differently.