ount Lebanon has served as a sacred locus for seekers and explorers, stretching from the Mohican to the Shakers and now to the Sufis. The mountain as sacred container has held many spiritual events and continues to be a spiritual home to groups and individuals.
The Mountain Retreat Center is a rustic facility with natural charm and sacred spaces which can hold up to 175 people. It is a popular spot for gatherings, retreats, music festivals, large family reunions, weddings and more. Up to 40 people can stay in two large cabins, or in the single huts holding one or two persons each. There are also several clearings which make excellent spots for tenting. There is a main kitchen which is connected to our serving and eating pavilions, as well as comfortable spots to sit, benches close to the edge of our gardens, and picnic benches in the eating pavillion. There are several places to gather; a large, main tent, a peastone tent, a medium-sized yellow tent, a firepit field, a sanctuary, and an indoor pavilion. Our Mountain Kitchen provides creative and nutritious meals with Abode farm-fresh vegetables and eggs in addition to gluten-free and vegetarian options.
For inquiries or bookings of the Mountain Camp, please contact [email protected]
The tent on the mountain is the main gathering place for large groups. Because of its large size (40 x 60), its wheel chair accessibility and wooden floor, it is a great place for weddings, music shows, retreat gatherings and more. There is electricity in the tent. The tent has mosquito net sides and roll down sides in case of rain.
The Sanctuary is one of the sacred places on the mountain that attracts individuals, groups, and wedding celebrations. Located high above the Lebanon Valley on the Abodes Mountain Retreat Center site, the Sanctuary features a quartz rock foundation with wide stairs and a platform, serving as an inspired place of pilgrimage and attunement. The Sanctuary is a sacred place in nature for prayer, meditation, and remembrance of our own inner landscapes. Sculptural installations set into the landscape represent the elements; windchimes (air), a fire brazier (fire), a sloped hill that looks and feels like the waves of the ocean (water), a quartz rock labyrinth (earth) and a cantilevered walkway suspended out over the mountainside (ether).
Photo by Jane Feldman