Retreat at ARC


ARC Sponsored

Sponsored retreats are planned by ARC around a certain theme and are open for public registration.



ARC's 5th Annual Writing Retreat with Karen Hering
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4 pm to
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 12 pm

$540 includes meals, lodging and facilitated retreat. Discounted early-bird registration fee is $500 before March 31. 

“To see clearly,” John Ruskin once wrote, “is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.” It can be revolutionary as well. The writer’s task has always been to pay attention, to regard the world with wonder and curiosity, and to serve as a witness, describing its appearances and events and their possible meanings. In times that challenge the justice and peace we seek in the world, this role is especially important. We will focus on our double task as writers, cultivating wonder—paying attention to world at hand—and giving witness to what we see. 

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Private Retreats

Need time for renewal?

Private retreats are for individuals, families, or friends who wish to structure their own time at ARC and can be for any length of stay, as space is available.

You can enjoy resting, reading, walking, skiing, or simply sitting by the fireplace and looking out the huge living room window.

Choose from three buildings on the ARC grounds, for more information visit the building specific pages.

Group Retreats

Group retreats hosted at ARC are facilitated and planned with leadership from the group.

Many groups come to ARC year after year to lead their own retreats. Groups bring their own participants and agenda, while we provide the hospitality, nurturing space and homemade vegetarian meals.

If your group is looking for a quiet, natural environment in which to plan, pray, reflect, rejuvenate, relax, explore, grow, or be inspired, ARC may be the right place for you.

Groups typically stay in the lodge, with overflow (as needed) to the cottage and the hermitage. Smaller groups may chose to stay in and/or meet in the cottage.