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Address: 901 Cool Spring Lane, Berryville, VA 22611-2700
Phone Number: 540 955 4383
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Holy Cross Abbey, the Retreat is the Lifestyle

A visit to Holy Cross Abbey, in passing, is to the fleet of foot a seemingly tiny outpost of brethren. When you live nearby and abide near and next to those who are your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A visit to Holy Cross Abbey, in passing, is to the fleet of foot a seemingly tiny outpost of brethren. When you live nearby and abide near and next to those who are your neighbors, you start to understand why even the cats adore them. The bookstore, the weekly mass, the walks, and the birds all congregate to celebrate the... More 

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Cinnaminson, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

On our way back from Luray, we stopped by to visit the abbey. They have a nice gift store. Buy the chocolate covered fruit cake - delicious. The Jellies are good too. Books, statues, candy, ceramics are some of the other items for sale. The chapel is open for you to visit as well as the prayer times of the... More 

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Silver Spring MD
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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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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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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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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Address: 901 Cool Spring Lane, Berryville, VA 22611-2700
Phone Number: 540 955 4383
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Berryville

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