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A Place to Create

Enter the property known as Mt. San Angelo, just outside of Amherst, and a sign near the cattle guard reads “Cows and Cars Share the Road.” As you hairpin up the hill, your inner clock begins to slow, and you feel the rare gift this pastoral setting offers artists seeking refuge from the hubbub of daily life.

Washington Post

Find the space to create at these off-the-grid retreats near the D.C. area

When you’re at work on an intense artistic project, space is important. There is the need for literal space, where you can create comfortably for long periods free of distraction. And then there’s the metaphorical space, one absent many of the responsibilities of everyday life. A coffee shop or shared workspace doesn’t cut it.