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We offer four-season hospitality for about 20 people in our cedar Lodge, Hermitage, and Cottage (which is a complete log home.) Healthy home-cooked meals use organic local ingredients. Spiritual direction, retreat ministry, and a labyrinth meditation experience are available to retreatants, as well as a fine library of spiritual books and journals. Massage and Reiki can be arranged. Trails for walking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing wind through woods and wetlands.
Average Cost: $$
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Environment: River / Stream, Rural, Woods
Gay Friendly: Yes!
Special Needs: Allergies, Wheelchair Access
Restrictions: No Smoking
We use wood to heat, the alternative renewable fuel source of choice in a wooded area; we also compost and grow our summer produce ourselves in organic gardens. Life in the intentional residential community represents a commitment to living simply, sustainably, and spiritually as well.
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Groups Served: 12 Step / Addiction / Recovery, Arts / Crafts, Business, Church / Faith / Religious, Families, Health / Healing, Lesbian / Gay, Meditation Groups, Mens Groups, Non-profit, Peace / Justice, Personal Development Groups, Reunions, Silent, Womens Groups, Writing, Yoga Groups
Amenities: AV Service, Carpet, Fire Pit / Circle, Fireplaces, Gardens / Outdoor Space, Labyrinth, Massage Services, Meditation Hall, On-line / Internet Access, Walking/ Hiking Trails
Technology and AV: DVD or VCR available on request.
Room Types: Cottage / Cabin, Hotel
Children OK: Yes!
Food: Organic / Locally Grown, Restricted Diet Options, Vegetarian Options
Meal Availability: Kitchen - Private, Provided - All Meals
Reservation Criteria: For ARC-directed retreats, the registration deadline is usually 2 weeks before the date of the retreat. A 40% deposit is required with registration. Unless the retreat is cancelled by ARC, this deposit is non-refundable. The Cottage and Hermitage generally book two months or more in advance. Weekends in the main house are typically filled for fall, winter and spring a year in advance; however, open dates are listed on our Web site (Calendar page).
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ARC Retreat Center
1680 373rd Avenue NEStanchfield, MN 55080United States
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