“It’s…in the middle of the woods, on top of a bastion of mountains crenellated with blue coves. It is so beautiful that people who have once been there always, one way or another, come back. For such as can detect apple green in an evening sky, it is Arcadia—not the one that never used to be, but that one that many people always live in; only this one can be shared.”



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Rivendell is a haven for literature, art, and creative solitude. We foster a community of writers and readers who embrace the life of the book. For individuals interested in applying for a two- or four-week residency, click learn more below to read through our simple application process.


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