The Artist Residency Program at Villa Lena, Tuscany

The Italian escape welcomes creatives for two-month stays

For anyone who dreams of Tuscany’s majesty, there’s nothing quite like Villa Lena—an isolated 1,200 acre hilltop destination, anchored by an 18th century villa-turned-hotel. Views extend across the countryside, offering woodlands and olive groves for miles. For guests, there is an array of rental options—from guest rooms to apartments in a converted stable and entire houses. A pool sits atop one of the highest points …

Hotel El Ganzo, Los Cabos

Not just a resort, but a casually opulent artists' haven in the little Mexican state

by L.S. Winkler Pablo Sanchez-Navarro created Hotel El Ganzo with the vision of building an exclusive adults-only destination in Los Cabos that catered to a youthfully inclined crowd and considered the tastes of locals and visitors alike. Through multitudes of collaborations, he and his cohorts have successfully designed an artistic haven that feels equal parts social club and resort. The extensive offering of amenities qualifies …

Save Rex Ranch

Longtime Director of Digital Initiatives at Sundance Joseph Beyer wants to transform an abandoned dude ranch in Arizona into a cultural arts mecca

Can an organization raise $735,000 in 40 days to buy an abandoned dude ranch in the southwestern Arizona desert? It just might be possible with Joseph Beyer—eternal optimist and Director of Digital Initiatives at the Sundance Institute—personally leading the cause, armed with the vision of transforming the historic Rex Ranch into an interdisciplinary arts and culture mecca. Built in the 1880s in the small town …