Guest Information

Guest Information


To help prepare you for your residency or workshop retreat, please read the PLAYA Handbook below which includes information on what to bring, what is included in your cabin, campus map and information about cell service and internet. Make sure to read the section about groceries!

Dietary Restrictions:

Dietary Restrictions are collected during check-out for Workshop Retreats and Special Weekends. If you forgot to include this information or need to change it, please fill out this Dietary Restrictions form.

Arrival instructions:

  • Arrival begins at 2:00 pm on the first day of your reservation.  A staff person will be in the office until 5:00 to greet you and help you find your cabin. If you can’t make it by 5:00 we will unlock your cabin and you can arrive when you can.
  • Check-out is by 12:00pm the day of your departure.
  • Playa is located between mile markers 81 and 82 on Highway 31. Look for the fence made out of juniper branches.
  • Be sure to park in designated parking areas only. They are detailed in the above campus map. We will have handcarts placed in the parking areas to help you transport your belongings to your cabins.


Workshop Retreat Agendas:

Crafting Your Memoir

The Poetry of Birding

Sheep to Spindle: Wool Processing + Natural Dyes

Pigment + Place: Deep Space and Time

Writing the More-Than-Human World

Inspired Abstract Desert Landscapes

Geology of Oregon’s High Desert

Covid Safety:

The whole campus, including the main lodge, is open 24 hours for all to use. We are not requiring masks at this time and are encouraging each person to navigate Covid the way that feels the safest for them and others. This is subject to change according to the latest CDC and Oregon State recommendations. Please bring a high quality mask and rapid tests in case you feel symptoms during your stay. Group meals will be served in the main lodge or on the patio with the option for folks to take their meal to their cabin if they prefer. If the risk level in Lake County returns to “high”, then masks may become mandatory indoors.