@odd I would agree. I don’t have the time nor the money to do something like that. And like George said, the wi-fi sucks. But I think that’s probably his point. Anywhere else, there probably was too much distraction for him to focus on his writing.
It doesn’t have to be a remote mountain place. Carl Jung did nature walks to focus his mind and then spent time locked up in his home working. There was also this famous screenwriter or a director, he was something, who worked in his barn with a typewriter. He did that during a time when computers were readily available. The overall goal was to avoid distractions.