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Creative retreat Asheville


HIKING, STAR GAZING,Daily Exploration





NC Mountain Creative Retreat_

Mountain Bliss

NC Mountian Creative RETREAT

October 16 - October 19 2023

Embark on a soulful journey to the heart of the North Carolina mountains for a unique painting retreat. Over a span of three days, immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, capturing the essence of the season with brush and palette.

Who Is This Retreat For?

While the vision is to gather a small group of 6-8 enthusiasts (both women and men are welcome), it's vital to note this is not a step-by-step painting workshop.


This retreat is more about celebrating the spirit of painting, camaraderie, and nature. If you're experienced, fantastic! If you’re new to the art but are excited to dive in, your enthusiasm is just as welcome. We're here to inspire and be inspired.


You Can Customize  it to your liking.

 Nothing is required from you.



Whether you're a watercolor enthusiast, an oil paint aficionado, or a pastel lover, bring along your favorite medium and all the supplies you’ll need. This is your chance to capture nature's grandeur firsthand and translate your experience onto the canvas. So pack up your brushes, paints, and spirit of adventure, and get ready for a retreat where every day is a new creative exploration! 


  • Nature's Canvas: Each day offers a new backdrop as we explore different locales, painting the vast and varied landscapes of the NC mountains.

  • Nature Walks: Go beyond the canvas and step into the scenes you paint. Enjoy daily hikes and soak in the autumnal splendor that the mountains offer.

  • Evening Reveries: As day turns to dusk, find comfort and camaraderie around a crackling bonfire. Share your day's creation, swap stories, and delve into gourmet dishes whipped up by our very own in-house chef, Ron.

  • Collaborative Artistry: More than just a retreat, it's an opportunity to connect. Paint not just the beautiful landscapes, but also bond over shared passions with both new and familiar faces.

Fire Pit Mountain view


Escape to your own private mountain retreat on Swan Mountain and experience the best of both worlds. Enjoy the tranquility of a sprawling hillside, stargazing spots, hot tub, and fire pit for ultimate relaxation and outdoor enjoyment. 

15minutes to Asheville 


 (2) King Room Private Bath


King Room Shared Bath


Bunk Room Shared Bath


  • Double Occupancy 800.00 per person(If you are traveling with a friend or partner.... or if you don't care where you sleep or who is in your room!)

Mountain Bliss Retreat

* Room availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and retreat size is limited to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. 

Cancellation policy: Should you need to cancel your space, all payments become non-refundable if you cannot fill your spot. If you can fill your spot with a replacement, you will receive all payments back, less $350. 

Missy Tripp Ronquillo

"Wow! I just returned from an absolutely amazing and unforgettable art retreat  with our wonderful hosts, Missy and Ron Ronquillo of Pescado Y Amor! It was a true getaway, especially during times like these!

The community  is more than I could have imagined- alive, vibrant, friendly, beautiful and with interesting sights at every turn! It was a true immersion and I so enjoyed breathing in the culture, language, landscape, food, and of course, art! Working in the studio and creating an art piece of my own was an added bonus! Thank you Missy and Ron!!!" 

Retreat Participant

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