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Lit Camp

Writing Retreat at bell valley 

September 15 - 19, 2022
in boonville, CA

What's included:

  • 4 nights accommodation at Bell Valley retreat center (single, double & quadruple occupancy available)

  • Vegetarian lunch and dinner each day, prepared by our on-site caterer/chef (guests bring their own breakfast - kitchens available)

  • 2 morning guided meditations designed to deepen your writing (held in the yurt with expansive views)

  • 2 Happy Hour craft talks

  • Evening one-page salon readings

  • 4 days of uninterrupted writing time



  • Redwood hot tub

  • Communal fire pit

  • 5 miles of hiking trails on 65 acres

  • Swimming pond (with dock)

  • Kitchens available for each type of accommodation

  • Yurt w/yoga mats and props

the retreat is sold out

Please Contact us to join the waitlist

Accommodations & pricing

Proceeds from the retreat will go toward scholarships to Lit Camp 2023

The tollhouse

The Toll House has a professional kitchen, formal dining room, livingroom with fireplace, and a wrap-around deck. It is close to the hot tub.

The Toll House is air conditioned.

The Porch Room (Double occupancy)

     Spacious Tollhouse Room with sun porch, ensuite bath with shower & clawfoot tub

           1 King bed  -  $1395 (Sold out)

           1 Twin bed  -  $1195  (Sold out)

The Green Room (Double occupancy)

     Spacious Tollhouse Room with ensuite bath with tub & shower

          1 King bed  -  $1395 (Sold out)

          1 Twin bed  -  $1195 (Sold out)

The Red Room (Single occupancy)

     Charming Tollhouse Room with ensuite bath (shower)

     1 Queen bed  -  $1595 (Sold out)

The Blue Room (Single occupancy)

     Lovely Tollhouse Room with private bath (shower)

     1 Queen bed  -  $1595 (Sold out)


The bunkhouse

How to register:

Contact us, and let us know your preferred accommodation. 


If your first choice is available, we will invoice you for 50% of the total amount. A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

The remaining balance will be due on July 30, 2022 (we will invoice you to remind you).

Deposits are fully refundable (minus a 10% handling fee) until July 29, 2021

The retreat is limited to 22 writers.

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Toll House Kitchen


Toll House bedroom

Connected to the Toll House by a breezeway, the Bunkhouse has its own private deck, kitchen and full bath w/clawfoot tub and shower, and large octagonal living room with built in window seats. It is also close to the hot tub.

The Bunk House is air conditioned.

Accommodations in the Bunkhouse are quadruple occupancy in 4 built-in twin bunks. Please note that the Bunkhouse is single gender female.

     Each Bunkhouse twin  -  $1195 (Sold out)


The Cottage

Built as two separate buildings in a secluded area adjacent to the creek, the Cottage has a full kitchen, dining area, living room with wood stove, office space, and a private deck. 

The Cottage is air conditioned and ADA accessible.

One side has a queen bed and full bathroom with shower. The other side has the kitchen, living and dining areas, a half bath, and a very comfortable full Murphey bed.

The two sides of the Cottage connect by a breezeway.

The Cottage is double occupancy (though each guest has a separate sleeping room) 

     Each cottage guest -- $1495 (Sold out)

Bunk House sleeping area


Bunk House bath


Tent cabin interior

Platform tents

There are 10 luxury tents set around the knoll of the property. Each tent is set on a wooden platfrom deck and has 2 twin beds, a fan, and a small deck for outside seating.

All tents have access to the well-equipped bath house and an outdoor kitchen. Tent guests are also welcome to use the indoor kitchen in the Barn.

We are offering all tents as single occupancy


     Each platform tent - $1195 (Sold out)



Platform tents

The Cottage

Tent Cabins

There are 2 tent cabins tucked away at the edge of the trees. These have King beds and will be offered as single occupancy. 

The Tent Cabins have access to the bath house and the outdoor kitchen, as well as the kitchen in the barn.

     Each tent cabin  -  $1395 (Sold out)

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Bath house for tent dwellers


Platform tent interior

Note: All common areas on the property will be open to all guests. Guests staying in Platform Tents will be able to work in the barn & Toll House, as well as on the various patios

Covid policy

In order to ensure the health and safety of everyone, every member of our staff has been fully vaccinated.

Additionally, we will require proof of vaccination upon booking. (If you have a health restriction which prevents you from being vaccinated, please contact us.)


The Barn

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