Our beautiful campus, cozy facilities, and affordable rates make the Grünewald Guild an ideal location for a personal retreat or sabbatical. The Guild offers spaces for individuals, couples or families to rest and reflect, explore the natural world, express their creativity in one of our art studios, or focus on a sabbatical project.
To honor strict physical distancing standards, we are only allowing one guest unit (individual, couple or family) in each of our six private lodging spaces: Homestead, Fiber Arts Building First Floor (Room 1), Fiber Arts Building Second Floor, Ceramics Studio Upper Apartment, Library Dorm, and when it becomes available, the River Cabin.
Each of these lodging spaces has a microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee maker. At this time it is necessary for guests to provide their own meals.
To support our local restaurants, we encourage you to enjoy their take-out service:
Rental rate is $495 (+$150/additional bedroom in the Homestead and Fiber Arts Building Second Floor). The rental periods run Sunday (arrive 3:00pm or later) through Friday afternoon (depart by 3:00pm). You are allowed to arrive on a later day and/or depart on an earlier day, but that will not change the rental rate. This schedule will ensure proper cleaning and sanitizing of the spaces to take place between guests.
Art studio space is also available for $100 for the period of your stay. Artists must bring their own materials (paint, ink, brushes, etc.). Usage of the ceramics studio is restricted to the building room. All ceramics pieces will be fired by Guild staff.
The Art Studios are assigned accordingly:
- Homestead – Paint, Glass, or Print Studio
- Fiber Arts Building First Floor (Room 1) – Paint, Glass or Print Studio
- Fiber Arts Building Second Floor – Fiber Arts Studio (the 1/2 with the microwave/fridge)
- Ceramics Studio Upper Apartment – Ceramics Studio
- Library Dorm – Library Studio
The art studios can also be rented by those not staying on campus (i.e. local friends). Rental periods will abide by the same strict cleaning/sanitizing schedule. Each studio will have an assigned bathroom on campus, which may not be in the studio’s building. The Fiber Arts Studio rental will be for 1/2 the studio, using a specific door for entry/exit. Feel free to contact Studio Manager Gray Lyons for details.
Although many individual retreat guests desire privacy and seclusion, we will also offer some creative, relaxing, and contemplative activities to enhance your retreat experience. These may be adapted as state and federal regulations change.
Online Summer Program Class
This could be your chance to register for one of our online summer program classes and rent a studio all to yourself. (By the way, we hope to never have to offer this deal again.)
Join Guild Co-Director Vonda in some beginner yoga, either riverside or by the labyrinth, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-8:30am.
Forest Walking or Running facilitated by Guild Co-Director Jim.
Enjoy our contemplative spaces, perhaps as you’ve never experienced them before.