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.