Staying at The Rice Place
The Rice Place hosted its first artists-in-residence in 2012. Since that time, with the input from our first residents, the interior of the house has been totally painted and refurbished, all the while retaining the original look and feel of the house when Clyde and Ginny Rice lived there.
The Rice Place is an ideal setting for writers, artists, musicians, naturalists and others who need a tranquil and inspiring environment in which to reflect and create. The house, which is equipped with wi-fi for easy Internet access, has three bedrooms, at least one of which could be used as an office or studio, as well as a fully functional kitchen and a bathroom with a tub and shower. The living room is ideal for workshops and in the past has accommodated up to 12-person groups comfortably. For overnight stays, The Rice Place has three bedrooms (two with double beds and one with a fold-out futon) and could possibly accommodate up to six people, though one to three people would be the norm. Children are welcome but, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets.
The 10-acre property is situated on the Clackamas River, which is an easy walk from the house through scenic orchards and fields. The fields themselves, and the surrounding landscape, would provide countless opportunities for sketching or painting, as well as a summer venue for music, dance, or writing workshops. The possibilities seem endless.
It is, in fact, because of these myriad possibilities that we consider The Rice Place to currently be in “exploratory mode.” That is, we have yet to develop a long-term program and are exploring which uses of the house are best suited to the property and facilities and to our mission. In the meantime, however, we want to make The Rice Place available to those who would like a serene atmosphere in which to develop or continue their creative endeavors. Hence, rather than having set fees, we are temporarily offering use of The Rice Place on a “suggested donation” basis. Applicants can choose to donate either more or less than the suggestion donation, depending on their financial circumstances. You'll find an on-line application form, including suggested donation rates, HERE.
Also, if you have an idea for the use of The Rice Place that may not have occurred to us, we encourage you to contact us with your proposal. To inquire further, please direct questions to Aron Faegre at ClydeRice@faegre.org. Thank you.
"To my way of thinking 10 acres are not a farm, still I cling to those 10 acres