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Meditation Hermitages

for solitude & contemplation

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woodland hermitage

click for larger view click for larger viewOur first full season Meditation Hermitage was finished in 2015 and has accommodated many retreatants. Woodland Hermitage is intended solely for contemplative retreats, to accommodate meditation, study, and simple living. It is a simple wooden structure, well insulated with a wood burning stove (and no electricity or plumbing). It is naturally lit by ample windows. The interior is 10x12 feet with a 4x10 porch on the east side and a sitting platform along the downhill side. It is intended for a single occupant.

The hermitage is located in the back part of the property, tucked into the trees a little way up the northern side of the valley. It's a 5 to 8 minute walk from the Guest House.

creekside & hillside hermitages

click for larger view click for larger viewThese two "canvas cabins" have been in use for almost a decade. They are are 10' by 12' wall tents on wooden platforms in the middle section of the valley. They are 4' high on the sides and tall enough to stand in the peaked middle. They come with cots, rocking chairs, and small tables. The platforms keep them off the ground and deter bugs. Their porches extended in front for sitting and enjoying views. They are quite roomy and comfortable compared to backpack tents, and can be comfortably inhabited April through October (excepting very hot days mid-July through mid-August.

garden hermitage

click for larger view click for larger viewOur newest accommodation for retreats, garden hermitage was completed along with the Guest House in 2017. A single room has ample space for meditation, yoga, and reading, plus the sleeping alcove, a closet, a small toilet, and tea making area with sink. It is close by the guesthouse.

guest rooms

click for larger view click for larger viewOn the first floor of the guest house, these are the closest accommodation to bathroom/showers and kitchen. Designed for single occupant, the primary guest room has a sitting space towards front and sleeping area in back along with a closet. Our second guest room is a much larger room that may serve other uses in the future.

Wherever you sleep, bathrooms and showers are on the first floor of the guest house. Cooking happens in the fully equipped kitchen on upstairs of the guest house.

Retreatants may reserve spaces according to the information here and availability.