Facilities

Little Pond holds space for small and moderate sized groups to come together in a beautiful and peaceful natural environment to foster renewal, creativity, spirituality, and harmony with nature.

Located in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Little Pond is a 32 acre property nestled in a small valley within 30 minutes of almost anywhere in the Lehigh Valley (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton Region), and only 90 minutes from Philadelphia and two hours from New York.

We host moderate sized cultural events including retreats, meetings, workshops, rehearsals, forest therapy walks, weddings, and receptions, as well as other spiritual gatherings and arts events.

Along with Bill and Bridget George, our core collaborators include Anisa George, Rob Aptaker, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Fresh Ground Pepper, Touchstone Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, The Baha’i Community of the Lehigh Valley and Solamar/Sam George. (See About Little Pond – Meet Our People) Other groups that have held their own workshops and events at Little Pond include: The Bach Choir of Bethlehem (See News), Godfrey Daniels, Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild, Pig Iron Theatre, Lindsey Hope Perlman, and Quinn Arts.

Facilities & Fees

In order to maintain Little Pond, we operate under a minimal fee schedule. We are committed to supporting artists and not-for-profit organizations looking for a place to get away. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we might be of service. Over night stays are possible. Please contact us about the amenities and your number of participants.

In addition to the beauty of the land with 32 acres of trails and outdoor gathering spaces, there are two indoor facilities:

The Long Barn

The Long Barn is ideal for workshops with up to 25 participants, including summer overnight accommodation for up to 18 in the screened porch area.

  • Screened Porch Area: Can be set for a delightful summer reception or accommodate sleeping for up to 18 workshop participants in 9 sleeping stalls, each with two futon beds, dresser, chairs, bedside lamps and a curtain for privacy.
  • Great Room: Heated and airconditioned, this flexible space with sprung wood floor is ideal for workshops, meetings, rehearsals, or small performances and presentations. A piano, tables for up to 20 workshop participants, and chairs for up to 75 to watch a presentation are included.
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Restrooms (4) and Showers (2)

The Cottage

This Cottage Extension to the George’s Home is available only for family, friends, and artists facilitating the workshops/retreats. Completed in 2017, this charming cottage was built by Artisanal Structures and is the first recycled timber frame/strawbale cottage in the Lehigh Valley.

  • Bedrooms (3): Master bedroom with kingsize bed and two additonal bedrooms, one with bunk beds.
  • Children’s play area adjacent to the bedroom with bunk beds.
  • Bathrooms (2): Upstairs with bathtup and downstairs with shower.
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Open concept dining/living area includes the kitchen.
  • Woodstove (in addition to central heating and AC unit)
  • Washer and dryer
“Dear Bill and Bridget, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and the deepest parts of our souls for this refreshing, invigorating, tranquil, illuminating, and inspiring retreat. Little Pond will always hold a special place in our hearts. We hope to return, soon, and we are grateful for your warm welcome and hospitality. Until next time!”
— 2021 Little Pond Retreat Participants

Photos © Flux Theatre Ensemble, Fresh Ground Pepper (FGP), Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF), Mark and Chelsea Southard, Renee Demund Photography, and Little Pond.