Ideally a retreat should be at least four days. It is possible to come to Fernbrook Lodge for a “Quiet Day” which is a particular one –day retreat. However retreats are mostly 4 – 7 days long. For those who feel the need for recuperation from stress or for finding new directions in life, it may be helpful to take a full 2 weeks on retreat. The length of a retreat may be dictated by the time that a person is able to take away from work or family. The content of the retreat will also be geared to the time available.