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.
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 Dietary 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.
Dogs are allowed only in rustic hermitage Joy 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.
We provide all bed linens, blankets, and towels.
What to Bring
- Casual clothes for the appropriate weather (we have a laundry facility for longer stays).
- Cash, checks, or money orders for lodging and meal payments or bookstore purchases. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards.
When you arrive at 3 pm or after, use the silo entrance (right) and check-in at the office. If this is your first visit you will be given a tour and grounds maps.
Coffee, water, hot water, tea, and fresh fruit is always available in our dining room.
Wireless is available in the entire Center building and in a few of the hermitages closest to the Center.
The sauna is heated with wood and takes about 30 minutes to heat up. Startup supplies provided.
Green Practices at the Christine Center
We practice composting and recycling to the greatest extent possible. After each meal a compost pail takes scrapes to the compost bin. Plastic bottles, cans, cardboard, and office paper are all recycled.
We heat the main center with geothermal heating. Our bathhouse, for those with Rustic hermitages and for campers, is powered with solar panels. It’s a work in progress with more to come.