“The breathtaking views, surprising hospitality, holy space to experiment and practice the arts, the community that formed around delicious meals, morning and evening devotions, and other activities, made for a week of slowing down, listening to God, and enjoying creation.”
“Beautiful place for contemplation, creation, and community. Also a world class swimming hole on the Wenatchee River!”
“Spending two weeks at the Guild last summer was an amazing experience. Beyond the great people, incredible (and healthy!) food, and having an outlet once again for my art, something was sparked inside of me that I can’t quite explain. It was powerful and beautiful and I don’t think any other combination of wonderful could have made it happen.”
“enchanting, idyllic, inspiring, provocative, wonderful staff”
“The Grunewald Guild: A place where people and art matter.
“Grunewald Guild, how do I love thee? From the river, the walk across the bridge, the mountains rising up out of the clouds, the trees, the birds, the amazing food, the loving staff, the beautiful art.”
“An amazing place with unforgettable people. This place helped me find my artistic spirit again.”
“A beautiful place of gracious space and people. Our retreat experience was deeply meaningful and enriching.”
“Amazing little place in such a gorgeous and serene area of Washington! All of the staff, guests, and resident artists at the Guild were so welcoming and kind! I had the joy of staying for 2 weeks for a residential yoga teacher training which I highly recommend! The meals were exceptional and my room in the homestead was very cozy and accommodating. Great environment to escape into nature and get away from hustle and bustle of everyday life! I look forward to returning to attend one of their many interesting and diverse events or just for personal retreat when I need some time to reconnect and remember who I really am.”
“What a life-changing experience! I love the rhythm of The Guild: Ask a Question. Work Hard. Ask a Better Question. Play Hard. Take a Walk. Be with Others. Wrestle. Take Another Walk. Eat Good Food. Go Back for Seconds. Pray. Wrestle. Rest. Wrestle Some More. Create. Live. Live. Live.
The poetry writing and conversations filled me to brimming. Coming down off the mountain on Sunday after a week of summer classes, I felt as though my face glowed. I can’t wait to share my experience. This will certainly not be my last trip to The Guild.”
“The Grunewald Guild is my home away from home. There I can immerse myself in what I love and share that passion and experience with others.
Hospitality at the Guild is consistently welcoming, nurturing and healing. Exposure to artisans in other expressions enriches my own experience in an encouraging, casual setting. It feeds me spiritually and sustains me until I can come again.”
“The Guild is my spiritual home where I come to learn about how art expresses my soul. Songwriting, painting, drawing, stained glass, ceramics, weaving, fabric design, all of it.
And truly, I never laugh so hard as I do here!”
“The first time I stepped foot on the grounds of the Grunewald Guild, I felt like I had “come home”. Two weeks later as I was leaving I realized that this creative and loving place and its people had changed my life forever. The Guild holds a special place in my heart. A safe and encouraging place to explore your creativity, loving people, gorgeous scenery, fabulous food, quiet spaces, and art everywhere! What more could one ask for? If any of these words resonate within your heart, then it is time you visited the Grunewald Guild. But be warned…your life just may change!”
“The Guild community is supportive, understanding, and open to diverse spiritual views. I have never felt pressure to conform to someone else’s beliefs here at the Guild. There is a freedom to converse openly with others and to express one’s self spiritually and creatively that is not always typical of all faith-centered groups.”
“At the Guild I was given the gifts of time, encouragement, knowledge, friendship, faith and art. I hadn’t realized how desperately I needed those things and couldn’t have imagined how completely I would have all of those needs fulfilled.”
“The Guild is so warm and nurturing. Beautiful people. Prayerful. Hospitable. Home away from home! A place of renewal, discovery, growth and refreshment.”
“It’s wonderful to be around other artists in a safe place—amazing to be able to sit and dialogue about art and God and faith. There are not many places you can do that.”
“Staff was always friendly and helpful. Food first-class and facilities comfortable and pleasant. Morning walks a real plus. Third time here; will be back.”
“A delicious combination of warmth/hospitality/intimacy with respect for boundaries. Wackiness not only tolerated but encouraged. The food is world-class.”
“I often feel like both an honored guest and a member of the family. I try to return the love!”
“Love being in community where love, laughter and fellowship abound!”
“The Guild feels like home.”