Adelynrood Retreat Center

Adelynrood Retreat Center



About our host site:

Adelynrood is a spiritual retreat and conference center devoted to women’s growth.  Men are welcome.  Located about 30 miles north of Boston in the town of Byfield, it features peaceful grounds, attractive gardens, walking paths, and a labyrinth.  The original buildings date back to 1914, built in craftsman style.

You have the option to stay at the retreat center while attending the training.  Doing so will allow you to take in the peaceful setting and enjoy the conference without any rush or commute.  Consistent with a spiritual retreat, rooms at Adelynrood are best described as monastic.  They are simple, unadorned and clean.  Baths are shared.  There is access to screened porches and lovely views.  Cost is very reasonable.  See price list below. 

Meals are available for a fee (see below), and the center prides itself on healthy and quality offerings (lunch is included in conference). They are able to accommodate special diets. 

The wooded setting of Adelynrood means there are no restaurants or shops within walking distance.  However there are numerous dining and shopping choices in Newburyport, just a few miles away.  

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Other options for accommodations include Fairfield Inn and Hampton Inn in nearby Amesbury, MA.  In addition there are B&B’s in scenic Newburyport along with Airbnb-style rentals in Newburyport and Plum Island, a barrier island with wonderful beaches and a nature preserve.

If you choose to stay at Adelynrood, reservations for rooms or meals are available. Rooms are very reasonable ($60 per night).

Find out more through the link below:

Contact Sheryl Knopf if you have any questions:

Sheryl Knopf, LICSW


She will take your reservation and manage it through the center.  For planning purposes, payment in advance is required, and refunds for food and lodging are available up to 2 weeks prior to the conference.  


Other program coordinators for this training:

Bruce Deveau, LICSW Certified EMDR Therapist   .    978-462-3287   .

Susan Chamberlin, LMHC, Certified EMDR Therapist    .     office phone: 978-462-0166  .   cell phone: 978-270-8957