The Gell House is part of a larger creative retreat south of Rochester in Naples, NY. There's also the Gleason Lodge, which was closed while we there, and a treehouse for kids that was sadly under repair. The house was split into two suites, the rustic Suite A, which I renamed the kids' suite, and Suite B which was full of big windows with views of the beautiful property and lots of shelves full of old books.
View of the Gell House on Monday
The highlight for Kevin though was behind the main house, where was a little writing shed in the same dimensions as Thoreau's cabin near Walden Pond. Each morning, Kevin went to his writing cabin alone and wrote and edited his novel for hours. In the evenings after dinner, he went back to work in the living area of Suite B.
This way to Cabin! (Treehouse under repair)
Thoreau Cabin with Kevin's laptop
Kids checking out the cabin before writing begins
Kids inside the cabin before writing begins
Inside the Gell House living room/ "Typewriter Room" (Suite B)
The kids and I had a different routine each day, and we stayed away from the writing cabin. More on that in the next post.