A secluded cabin for people that need quiet, nature, and beauty for inspiration or just rest. Named after Dorothy Day in honor of the social activist, it is intended to provide comfort for body, mind, and spirit. Please note, pricing is per person.
The Dorothy Day cabin is set apart from other structures and a perfect opportunity to unplug. Incredibly peaceful and intimate, it is perfect for those who want to get away but have modern amenities nearby. Beautiful gardens surround the cabin and you have a lovely side porch with deck chairs to enjoy the ridgetop views.
As a guest in the Dorothy Day cabin, you can have access to the Main Retreat House if there is not a group that has privacy needs. Located about 150 yards via a gravel road from the Cabin, it has a shower and a full kitchen you may use, if not being used by other guests. Should you desire to spend more time in the Main Retreat House, please check with other guests about using space before settling in. You also have access to The Well, a unique straw-bale structure used as sacred space for private and group meditation, prayer, yoga, music, and gatherings. You may also enjoy walking the 11-circuit labyrinth, another great tool for prayer and meditation. There is a beautiful lake and two trails, a lower trail around the lake and a ridgetop trail that goes around the whole property.
You will be personally greeted at your arrival and given a personal tour. On site assistance can generally be arranged, but not guaranteed. Your privacy in the cabin is absolute, but you will likely be sharing the shower in the main house with other guests.
The Dorothy Day cabin is considered rustic, in that it has electricity, but not running water, is equipped with a heater and an A/C window unit for temperature control, but during extreme weather, may be uncomfortable for some. It is also equipped with a chemical toilet and a 5-gallon crock for drinking water. Showers are available in the Main Retreat House.
The property is gated and has plenty of parking for cars, trucks, and RVs.
Since the cabin is part of Penuel Ridge Retreat Center, we do ask guests to respect the privacy and desire for quiet of our other guests. Guests in the Main Retreat House have priority use of that facility. Although the majority of our guests are adults, we are child-friendly in most circumstances.
To ensure the peaceful nature of the Retreat Center and protect the wildlife, no firearms are allowed on the property. As authorized by T.C.A. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), possession of a weapon on posted property or in a posted building is prohibited and is a criminal offense.
Thank you for observing these rules and if you have questions, do ask!