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Solitary Spiritual Retreat Centers

The TAT Foundation guide to hermitages, cabins,
and other places for spiritual reflection.

Solitary Retreats: TAT Foundation's guide to hermitages, cabins, and other places for spiritual reflection.

This listing of retreat facilities will help you find a place of solitude to spend quiet time in reflection. Places offering only communal meals are included, and noted as such, for consideration of those doing fasting retreats. Places with shared kitchen facilities are included and noted as such. Facilities requiring previous instruction, active guidance or a particular belief-system are not included.

Many facilities require reservations, sometimes months ahead due to popularity. (For a last minute budget alternative, try an inexpensive motel room with kitchenette, especially during an area's off-season.) The majority are run by religious organizations but welcome all guests. Also, many either operate on a suggested-donation basis or reduce charges for those unable to pay the full amount. Costs under $40/night or the equivalent are noted as "economical." Stays of a week or longer are sometimes discounted. Note: click on the facility's site link for additional information.

Wondering how can you make the best use of time while in solitude? Check the TAT Forum articles on solitary retreats titled Isolation by Shawn Nevins and Solitary Spiritual Retreat by Bob Fergeson.

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USA Listings

 

Retreat Facilities - Australia:         Map of Australia

State/Territory Locale Facility Comments Contact
New South Wales Galong, NSW 2585 St. Clement's Retreat Centre Hermitage for solitary retreats. or phone 02 63 86 7214
New South Wales Varroville, NSW 2566 Mt. Carmel Retreat Centre Two hermitages for solitary retreats. or phone (02) 9603-1433
New South Wales Wisemans Ferry, 2775 Wat Buddha Dhamma Small, scattered huts (kutis) for solitary retreats. Phone +61 (02) 43 233 193 (mornings only). No e-mail.

 


Retreat Facilities - Canada:         country index         Map of Canada

Province Locale Facility Comments Contact
Alberta (AB) Cochrane T4C 1A8 King's Fold Three hermitages (two for fasting retreats). Economical. or phone (403) 932 3174
Newfoundland (NL) Doyles A0N 1J0 St. Mary's Solitude Two hermitages for year-round retreats. Economical. or phone (709) 955-2150
Nova Scotia (NS) Baddeck BOE IBO Big Hill Retreat Cabins for solitary retreats. or phone (902) 295-2726
Nova Scotia (NS) Cape Breton B0E 2P0 Gampo Abbey Cabins for solitary retreats of 14 days or longer. Shambhala. or phone (902) 224-2752
Nova Scotia (NS) Middle River B0E 1B0 Willow Healing Space Peaceful, private woodland campsites with washroom facilities & communal meals. Indoor meditation space available. Silent retreaters welcome. or phone (902) 295-9009
Nova Scotia (NS) Tatamagouche B0K 1V0 Dorje Denma Ling Cabins in summer. Communal meals. Shambhala center. or phone (902) 224-2752
Ontario (ON) Port Perry L9L 1B4 Clearpath Retreat Ctr Cabins and tent facilities. Open July to September. or phone 905-982-0243. No web site.

 


Retreat Facilities - Colombia:         country index         Map of Colombia

Department Locale Facility Comments Contact
Antioquia Medellin Abrham Center Various facilities for solitary retreats including tipi, camping. or ; phone 574-5381448 or 2626661

 


Retreat Facilities - Great Britain:         country index         Map of Great Britain

