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The forest is visible from every window. There are reference books for writers on the bookshelf, and a comfortable wingback recliner to read or write in. (Photo by Camille Meehan)The drop-front desk gives you a place to write and is home to a printer and the WiFi router. (Photo by Camille Meehan)
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The Writer's Refuge


The Writer's Refuge

1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean12 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The Writer's Refuge offers solitude to writers and other creatives who need to get away to focus on their work. Tucked into the woods, it’s a cozy place to write—especially when rain patters on the metal roof and a fire crackles in the wood stove.


Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace
Free parking on premises

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


89 Reviews

Celeste User Profile
April 2018
The cabin is simple but beautiful. The main house is nearby but separated from the cabin by trees in a way that makes the cabin feel very private. The island itself is magical.. everyone was incredibly friendly, lots of folks get around by bike, public transit is free, and it's…
Krista User Profile
June 2018
A lovely, small, quiet cabin that features song birds, trees, and stillness.
Cory User Profile
May 2018
Beautiful area.
Emily User Profile
May 2018
This trip was a gift to my husband. He had a very enjoyable stay and is hoping to come back.
Maegan User Profile
May 2018
The Cottage is close enough to everything you could need, but far enough out of Langley that it feels like you are really away from it all. Take off your watch, turn off your phone and enjoy the solitude. I took all the meals I would need and just heated up as I needed- the onl…
Erick And Marlaine User Profile
Erick And Marlaine
May 2018
This piece of woodland heaven pairs protected solitude with warm hospitality. Productive, restorative, and insipiring stretches of time await. Staying here is a writer’s indulgence, and you deserve to experience writing in a place like this! Down to the smallest touches, the po…
Vanessa User Profile
May 2018
This writers space is magical. The touches in the cabin itself make it warm and inviting-- and the perfect space to get away. George and his wife and sweet dogs are close by (which is important when traveling alone) but the cabin feels fully secluded. With a farmers market at the…

Hosted by George

Washington, United StatesJoined in February 2011
George User Profile
96 Reviews
The Writer's Refuge is a place with an interesting story. It began when Petra, who was looking for property on Whidbey Island, went to Seattle, where she happened to meet Marilee, who had property on Whidbey for sale. They divided the acreage, and Petra purchased half of it. She …
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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