The Retreat

We Offer a Wide Range of Retreat Options:

Solo Or Guided Retreats


A solo retreat is one in which participants are on their own unless they choose to
participate in communal prayer in the evenings, and/or receive spiritual direction
sessions. A guided retreat is one in which a printed guide is used to structure the
day and includes times of interaction and participation with the community around meals and prayer, and may include spiritual direction or engagement in caring for
and learning about the farm or forest.

  • Up to five days.
  • Room and meals provided.
  • Breakfast and lunch self-prepared, including eggs, toast, cereal, milk, juice, fruit, yogurt, salad and sandwich ingredients, soup
  • Dinner prepared by and enjoyed family style with community
  • We can accommodate gluten free and dairy free diets. Beyond that guests with complex dietary needs should provide their own food
  • Optional participation in evening prayer with community
  • Access to common spaces in Forest House and/or Garden House
  • Access to outdoor spaces including gardens, spa, campfire ring, trails, and forest
  • Theological, ecological, horticultural, and farming libraries
  • Secure WiFi
  • Short drive to Eno State Park with miles of hiking trails
  • $85 per day or $500 per week
  • Spiritual direction, $50 per session, $120 for 3 sessions




Small Group Retreats


Small group retreats for up to six people, for up to five days. Fees include lodging, meals, and access to the trails and other outdoor spaces. An additional fee applies for group spiritual direction or retreat facilitation.

  • Self serve breakfast and lunch, dinner prepared by community members
  • Access to common spaces in Forest House and/or Garden House
  • Access to outdoor spaces including gardens, spa, trails, and forest
  • Theological, ecological, horticultural, and farming libraries
  • Secure WiFi
  • Short drive to Eno State Park with miles of hiking trails
  • $85 per day per participant or $395 for 5 days
  • Individual or group spiritual direction, $50 per session, $120 for 3 sessions
  • Retreat facilitation available for some topics including eco-spirituality, food and faith, gardening and the healing of trauma, and more. Cost of facilitation is negotiated based upon length and structure of retreat




Day Retreats


Day retreats for up to twelve people. Fee includes the use of common space in Garden House or Forest House, breakfast or lunch, plus snacks and beverages. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Access to common spaces in Forest House or Garden House
  • Access to outdoor spaces including gardens, spa, trails, campfire ring, and forest
  • Access to theological, ecological, horticultural, and farming libraries
  • Secure WiFi
  • $35 per day bring your own lunch and snacks, coffee and tea provided
  • $50 with lunch, snacks, coffee and tea provided
  • Optional spiritual direction, $50 per session




Day Apart Retreats


Day Apart retreats featuring gifted spiritual leaders, artists, musicians, writers, naturalists, culinary artists, and more. The fee is all-inclusive unless otherwise noted. Coming Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 'Forest Breathing' and 'Loving The Hell Out of Ourselves (and Others)’ Retreats. READ MORE

  • Limited enrollment of 20
  • 9 am – 4 pm
  • Lunch and snacks with locally sourced, organic food
  • Signed copy of book
  • Learning experience in farm and forest
  • $120
  • CEU’s available




Sabbatical Package


The Sabbatical Package offers up to 30 days for individuals who wish to have a beautiful setting and access to a theological library in order to study, rest, and join into the daily rhythms of prayer, meals, and light chores with the community at Spring Forest. Spiritual direction is available for an additional fee. In addition to the amenities on site, persons on sabbatical can enjoy the restaurants, galleries, and shops in historic Hillsborough, hike the numerous trails at Eno State Park (just ten minutes away), or explore the vibrant urban scene in Durham, Raleigh, or Chapel Hill. INCLUDES:

  • Room and meals
  • Breakfast and lunch self-prepared, including eggs, toast, cereal, milk, juice, fruit, yogurt, salad and sandwich ingredients, soup
  • Dinner prepared by and enjoyed family style with community
  • We can accommodate gluten free and dairy free diets. Beyond that guests with complex dietary needs should provide their own food
  • Participate in daily community rhythms of prayer, light chores, shared meals, learning, and rest
  • Access to common spaces in Forest House and/or Garden House
  • Access to outdoor spaces including gardens, spa, campfire ring, trails, and forest
  • Access to theological, ecological, horticultural, and farming libraries
  • Secure WiFi
  • Close proximity to restaurants, shopping in historic Hillsborough
  • Short drive to Eno State Park with miles of hiking trails
  • Short drive to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill
  • $80 per day, minimum 3 days
  • Optional spiritual direction, $50 per session, $120 for 3 sessions





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