PLAYA’s campus is available for rent to nonprofits, schools, youth groups, and like-minded organizations. Please reach out to check our schedule and for rates. Contact PLAYA at 541-943-3983 or email


We welcome you to design your own creative retreat. Tap into the creative nectar of this magical place. Among those who have worked here are author Barry Lopez, essayist Debra Gwartney, adventurer Noah Strycker, poet Jerry Martien, master printmaker Pat Clark, novelist John Daniel, and many more.

Undistracted Time + Your Creative Passion + Space

PLAYA has everything you need for a productive and restorative creative retreat. In addition, you will have access to local hikes, boats for the swimming pond, and boots for the dynamic playa. Swans, flickers, raptors, and other birdlife can be seen and heard from the pond and trees around the Commons. PLAYA has eight cabins, nine bedrooms, a commercial kitchen, and main Commons building. Deisgn your own retreat cohort to join you. We are unable to host weddings at this time, and we ask that no more than 18 people be in a cohort.

PLAYA Creative Retreat Accommodations and Amenities

Dates Available

April 29th to May 3rd

Cabins included w campus rate

  • Wildcat — One double

  • Diablo — One double, one futon

  • Cabin 8 or 9 — One double each

  • Cabin 4, 5, or 6  — One queen each

  • Cabin 10 — Two queens, separate bedrooms


Stove and Oven, Cooking Utensils, Refrigerator, and Freezer, Microwave, Dishes


Guests provide their own meals

Studios – Please follow this link for specific information about our studios.

  • Printmaking and Book Arts Studio

  • Four Multimedia and Visual Studios

  • Music Studio

  • Movement / Yoga Studio


Telephone, Internet, Heating, Wood Stoves in the Commons, Linens and Towels Provided, Washing Machine and Clothes Dryer, Parking, Outdoor Fire Pit, Library and Residents’ Work Library, Stereo CD player, Presentation Screens, Projector, Movement Studio, Movie & Multi-use Studio

Things to Know

  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM

  • Max. Occupancy: 18

  • Parties/events not allowed. Campus retreat attendees only on the property for gatherings.

  • Non-smoking only. 

  • Service animals only.

  • Some accessibility for those with mobility challenges.


 Lawn, Garden, Boats, Bicycles, Outdoor Grill, Decks, Patios, Pond, Walking and Hiking Trails

Local Services and Businesses

Summer Lake Hot Springs, 11 miles away, Day Use Rate:$10, Medical Services 2 hours away in Bend, Paisley Saloon & Restaurant, Paisley Mercantile, Summer Lake Post Office

Cancelation Policy
To make a registration cancellation, please call 541.943.3983 or email
– Canceling a registration 21+ days prior to workshop = 100% refund less a $35 administrative fee
–  Canceling a registration 14-20 days before workshop = 50% refund less a $35 administrative fee
– There is no refund for registration cancelations made less than 14 days before the first day of the workshop. 
– Refunds will be issued by check or PayPal
– PLAYA may cancel a workshop 14 days before the start date if enrollment is too low or if requested by the instructor. We will notify you, and you will receive a 100% refund.

View of playa from Government Harvey Road. Photograph 2018 Rebecca Lawton.