Peace and quiet for immersion in your work

Do you need to get away from everyday life and dedicate yourself fully to your work for a while? Would you like a stay in a retreat where you also have the opportunity for academic exchange? Then the Quarry’s Retreat is definitely the right place for you.

Get optimal working conditions in the beautiful and quiet surroundings on Bornholm. The retreat is located at the Centre for Regional and Tourism Research which has the Glass and Ceramic School next door. If your work is related to these places, there is even more reason to choose the Quarry Retreat.

Who can rent a room?

The Quarry Retreat is aimed at those who work in the social sciences, tourism or are affiliated with The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK). It may be that you are a researcher, communicator, student or working with something related to social sciences, tourism or KADK.

If you fall outside this description, you are welcome to apply for a stay anyway, and we will consider your application. During your stay you have the opportunity for academic exchange with the CRT and/or the Glass and Ceramics School in Nexø.


  • Two independent rooms with private entrance. One with two single beds and the other with a double bed.
  • Desk and chair in both rooms.
  • A common room with comfortable armchairs.
  • A common room with meeting/dining table for 8 people.
  • Kitchen with fridge, mini oven, table rack, hotplates and service.
  • Shared toilet/bath.
  • Outdoor areas: large grass area and yard.

Included services

Wi-Fi, bed linen, towels, tea towels, dishcloths and toilet paper. Cleaning is done once a week, when you are also provided with fresh linen, towels etc.

The area

The retreat is located a few hundred meters from the Quarry Lake and the Baltic Sea. Behind is a smaller forest and you will find Nexø city center five minutes away by bike.


Retreat residents are self-catering and self-housekeeping. There is a rich selection of grocery stores and restaurants nearby.

Additional services

Arrangement of transportation to and from the airport or ferry. Extra cleaning. Access to CRT’s meeting rooms, printer facilities and washing machine.

Academic exchange

The retreat is more than just a place for contemplation. Here you also have the opportunity for academic exchanges, whether you work with social sciences or are affiliated with The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. It can be in the form of mutual academic presentations on topics that occupy us. Of course, it can also be more informal. CRT also arranges Knowledge Cafés four times a year, where retreat residents naturally have the opportunity to participate.

Rental rates

At least 2 nights stay. All prices are in DKK incl. VAT.

1 night stay incl. linen package for 1 person: 650 DKK
Extra person in the same room incl. linen package: +200 DKK

1 week stay incl. linen package for 1 person: 2,750 DKK
Extra person in same room incl. linen package: +500 DKK.

14 days stay for 1 person: DKK 3,800 without linen package
Linen package: 125 DKK per person
Extra person in the same room: 1,000 DKK without linen package

1 month stay for 1 person: 4,650 DKK (VAT-free) without linen package
Linen package: 125 DKK per person per 14 days
Extra person in same room: 1,500 DKK (VAT-free) without linen package

Extra services rates

Use of washing machine per wash incl. washing powder: 20 DKK
Meeting room without catering: 500 DKK per day
Cleaning in addition to final cleaning: 500 DKK per time

Apply for retreat stay

  • Send an email to , where you tell us about yourself, your work and when you want to stay with us.
  • Also, please let us know if you are interested in academic exchange with CRT during your stay.
  • You will receive a confirmation for your application and we will get back to you with a response as soon as possible.

If your work is not related to social science, community work or artistic creation, try your luck and submit an application anyway.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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