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Retreat Program

THREE-, FOUR- & FIVE-NIGHT RESIDENTIAL RETREATS FROM APRIL - JUNE

The Clearing Retreat Program was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 & 2021. The Retreat Program allows guests to enjoy and utilize The Clearing's main campus areas by creating their own Clearing experience.

Clearing Retreats include lodging and meals. Meals are delivered to rooms. There are options for three, four and five-night stays, with double and single rooms available. (Limited dorm options are also available. Call for details if interested.) Check-in is on Monday for five-night stays, Monday or Tuesday for four-night stays and Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday for three-night stays. The latest check-out is Saturday morning.

2021 Retreats will be available from April 19 - July 3.
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2021 Retreat Program Update

The 2021 Retreat Program will be scheduled from April 19, 2021 through July 3, 2021.

REGISTRATION FOR 2021 CLEARING RETREATS BEGINS ON FEBRURAY 23, 2021 AT 8:00 AM CENTRAL TIME.

Until further notice, only phone reservations may be made during this time.

NEED MORE SPACE TO GET CREATIVE?
In addition to a cozy room and exceptional food, Retreat guests also have the opportunity to rent classroom space. If you need room to spread out and tackle a special project, most of our classrooms are available to rent. Call The Clearing for classroom rental pricing and availability.

2021 Clearing Retreat Options:

Three-Night Retreat

$515 - $845

Per Person
  • (includes 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 3 suppers)
  • Dorm Room $515
  • Two-Person Room $560
  • Single-Person Room $845
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Four-Night Retreat

$606- $1020

Per Person
  • (includes 4 nights lodging, 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners and 4 suppers)
  • Dorm Room $606
  • Two-Person Room $678
  • Single-Person Room $1020
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More About Retreats...

Your first meal is supper on the day you arrive. Your last meal is breakfast on the day you leave. Breakfasts and suppers will be delivered to your room by a member of the kitchen staff. Breakfast will be delivered at 8:00. Your picnic box lunch will be placed in the refrigerator in the Root Cellar soon after breakfast. You can take your lunch with you if you are going to be out and about for the day, store it in your cooler in your room, or simply keep it in the Root Cellar until you eat. Supper will be delivered at 5:30. For breakfast and supper, there will be a first bell, the “call to meal bell,” 15 minutes before each meal is served. A second bell, at the above times, will announce that the meal is being delivered to the rooms.

Rest assured that we are taking all necessary precautions regarding the safety of our guests while they are here. All rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before they are occupied again, and will have a Safe Seal attached to the door after cleaning to ensure that no one has entered the room since it was cleaned. And, of course, our kitchen staff will follow all safety protocols regarding food preparation and meal delivery.

The Lodge and the Cliffhouse will be locked. Classroom buildings will also be locked, unless one of them is being rented by one of our guests. The Bookstore in the Jens Jensen Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Those who have never stayed at The Clearing need to know that this is not a hotel, at least not in the sense that most people think of a hotel. The rooms do not have a television and are not air conditioned. Internet service is available, but not in the rooms. For wireless internet service, guests have to go to one of the covered porches at one of the classroom buildings. Also, there is not a “front desk” at The Clearing where a staff member is available around the clock. The office staff is available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the kitchen staff is on hand from 7:00 a.m. to about 7:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, along with Monday from mid-afternoon until about 7:00 p.m., and Saturday morning from 7:00 to about 10:00. For maintenance problems and other issues after hours, staff telephone numbers are posted in each room.

The Clearing staff and Board of Directors believe that Clearing Retreats are the best way for us to offer a meaningful “Clearing experience” during a time when it’s not feasible to offer classes.

2021 Retreat Program Calendar

Week of April 26 - May 1, 2021

Three-Night Retreat #4
Four-Night Retreat #5
Five-Night Retreat #6

Week of May 3 - May 8, 2021

Three-Night Retreat #7
Four-Night Retreat #8
Five-Night Retreat #9

Week of May 10 - May 15, 2021

Three-Night Retreat #10
Four-Night Retreat #11
Five-Night Retreat #12

Week of May 17 - May 22, 2021

Three-Night Retreat #13
Four-Night Retreat #14
Five-Night Retreat #15

Week of May 24 - May 29, 2021

Three-Night Retreat #16
Four-Night Retreat #17
Five-Night Retreat #18

Week of May 31 - June 5, 2021

Three-Night Retreat #19
Four-Night Retreat #20
Five-Night Retreat #21

Week of June 7 - 12, 2021

Three-Night Retreat #22
Four-Night Retreat #23
Five-Night Retreat #24

Week of June 14 - 19, 2021

Three-Night Retreat #25
Four-Night Retreat #26
Five-Night Retreat #27

Week of June 21 - 26, 2021

Three-Night Retreat #28
Four-Night Retreat #29
Five-Night Retreat #30

Week of June 28 - July 3, 2021

Three-Night Retreat #31
Four-Night Retreat #32
Five-Night Retreat #33