Personal retreat options are for individuals, couples, families or small groups who seek to gather and rest in a wilderness setting. We have several facilities that are available for personal retreat. To inquire about reserving any of these facilities please fill out the form below or call 304-724-1069 and we will be in touch shortly.
The Retreat House
The Retreat House is available for Personal Retreat on occasional weekends and more often, during the week. Two bedrooms have one set of bunks, one has a bunk bed and futon couch, one has a single bed, another has two single beds and two have a full/double bed. The house is a self-care facility. Those who come bring their own linens and towels and bring and cook their own food. The Retreat House has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area with two tables seating eight each. Users are responsible for leaving the Retreat House clean and ready for the next users.
Generally, rates are $30/person per weeknight and $35/person on weekends. Weekends have a $500 minimum.
The Cordwood Cottage
This is a one-room hermitage originally built for learning and practice in preparation for the construction of the fifth residential community house, Woodhaven. The Cordwood Cottage has been likened to a “Hobbit house,” with charming features, a living roof, and a cozy, beautiful interior. It is the perfect rustic setting for someone seeking solitude in a natural setting. The Cottage has a queen bed, microwave, and small refrigerator. Water for drinking and cooking is stored in a container in the Cottage. Heat is provided by a wood stove. The Cottage does not have indoor plumbing. It is possible to access bathroom facilities if necessary at the Retreat House, a short walk from the Cottage.
Wilderness camping is permitted throughout Rolling Ridge, as well as near the Retreat House and related facilities when they are not in use. Campers can make use of picnic tables, fire circles and the campsite area located above the Meditation Shelter. Campers should carry their own water and “leave no trace.”
Woodhaven Community House
Woodhaven is a beautiful straw bale, cordwood home built with passive solar and eco-friendly principles. Artistic design details enhance the natural beauty of clay-plastered walls and tile work. Earth roofs host sedums and wildflowers and occasionally even whippoorwills. Native plant gardens and a small pond attract butterflies, frogs, chipmunks, dragonflies, and a host of songbirds. Our guest room downstairs has a queen size bed and desk. You are welcome to make yourself at home in the living, dining, kitchen space. A separate entrance allows for slipping out for an early morning walk or maintaining a bit of solitude if you prefer. We can share home-cooked meals with you or you are welcome to bring your own food and use our kitchen.
$30/night + $10/day/person for shared meals.
Woodhaven Studio Space
For artists seeking a quiet retreat to walk in the woods and gardens for inspiration- to journal, draw, knit, work on unfinished projects, or take an individualized workshop. (Full details in the artist retreat brochure) The studio/guest room is upstairs in a spacious open space with a high ceiling. A full size bed on one side and workspace on the other offer an inviting atmosphere for personal retreat and creative explorations. Two large south-facing windows look out over the gardens and up toward the Ridge, providing ample light and a peaceful view. There’s plenty of floor space for a yoga session or other movement meditation. We can share home-cooked meals with you or you are welcome to bring your own food and use our kitchen.
$40/night + $10/day for shared meals.
Amenities to Enjoy
Any groups or individuals who stay at Rolling Ridge are welcome to make use of the Meditation Shelter, stone labyrinth and Art Cottage, all of which are located within close walking distance of one another.
Nearby Retreat Possibilities
The Still Point Mountain Retreat
Still Point Mountain Retreat is a lovely three or four bedroom cabin sleeping 6-8. The writer’s cottage behind Still Point houses the Friends of Silence library and has space for one or two more lodgers. Still Point has a breathtaking view of the Shenandoah River and valley, and is on land immediately adjacent to the Rolling Ridge Foundation.
Rates for Still Point are $30/person/night with a sliding scale for families and groups of more than 6.
Full Circle Hospitality House
Full Circle Hospitality House, “serving friends of RRSRC and Still Point,” is nearby. The home of Jay and Marilyn Good, it has a one bedroom guest apartment with a large kitchen-living room, cathedral ceiling and outdoor deck. The bedroom has two double beds and adjacent bath. Rate is $25/person/night.
Reserve a Personal Retreat Facility
“There is only one life
you can call your own
and a thousand others
you can call by any name you want.”