Adelynrood Retreat & Conference Center


A place of peace


Adelynrood is the Companions’ retreat and conference center in Byfield, Massachusetts. Its natural setting, beautiful gardens and historic buildings are ideal for individuals or groups looking for rest, reflection and renewal.

Just 45 minutes north of Boston and minutes from historic Newburyport and the Plum Island beaches, Adelynrood’s 14-acre campus backs up to The Great Marsh, New England’s largest salt marsh. The main house was built in 1914 as a summer retreat for Companions. A new year-round wing opened in 2000, allowing Companions to extend their ministry beyond the summer.

Companions continue to gather at Adelynrood each summer for programs and retreats on religious, social justice and educational topics. We enjoy community life and volunteer in various roles, ranging from hostess to gardener to events coordinator. The COVID-19 pandemic closed Adelynrood in 2020 and 2021. We do have some ongoing virtual programs and hope to fully reopen for programs in 2022.

Women and men discover new resources for spiritual development through conferences, workshops and individual or group retreats at Adelynrood. Programs range from one-day quiet retreats that nurture mind, body and spirit to multi-day conferences with nationally-known speakers. Adelynrood also is available as a retreat or conference location for religious, educational and business groups.

Companions provide outreach programs at Adelynrood to a range of organizations as part of its commitment to social justice. Homeless people, health caregivers, youth ministries and military families are among those served by this ministry.

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