Wattle Hollow Retreat

Music Workshop Weekend 
at Wattle Hollow Retreat Center, West Fork AR

Spend three days in the Heart of the Ozarks 
and experience an eclectic, organic approach to creating music
in a provocatively creative atmosphere.
A weekend of musical exploration and growth.

“Thanks to everyone for making me feel welcome and safe from the moment I arrived…for an inspiring, stimulating, supportive, encouraging and just plain fun time. Topped off with fabulous meals and the cozy, exquisite Turtle Room! Easy to see why people come time and time again.” LeAynne S.

“…so nourishing for body, mind, and soul…” Judi N

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Retreats twice yearly – May and October

Next retreat:

May 3-5, 2024

Registration fee: $400 per person
(includes meals, lodging and all retreat activities)

Important dates:
March 22, 2024 – All reservations must be paid in full.
March 22, 2024 – Last day for 100% refund.
April 6, 2024 – Last day for 50% refund.


October 4-6, 2024

Registration fee: $400 per person
(includes meals, lodging and all retreat activities)

Important dates:
August 23, 2024 – All reservations must be paid in full.
August 23, 2024 – Last day for 100% refund.
September 6, 2024 – Last day for 50% refund.

Includes rustic lodging (think Summer Camp for adults), healthy gourmet meals, and….

 Intimate concerts by Jack and Still On The Hill
Workshops on all aspects of music making, songwriting, performance and creativity
Open mics, song swaps, quiet time to write and create
Inspiration and camaraderie
Nature walks
Catering by wonderful chefs


Space for the weekend is limited to 10-12 people – if you are interested please don’t wait to sign up. For more information or to make your reservation, contact Judy by phone at 205-572-0056 (cell), 479-761-0001 (home), or email at judy@jackwilliamsmusic.com. EVERY call and email will be answered. If you don’t hear back from us, it means we didn’t get your message. Please try again.


The registration fee must be paid in full by six weeks before the start of the retreat. You can break it up into partial payments before then for your convenience. Please send your check to:

(payable to:) Jack Williams
P.O. Box 846
West Fork, AR 72774

Or you can pay through PayPal – go to www.paypal.com and send to jack@jackwilliamsmusic.com. Please be sure to mark it as “Personal” or “Family and Friends” so no fees are charged.


Plan to arrive between 2:30 and 5:00 pm on Friday evening and stay through lunch on Sunday. Don’t forget to factor in driving time to/from the airport!

The closest airports are NW Arkansas Regional (XNA) in Fayetteville (Bentonville/Rogers) and Ft. Smith Regional Airport (FSM), each about 1 hour away from the retreat. Other nearby airports are Tulsa OK (TUL), Joplin MO (JLN), and Little Rock AR (LIT), each 2-3 hours away.

Refund policy

We realize that plans sometimes change, and (sadly) people may need to cancel their retreat reservations. Please familiarize yourself with our refund policy before you make your reservation – we have to be very strict about refunds in order to ensure that retreats don’t get cancelled at the last minute

  • 100% refund if you cancel more than six weeks before the start of the retreat
  • 50% refund if you cancel four to six weeks before the start of the retreat
  • No refunds for cancellations made less than 4 weeks before the retreat

Registration fees are transferable, so if you need to cancel you can send someone in your place.

Wattle Hollow Retreat Center

Wattle Hollow is a very special place – a beautiful, natural retreat with two large streams running through it. The retreat is used mostly for spiritual getaways and yoga retreats, with occasional special events like ours that fit the vision of Joy Fox, the owner. The accommodations are comfortable but rustic (think summer camp). Rooms are well furnished and cozy, and some of the bathrooms are composting toilets – more than outhouses but less than modern bathrooms. (Joy is very proud of them!) Shower facilities are limited.  You can read all about the history and goings-on at the Hollow on their webpage – www.wattlehollow.com . We’re confident that everyone who comes to Wattle Hollow will fall in love with its beauty and peacefulness.