Retreat.cz — A Deep Work Retreat in the Czech mountains

Retreat.cz is a deep work retreat in the Czech mountains for creative professionals, artists, developers and digital nomads. The minimum stay is 7 days and the house accommodates up to 8 people.

You can check out the prices, availability and book our Retreat through Airbnb. We use Airbnb service to process international payments in compliance with Czech tax laws:

https://www.airbnb.cz/rooms/6176686

Retreat.cz was founded by Robert Vlach & Lenka Paprok:

I got the idea to open a deep work retreat in the heart of the Beskydy Mountains in autumn 2014. I had offered our house for free to creative people on my Facebook page and I was stunned by the huge response. Dozens of them wrote to me about their projects and I realised that such a place would be in high demand in Czechia. While such retreats can be found elsewhere in Europe, this still hasn’t really become part of any modern tradition in our country. And because we were spending so much time abroad as digital nomads and our house was mostly empty, we decided to open a retreat of our own.
Robert Vlach

I am renting our flat in the Ostrava City center through Airbnb to travelers, who come to visit The Colours of Ostrava music festival or the industrial architecture heritage site in Vitkovice. I enjoy hosting guests from all around the world so much that I have jumped on the idea to host developers, entrepreneurs, artists and other creative professionals in our house in the mountains. I take great care in preparing everything you could possibly need before your arrival, so that you can start working right away at full speed. Even if we are abroad, you can always reach me by phone or email and my local assistants are ready to help you if necessary.
Lenka Paprok

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

We are renting our house with a garden to creative people, who need a place for their deep work and quiet concentration. If you are writing a book, pivoting your startup, painting or developing a new app, let this be your sanctuary. And if you need a rest, you may take a walk or hike, relax in the local spa, dine in the nearby pub or brewery, all within 10 minutes on foot. The house has a high-security main entrance and windows, high-speed 30 Mbps WiFi, height adjustable tables and accommodates up to 8 people with everything necessary to work without distraction for weeks or even months. You??d be renting a place with privacy and Holy Peace included.

Organisation founded in: 2016
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Hotel or Guest house
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Education Programmes
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
  • Musical Instruments
  • Library
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Library/research resources
  • Technical assistance
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): All guests pay for their stays in Retreat. But once in a while we give away free “staypendiums” to a winning contestant with the most promising project proposal. These grants or contest are always announced on our Facebook and Twitter.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Selection process: N/A
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Krakow, Vienna, Prague + closer small airports in Ostrava and Brno
    Nearest Train Station: Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem (10 minutes down on foot)
    How to reach by plane: Whatever airport you go to, you will need to take a longer ride by train or a rented car to reach our Retreat. The biggest airports nearby are Krakow, Vienna and Prague + the smaller ones in Ostrava and Brno.
    How to reach by train: Our Retreat is pretty close to the Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem train station (10-15 minutes on foot). The direct train from the Ostrava City main station goes only one hour, through Frydek-Mistek and Frydlant nad Ostravici. The Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem train station follows after the one in Celadna. When you leave the train use the GPS in your phone to reach Retreat.cz: https://goo.gl/maps/Wwc6nGeMyAR2
    How to reach by car: Just drive to the Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem village and then use the GPS navigation to reach Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem 823 street address. The exact location of our Retreat on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Wwc6nGeMyAR2
    Street & Number: Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem 823
    Postal Code: 73913
    City: Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem
    Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem 823
    Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem 73913 CZE
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