The Cabins

The Catskills DIY Group Retreat
Hurleyville, NY (Sullivan County)

To apply for our Catskills DIY Group Retreat, please read the following information and complete the form below.

Applications open October 1st and close December 1st, 2022.
The retreat is from February 3-11, 2023

Unlike prior years where we accepted solo applications, this retreat is open to groups of up to four artists. If you have a writing group you’d like to plan an escape with, a cohort of architects all working on the same project, a band that needs a place to work on new compositions—by “artists” we mean people making things together with a common goal in mind.

Normally our group retreats are led by one of our directors. For this retreat, your group will be in charge of how you use your time and space. Aside from a possible meal with the property owner (who is also a Cabins board member and lives on the property in a separate house), your time will be your own.

The house is a cozy cabin in the Catskills. Home details are as follows:

Location: Located in the charming town of Hurleyville in Sullivan County, NY (cafés, art center) on 25 acres of park land with access to the O&W Rail Trail hiking and cross-country skiing right out the back door.

Home details: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms. Full kitchen. Wood stove. Wonderful porch.

Wifi: Yes.

Cell phone service: Yes.

Kitchen access: House has its own kitchen.

Bed size: Bedroom 1: Queen; Bedroom 2: 2 Singles; Bedroom 3; 2 singles; Bedroom 4: Queen

The Cabins recommends groups of 4 people max apply so that everyone can have their own space to retreat to.

Please note that visual artists won’t have their own studio space(s). The bedrooms have enough room to think, dream, and write in, but are not roomy enough for large art projects. 

Permission for emotional support animals: No.  

Rates: No charge for residency. Food and transportation not provided.

A word about the application process:

Group applications will be received and evaluated on a rolling basis. Groups who are not accepted will be placed on a waitlist. The Cabins admissions committee takes the following into account while evaluating applications:​

  • Artistic merit
  • Creative balance—applicants should represent a range of disciplines across the creative arts
  • Inclusivity: As a program based on the exchange of knowledge and experience, we strive for a diverse representation of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, class and creed among our participants, and accordingly, we are prioritizing applications from underrepresented artists in the creative arts. We are currently working to make our accommodations more easily accessible to people with mobility issues. Please get in touch if you have any mobility concerns.
  • Participants’ ability and willingness to contribute to a safe, inspirational, and healthy experience for everyone involved, including property owners.
  • Proposed use of space

Covid disclaimer: All residencies will be contingent upon national and state Covid guidelines and developments for both Covid and Monkeypox—changes in one or the other could effect the duration of residencies and the property owners reserve the right to cancel residencies for Covid-related reasons.

Applications are no longer being accepted. Thank you for your interest.