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  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
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  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
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  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
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  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
  • Flute Haven Non-Profit Native Flute School
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Temenos Community Retreat Center

Temenos Community Retreat CenterThe home for Flute Haven 2018 is an amazing setting in West Chester, PA — the Temenos Community Retreat Center.

Temenos provides us with workshop spaces, accommodations, and kitchen facilities, all in a single building. The kitchen facilities are ideal for the catering services we use.

Please note that Accommodations and Dining are not included in your Flute Haven registration ... click on to select your room and dining plan.

Philosophy

Temenos Community Retreat CenterThe guiding principle of the Temenos Community is "Honoring All Paths". They have a long tradition of hosting like-minded groups for workshops and retreats.

Catered Dinner


Facilities

Temenos provides two workshop spaces — an upper-level "Main Space" ideal for whole-group sessions during the day ...

Temenos Main Space - Daytime

... and evening ...

Temenos Main Sapce in the Evening

... and is complete with a baby grand piano …

Baby Grand in the Main Space

... and an adjacent deck for playing and meals ...

Temenos Deck

We also make use of an excellent breakout area on the Lower Level ...

Temenos Lower Level

In addition to the Retreat House, there is a historic Farm House on the property ...

Farm House

... that we might make use of for an activity ...

Farm House in the evening

... as well as a firepit adjacent to the Retreat House ...

Temenos Firepit

Accommodations

Eight rooms, all with private baths, are available in the Retreat House. Five of the rooms are on the main floor (level with the entrance and the Main Space), and three rooms are on the lower level (with our breakout space and the kitchen). Two of the rooms on the main floor are handicapped accessible).

In order to accomodate our group, we will be using all rooms as double rooms.

We will handle assignments for single participants into double rooms. All you need to do is book your accommodations … we'll handle the rest!

Kitchen Facilities

Temenos KitchenThe on-site kitchen facilities are primarily used by our catering service to provide our on-site meals. However, if you wish to bring special food items or medications that require refrigeration, you are free to store them in the commercial refrigerator in the kitchen.

Also, feel free to visit the kitchen at any time of the day or evening for additional food. The kitchen is a long distance from the lodging rooms, so you won't be disturbing anyone.

Address and Coordinates

This address should work in most mapping systems:

Temenos Community Retreat House
1564 Telegraph Road
West Chester, PA 19382
 

You can explore the area with this direct link to Google Maps or click on this image of the local area for a larger view:

Area Map

 

Travel Directions

In addition to GPS and mapping services, you might wish to use the “traditional” directions provided to us by Temenos:

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike:

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike take Exit #326 at Valley Forge/King of Prussia. Go south on Route 202 toward West Chester. Take Route 30 West (Downingtown) Exit. Follow Route 30 to the Thorndale Exit. At the exit ramp turn left. Stay on this road which crosses Business Route 30 and is then named Marshallton-Thorndale Road. Follow approximately 4.5 miles. After passing Highland Orchards, the next intersection is Telegraph Road (162W). Turn Right on Telegraph and proceed to the next stop sign. Go straight across, the first left is the driveway for the Retreat Center. Head up the hill. After depositing any luggage at the Retreat Center please park in the lower two lots.

From Kennett Square:

Take Route 82 North to Unionville. Turn right onto Route 162 and proceed just less than five miles. After crossing a small metal bridge and seeing the turn for Broad Run Road continue another 200 yards and turn right into the driveway, which is the main entrance to Temenos. Proceed up the hill.

From West Chester:

Take Gay Street to Bradford Ave, turn right on Bradford, and then right again at the bottom of the hill to get to 322, turning left onto 322. Stay on 322 going out of town, towards Downingtown to the Sugarsbridge Road traffic light. Turn left onto Sugarsbridge. Go about 1 mile, then turn right onto Telegraph road (you actually make 2 soft right turns to stay on Telegraph). Go about 1 more mile. Go past Distinctive Gardens on the right. After stopping at the stop sign, go straight through the intersection continuing on 162 W (Telegraph Road). The turn for Temenos is on your left about 1/8 mile past intersection. Go up the hill and park in the lower lot.

Or: you can take 162 west out of West Chester – stay on 162 going through the borough of Marshallton. In Marshallton you will stay to the right at the fork, continuing on 162 W about 1 more mile. You will stop at the 4 way stop and then turn left onto 162 West (Telegraph Road) – Temenos is one eighth of a mile after the turn, on the left, up the hill.

From the South:

Come north on 202. Take the 322 bypass (the sign says To Downingtown) around West Chester to 322. Turn right onto 322 and go to the Sugarsbridge Road traffic light. Turn left onto Sugarsbridge. Go about 1 mile, then turn right onto Telegraph road (you actually make 2 soft right turns to stay on Telegraph). Go about 1 more mile. Go past Distinctive Gardens on the right. After stopping at the stop sign, go straight through the intersection continuing on 162 W (Telegraph Road). The turn for Temenos is on your left about 1/8 mile past intersection. Go up the hill and park in the lower lot.

From the Philadelphia Airport:

Take Interstate 95 South towards Wilmington, Delaware. Exit on Route 322 West (to West Chester, PA). Turn west (left) at the intersection of Route I (also Route 322). Turn North (right) onto Route 202 and 322, then follow the above directions. There is shuttle service available from the Philadelphia airport to the Holiday Inn Express in West Chester (www.rainbowcab.com). You will need to arrange for pick up in West Chester to Temenos.

Train Service:

Train service out of Philadelphia is available to Downingtown on the Paoli/Thorndale Line. For more information on trains, fares and schedules, consult the Septa Rail Service web site.

 

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