GilChrist Retreat

  • Grounds & Facilities Tour GilChrist inside and out: a virtual visit to WindHill, our gardens, hermitages, labyrinth, and surroundings during the summer season.


  • Seasonal Beauty The beauty and spirit of GilChrist can be experienced at anytime of the year. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • WindHill Rainbow The common house of Gilchrist, WindHill, contains a library, chapel, meditation loft, kitchen, and an apartment for guest facilitators who offer programs in keeping with GilChrist's purpose Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • Paint Brushes at GilChrist GilChrist, the Fetzer Institute's public retreat center, is located on 67 acres of woods and rolling fields. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • Hindu Garden The Hindu Garden provides a nurturing environment for contemplative practice. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • The Labyrinth Use your time in the GilChrist labyrinth to foster an experience of solitude and inner quiet. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

Note: In order to make necessary improvements, GilChrist is currently closed for construction, but we’re looking forward to hosting guests again when the work is finished!  We are now accepting reservations for individual retreats for available dates between groups from August 21 through the end of 2017. Any additional cabin availability will be announced via Facebook and e-mail, so please like our Facebook page or send us a note if you’d like to be sure you’re on our e-mail list.

GilChrist, the retreat center of the Fetzer Institute, supports individuals and groups committed to deepening their experience of the sacred in everyday life. Come to GilChrist for structured or unstructured retreats of prayer, meditation, study, work, and rest in a quiet setting where natural beauty strengthens our human capacity for compassion, gratitude, reverence, and creativity.

Located on 67 acres of woods and rolling meadows in Three Rivers, Michigan, we are just one part of a unique environment that nurtures contemplative practice. Guests staying at GilChrist enjoy the option to visit and attend open events with our neighbors at the Hermitage, the Apple Farm Community, Saint Gregory’s Abbey, and the Peace Chamber.

Learn more about GilChrist’s lodgings and facilities.

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