A Weekend of Writing in Washington’s Cascade Mountains

“I think our lack of intimacy with the land has initiated a lack of intimacy with each other. What we perceive as non-human, outside of us, is actually in direct relationship with us.”

—-Terry Tempest Williams

Places can lend magic.  Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort offers a feeling of being transported, of sanctuary.  The resort covers sixty-seven acres of mountain vistas along Icicle Creek in the Cascades Mountains and offers an ideal setting for the Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat.  Designed to foster interaction among its guests, Sleeping Lady’s system of paved, lit trails connects clusters of cabins to classrooms and the resort’s amenities.  A few minutes along a trail of metal sculptures and pines takes you from your cabin to the sauna or from a classroom to the dining room.  The resort offers places to gather–the Grotto bar, the O’Grady Pantry, the hot pools–as well as spots of quiet, such as the garden, the library, and the walking path that runs along the creek.

Places can inspire. Places can foster community and conversation.  Sleeping Lady is just such a place.



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