“Pope Francis would love to visit here to see how this gorgeous land is so well cared for and respected. Thanks to your community for its generosity in making the decision to preserve and entrust it for future generations.”
– Sister Sue Fortier, OSB (Duluth, MN)
Highway 23 will be under construction until December of 2022 and may occasionally create noise for those staying in the hermitages during the work week. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your reservations.
The four hermitages provided by The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes are intended for those who seek the God within and who are pursuing comfort in the stillness, solitude, and quiet that can be found amidst nature.
The hermitages are available for scheduling retreats January – December. Reservations are busiest from March through December, with more availability in the months of January and February.
The hermitages are closed for the Christmas Holiday Season from December 23 – January 2 annually.
The online calendar shows when a hermitage is occupied. The first and last initials of the retreatant are displayed in the color associated with the reserved hermitage.
When selecting dates, please note that the hermitages are cleaned after each retreatant. Cleaning occurs on business days and requires two consecutive days to complete adequately. (Cleaning does not occur during weekends.)
Reservation and Cancelation Policies
Reservations for the hermitages can be made up to six months in advance and for a maximum of 14 consecutive days. There is no cancelation fee if you are unable to keep a scheduled reservation. Reservations must be made at least 48-hours prior to your scheduled arrival time.
Each hermitage is secure and furnished for independent short-term living with a fully equipped kitchenette, full bathroom, living space, and sleeping area. One hermitage is fully handicap-accessible.
You may receive Spiritual Direction and massage services if desired. Please indicate your preference on your registration form.
Please note: Hermitages and public spaces in the motherhouse do not have access to Wi-Fi. Retreatants may utilize personal hotspots or access Wi-Fi from local restaurants and coffee shops. Please stop at the reception desk in the motherhouse if you need directions.
While there is no set charge for the use of the hermitages, a free-will donation is much appreciated. Please note that Spiritual Direction and Massage services have separate fees that can be discussed at your first session/appointment.
Esther - To register, please click on the Hermitage Registration Form from the listing on the left-hand side of the screen.
Sarah - To register, please click on the Hermitage Registration Form from the listing on the left-hand side of the screen.
Judith - To register, please click on the Hermitage Registration Form from the listing on the left-hand side of the screen.
Miryam - To register, please click on the Hermitage Registration Form from the listing on the left-hand side of the screen.