Silent Retreats at East Silent Lake Resort

A return to yourself. Silence is more than not speaking—it is a way to renew ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Silence helps us focus the mind, calm our emotions, and relax the body.

Reserve your space now for the latest event offering at East Silent Resort. Silent Retreats offer a beautiful environment and the luxury of time to listen to the wisdom of your heart. The silence coupled with serene surroundings allows spiritual renewal, mindfulness, and clarity.

Single or double room accommodations with private bathroom. Gorgeous quiet setting on pristine East Silent Lake. Sixty seven acres for walking meditation or sitting—using your senses to hear, feel, see, and touch the rhythms of nature.

Upcoming Retreat Dates:

  • April 2024 (dates coming soon!!!)

  • Registration begins 10 AM Friday; departure at 10 AM Sunday.


  • Retreat is limited to 18 participants.

  • Reserve your spot today by calling (800) 242-6904

Have you noticed the amount of noise surrounding you every day? And the number of distractions? Phones, television, news, conversations, traffic, and office machines, just to name some of the things responsible for all the sound pollution. Add to that all the internal noise—stress from work, personal relationships, responsibilities, the stream of consciousness about an interaction you had in a meeting ten minutes ago, a disagreement with your partner 10 days ago, a bad financial decision ten years ago!

Silent retreats offer stillness, a break from the noise, so that you can listen to your internal wisdom. Your goal is to reconnect with yourself, your gifts, and your purpose. Do this through mindful living. So there will be guidance to eat mindfully, walk mindfully, and retrain our bodies and minds to be still. A part of the experiencing is education and guidance on releasing limiting beliefs, regrets and worries, and tapping into a true vision of yourself—aligning your strengths, your interests, and your creativity. You’ll return to your life more grounded, more centered, more wise.

From morning and throughout the day, silence is the intention. The evening hours are yours to be alone in the quiet (read a book, watch a movie, journal) or gather with other members. If you want to ensure a total digital detox, we will hold your phone safely and shut down the television!

ESR’s Silent Retreat carefully guides you through the experience with a balance of structure and openness. Forty-eight hours of silent contemplation with guided meditations, simple yoga poses, and breathing techniques. Also provided are brief educational sessions on mindsets, intention setting, and creative activities to activate and build upon your inherent strengths and what bring you joy and purpose.

  • Enhance feelings of joy and inner calm
  • Increase your trust in your own wisdom and strengths
  • Support the immune system
  • Relieve anxiety and depression
  • Clear stress at the physical, mental, and emotional levels, relaxing the nervous system to reduce insomnia and enable quality sleep
  • Increase levels of antioxidant enzymes which protect us from many diseases and rapid aging
  • $695 per person. Price includes:
    • Specialty mindfulness workshops
    • Meditation sessions
    • Journal workshops
    • 2 nights and 3 days lodging in a private suite with modern amenities
    • 6 gourmet meals plus snacks
    • Free time to explore, read, hike, and more
    • Nightly campfire
    • Time to disconnect from stressors, and reconnect with yourself
  • 25% nonrefundable deposit required at time of reservation. If you cancel your reservation outside of 90 days, you can apply the deposit to another retreat or reservation that works better for you.

Friday Lunch

  • Mediterranean Chopped Salad
  • Tomato Basil Soup
  • Good Bread & Butter
  • Cookies

Friday Snack

  • Individual Charcuterie & Cheese Packs

Friday Dinner

  • House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Chicken Picatta with Prosciutto & Lemon Cream Sauce
  • Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Veg
  • Good Bread & Butter
  • Carrot Cake

Saturday Breakfast

  • Wild Rice Porridge with toasted almonds & dried fruit
  • Toast, Jam & Butter

Saturday Lunch

  • Blackboard Salad, boiled egg, roast red onion, cucumbers, carrot ribbons, marinated sweet tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, choice of French, Blue Cheese or Buttermilk Herb Dressing
  • Chicken  Noodle Soup
  • Good Bread & Butter
  • Brownies

Saturday Snack

  • Roast Vegetables, Hummus, Pesto, Crackers & Pita Bread

Saturday Dinner

  • House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Beef Bourguignon (Hearty Stew with potatoes, vegetables & herbs)
  • Good Bread & Butter
  • Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote

Sunday Breakfast

  • Oeufs Coquette baked eggs, smoked bacon,  spinach, Boursin cheese,
  • Toast, Jam & Butter

Bridget Leonard is a clinical social worker with 21 years of experience in the social work field. She has served clients in private practice and has worked in the medical and child welfare areas of social work. She has studied leadership and presented to colleagues and other professionals on mindfulness and stress. As a mom of three, full time social worker, and resort co-owner, Bridget understands the pressures of daily life and the challenges of trying to balance multiple priorities. She looks forward to sharing this sacred time, holding the silence space, and offering what she has learned on how to find our joy, our inner wisdom, and our balance.