Email Address:

The Rivendell Hermitage can only be contacted by email.

How to book a retreat:   

Step 1: 

Please ensure that you are at the right website.  We are the Rivendell Hermitage which is different from the main Rivendell Retreat Centre, located near Snug Cove.

Step 2:

Take time to look through our website.  It will answer a lot of questions you may have about doing a retreat at the Hermitage.

Step 3: 

Send us an email:   Include the information below:

Is this your first retreat at the Hermitage?… If yes, please answer these questions in your email:  Where did you hear about the Hermitage?  What is your experience with silence and solitude?

For your first retreat with us, the booking agent has to book you during a time where there is a host in residence.    Let us know your preferred dates, and we will either confirm or give you alternate dates when a host is present.

-If this is not your first retreat at the Hermitage, please specify the dates you are requesting so we can check availability.

Step 4:

After we have confirmed availability, you will be asked to fill in the booking request form.   Once we have processed your request, we will email you a confirmation.

Retreat stays range from 2 days to 10 days.  If you are wanting to stay longer, you will need to submit a letter of intent and provide a reference.  The maximum stay is 30 days.  

Interested in helping out?  You can participate by donating time or money.

Rivendell remains self sufficient primarily due to its model of a volunteer community. The Hermitage is likewise accessible thanks to volunteers and financial donations.

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We are always seeking volunteers to help tend the land.  You could join us for a Saturday on the Hermitage site, spending your day in the woods tending creation.  Volunteers gather at the Hermitage site once a season to maintain the paths, remove fallen deadwood and underbrush, and do building maintenance. We provide gloves, guidance and a variety of tasks suited to any ability.

If you prefer to give of your financial resources, we also welcome financial donations.   Cheques can be made out to the RIVENDELL FOUNDATION and mailed to Box 402 Bowen Island, BC, VON 1GO. Please make a note that it is for the Rivendell Hermitage. All donations are tax deductible and will receive a charitable tax receipt.

If you would like to sign up as a volunteer or make a financial contribution, you can email us at: