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Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House & Retreat Center

200 Hill Dr, Saint Meinrad, IN 47577-1301
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Dave B wrote a review Aug 2018
36 contributions7 helpful votes
When the crazy outside world gets to you step Inside a world of peacefulness . All are welcomed , here you will find a quiet place To recharge and reconnect with ones faith . Many different retreats are offered. You will come as a stranger and leave as friends. The Abby is stunning place to worship. Memories will last for ever . Accommodations are very nice , meals are tasty and plentiful. The staffers are helpful and friendly. The Monks bring you into a very prayerful experience that will remain with you forever .
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Laura Marie wrote a review Oct 2017
Hartford, Connecticut311 contributions86 helpful votes
The point of staying at the Archabbey Guest House is not to experience all the comforts of a comfy hotel. The mattresses are old and don't make for the most comfortable sleep, the blankets are thin, and the accommodations are sparse. Yet, they are sufficient and serve their purpose. The real value of staying at the Archabbey goes far beyond the quality of the linen. Come for an amazing spiritual experience! Come for some quiet time, removed from the busyness and demands of the world. Visitors can make individual or guided retreats, and the monks are available for spiritual direction/life advice (ask about this when you make your reservation). Anyone can pray in the beautiful Archabbey church, where you can join the monks in their prayers 5 times a day. The grounds are perfect for wandering, reflecting, praying, meditating, and reconnecting with oneself and God. One of the charisms of the Benedictine monks is hospitality, so if you have any special needs or requests, they will do everything possible to accommodate you. Meals can be eaten in the dining hall for a minimal price. (The food is decent, but again, the reason to go is for the peacefulness, quiet, and holiness of the place). I have loved my experiences at Saint Meinrad, and I hope to return often!
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
Jim M wrote a review May 2017
Wood Ridge, New Jersey134 contributions25 helpful votes
St. Meinrad's retreat house is, well, huge. It is clean and quiet and a good place to make a retreat. The food is adequate; it certainly won't distract you from your retreat but is filling. Overall, the quiet and clean environment makes is an excellent spot to renew your spiritual energy.
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Traveled on business
HansPG wrote a review Jun 2016
Oak Park, Illinois223 contributions18 helpful votes
I was at St. Meinrad's for my annual retreat. This was my first time here, and as I can manage it I will be back. A retreat center is a place that allows you to leave the noise and annoyances of daily life to be able to hear the often-quiet voice of God. My retreat was just what was needed. The presentations were interesting but left time to pause, reflect, wander, and pray, with the regular praying of the Hours to provide a framework to that time. The grounds are beautiful and, apart from places such as the private portions of the monastery itself, accessible to guests. Likewise, the monks and staff are helpful and friendly. The retreat topics are varied, and it is also possible to make self-directed retreats.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Zachary M wrote a review Jul 2015
Fort Wayne, Indiana35 contributions41 helpful votes
A stay at St. Meinrad is not for everybody. Famlies who demand a TV, waterpark, and large rooms should look elsewhere. But if you're an adult looking for peace, quiet, and serenity, this is the place. The rooms in the houses near the church, usually used for retreats or conferences, are incredibly clean and quiet. After a day riding coasters at Holiday World, this is what both me and my traveling companion wanted. These rooms are similar to modern college dorms in layout, with 1 or 2 twin beds, a desk, and a private bathroom. There is no refrigerator, TV, or coffeemaker, but towels, shampoo, drinking cups, and soap are provided. Wi-Fi is available, but wasn't working during the stay - which is bad because Verizon data didn't work. AT&T did work fine, but make sure your Ma Bell phone supports LTE Band 5. I did have a meal on the premises. It was surprisingly good, and the menu changes nightly. Part of the reason we stayed here was the fact that Holiday World was ten minutes away. While this isn't a place for families, if you just need to go to bed without distractions after riding coasters, this is a good place to do it. And the price was perfect for such clean rooms.
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House & Retreat Center
Which popular attractions are close to Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House & Retreat Center?
Nearby attractions include Saint Meinrad Archabbey (0.2 miles), Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop (0.5 miles), and Huffman's Mill Bridge (4.4 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House & Retreat Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include China Garden, Louie's Tavern, and Subway.
Is Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House & Retreat Center located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Saint Meinrad.
Are there any historical sites close to Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House & Retreat Center?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santa Claus Museum (6.4 miles).