Copper House in Five Words: Food, Fun, Mindfulness, Connection, Transformation
We’ve always known there’s something special about Copper House, the way we feel when we’re here—the inspiration of the landscape, the sense of Spirit, the joy of food and wine, the deep connection to others. But in 2018 we decided to share this architectural gem and its stunning eleven acres with others. It was only natural. As a New York Times best-selling cookbook author, I’ve been welcoming people into my home for years.
Two things distinguish Copper House. Whether it’s yoga, guided meditation, mindfulness practices, or simply taking a walk through the woods, you’ll quiet your mind and reconnect with yourself here. My decade’s long career as a cookbook author ensures Copper House food is unique, seasonal, and nourishing. Our latest addition—an outdoor kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven—guarantees that at least one meal over the weekend is a create-your-own pizza experience, where you’ll learn to bake wood-fired pizza to perfection.
The food here is special, for sure, but the real magic happens when people share good food around an open table. Whether it’s early morning Golden Tea, an abundant breakfast, a hearty, fresh lunch, late-afternoon tea, early evening cocktails, or a lively dinner, we celebrate often. And if you enjoy spending time in the kitchen, there are always opportunities to learn how to make great food here.
We offer two kinds of events at Copper House–seasonally themed gatherings that we create and host, and then there are the unique experiences we carefully craft for interested groups and teams.
What separates Copper House from other retreat spots is its radical hospitality. When you come here, it’s as if we’ve invited you into our home, because in fact it is. Although we do have help behind the scenes, it’s David and I who cook for you, care for you, and share our lives with you. People find that kind of radical hospitality very moving. And when we offer this kind of care freely, people open up as well.
When someone comes to Copper House and experiences a weekend of self-reflection, mindfulness, real connection, and good food in a peaceful place, the barriers to growth start to fall away. As one retreat attendee put it, “It’s rare that an experience retains its glow over time, our retreat weekend has absolutely done that!”
Copper changes over time. It starts off shiny, then seems almost to rust, but eventually turns stunning verdigris. That’s our hope for you—whether it’s a small shift or one that’s deeply profound—you’ll leave Copper House transformed.
Copper House is conveniently located in upper Bucks County, PA, an easy commute from New York City, Philadelphia, and the southern New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.