Accommodations and rates

The Hermitage offers a variety of accommodations throughout our monastery grounds.  The attached map indicates the locations of each, for your general reference. You will note that each of the private rooms in the retreat house are named and attached you can find a short biography/reference behind each which we hope will be of interest to you.

For guests requiring wheelchair accessibility, please note that GuestHouse A is the most appropriate accommodation with ramps and ease of access to our Chapel.

The retreat house, which features nine private rooms, each with a half-bath and personal garden overlooking the ocean. In the retreat house, there is also a room with two private showers and a common kitchen where meals are picked up.

In addition to the retreat house, there are five private hermitages located along the hillside below the retreat house. These spaces offer greater solitude and privacy. They include a full bath, small refrigerator, small counter-top gas burner for cooking, various food items for light meals and a sun deck. The main meal is picked up at the retreat house kitchen.

Just added in 2011 are private retreat accommodations within the monastic enclosure. This completely private cell includes bath, prayer room, and sleeping area. These accommodations are only available to male retreatants since they are located within the monastic cloister.

We are pleased to now offer two choices in accommodations that will house more than one person:


Rates for accommodations, cancellation policy and check-in

Room rates:
Suggested donation for the retreat rooms is $115 per night.
GuestHouse A is $105 for single occupancy and $200 for double occupancy.
Private Hermitages are $125 per night.
Monastic cottages are $135 per night.
Rates for Scholastica are $155 for single occupancy and $250 for double occupancy.

All rates for accommodations include meals, which are mostly vegetarian.

A first night deposit is requested at the time the reservation is made. A refund may be requested if cancellation occurs no later than two weeks prior to the date of arrival.

Check-in time is 4:00 pm, check-out from the room and private hermitage is 1:15 pm.

When arriving, please proceed to the Book and Gift Shop to check in. If you are arriving after hours (the store closes at 5:00pm), there will be a map on the door directing you to your room or private hermitage. Please register the following morning.


Preached Retreats 2014

The Hermitage is pleased to announce the preached retreats for the year. The number of offerings has been expanded this year and brief descriptions are provide here, where available. You may register online; the cost of the retreat is included in the room rates for these days.

June 27 & 28, 2014
Fr. Michael Fish, OSB Cam: Camino III: the inner journey (more)

July 4 & 5 , 2014
Fr. Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam and Gitanjali Lori Rivera: Retreat for Musicians (more)

August 1 & 2, 2014
Fr. Thomas Matus, OSB Cam: Realizing God (more)

August 8 & 9, 2014
Fr. Daniel Manger, OSB Cam: Dreams in Spiritual Stewardship of the Disciple (more)

August 15 & 16, 2014
Fr. Cyprian Consiglio, Fr. Raniero Hoffman, Br. Bede Healey, Novice Cassian Makil: Vocations: Come and See -- Explore your life path (more)

August 22 & 23, 2014
Fr. Robert Hale, OSB Cam: Christian Contemplation (more)

September 2 - 10, 2014
Community Retreat

September 26 & 27, 2014
Br. Ivan Nicoletto, OSB Cam: The Groaning of God and of Creation (more)

October 24 & 25, 2014
Br. Bede Healey, OSB Cam and Mike Mullard, Oblate, OSB Cam: Spirituality and Therapy through a Monastic Lens: Retreat for Mental Health Professionals (details at a later date)

October 31 & November 1, 2014
Fr. Andrew Colnaghi, OSB Cam, Fr. Arthur Poulin, OSB Cam, and Toni Betschart, Obl. OSB Cam (details at a later date)

November 5 - November 8, 2014
Valerie Sinkus: Mini Icon Writing Workshop (more)

November 14 & 15, 2014
Br. Bede Healey, OSB Cam and Paula Huston, Oblate, OSB Cam: Seeking God's path for us: The Monastic Perspective on Discernment (details at a later date)

Please do not use e-mail to reserve Preached Retreat Weekends. These must be reserved by calling the Bookstore (831) 667-2456 x100.

We ask that you register for only one retreat, but you can be on the waiting list for other retreats. The suggested donation is $60.00 in addition to the suggested donation for the room or private hermitage.