Artists & Photographers

“Location! Location! Location!” is a phrase most often associated with real estate agents. But those also are watchwords for photographers and artists seeking to be inspired by the beauty of nature. Chinsegut Hill Retreat is one of the most visually interesting locations on Florida’s Nature Coast and an ideal place to capture the essence of scenic Old Florida.

Sunset on the Hill by Christie Anderberg

Image by Christie Anderberg

Creative juices will flow as soon as you pull onto the grounds of this Florida landmark tucked away on one of the highest hills in Florida. In the shadow of a 160-year-old Manor House that was recently renovated, artists and photographers will be in awe of the panoramic vistas and gorgeous sunsets. The towering canopy oaks, sloping terrain and unobstructed views at Chinsegut Hill Retreat are a stimulating environment for painters of all mediums, particularly plein air artists.

The natural light and brilliant colors of the flora invite photographers to experiment with techniques. And nearby hiking trails offer nature photographers remarkably up-close encounters with native wildlife and birds.

Chinsegut Hill Retreat easily accommodates groups of all sizes. Artists and photographers have plenty of room for their supplies in seven reasonably-priced cottages that can sleep up to 56 people. Guests enjoy private beds and baths, but share dining and living areas and a well-equipped kitchen. In addition, there is a dining hall that seats up to 75, where groups may prepare their own meals or invite a caterer. And, in case Mother Nature is not cooperating, groups can retreat into the 75-person classroom.

Chinsegut Hill Retreat is blank canvas waiting for artists to interpret and share their own visions of scenic Old Florida’s natural beauty. Bring your brushes and your lenses for a genuine, uplifting experience on Florida’s Nature Coast.


Rainbow over Manor House by Christie Anderberg

Image by Christie Anderberg

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