Our Mission

Our mission is to create and share a sanctuary for writers, artists, educators and students where they can be close to, and inspired by, the natural world. We hope that our warm, supportive retreat environment will provide the space and time in which individuals and communities can explore, think, imagine and feel possibility.

We will provide affordable classroom, workshop, and function space for writers, students and other groups where like minded individuals can gather as a community in support of one another.

An essential goal of the Barred Owl Retreat is to foster a sense of place and a bond between the human and nonhuman. We aim to work with local educators, artist, and college students who will take their knowledge of place and environment back to the communities which they serve.