Group retreats

Group Retreats

The Hermitage provides a wonderful environment for small group retreats. Groups can come with their own set program, or they can request a Hermitage staff person to provide leadership.

Check our Group Reservation Agreement for more details about bringing a group to the Hermitage. Group reservation inquiries should be emailed to

We generally welcome groups to schedule retreats the first and third weekend of each month. You can see our availability on our Hermitage schedule.

Group Rates

Groups are asked to pay a fixed fee rather than by donation based on a formula of $90/room/day. Group size is limited to 14 persons whether for overnight or day use.

Overnight groups

The Hermitage can accommodate groups of up to 14 people overnight in St. Joseph’s Barn, the Ken Hanby Center, and cabins. Group rates are based on individual use rates and may include a fee for group meeting space. Please contact us for group rates.

Day groups

The Hermitage can accommodate day groups of up to 14 people in Gathering Room and Chapel of Transfiguration in the Ken Hanby Center.

  • Gathering Room or Chapel Rental: $100 per day ($200/day for both)
  • Lunch: $10 per person

Directed Group Retreats

Directed Group Retreats available at The Hermitage include:

  • Introduction to Silence and Solitude
  • The Depths of Prayer
  • Be Still and Know That I AM  -God
  • Holy Leisure
  • Writing a Rule for Life
  • Praying Scripture
  • Centering Prayer
  • Scripture-focus retreats (various texts)
  • Celtic Spirituality

Please let us know if there is another topic or kind of group retreat which would interest your group.