A retreat may be requested for all five of our sacred spaces: The Lodge or the Cottage (both at the top of Cates Hill), the Hermitage (on the far end of Bowen Island), the Writers Retreat (on Cates Hill just above Snug Cove), or Listening Post (downtown Vancouver). The Lodge is available for both individuals and groups. The Hermitage is primarily for individuals but can accommodate a small group. The Cottage is primarily available for respite, with a particular focus on families or individuals in need. The Writers Retreat is available for creative activity for a single booking of up to 3 individuals. The Listening Post is available only for day retreats for small groups.
Retreatants are encouraged to respect Rivendell`s core values and practices of prayer, silence, simplicity, hospitality and social action, and to embody some or all of these values and practices.
Our sacred spaces receive a high volume of retreat requests. Before sending the following booking request, we encourage you to email firstname.lastname@example.org to explore availability and suitability of retreat request. Hermitage and Cottage booking requests, and individual booking requests for the Lodge, will be dealt with as they are received. Group bookings for the Lodge will be reviewed and processed twice a year. Booking requests for the Writers Retreat will be sent to a review group specific to that site for decision based on their criteria.