Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC. (202) 526-6800. Retreat intended for solitude and contemplation; also open to writers seeking short-term stays, typically one to seven days. Private modern cottage in the woods for a single person at a time, with kitchenette, desk, washer/dryer, bath. Access to monastery grounds and gardens. Wheelchair accessible; near public transportation. Fees charged by the night. First come, first served.