Facility Rentals

Beyond our retreats and pilgrimages, central to Kirkridge’s mission, is the offering of gracious hospitality in any way we possibly can. Our facilities are available year-round for both day and overnight gatherings, we are happy to accommodate any  group, small or large.

We offer a rustic and quaint space with a modern twist, and we welcome organizations, churches, private retreats, family gatherings, or those seeking lodging for special occasions here on the mountain.

Let us provide the warm, open  space to allow you to rekindle old connections or make new ones, celebrate an anniversary of everlasting love or a graduate off to a new stage in life.  

Here at Kirkridge, you will have an opportunity to gain a new perspective and vision, reset priorities, and, perhaps, gain fresh perspective on your life and work. Let one of our gorgeous buildings be the foundation for a wonderful moment in your life.

Facility & Schedule Information

With 4 buildings offering their own unique amenities and layouts, it’s easy to find the perfect facility for anything you have in mind.

Hover and click the photos to view a facility’s information

Our Facilities

Beautiful Locations for Rent Year-Round

Each site at Kirkridge is unique in their amenities and layouts. Below you will find more information on each one and learn the history of it’s place here in the mountains with us. Scroll through the beautiful photos to get a glimpse of what could be your next adventure! Call 610-588-1793 and ask about renting a space today!

Nelson Lodge

At the top of the mountain and adjacent to the Appalachian Trail, Nelson Lodge offers a scenic mountain vista with gorgeous sunsets. A great place to see a variety of Warblers if you are a bird watcher. The Nelson Lodge is available for group rentals mid-March through mid-December.


  • A Meeting space and a common room
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Air Conditioned Dining Room
  • Folly efficiency cottage which sleeps 2
  • Twin Beds
  • Wi-Fi
  • Some Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

Turning Point

Turning Point offers spectacular seasonal vistas with lots of benches to take in the view! Here, you can visit the Memorial Garden or even spot some deer on the leisurely gorgeous trails nearby, all while overlooking a wonderful sight of winding rivers and deep forests from the top of the mountain.


  • Large air conditioned meeting room
  • Fully equipped Kitchen
  • Two common space rooms
  • Air conditioned dining room with stone fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Twin Beds
  • Efficiency apartment that sleeps 2 people

The Hermitage

Situated on a lovely wooded hillside, is the Hermitage, a quaint and cozy retreat building nestled in the woods. This space is intimate and bursting with warmth: it is the perfect place to unplug from the world and reconnect with yourself, your friends both old and new, and nature.

Available until March 1. Then will be closed temporarily.


  • Open rafter common room
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Wood stove hearth
  • Twin Beds

The Farmhouse

This rustic building dates from 1815 with some of the original wood work still standing. This building has the most character here on the mountain, with a homey-dining space, small nooks for quiet time, and a lovely view of our pond. From here, you are also a short walk to Columcille Megalith Park and a plethora of gorgeous hikes. 


  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Air Conditioned Dining Room
  • Efficiency apartment that sleeps 2 people
  • Wi-Fi
  • Twin beds and four full beds
  • Some Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

Facility Rentals Calendar

Check out the rental calendar to plan your next stay at Kirkridge! If you have any questions about the schedule, feel free to call us to discuss the best options for you.

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Group Retreats

Get together for any occasion

Throughout the year we are pleased to host a variety of groups from religious, social service, and educational organizations. Our unique facilities are able to offer each group its own private meeting room and dining area. If you are staying overnight, most of our accommodations are double occupancy bedrooms with shared bathrooms.

Depending on the demand for space, we sometimes can arrange for single rooms for your group at an extra cost. We can host overnight groups as large as 92 or as small as 10.

Current rates are $80 per person without meals and $120 per person with three meals per night plus Pennsylvania and local hotel tax.

There is a minimum two night, Friday to Saturday stay required from April 1 – June 30 and September 15 -November 15. In addition, members of your group who stay off-campus will be charged $15 per day, plus meal costs when Kirkridge cooks for your group.

Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. There is a non-refundable deposit required for each building reserved.

Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. There is a non-refundable deposit required for each building reserved. 

Private Retreats

The perfect private getaway

In a whirling world, Kirkridge offers space on the mountain for rest, quiet, and spiritual renewal. Gift yourself time to read, talk, take a walk in the woods or enjoy the serenity of our gardens.

Each private space has its own bath, a fully equipped kitchen, and beds for one or two people. 

Private retreatants provide their own food and prepare their own meals. Current daily rates are $90 per person or $115 per couple plus Pennsylvania and local hotel tax.

Day Use

Stay for the day

If an extended stay doesn’t fit your needs, Kirkridge can also offer our facilities from Monday through Thursday for day use. We have tons of options for those looking to spend the day here at Kirkridge. Reserve some time today for a beautiful meeting, party or anything you have in mind. We also offer dining services depending on the circumstances of your stay. Let us know how we can help!

Breakfast or luncheon meetings, using only the dining room:

  • No charge for the space if we cook
  • $600 if we don’t cook

Monday through Thursday night-time parties:

  • $100 plus meal cost when we cook
  • $600 if we don’t cook

Monday through Thursday day use rate (longer than 3 hours), including meeting room: 

  • $600, with meals or without.

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (off season December-January):

  • $300 plus meal cost when we cook
  • $600 if we don’t cook

If we cook for your group:

  • A continental breakfast is $5.50 per person
  • A regular breakfast is $8.00 per person
  • Lunch is $13.50 per person
  • Dinner is $18.50 per person plus the appropriate taxes.

If we don’t cook for your event a kitchen cleaning fee will be added to your cost.

6% hotel tax will be added to all rentals.


I have taught and learned in many places, but rarely at the depths that open time and again at Kirkridge. I could name many reasons why – a faithful history, an exquisite setting, a risk-taking mission, a gifted staff. But it is more in Kirkridge spirit to say, simply, that the place is a giving and a gift, and I am grateful.

Parker J. Palmer

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