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Holy Cross Abbey

901 Cool Spring Lane, Berryville, VA 22611-2700
540 955 4383
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Berryville
Type: Specialty Shops
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

and don't forget to get some of the incredible bread and some creamed honey to fo along with it, you will not be disappointed... an hour or a weekend, this is an oasis from the hell we call suburbua

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Arlington, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

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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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The Holy Cross Abbey in situated on a beautiful location near the Shenandoah River. The grounds are peaceful and serene. If you are planning to visit, please check their schedule beforehand, because the brothers and priests adhere to a very strict time schedule. To be honest, we stop at the Abbey to purchase some of the best jellies and fruitcakes... More

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