September News

bench river with bridge over it stone wall path trees maryland retreat center, conference centerOUR SEPTEMBER BLOG:
“Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center Reopens” by Tessa Newton

After 125 days closed due to the global pandemic, Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center re-opened on July 19. That first day was filled with both nervous-energy and joy! As a ministry, our staff truly enjoys serving others and we lamented our inability to do that while we were closed. Re-opening meant we would get some semblance of normal back in our lives, we would have routine, and comradery with one another and our guests. But we also worried about the significant responsibility of keeping everyone safe and healthy.

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OUR SUMMER RETREAT CENTERS:
Retreat Facilities for Rent to individuals and groups

NORTHEAST:

The Ocean Park Inn, NJ
Located 2 blocks from the ocean in peaceful, beautiful Ocean Grove, New Jersey, the Ocean Park Inn bed and breakfast is a perfect location for a retreat requiring solace and quiet reflection.

Center of Renewal, Stella Niagara, NY
Only 10 miles north of majestic Niagara Falls, New York, the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara is a community of service.

Wellspring Conference Center, Germantown, MD
A welcoming setting surrounded by natural beauty and tranquility, located close to major metropolitan areas. Nestled in a three-acre wooded site just north of Washington, D.C.

Camp Starfish, Rindge, NH
Camp Starfish Conference and Retreats is sure to provide you with a memorable and meaningful experience.

Lifebridge Sanctuary, Rosendale, NY
Lifebridge Sanctuary is a 12,000 sq. ft. hand crafted, green facility on 95 acres of forest and spectacular open space on the Northern crest of the Shawangunk Ridge, close to the small town of Rosendale, 85 north of New York City.

Samara Healing Center, Taneytown, MD
The Samara Healing Center is a healing and spiritual retreat space surrounded by woods and farmland located outside of Taneytown, in north central Maryland. Only an hours’ drive from Baltimore and an hour and a half from Washington DC, Samara offers a serene, natural setting to experience an array of of mind/ body healing modalities for individuals, couples and groups.

SOUTHWEST:

Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM
In this special place of red canyons, majestic mesas and amazing skies, Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu has been host to a number of meetings, conferences, and special workshops for various groups from around the world.

Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ
Located on 120 acres that border the Saguaro National Park West in Southern Arizona. For over forty years, the Redemptorist Renewal Center has been an enlivening presence in Southern Arizona dedicated to contemplative prayer, study, and practice.

SunMountain Center, Manitou Springs, CO
Located about an hour outside of Denver on the Front Range and nestled among the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, our two historic homes of SunMountain Center are surrounded by natural and historical beauty.

Awakening Together Retreat House, La Veta, CO
Together welcomes people of all faiths. We trust that each one is led by unique inner guidance and no one has spiritual authority over others, which means we respect and support you on your spiritual path.

Sagrada Wellness, San Luis Obispo, CA
Revel in a back-to-nature feeling, while simultaneously enjoying the benefits of comprehensive Yoga and Pilates sessions, bodywork treatments and indoor/outdoor physical activity. Start your day with a morning yoga session, and end your day with an especially fulfilling walk, hike, wine tasting and healthy prepared cuisine.

MIDWEST:

Holy Wisdom Monastery, Middleton, WI
On over 130 acres of beautifully restored prairie and woods, you can experience a way of life that expresses spirituality through care for humankind and for the earth.

Saint Meinrad, St Meinrad, IN
Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and retreat center is nestled among cornfields and rolling hills between Louisville, Kentucky, and Evansville, Indiana; it is conveniently located just off Interstate 64 and ideally suited to prayer and reflection. Enjoy Benedictine hospitality in a contemplative atmosphere with comfortable guestrooms providing a special time and place to be alone with God.

SOUTHEAST:

Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond, VA
The Virginia Diocesan Center at Roslyn, established in 1934, is situated on 150 picturesque acres along the James River. Just two miles west of the City of Richmond, Roslyn welcomes more than 400 churches and non-profit organizations every year for residential conferences, retreats, seminars and outdoor activities.

Sevenoaks Retreat Center, Madison, VA
Sevenoaks is a peaceful, rural, non-denominational retreat and conference center. We offer our own annual schedule of programs in personal healing and spiritual development.

GreenLinks Resort, Naples, FL
GreenLinks is situated within Lely Resort and conveniently close to Naples beaches, shopping and restaurants.  It is the perfect venue for successful retreats, reunions, or any group event.

Alice Sisson Ministry Center, Wilmington, NC
The Alice Sisson Ministry Center is an inviting place for groups who wish to meet, retreat, plan or serve the greater Wilmington area.

