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Address: 901 Cool Spring Lane, Berryville, VA 22611-2700
Phone Number: 540 955 4383

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Spiritual retreat

I was nervous about spending a weekend in silence among the monks, especially since my traveling companion is a devout Catholic and I am not. But the complete lack of agenda, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
EvaSC
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Silver Spring MD
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Silver Spring MD
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I was nervous about spending a weekend in silence among the monks, especially since my traveling companion is a devout Catholic and I am not. But the complete lack of agenda, the peaceful setting and the spiritual nature of the place provided the most refreshing weekend I have ever experienced. Brother James greeted us and explained that there were no... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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169 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

approximately 90 minutes west of the urban jungle of DC through the suburban sprawl of Northern Virginia is an oasis in space and time... well worth the side trip. wander the grounds, enjoy the quiet, punctuated by the calls of birds. sit on the bank and watch the Shenandoah River flow by and again, relish the quiet. respect the monks... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I stayed three nights over a weekend. The reviews you read are just visitors and tourists (to be fair, yes, I was a tourist, but in a different way). In my opinion, they write more than they will ever see. "Beautiful place to pop in for a visit". "A cute little visit". "Not a fruit cake person and their choc.... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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78 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We were seeing the sights of Berryville, VA area and we stopped the Abbey's gift shop. It is a lovely ride to the Abbey and we did not travel beyond the shop to see the Abbey building. We spoke with the Monk who was minding the store. It was a cute little visit!

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Virginia
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81 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Not a fruit cake person and their choc. chip cookies aren't much - but - beautiful place to pop in for visit or spend the night at the retreat. The Abbey runs along the Shenandoah and is a working farm. Also a Civil War battlefield and a bit of a museum inside. It's a gorgeous part of Virginia.

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Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I had read about the famous fruitcake that the Trappist monks at Holy Cross Abbey make so we made a special trip to try it out. The store is located on the grounds but away from the main building and before you walk in there were several stray cats by the front door. I'm not a cat person. When we... More 

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Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Very peaceful place on the Shenandoah River, Clarke County, VA. Has a little gift store with great fruitcake, books, and religious items. The green cemetery is great, as is the guest house and the whole property.

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Baltimore, MD
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14 reviews 14 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I spent a weekend at Holy Cross Abbey during January of this year...wonderful experience. Brother Joseph greeted me with a kind smile and quietly gave me a brief tour of the retreat house, explained the daily schedule and showed me to my room. A simple room with it's own bath, chair for reading, single bed (suggest bringing own pillow), chair... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

The Abbey is an unbelievably beautiful, serene and calming place. Whether to walk, enjoy the scenic views, meditate or visit the shop (known for their famous fruitcake) the whole experience leaves you with a peaceful feeling like no other. The Brothers are quite delightful.

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crittenden,virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The abby is not easy to find, but finally found it. The gift shop is when you drive up on right in a brick building. There were about 10 cats lying on the porch and in the bushes, so I took some pictures, they were all fat and happy, very cute. I decided to get the chocolate dipped fruit cake... More 

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