The Inspired Journal art workshop
Inspired journal art and poetry
Barn sketches in artist Kate Poole's landscape journal
Inspired journal floral example
The inspired journal art workshop palette
Floral sketches in an artist's daily sketchbook
Poetry and place in an artist's sketchbook
The inspired journal art and poetry workshop
Exploring portraiture in an art journal
The garden at hunter moon homestead
Sample breakfast of house made granola, infused honeys and estate jams
Sample dessert of preserved lemon cake
The gazebo set or dinner during an art retreat
The Palouse
Inside a tent at Hunter Moon Homestead
Inside a tent at Hunter Moon Homestead
View of the pond from inside a tent at HMH
Private hammock and tent
Inside a tent at Hunter Moon Homestead
Inside Cabin 2
View inside a cabin
Cabins by the pond at Hunter Moon Homestead
The pond at Hunter moon Homestead
The bathhouse at Hunter Moon Homestead

The Inspired Journal | Mixed Media Journal Exploration Retreat September 12th-15th, 2024

  • Live Workshop

Join Hunter Moon Homestead creator and artist, Kate Poole, for a transformative journey of self-expression.
We will be exploring the powerful tool of journaling, using both visual and written expression. Tending to a creative journal helps to form a practice that assists in keeping creative goals in mind, feeds inspiration, and is a great opportunity to explore technique while learning. Delve into the art of journaling, a powerful tool that not only nurtures creativity, but also provides a structured space for exploration. 
In this workshop we will begin 3 separate creative journals (one inspired by landscape, one inspired by botanicals, and another inspired by portraiture and the human form). In each journal we will explore a variety of mediums, and we will use our own poetry or prose as a prompt for developing corresponding images. We will capture images using variety of mediums including paint, ink, pencil, charcoal, pastel, mixed media and stencil.
This workshop is more than an artistic endeavor—it's an opportunity to forge a creative practice, discover new techniques, and breathe life into your artistic aspirations. Join us in crafting visual stories that mirror the evolution of your artistic voice.
  • Use prompts to write poetry from the heart
  • Convey a visual image from prompted creative writing
  • Process the subconscious promptings using art and writing
  • Experiment with unique ways to express your visual language
  • Play with new or familiar mediums in new ways
  • Build the foundation for daily journal practices
  • Come to an understanding of journaling as a way to understand your deepest and truest self
  • Leave with a visual and tangible representation of your creative process and progress
  • Learn to tap into creative flow
  • Approach your creativity as a spiritual practice
  • Explore the power of keeping a creative journaling practice


  1. Establishing a daily journaling practice
  2. Exploring a variety new and old mediums
  3. Using poetry and prose as inspiration
  4. Using your journals to keep track of your spiritual, emotional, and creative practice
  5. Using a variety of florals from our gardens as inspiration
  6. Translating the 360 degree views from Hunter Moon Homestead into finished works
  7. Practicing creative and expressive portraits
  • 2 day guided writing instruction in our renovated Bee House Studio, with free time to explore and be inspired in nature.
  • Most required class materials will be provided. An additional materials list will be sent prior to class.
  • Gourmet farm-to-table meals throughout your stay, using seasonal, organic produce grown on site.
  • Rustic luxury accommodations for 3 nights.
  • A welcome cocktail party!
  • Evening camp fires.


  • Check-in starts at 12pm.
  • Join us for a welcome cocktail party! Heavy apps and cocktails will be served.


  • Breakfast and coffee in the Bee House Studio
  • Morning workshops
  • Picnic lunch
  • Afternoon workshops
  • Break for relaxation and free writing
  • Farm to table dinner served in the garden gazebo


  • Breakfast and coffee in the Bee House Studio
  • Guided studio time
  • Picnic lunch
  • Afternoon workshop
  • Break for relaxation and free writing
  • Farm to table dinner served in the garden gazebo


  • Farewell brunch served in the Main House
Kate Poole, Artist

Kate Poole 

Kate is an artist and author, and beauty is her soul food. She loves painting women’s portraits, embellished with birds, flowers, vines and plants, as well as landscapes. Snippets from her daily life can be found on the journal at, and I she's currently working on a food memoire and lifestyle book. Kate has the heart of a beauty chaser and a beauty maker. She and her husband Rick are in the process of restoring a turn of the century homestead where they host art, writing and healing retreats.

"Gardening has been a big part of my life.  I grow both medicinal herbs for my skin care line, Essential Apothecary Alchemist, and food crops, for farm to table dinners for our guests. I look forward to offering a place of refuge, thoughtful nourishment, and lavish offerings from my heart to yours."

