Retreat FAQ

helpful to know when making a reservation

Lodging Preference    You may request a specific hermitage. However, for various reasons, including weather and maintenance issues, we are unable to guarantee that you’ll receive the hermitage of your choice.

Special Food Needs    At the time you make your reservation, let us know any food restrictions. We provide gluten free, vegan, and dairy free diets. If you have severe food allergies we may be unable to accommodate you in the dining room. You are welcome to bring your own food and stay in a modern hermitage with kitchenette.

If you choose accommodations without a refrigerator, you may store a few specialty food items in our dining room refrigerator.

Pets    Dogs are allowed only in rustic hermitage Angels and in modern hermitage Gabriel on a first-come, first-served basis and with an additional charge of $15 per night. Weight limit is 50 lbs. We are unable to accommodate cats.

Retreat programs begin and end   Retreat programs begin on Friday evening after supper and end Sunday morning after brunch unless otherwise indicated on the Retreat Program Calendar page.

What to Bring

  • Casual clothes for the appropriate weather (we have a laundry facility for longer stays).
  • Flashlight
  • Cash, checks, or money orders for lodging and meal payments or bookstore purchases.

Helpful to know for when you’re here

Check-in (after 3:00 p.m.)    When you arrive, use the silo entrance and check-in at the office. If this is your first visit you will be given a tour and grounds maps.

More information available    There is a notebook in each guest room and in each hermitage, which has all the information you probably will need along with a daily schedule

Linens    We provide all bed linens, blankets, and towels. 

Dining Room   Coffee, water, hot water, tea, and fresh fruit is always available in our dining room.

Wi-fi    Wireless is available in the entire Center building and in a few of the hermitages closest to the Center

Body work    Please make arrangements directly with Roberta Hodges who lives within a brief walk from the Center. Call Roberta at 715.267.6389 or email her at

Christine Center FAQ

With Deep Hospitality

The Christine Center was created in the spirit of simplicity, stillness and beauty. We receive you with deep hospitality and will do everything we can to make your stay what you require.