GilChrist Reservation Request Form

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.

Please complete the form below to inquire about cabin availability. The cost for overnight stays is $45/night per person, with a family rate of $60/night. Planning to stay 7+ nights? Check out our discounted rates.  

Your reservation is not final until it has been confirmed by GilChrist staff. Thank you!

Standard times for assisting guests with arrivals and departures are 9 am-5 pm M-F, 10 am-noon Sat., and noon-4 pm Sun.
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Photo of the Karuna hermitage
A photo of the Jeremiah hermitage
Photo of the Rosewood hermitage
Photo of the Prairie Cabin
Photo of Heathwood hermitage
Photo of the Charlie hermitage
Photo of Heartstone hermitage
Photo of Hawk's Nest cabin
Photo of apartment on lower level of WindHill
  • Photo of the Karuna hermitage

    Karuna: The Sanskrit word for “compassionate action” in the Hindu tradition. 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.

  • A photo of the Jeremiah hermitage

    Jeremiah: The name of a Jewish prophet. 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.

  • Photo of the Rosewood hermitage

    Rosewood: Named after the book Dark Wood to White Rose by philosopher Helen Luke. Rosewood is the third single hermitage on the right. 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.

  • Photo of the Prairie Cabin

    Prairie House: As a means of incorporating the naturalism of Native American theology. 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.

  • Photo of Heathwood hermitage

    Heathwood: This cabin was the first hermitage built, named after a co-founder's mother.  It was constructed using the Christopher Alexander method in which users, rather than the architect, discern the “pattern language” of the space, allowing it to reflect the environment and activity it will exist within and for.  All materials for this project were brought in on foot or by wheelbarrow. Heathwood sits back into the woods and is the smallest and most secluded hermitage. Heathwood has a single bed, a glider rocker, a small deck, two-burner stovetop, microwave, toaster oven, small refrigerator, and a full bath

  • Photo of the Charlie hermitage

    Charlie: Named after the golden retriever who spent his years as the GilChrist Greeter and as a reminder of the ordinary ways through which the sacred can be encountered. Charlie has a large living room with a queen futon, glass sliding doors that overlook a deck and the woods. Charlie has two bedrooms that contain a single bed and desk. It has a full kitchen and full bath. This hermitage is nestled into the woods.

  • Photo of Heartstone hermitage

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

  • Photo of Hawk's Nest cabin

    Hawk's Nest: Built into the tree line, this cabin is named for the way its interior seems to be perched in a tree. It also reflects the importance of the hawk as a spiritual or religious symbol and as an animal that often is seen and heard soaring the skies of GilChrist. This hermitage is Handicap Accessible and is the closest cabin to WindHill and the parking area. Hawk's Nest has a single bed, a lounge chair, a deck, a full kitchen, and full bath. Hawk's Nest overlooks the Laura.

  • Photo of apartment on lower level of WindHill

    Other Residence-The Apartment: The apartment is located in the lower level of WindHill. This is a two-room walkout that overlooks the wildflower prairie. There is a queen-size bed and a queen-size futon.  The apartment has a full kitchen and full bathroom. It is usually reserved for the facilitators of the retreats and workshops occurring at GilChrist; however, it can be reserved by any guest.