A small conference room in our retreat house building.
The Breakfast Room at the Retreat House.
A guest room

2014_Cnstrctn-opt.jpegConstruction is in progress to expand the guest wing at the main Abbey building. By early 2015 we hope to be able to accommodate groups of 18-20 under the same roof as our Abbey Church, conference room, and guest dining room.

BUT meanwhile, our capacity is a bit reduced, and retreatants might have to put up with  some dust and noise from construction. We thank you for your patience with our “growing pains”.

          For more information on our new guest wing, please click here

Our Retreat House

The Abbey Retreat House is a ministry of the Benedictine nuns of the Abbey of St. Walburga. Our aim is to provide a quiet place where individuals or groups may spend time in prayer and reflection for one or more days.

For individuals, we offer non-structured, undirected retreats. For groups, we offer space for lectures, conferences and group prayer. 

Our buildings provide a small library of books, videos and sound recordings. The Abbey Gift Shop carries a selection as well.

All visitors are welcome to join us in praying the Liturgy of the Hours, as well as in the celebration of the Eucharist. Part of our grounds is open to retreatants wishing to experience God in the beauty of creation. The terrain is rugged and wildlife is abundant; suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes are necessary

Reservations are required — please call

970-472-0612 Monday thru Saturday 9:30-11:30 and 2:30-4:30 pm

OR via E-mail at

If you do not receive a response within 2 days, please telephone again.


Each overnight $65 per person (includes 3 meals)

Day use, no overnight (with lunch) $20

We are usually able to accept check-ins Wednesday through Sunday.



Our retreat facilities are simple. We provide single rooms, furnished with a writing desk and closet. All bath/shower facilities are shared and can be accessed only through public hallways, so please bring a bathrobe or housecoat. There are several small sitting rooms, a common dining area, and an outdoor deck. Bed and bath linens and soap are provided.

All buildings on the Abbey grounds are smoke-free. We cannot accommodate personal pets.

Retreatants have no internet access while at the Abbey. Most cell phones and pagers do not work in our valley because of the terrain.


A simple breakfast of bread, cereal, and juice is available in the Retreat House breakfast room. There is also a refrigerator and a microwave that retreatants may use for supplementary food items..The noon and evening meals are served in the guest dining room in the main Abbey building.

There is usually no food service after Sunday breakfast, nor all day Monday. Food service may be limited on certain other days, such as major holidays or Church solemnities. Specific information will be provided when reservations are made

We will do our best to meet special dietary requirements. Please advise us of any food allergies when making your reservation.