Staying at GilChrist

Hermitages at GilChrist

  • Karuna Karuna is the first single hermitage on the right. It contains a single bed, full-size futon, fireplace on the south wall, screened-in porch, full kitchen with stove and refrigerator, and a full bath. The front window has a view of the Laura with the back facing the woods. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • Jeremiah Jeremiah is the second single hermitage on the right. Jeremiah contains a single bed, single-size futon, a fireplace in the center of the room, screened-in porch, full kitchen with stove and refrigerator, and a full bath. Jeremiah sits slightly back into the woods. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • Rosewood Rosewood is the third single hermitage on the right. Rosewood contains a single bed, full-size futon, a fireplace on the north wall, screened-in porch, full kitchen with stove and refrigerator, and a full bath. The front window has a view of the Laura with the back facing the woods. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • Prairie House Prairie contains a single bed, a glider rocker, a fireplace in the center of the room, screened-in porch, full kitchen with stove and refrigerator, and a full bath. This hermitage sits on the edge of the meadow, overlooks the Laura with the back facing the woods. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • Heathwood This first hermitage was constructed using the Christopher Alexander method in which users, discern the “pattern language” of the space. It is the smallest and most secluded hermitage. It has a single bed, a glider rocker, a small deck, two-burner stovetop, microwave, toaster oven, small refrigerator, and a full bath. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • Charlie Named after the golden retriever who spent his years as the GilChrist Greeter, Charlie has a large living room with a queen futon, glass sliding doors that overlook a deck and the woods. It has two bedrooms that contain a single bed and desk,  a full kitchen and full bath. It is nestled into the woods. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • Heartstone Named for the discovery of heart-shaped rocks the Heartstone has a large living room with a queen size futon, glass sliding doors that overlook a deck and the woods. It has two bedrooms that contain a single bed and desk, a full kitchen and full bath. It is next to the Path of Many Faiths. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • Hawk's Nest Built into the tree line and for the way its interior seems to be perched in a tree it reflects the importance of the hawk as a spiritual or religious symbol. It is Handicap Accessible and is the closest cabin to WindHill and the parking area. It has a single bed, a lounge chair, a deck, a full kitchen, and full bath.  Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • Other Residence - The Apartment Located in the lower level of WindHill this two-room walkout overlooks the prairie. There is a queen-size bed and a queen-size futon, full kitchen and full bathroom. It is usually reserved for the facilitators of the retreats and workshops occurring at GilChrist; it can be reserved by any guest. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

Note: In order to make necessary improvements, GilChrist will be closed to groups from March-July 2017 and to all guests from April-July 2017. We will be taking individual retreat reservations for available dates in 2017 as of December 1, 2016.

Lodgings and Facilities
Our eight cabins encircle a meadow with a small stone chapel for meditation and prayer. All dwellings are heated and have full bathrooms, kitchens, and screened porches or decks. We provide everything necessary for a solitary retreat except food and housekeeping, which are the responsibility of our guests.

In addition to the cabins, we have two houses available for group use and/or extended stays:
WindHill, our common house, supports small group retreats and workshops with its library, chapel, meditation loft, kitchen, and apartment.
Tree of Life is a four bedroom house we reserve for longer term, individual retreats. It is also occasionally available for small group retreats. 

Request a reservation
Read our GilChrist FAQ
Information for small groups
Guidelines for large and/or facilitated groups


FEES
$45/night for individuals
$60/night family rate (excluding Tree of Life)

DISCOUNTS FOR EXTENDED STAYS
$40/night for 7-13 nights
$35/night for 14-20 nights
$30/night for 21-27 nights
$25/night for 28+ nights