No two artist retreats are equal and looking at what makes an artist retreat great takes several important elements. Which factors are making it ideal though? On top of your list should be location to which you have a wide selection. Various types of properties are ideal for an art retreat business. As an example, an expansive yacht that you could dock on magnificent creek with awesome scenery. A large mountain cabin or smaller cabins with larger communal rooms, large farm with various studios and accommodations are equally good, cabins overlooking a lake or the sea would also attract more people.
When you build your studios, you should keep in mind that different media should be able to use it. For example, a mountain chalet with three or four unused rooms could be an indication that you could have a resource for various studios. When planning that, compare different media like a jewelry maker or writer would need less space when comparing to painters or quilters. When different sized studios are available, you have so much more appeal to attract different genres or individuals and groups. Your accommodations are essential in attracting permanent clientele and ambience is at the top of your list in regards to accommodation.
Visitors to a retreat is looking for complete relaxation or major creative nurturing and keeping that in mind, develop common areas with a calming environment and uncluttered living spaces with all amenities. Working with interior designers that have experience in furnishings, textures and colors that soothe soul and mind. Your gardens should have areas that create inspiration and meditation or in waterfront settings or wooded areas with all-weather benches, chairs, and tables for outdoor relaxation and creativity. If your retreat offer meals, ensure that you consult with the local health department regarding sanitation and cleanliness requirements too.