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 physical distancing standards, we are only allowing a capacity of 50% on campus at this time. Our five private lodging spaces are: Homestead, Fiber Arts Building, 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. A 2-burner portable stove can also be requested. At this time, it is necessary for guests to provide their other meals.
To support our local restaurants, we encourage you to enjoy their take-out service:
Rental rate is dependent on the space/room.
Private rooms: $80 per night
Shared rooms: $55 per person per night
Library All-Gender Dorm: $30 per person per night
Yurt: $60 per night
River Cabin (when it becomes available): $150 per night.
We request a 3-night minimum stay, with arrival at 3:00pm or later and departure by 3:00pm. We will schedule 48-hour vacancies between stays. This will allow for 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 – Fiber Arts Studio
- 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. Feel free to contact Studio Manager Gray Lyons for details.
This week has given me the catalyst for a paradigm shift. I have no idea what that means in this extraordinary time but I know it is about art, self care, teaching… and hopefully walking the line with laughter and vibrancy. –Jill Ross, Pastor at Stella Lutheran Chapel
There is a spirit present at the Guild that for 40 years has been about hospitality, belonging, welcome and release.
Come, allow yourselves to dream. Awaken your imagination.
Practice soul care in our contemplative spaces. It’s a very quiet campus these days and there is a lot of space to be about joyful, creative movement.
It is our hope you’ll take us up on this invitation to rest and renew, to dream and be open to new visions. Something new is possible through you.
To register for your private retreat, please contact Linda Lyons via email at