147 Barret Lane
Berea, Kentucky 40403

Facilities and Rates

Guests are welcome at the retreat center for scheduled events and houseat other times by appointment. Over-night accommodations are available at the retreat house for individuals and for small groups of up to twelve persons. Furnishings are simple but comfortable. A library of books is available on subjects related to spirituality and faith life. Many of the rooms and several decks provide views of the mountains, while other rooms overlook the surrounding woods. The ten acres of grounds provide ample space for nature walks and settings of solitude. Many kinds of birds, deer, and a variety of other animals are often visible from the house.

Suggested fees per person are as follows. Private retreats: one-day $50, overnight $70. Guided retreats led by Ark staff: one-day, $65; overnight, $85. Meals are included. A contribution of $25 is requested for private spiritual direction sessions that are not part of a guided retreat. 


hermitageThe Hermitage is a simple, one-room space provided for persons who desire time alone for prayer, contemplation, and discernment. It  is available year-round for silent retreats. It is set apart from the main retreat house, with views of the woods and mountains. Furnishings include a bed-sitting area, cooking facilities, shower, and chemical toilet. Guests provide for their own meals.

Suggested fees: one night $60, two nights $50 per night, and three or more nights $40 per night.

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