Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) walks off the field after the game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Samantha Madar/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Packers Vs Vikings 01022022 0025

Ever since Aaron Rodgers revealed that he would be participating in an isolation retreat where he spent four days in complete darkness, the NFL world had been understandably curious as to exactly what that meant. And now we have some more details about what exactly that isolation retreat entails and what it looked like.

On Thursday morning, ESPN reporter Xuan Thai gave a pretty thorough account of what Rodgers’ darkness retreat was like. She spoke to the owner of the Sky Cave facility in southern Oregon who described it as a “Hobbit-like structure with 300 square feet of space, devoid of light, with a queen bed, a bathroom and a meditation-like mat on the floor.”

Thai also shared a photo of what the facility looks like – at least from the outside. And the description of “Hobbit-like” certainly adds up.

It’s definitely an interesting look at quite a unique practice, and the NFL world had plenty to say about the photo on social media.


Scott Berman, the owner of the facility, revealed that the whole practice is actually quite popular as he has a waitlist that is hundreds of names long and is fully booked for the next 18 months. So anyone looking to participate in a similar retreat will have to wait in line.