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“A Wonderful Treasure”

Holy Cross Monastery
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Holy Cross Monastery
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in West Park
Reviewed January 9, 2012

For the second year in a row my family has spend New Years weekend at Holy Cross Monastery. The accommodation is simple and comfortable. The food is out of this world. The monks have a ministry of hospitality and they welcome one and all. The religious services are optional and I spent most of the weekend enjoying the views of the Hudson, the silence, my book and the wonderful food. If you want a unique break from the rat race this is the place for you. The cost of the room (which is very reasonable) inclues all meals making this an excellent value.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 15, 2006

Holy Cross Monastery is just that -- the historic mother house of an order of Episcopalian monks. I visited there for retreats a number of times, particularly when I was a seminarian (which was longer ago than the date above). But anyone is welcome, even those whose purpose isn't especially religious. The setting, in the Hudson valley, is beautiful; and the dining room (at least at times in the past) was managed by a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, which is just across the river. Sleeping accommodations are what you'd expect from a monastery, austere but comfortable. Guests are welcome at all liturgies, of which there are five per day.

Aside from the chapel, a library, and a gift shop, there isn't much to do on-site. That's fine if your purpose is prayer! For everyone else, the area has antiquing, outdoor activities like hiking, and so on.

For what this is -- a religious retreat house -- this is one of the better ones you'll find.

  • Stayed: January 2002, traveled solo
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Address: U.S.9W, West Park, NY
Location: United States > New York > West Park
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in West Park
Price Range: $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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