Retreat at ARC
Types of Lodging
The Lodge accommodates a maximum of 18 guests in 12 single rooms and 3 double rooms. Guest rooms are private with shared bathrooms. The lodge also has a meditation room, library, bookshop, large and small meeting areas, two fireplaces, a screened-in porch, and other spaces conducive to rest and reflection. Linens and towels are provided. NOTE: Lodge accommodations are unavailable during ARC’s Sabbatical May 6- September 8.
The Cottage features a large living room with an A-frame window looking out over the woods, a deck, a gas fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen, and one bathroom. Sleeping arrangements include a bedroom with Queen bed, and a walk-up loft with one double bed next to a double size, convertible futon. The cottage also has a washer and dryer.
It is an ideal place for an individual, a couple or two, a family, or a small group of friends to stay. The living room comfortably seats at least ten, so it may also be used for day groups. The space has been furnished and decorated in a lovely, woodsy way by friends of ARC using comfortable couches, antiques, handmade quilts, and cozy touches. Guests may “dine in or carry out” –that is, they may bring their own food, eat in the main Lodge, pick up a basket, or have a basket delivered. NOTE: meal service is unavailable during ARC’s Sabbatical May 6- September 8.
The Hermitage, a single-person dwelling in the woods, lends itself to a more solitary retreat. The hermitage is a bright, lofty room with a kitchenette and screened-in porch. The setting is ideal for those desiring more solitude. It is a place where one may enter into the emptiness of isolation and silence to be encountered by Spirit.
Located in a secluded, wooded area not far from the main Lodge, the Hermitage is a single, high-ceiling room with tongue and groove pine walls and a stained glass window. A multicolored quilt covers the bed; there is also a rocking chair and small writing/dining table. The bay window faces through the trees toward Little Stanchfield Lake, which is visible in the winter. Attached to the building is a screened-in porch with a reading area.
A kitchenette – with sink, refrigerator and microwave – is stocked with coffee, tea, fruit and breakfast food. Other meals may be picked up or delivered in a basket or eaten in the Lodge with the community and other guests. The hermitage is heated and has electricity; water is provided in jugs. There is a nearby outhouse; showers and bathrooms in the Lodge are also available for “hermit” use. NOTE: meal service is unavailable during ARC’s Sabbatical May 6- September 8.