Workshop and retreat leaders find that Light on the Hill is one of the best retreat centers on the East Coast. Our mission is to provide an inspiring environment where your group can engage in deep inner work. The design and energy in the beautiful and uniquely shaped Inner Light Lodge deepens and supports participants’ experience. The Lodge features spacious meeting rooms and comfortable single and double rooms with expansive views of the beautiful grounds and distant hills. When you book the Lodge, your group will have exclusive use of the building.
In addition to the elegantly simple accommodations of the lodge, participants will have access to walking trails and quiet natural spaces on our 236 acres of land. Other amenities include two labyrinths, a firepit, and our serene chapel, Stillpoint Sanctuary, where participants can meditate or pray in silence.
Contracts require payment to meet our minimums.
** DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC our minimum group size is 10 (not including the group leader). The maximum group size is 19 total. One group leader qualifies for free accommodations in the Lodge (in one of the large double rooms).
When the pandemic is over, we will return to our usual minimums: 15 people for retreats of five nights or longer, 16 people for retreats of three or four nights and 17 people for retreats of 2 nights. The lodge can house up to 30 people in normal times, and nearby Pathlight Cottage is available for group leaders. Accommodations are free for one group leader, although the regular charges for meals apply.
Please use this form to provide contact information and dates for your group retreat. Once we receive your signed contract and $500 deposit your reservation will be confirmed and published on our public Google calendar for the Lodge. You may pay the $500 deposit either with a credit card following the submission of this form (follow in the link on the next screen or in the confirmation email) or by mailing a check to Light on the Hill, 209 Blake Hill Rd, Van Etten NY 14889. Please note a $12.50 processing fee will be added to credit card payments.
If your group retreat is open for registration to the public, we will then also ask you to complete our Group Retreat Description form. This will post your retreat on our Events Calendar and also help us in announcing it via our newsletter. Approximately 10 days before your retreat, we will ask you to complete our Group Retreat Final Planning form, which will collect information on your total numbers and more details about food requirements if Light on the Hill is providing your meals.
You will receive an email confirmation after you submit this form. If you do not receive the confirmation, it means we have not received your group retreat request. In this case, please resubmit the form. If you have any questions, you may contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607.589.4419.