Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, Washington, DC

Located in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC, the monastery has two personal retreat houses, called Hermitage guesthouses, located in the middle of a beautiful forest.

The grounds of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land

Spring is a beautiful time to visit the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land

The New Camaldoli Hermitage, Big Sur, California

This retreat center is located in Big Sur, California, with an impressive view of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by the California oak forests. The view alone guarantees a restorative experience.

Private retreat houses are available

The Benedictine monastery has a main retreat house with private rooms overlooking the ocean and a private garden. Additionally, there are five private fully equipped hermitages right along the hillside below the main house.

The New Camaldoli Hermitage

The private cells have a modern a cozy environment and include a bath, a prayer room, a sleeping cove and a kitchenette.

Catholic Conference and Formation Center , Dallas, Texas

Located about five miles from downtown Dallas, Texas, it has several houses for directed retreats, and some rooms set aside for private retreats.

Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, West Hartford, Connecticut

A labyrinth is located in a patio in the middle of the forest where guests are invited to walk while having a spiritual reflection and reconnect in silence with your thoughts and prayers.

Franciscan Renewal Center, Paradise Valley, Arizona

This center in Arizona has numerous programs for people who are looking to take a deeper dive in their spiritual life. There are options for young adults, a youth group, family programs, healing programs and different types of workshops. Private retreats are also available with a private room with bathroom, as well as daily Mass and access to all meals.

Eastern Point Retreat House, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Located in Massachusetts, this center has a beautiful Atlantic Ocean view.

Eastern Point Retreat House, Gloucester, Massachusetts

This Jesuit-run retreat house is very busy with directed retreats, so those seeking a private option should schedule well ahead of time, since the house can only receive 38 retreatants.