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Just the place to come for some Benedictine hospitality and time for quiet contemplation! (This is not a hotel-it is a guest house mostly for use by spiritual retreat visitors. or sometimes parents of students attending the University.) The rooms are simple and unadorned, little...More
Response from Richard O, Reception, at Saint John's Abbey GuesthouseResponded 4 October 2017
Thanks, G8683VWwendys, for your helpful explanation and the review of your positive experience at the Abbey Guesthouse.
I'm glad you mentioned the Stella Maris (Star of the Sea) chapel, professionally renovated to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the prep school.
Nine of us spent two days here. If you're looking for a peaceful place to stay, this is it. We stayed here as we were here for the interment of my husband's cremains. Rooms are spare but comfortable. We spread out over 3 suites. Breakfast...More
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Response from Rievaulx, Receptionist at Saint John's Abbey GuesthouseResponded 21 July 2017
Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad your stay with us for such a sad occasion was able to offer some measure of consolation and peace.
The floors are bare, the mattress on the hard side, no television, and no frills, just the peacefulness of a monastery and a gorgeous view of Lake Sagatagan and 100 year old Austrian Pines planted by the Benedictine Monks that manage St Johns abbey and...More
My first visit to Abbey Guesthouse was in 2009. I have made a trip there twice a year since. There is so much to say about this wonderful place I feel like I can't type it all. I invite you to send me a private...More
The guesthouse run by the Benedictine monks is a state-of-the-art, environmentally correct design with minimalist decor. The rooms are simply decorated, with white walls, wood floors and furniture. Open your window to nature's artwork - a forest with the lake and a chapel on the...More