retreat guidelines

We make these recommendations because they work. After five years of doing this, talking to attendees, and using our own experience as a rule of thumb, we can guarantee that if you adopt these guidelines you will leave La Muse feeling very accomplished. Your time here is a gift, but the gift comes daily in the attention you give to your work, not just with your presence at the house.

    * Six days a week, we recommend the following daily schedule:

      8AM – awake and breakfast.

      9AM – 1 PM. Creative Projects.

      1PM – 2 PM. Lunch.

      2PM – 6 PM. Creative Projects.


    * Quiet Hours. There will be no noise in the common areas, and respectful quiet in the rooms during work hours and from 10:30 PM to 8 AM.

    * Any collaborative work or discussions of projects must be held quietly

    * Noise levels during social hours inside and outside the house must always be respectful of the peaceful natural environment and our neighbors.

    * You are here to create. What we provide is not heavy on service; we give you a beautiful, affordable space in which to get your work done.

    * This is not a tourist visit. We’d be happy to schedule readings one night a week; dinners one night a week; and outings in the region one day a week.

    * All common areas must be cleared of personal items, including books and laptops and notebooks.

    * Rooms are to be kept tidy.

    * No food or drink in the rooms.

    * No smoking in the house.

    * Kitchens and dining areas must be cleaned after mealtimes.

    * Anything that is damaged must be paid for.

    * Minimum Stay: one month.

    * The management reserves the right to ask anyone to leave at any time.

    * Participants who leave early will not be refunded their money.

contact us for more information, interesting projects, collaboration possibilities or references at

Oraphan Lutgenhorst ,169 Moo, Ban Nongha, Nambualong, Sanpatong, Chiangmai 12050, Thailand, Tel / Fax:, +66-03-836094, mobile +66-089-045-8585