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 are excited about these renovations (greater accessibility at WindHill and updates to the cabin roofs) and will be eager to welcome back guests when the work is finished. Looking to schedule a 2017 retreat? We're happy to take individual reservations for available dates.
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.