Rolling Ridge Study Retreat

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Connected to a wide circle of those who share a deep longing for a more authentic, nature-connected and soul-infused life.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Located on a 1400-acre nature preserve owned by the Rolling Ridge Foundation and protected by a conservation easement with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Exploring the connections of spirit, faith and the wild earth.


Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Blog


Ghost Pipes

This unseen web spreads out through the forest, an immense network of communication and sustenance, connecting everything.

Breaking the Spell

One day a stunning, iridescent green insect appeared on the boards that had been laid over the swampy creek bottom. We turned over a log near the old garden shack, and a red-striped salamander presented itself like a small jewel. There’s no telling what may be revealed, and when.

I am so distant from the hope of myself…

I recently participated in a conversation in which dissatisfaction or dissonance was a recurring theme poignantly and piercingly captured in a line quoted from a Mary Oliver poem: I am so distant from the hope of myself, in which I have goodness, and discernment…...

The Latest from the Mountain

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 The sun is working hard today! Help us make the most of all that energy by donating to our solar project GoFundMe! #rollingridgestudyretreat #solarholler
 "I glimpse the holy array only rarely, when it is framed by Ghost Pipes, or the candlelit Shelter, the crescent moon, the smile of a friend, the laughter of a grandchild, the gathering storm clouds at sunset, a heron in the mist on Assateague Island. I go imperfectly along, frequently dropping out of the conversation...the point is not heroics, but intention and vulnerability." // A new essay by Lindsay McLaughlin, now up on the blog (linked in our IG profile) #rollingridgestudyretreat
 We are beyond grateful for the support and affirmations sent our way for this very unique solar project! All the details at the GoFundMe page linked in profile ☀️ . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #solarholler
 Rolling Ridge Study Retreat is GOING SOLAR! Find out how to get involved and donate to this exciting new venture: Follow link in profile to the GoFundMe page ⬆️ . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #solarholler #solarpanels #solarenergy #gofundme

“You are in this time of the interimRolling Ridge Study Retreat
Where everything seems withheld.
The path you took to get here has washed out.
The way forward is still concealed from you.
The old is not old enough to have died away
The new is still too young to be born.”


-John O’Donohue