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We are a small, contemplative Roman Catholic Benedictine monastery in rural upstate New York, near Binghamton. Our guest house has 1 double room, and 5 single rooms. The bathrooms are shared: two upstairs and one downstairs. Each floor has a shared living room, and there is a shared kitchen on the ground floor. We also have a one-room guest cabin. WiFi is available throughout the guest facilities. We welcome individuals and small groups of all faiths or no faith, for personal and group retreats. Guests are welcome to join us for prayers and daily mass. One sister offers spiritual direction, and our on-site chaplain is also available to meet with guests.
Average Cost: $
The suggested donation is $50/person/night, including food. Those who are financially challenged may pay less, in exchange for work. We often provide reductions for groups, on the condition that they take care of all their own food.
Guests who work in exchange for a reduced rate often help us with gardening, grounds maintenance and the library.
Environment: Lake / Pond, Mountain, Rural, Rustic, Woods
Pet Friendly: Yes!
Restrictions: No Drugs, No Smoking
Language: English, French
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Groups Served: 12 Step / Addiction / Recovery, Church / Faith / Religious, Families, Health / Healing, Meditation Groups, Mens Groups, Non-profit, Peace / Justice, Personal Development Groups, Silent, Womens Groups, Writing, Youth Groups
Amenities: Chapel / Temple, Church / Prayer Services, Gardens / Outdoor Space, Golf, On-line / Internet Access
Special Features: Our monastery is situated on 138 acres, most of which is wooded. Guests often describe the guest house as "cozy" and "homey". In addition to people who come for spiritual retreats, we also host relatives of local families visiting from out of town. Writers have stayed with us, as well as people at a personal crossroads who are discerning which path to take. Guests are welcome to join us for services and/or daily mass - or not, as they choose. The golf course next door is open to the public.
Room Types: B&B, Cottage / Cabin
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Food: Organic / Locally Grown, Restricted Diet Options, Vegetarian or Vegan Options
Meal Availability: Available Nearby, Available On Site, Kitchen - Shared, Provided - Some Meals
Reservation Criteria: We have no specific reservation deadlines, but groups would do well to reserve at least two weeks in advance, so that we are able to prepare. We ask that new guests send us a deposit of $50 to cover the cost of groceries, refundable if they cancel up to a week in advance, non-refundable if they cancel later.
Retreat Contact: Sister Sheila Long
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