Retreats by The Lake at Camp La Llanada, Tiger, FL
We work hard to stimulate personal growth in people of all ages and backgrounds by celebrating magical moments within a framework of enjoyment, learning and adventure.

CANADA:

Grail Springs, Bancroft, Ontario
Our retreat centre will help you relax or reconnect to yourself amongst peaceful mineral rich grounds with 100 acre boreal forest trail system, meditative labyrinth and gardens, crystal rock formations, mineral rich spring-fed lake.

Providence Spirituality Centre, Ontario
The lovely 33-acre setting, spotted with paths, benches, old trees and patches of delightful flowers make it an oasis of tranquility in the heart of the Kingston, Ontario community.

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Retreat Facilities for Sale to individuals and groups

EUROPE:

EcoYoga Retreat Centre, Scotland
This successful, bespoke retreat centre is located on the tranquil Loch Awe in the picturesque Scottish Highlands. Situated in prime, south facing land, on the banks of the loch, the site is ‘off-grid’ in terms of water supply, heating and electricity. The sublime site sits on five acres of land, with an additional 12 acres of loch side land included in the sale price, to be developed if the buyer so wishes.

Villa Raghezzi, Italy
Villa Raghezzi is ideal for group projects or multi-family sharing.  Its total privacy and yet close access to shops and town makes for an ideal resting place guaranteeing tranquillity and beauty.

MIDWEST:

Rawhide Guest Ranch, Brown County, Indiana
Adjacent to all 16,000 acres of the Brown County State Park, Rawhide Ranch is located in the heart of the beautiful and scenic foothills of southern Indiana and only 5 miles from the “artists colony” known as Nashville, Indiana.

SOUTHWEST:

Blazing Mountain Retreat Center, CO
Nestled in the magestic Sangre de Cristo mountains, with over 27,500sf of building space this is an ideal retreat or conference facility.

Flowing Waters Retreat at Mt Shasta, CA
Lovely, comfortable dwellings on 10 acres with a pure water creek has healed, inspired, and delighted guests for about 9 years. One of most beautiful, licensed retreat centers within the Beauty and Sacred Power of Mt Shasta.

Mount Calvary Monastery, Santa Barbara, CA
Now publicly for sale for the first time ever is the Mount Calvary Monastery property, a most cherished and special place in the heart of beautiful sunny Santa Barbara, California by the Pacific Ocean.  Originally part of the Santa Barbara Mission founded in 1786, before separating to become its next-door neighbor, the property holds a unique sacred history.  They consist of 2 historic estate homes plus a beautiful chapel on 5 bucolic acres.

NORTHEAST:

Starflower Farm, Monroe, Maine
Starflower Farm Studios, a retreat center and arts workshop facility on 50 acres , 20 miles from Maine coast offers private setting, 2700 SF circa 1880, 5 bedroom house in good condition with  modern systems.  Plus 4600 SF, two story  art studio barn.

Glen Overlook, Jay, NY
This remarkable property presents a rare combination of a high-country, northeast US wilderness location, together with a large and distinctive facility, in a most dramatic and private setting. At an elevation of 2,000 feet, and centered in the Adirondack Park’s 48,000 acre Jay and Hurricane Wilderness Preserves, this is one of the highest and easternmost grand Adirondack Wilderness properties to be offered in many years.

Retreat Center For Yoga and Meditation, Silver Spring, MD
This hidden gem provides unique settings and features without driving long distances from the urban area. Offering as retreat place for Yoga and Meditation, dance studio or outdoor activity workshop for kids or just peaceful retreat for small group to relax and unwind from daily hustle and bustle.

SOUTHEAST:

NC Mountain Retreat Center, Millspring, NC
Situated on 5 acres, this property would make a perfect Family Compound, Retreat Facility or Multi-Rental Unit Investment with TWO homes offering almost 6,000 sq. ft. of living space! So much potential for both short and long-term rental while owners can live on-site.

Brahma Ridge Event Center
Brahma Ridge Farm & Event Center is a retreat set in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains just twenty minutes from downtown Asheville NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway.The local area is well-known for its history in healing arts, music, spiritual groups, arts and crafts, and recreational activities.

Tranquility Ridge, Blanch, NC
Tranquility Ridge is ideally suited for private multi-family compound; summer camp center; church camp; immersive rehabilitation center, etc.  Situated on 49+ acres surrounded by thousands of acres of stated owned forest land, this is a place to get away from it all, yet its easily accessible to Greensboro as well as Raleigh-Durham.

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