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  • GilChrist Retreat Center
  • Retreat
  • Southwest Michigan
  • Spiritual Formation

Come to GilChrist for a self-guided retreat! In the midst of our busy group retreat schedule, we reserve at least one weekend per month for individual guests to experience unstructured retreats in our fully equipped cabins, which can accommodate one, two, or three people.

To inquire about availability, please fill out our reservation form or send us an email. If the weekend you request is fully booked, you can offer alternate dates, check back with us as the date gets closer, or get on our wait list in case of cancellations.

There may be availability for individual retreats on other weekends that have group retreats scheduled. Solo and self-guided retreats are also available on weekdays and for longer periods of time. You are welcome to inquire with us about potential options that might be available beyond dedicated self-guided retreat weekends.


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GilChrist is the public retreat center of the Fetzer Institute. We support the Institute’s mission of helping build the spiritual foundation for a loving world by preserving a contemplative environment for healing self, society, and the natural world. We warmly welcome both groups and individuals and people of all faiths and affiliations.


GilChrist Retreat Center

Three Rivers , MI 56265 Day Rd