Our entire main building underwent a major renovation in 1999 and is fully accessible. The chapel, conference rooms, dining areas, gift shop and offices are all on a single floor. The individual retreatant’s rooms are either on the main floor or easily accessible by elevator. We have one wheel-chair accessible room. Four rooms have seated showers, assist-bars in the shower and assist bars at the commode. 22 additional rooms have assist bars in the showers. There is an ample, lighted & paved parking lot for our guests.
Two spacious conference rooms:
Both rooms have natural light, comfortable padded seating and include some smaller sofa areas for less formal seating. The larger has a fireplace, sound-system and large flat screen TV that is internet ready. It is normally set up for about 70, but can be arranged to seat up to 140. The smaller conference room can seat about 50.
Two Dining Rooms
The larger room seats about 100, the smaller seats 44. We can provide independent menus and serving lines for each room.
Our signature food service provides tasty, nutritious food at all levels: for budget-conscious school groups or for those requesting a more festive meal. Meals are typically served either buffet-style or family-style. Our chefs are happy to accommodate special medical dietary requests. We strive to use fresh ingredients in all of our cooking, and give preference to local, fresh produce when available. Fresh coffee, tea, lemonade and snacks are provided 24-hours for our own programs.
There are a total of 62 standard, fully private rooms in our facility. All have private bath & shower, independent thermostat for heating or AC, a single bed, easy-chair with lamp, and a small dresser/desk with chair. One of these is a wheel-chair accessible room has a full-size bed and roll-in shower. Another has a second, attached bedroom for someone who might require an assistant nearby at night. The rooms are attractive, simple, humble and clean – no more than one needs when on retreat! Additional rooms may be available in other buildings on site – see below.
Our chapel, built in 1981, is a beautiful design by Bro. Mel Meyer, SM. Chapel Bright It is normally set up for groups of 70, however we can provide additional seating for up to 150. It contains three Reconciliation rooms, a sound system, a grand piano and a small pipe organ. All seating, altar and ambo (lectern) are movable according to the needs of the group.
Grounds: Our buildings are graced by 47 gorgeous acres of quiet, wooded hills. These woods are surrounded by quiet subdivisions. The well-kept grounds include a beautiful outdoor patio, nature trail and meditation fountain. Outdoor devotional areas include an extensive “Way of the Cross,” a labyrinth, Marian Grotto, and statues of Christ the King and of Mary praying the “Magnificat.”
Other Buildings at our Facility:
“The Red-Brick Building” The upstairs houses a small day chapel for seating up to eight, and three more spacious, private rooms for presenters or private retreatants. These rooms each have full-size beds. The downstairs has two smaller conference rooms. Each of the the smaller conference rooms holds about 24 people. This building is unfortunately not wheel-chair accessible.
“The White-House” is a small duplex building on site. The left entry has one small bedroom (single bed) and one larger bedroom(queen-size bed). They share a full bath and one half-bath on the same hall, as well as a small living room which seats about eight and a kitchenette. A remaining room used through this entrance is currently dedicated as the office of a full time spiritual director who practices her ministry on this site. This building does not have any stairs, but is not wheelchair accessible. The right entry (called Vic’s Corner) has one single bed, private bath and sitting room. The sitting room can be converted to a bedroom if needed and will share the bath that divides the two rooms.