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


Time Becomes Full of Life

Had I opted for the instant gratification of a photograph, the phone would hold an image but would I have spent time noticing how the gills inside morphed from charcoal grey to salmon to ecru? Would I have left any space for wondering how this moment fit into before and after? Or would this little wonder have flitted in and out of memory in a careless heartbeat?

Gravity, a Snake, and Gratitude

What remains is gratitude and the sensation of being carried, pulled by tendrils of presence, love, and laughter toward the heart of the world.

At Summer’s Turning

The genius of this land, what draws us, is the deep grace of welcome and forgiveness and mercy that pervades it, the sense of being cradled in the wide lap of something or someone much older and more vast and loving than we can imagine. In that embrace even the loneliest sojourner can find solace and the will to reach out for their unique thread with which to re-weave the world.

The Latest from the Mountain

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 Warmest wishes from all of us at Rolling Ridge Study Retreat for a wonderful holiday and New Year.  Thank you to all who connected with Rolling Ridge during the last year (in person or online). Come visit again in 2018! // Annual summary and thank you letter now up on the blog. Link in profile ⬆ . #rollingridgestudyretreat (embroidery by Joy Houck Bauer)
 *Important Notice* November 20 - December 2, 2017 Rolling Ridge Foundation trails will be closed to all hiking, mountain biking and other visitors because of rifle hunting season. Hunting at Rolling Ridge is an important way to control the deer population for the health of the forest ecosystem and the health of the deer population itself. These trail closures will not affect the "Gift of Story" retreat. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for any clarification
 Just a few spots left for this annual retreat, a time of quiet centering. For more information and registration, link in profile ⬆ #rollingridgestudyretreat
 At today's Annual Meeting: Board members, friends of Rolling Ridge and community residents created a nature mandala behind the Retreat House to celebrate all those who have been a part of the story of this place. #rollingridgestudyretreat

“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