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Bed and Breakfast/Extended Stays

Woman reading by window Looking for a place to take a personal retreat? A comfortable setting for an overnight stay? Come to Pendle Hill! Find out why Quaker writer Elise Boulding said

"Pendle Hill balances solitude and community, contemplation and action so gracefully that all who come can be refreshed."

Here's what we offer:

  • Beautiful 23-acre grounds with a mile long woodchip trail, ponds, and 140 species of trees and flowering shrubs
  • Comfortable private room with bed and desk
  • Three delicious homemade meals a day, made with local and organic ingredients, and the opportunity for mealtime conversation with the Pendle Hill resident community
  • High Speed Wireless Internet Access Points in several buildings across campus and a dedicated computer room.
  • Art studio, with supplies for your creative expression, open 24 hours except when class is in session
  • Library, for reading, study, and research, open 24 hours except when class is in session
  • Half hour of open Quaker worship every morning - everyone welcome
  • The chance to relax - to do as much or as little as you like
  • The opportunity for spiritual nurture
  • Convenient location just outside Philadelphia, easy to reach by car, train, or plane. Five-minute drive from Media and Swarthmore (including Swarthmore College), and 20 minutes from Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges.
  • Come for an overnight, a few days, or a few weeks.

Who comes to Pendle Hill for personal retreats?

  • Those gathering in a homey setting with friends and family
  • Busy people who want time and space to refresh their spirit
  • Visitors from many countries who find a "home away from home"
  • People from many different faiths
  • Writers and artists
  • People who want to deepen their spiritual lives.
  • Area visitors looking for bed and breakfast style accommodation.

Interested? Contact Pendle Hill This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 610-566-4507, ext. 137 or 800-742-3150 ext. 137. Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086-6023.

 

Rates for Personal Retreats, Overnight Stays, and Sojourns effective 10/2013

Single room per Night Bed & Breakfast
$80.00
Double room per Night Bed & Breakfast
$120.00
Lunch per Day
$9.50
Dinner per Day
$13.00
 
Extended Sojourn 8th day and after
Single room per Night Bed & Breakfast
$75.00
Double room per Night Bed & Breakfast
$110.00
Lunch per Day
$9.50
Dinner per Day
$13.00

Sabbaticals

Pendle Hill offers a different kind of sabbatical for educators, pastors and other professionals: a sabbatical that refreshes your spirit. Here’s what people say:

“There was opportunity for contemplation and study, work and play, community and silence. All my expectations were fully met.” Doug Bartlett, Warren Wilson College

“I came to Pendle Hill on sabbatical after my seventh year as minister of Murray Unitarian Universalist Church in Attleboro, Massachusetts. At Pendle Hill I found a balance of contemplation and action and made deep connections with people of different religions and backgrounds. Most precious of all, I touched again the Spirit that called me into ministry in the first place.” Sandra Fitz-Henry, Unitarian Universalist minister

“Pendle Hill is a place where one’s academic agenda may deepen and take root in one’s spiritual life.” Steve Smith, Claremont College

“There is a richness in the simplicity of life at Pendle Hill. The contemplative emphasis, in the context of an ecumenical community, the classes, the art studio, and in the physical work, has made my sabbatical all that I had hoped for.” Lorelle Elcock, Dominican Sisters of Hope

Pendle Hill is an oasis for reflection with beautiful grounds, a library, a bright and spacious art studio, and walking paths. Pendle Hill is located near more than forty colleges, universities and seminaries; Swarthmore College is within walking distance. We would be glad to work with the guidelines for sabbaticals of your university or church and arrange for you to do research at a neighboring institution.

See the information concerning Personal Retreats or Sojourns for more on what we offer. You are also invited to consider coming for a Resident Program term, if your schedule allows.

To learn more about the possibility of Pendle Hill becoming your “home” during a sabbatical, Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 610-566-4507, ext. 161 or 800-742-3150, ext. 161.

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