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


“Quiet Processes and Small Circles”

The reason it is tricky to summarize neatly the activities and ethos shared here is because our collective work is ongoing and ever-changing. Like a quilt, there is a patchwork of partner groups, retreat participants and neighbors who share a love for this place and who arrive over and over again with hearts and minds open to whatever there is to encounter.

Singing in the Dark Times

Mist is a threshold phenomenon. Sometimes one crosses the threshold swiftly, trailing clouds of glory and falling into the waiting, loving hands of a new life.  More often, I suspect, one lingers, wondering, scanning the veiled horizon. 

Gold in the Darkness

The marvelous thing about this question is that it has a thousand answers if we are willing to stand in the center of the whirlwind, brave the terrifying wind and the piercing heartbreak, and listen to the roar.

The Latest from the Mountain

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 “I pin my hopes to quiet processes and small circles, in which vital and transforming events take place.” // Rufus Jones . . . Thank you to all who connected with Rolling Ridge during the last year (in person or online). Come visit again in 2020! // Annual summary and thank you letter can be found on our blog, linked in our IG profile. . . . Your generous donations help keep RRSR active, inviting and hospitable... we hope you will join us in contributing what you can, to support this place in the year to come. . . . Photography by @montejosh
 "The edge of autumn often harbors mist, particularly in the morning, in the creek valleys and mountain hollows... Mist is a threshold phenomenon. Sometimes one crosses the threshold swiftly, trailing clouds of glory and falling into the waiting, loving hands of a new life. More often, I suspect, one lingers, wondering, scanning the veiled horizon." // Lindsay's new post is up on the blog. (And spoiler alert, it includes a great birth story!) // Read more at the link in profile. #rollingridgestudyretreat
 As we near Thanksgiving and reflect on the season of gratitude, we're especially thankful for the safe and healthy arrival of the newest community member at Rolling Ridge: Welcome, baby Esther ("Tessa")! And many congratulations to Katie, Keith and big brother, Abraham! #rollingridgestudyretreat
 *Important Notice* On the following dates Rolling Ridge Conservancy trails will be closed to all hiking, mountain biking and other visitors because of rifle hunting season: *November 25 - December 7 *December 12 - December 15 (As a reminder, RRC trails are completely closed to mountain biking from October 24, 2019 - January 1, 2020) 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 "Homing in Winter" retreat. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for any clarification (Photography by @montejosh )
“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