All Hunter Moon Homestead Workshops Include:
  • 2 days of expert guided instruction
  • Rustic luxury lodging for 3 nights
  • All meals (and special snacks!)
  • Welcome gifts
  • Evening campfires

Select "Workshop Only" to arrange your own meals and accomodations.

Continue below for additional details.

Regular price$1,800.00

Rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis. Select your preference at checkout. Book early to ensure your pick of location! Double occupancy rooms include the cost for 2 participants. When booking for 2, please include the names for everyone attending in the notes section.

View detailed lodging info HERE.


Our cabins provide a tranquil sanctuary, a place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with the simplicity and beauty of nature. Prepare to be enchanted as you embark on an unforgettable elevated camping experience in the comfort of our inviting cabins at Hunter Moon Homestead.

We have three private cabin rooms located next to our 5 acre pond with either a luxurious Queen bed or two twins. The twin cabin is a double occupancy booking that must be shared with another guest.

Your every comfort has been considered. Each cabin is furnished with a pillow top mattress, down comforter and pillows, 100% cotton satteen sheets and fresh terry cloth towels.

Cabin guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.


Take your camping to the next level! Canvas glamping tents are pitched on raised wooden platforms. Each is outfitted with a deluxe full size mattress, down comforter and pillows, 100% cotton satteen sheets and fresh terry cloth towels.

Tent guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.


Located a quick 10 minute drive into the town of Troy, our guest cottage is a studio with small kitchenette, private bathroom and fenced yard.

This is a double occupancy booking that must be shared with another guest.

Our closest airports are:

-Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (PUW)

-Spokane International Airport (GEG)

-Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport (LEW)

From Moscow, take HWY 8 East through Troy. Just past town, take a right up Little Bear Ridge Road. At the "T" turn right to stay on Little Bear Ridge Road. Travel 2.5 miles and watch for the sign on your right hand side. If you hit a gravel road, you've gone too far!

The Bee House Studio was originally built as a grain barn around 1915. This barn housed food stores for working animals on this original turn of the century homestead, but is now our working artist's studio and retreat house!

We have restored the barn to include a beautiful kitchen, full bathroom, class room, a master bedroom suite, and a cozy bunk and lounging room.

All classes and breakfast service will be offered in the Bee House.

Unfortunatley we are unable to offer refunds on events and workshops. All sales are FINAL SALE and no refunds will be issued after purchase. If you are unable to attend you may request to transfer your spot to the first person on our waitlist or gift it to a friend.

At Hunter Moon Homestead, we are committed to providing a tranquil and harmonious environment for all our guests. To ensure a serene experience for everyone, we kindly ask that you refrain from bringing pets onto the premises. While we understand the deep bond between humans and their furry companions, this policy is designed to maintain the peaceful coexistence of our guests and respect the diverse needs and preferences of our community.

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Outdoor dinning at Hunter Moon Homestead

an immersive experience

Workshops At The Homestead

Not just a creative retreat, but an opportunity to be pampered, restored and fully inspired.

Enjoy seasonal, farm-to-table dining prepared on site, rustic luxury accommodations & curated instruction from global creatives.

simple yet refined

Pond View Cabins

Take glamping to the next level in one of our private cabin suites. Located next to our 5 acre pond, you'll be surrounded by nature views.

Each cabin is furnished with a pillow top mattress, down comforter and pillows, satteen sheets and fresh towels.

Cabin guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

Cabin 1: 2 Twin Beds (double occupancy, must be shared)

Cabin 2: 1 Queen Bed (single occupancy)

Cabin 3: 1 Queen Bed (single occupancy)

Cabin 1 art work
Canvas Glamping Tent platform at Hunter Moon Homestead
Canvas glamping tent at Hunter Moon Homestead
next level camping

Glamping Tents

You've never had a camping experience like this one! Unzip your tent to a stunning sunset view over the pond.

Pitched on a raised wooden platform, our canvas tents are furnished with deluxe full size beds, sateen sheets, vintage blankets and fresh towels.

Tent guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

Tent 1: Double bed (single occupancy)

Tent 2: Double bed (single occupancy)

vacation stay

Guest Cottage

Make your stay a true vacation in our Guest Cottage. Located a quick 10 minute drive into the town of Troy, the cottage is our most private option.

This newly renovated studio suite offers a small kitchenette, private bathroom, on-site laundry facilities, and a fenced yard with a fire pit.

Dream in a luxurious king size bed fitted with pillow top mattress, satteen sheets and down comforter.

Troy Cottage: King bed (double occupancy)

Luxurious pillow top king at the Troy Cottage

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