Collina House * CoveyClub

Collina House

Recovery Center

Retreat. Recharge. Renew.
Collina House is a serene yet vibrant getaway for personal growth

Collina House is a multi-use retreat house just off the Natchez Trace Parkway in Port Gibson, Mississippi, a town Ulysses S. Grant famously declared too beautiful to burn. Perched on 8 1/2 acres of serene and secluded parklike grounds and nestled on all sides by dense woods, Collina House is an 1830s Greek revival home and listed on the National Historic Register.

Collina, meaning hill in Spanish and Italian, sits above eight and a half acres of manicured grounds surrounded by wooded hillsides.

A steep circular driveway leads to the steps of the house, offering an invigorating and meditative walk. Ancient camellias, towering hardwoods, and vibrant wildlife provide an enchanting setting that will truly take your breath away.

Collina House provides a magical landscape for restoration and renewal, a blank canvas for creative pursuits, and a stunning backdrop for film or television production.

Claire Laryisson, Founder
A certified health coach, associate interventionist, and peer support specialist, Claire Layrisson is the founder of Collina House, a multi-use retreat center in Port Gibson, MS, with a focus on wellness, creativity, and recovery. Claire has a background in writing and worked for the Washington Post, MTV, was editor in chief of Playgirl magazine in New York and Southern Woman magazine in New Orleans, and has an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. With 13+ years in recovery, Claire understands firsthand the challenges, needs, and blessings inherent on this continuous journey. Nature, nutritious food, gentle movement, and inspirational programming make Collina House a serene, supportive, and nurturing atmosphere for those looking for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.


Special Offer
Save 10% on an upcoming retreat

As a special gift, Collina House founder Claire Layrisson is offering 10% off for Covey audiences to an upcoming event

Use code COVEY10

The Gift of a Getaway: 3-day recovery retreat
Friday – Sunday, offered one weekend monthly

Come enjoy the beauty of Collina House  with like-minded people over one of our monthly all-inclusive weekends of lightly scheduled, optional activities.


  • Morning barista bar with cappuccino, matcha, tea, and cocoa
  • Daily open recovery meeting
  • Simple, healthy meals
  • Recovery workshop session
  • Mocktail hour
  • Recovery workshop session
  • Information for self-guided eco-tourism and historic activities (including picnic option for Saturday)
  • Evening open activity – bonfire, billiards, board game, or movie

We Won’t Regret the Past: Writing our Recovery
Thursday, October  3 – Sunday, October 6, 2024

Begin to transform your personal history into your greatest treasure in a 4-day retreat with Valley Haggard, our special guest and writing guide from Richmond, Virginia, and health coach and writer Claire Layrisson.

Explore your personal history through origin stories, archetypes, and timelines, unearthing themes you most want to release to make way for the life that’s calling you.