Section Locale Facility Comments Contact
Berkshire, England Upper Woolhampton RG7 5TQ Douai Abbey En-suite rooms for solitary retreats. or phone +44 118 971 5399
Borders, Scotland Hawick TD9 7PH Chisholme Institute Purpose-built retreat cell for solitary retreats. or phone 01450 880215
Cambridgeshire, England St Neots PE19 5TA St Claret Centre Self-contained flats for solitary retreats. or phone +44 (0) 1480 810344
Cornwall, England Penzance TR19 6HJ Shell Cottage Cottage (small house) for solitary retreats. or phone 01736 810659
County Antrim, Northern Ireland Larne BT40 1DT Drumalis Gate-lodge cottage for solitary retreats. or phone (028) 28272196 or 28276455
Cumbria, England Ulverston LA12 0JQ Swarthmoor Hall Three self-catering units for solitary retreats. or phone 01229 583204
Denbighshire, North Wales Corwen LL21 0EN Vajraloka Castell Ty Nant hermitage. or phone 0 1490 460 406
Devon, England Exeter EX6 7LE Sheldon Centre Chalet for short solitary retreats. or phone 01647-252752
Essex, England Chelmsford CM3 1HA Pleshey Retr. House Gatehouse for solitary retreats. or phone 01245 237251
Hereford, England Hereford HR2 9RZ Belmont Abbey Guesthouse (Hedley Lodge) for solitary retreats. or phone 07799 811 646
Leicestershire, England East Norton LE7 9XB Launde Abbey Hermitage for solitary retreats. or phone (44) 01572 717254
Llyn Peninsula, North Wales Bardsey Isl. (Ynys Enlli) Carreg Trust Private rooms and a hermitage; very limited dates. or phone 01758 770582
Northumberland, England Belford NE70 7EN Ross Farm Cottages Cottages for solitary retreats. or phone +44 (0)1668 213336
Northumberland, England Belford NE70 7LJ Swinhoe Farm Houses Cottages for solitary retreats. or phone +44 (0)1668 213370
Northumberland, England Nr. Holy Island. TD15 2PB Bee Hill Cottage for solitary retreats. or phone +44 (0)7884 077729
Northumberland, England Holy Island and nearby Holy Island of Lindisfarne A variety of cottages by various owners. See individual listings.
Northumberland, England Riding Mill NE46 6AF Shepherds Dene Lodge for solitary retreats. or phone 01434 682212
Powys, Wales LD1 6NU Llandrindod Wells Dyffryn Farm Self-catering cottage for solitary retreats. or phone 01597-811017
Somerset, England Radstock BA3 5SW Ammerdown Centre Self-catering flat for solitary retreats. or phone 01761 433709
Somerset, England S. Petherton TA13 5ES Community of St. Francis Hermitage for solitary retreats. Economical. or phone 01460 240473
Somerset, England Shipham/Cheddar WCF Winterhead Hill Farm Self-catering rooms. Guidance offered. Economical. or phone +44 (0) 1934 842231
Suffolk, England Beccles NR34 8JR Ringsfield Hall Secluded hermitage. Economical (donation). or phone 01502 713020
Surrey, England Croydon, CRO 1ND Rivendell Retreat Centre Chalet in secluded part of the grounds. or phone 0845 459 4015
Wales Brecon LD3 9PP Llannerchwen Individual hermitages or small cottage and bungalow. 8 rooms. or phone +44 (0) 01874 622 902
Wales Mid-Wales WCF Maenllwyd Retreat Centre Retreat hut and other facilities for solitary retreats. Economical. or phone +44 (0) 1934 842231
Wales Pembrokeshire SA65 9UA Ffald-y-Brenin Stone-built buildings and camping. "Donation in line with running costs." or phone +44 (0) 01348 881382
Warwickshire, England Leamington CV33 9AS Offa House Lodge for solitary retreats. or phone 01926 423309
West Sussex, England Coolham RH13 8QL St Cuthman's Two huts (hermitages) for solitary retreats. Economical. or phone 01403 741220
West Yorkshire, England Ilkley LS29 9BW Briery Centre Cottage for possible solitary retreats. Economical. or phone 01943 607 287

 


Retreat Facilities - Ireland:         country index         Map of Ireland

County Locale Facility Comments Contact
Cork Ennismore Ennismore Retreat Center St. Dominic's Lodge for quiet sabbaticals. or phone 353 (0)21 4502520
Cork Union Hall South Reen Farm Cottage and tent sites available for solitary retreats. or phone 353 (0)28 33258
Donegal Dundrean St. Anthony's Retreat Centre Six en-suite hermitages. Meals provided. ; phone 353 (0)74 9368370
Sligo Skreen Holy Hill Hermitage Hermitages with cooking facilities. ; phone 353 (0)71 9166021
Wicklow Glendalough Glendalough Hermitage Five cillins (hermitages) for solitary retreats. ; phone 353 (404) 45777 or (404) 45140

 


Retreat Facilities - Italy:         country index         Map of Italy

Province Locale Facility Comments Contact
Tuscany Pistoia Apuan Hillside Retreat Apartment for solitary retreats, adjacent to new Buddhist meditation center. Use e-mail form on web site; phone +44 783 437-1393

 


Retreat Facilities - Mexico:         country index         Map of Mexico

Area Locale Facility Comments Contact
Baja California Todos Santos, BCS La Tierra Sagrada CabaƱas, tepees, camping. or phone 011-52-612-108-4189

 


Retreat Facilities - New Zealand:         country index         Map of New Zealand

Area Locale Facility Comments Contact
South Island Marlborough Maitreya Meditation Centre Cottage, caravan, flat; economical camp sites. or phone +63 3 574 1234

 


Retreat Facilities - Portugal:         country index         Map of Portugal

District Locale Facility Comments Contact
Coimbra Benfeita 3305-031 Awakened Life Project Mongolian Yurt for solitary retreats. or phone 351 966333187

 


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The Order of Saint Benedict maintains a list of Benedictine Retreat Centers. Visit their Directory of Retreat Centers.

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