Personal Retreats

gorge-bench-blue-skyBooking your Lodging and Meals

Call our office (503-695-2243) during regular business hours and speak with Mary Anne or Stacey; they can tell you when we have openings on our calendar for personal retreats.

Our personal retreat space is a building called The HideawayIt is a studio apartment space with 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds, kitchenette, sitting area, bathroom with shower, and private outdoor deck. We regret that it is not accessible for those who cannot climb stairs.

Can I bring my family to Menucha for a personal retreat? Are dogs allowed?

The Hideaway sleeps up to four people. Please do not bring any pets unless they are specifically trained “service animals” according to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

How much does it cost?

The Hideaway rents for $125 per night

Meals are $54.75 per adult (age 13 and up) for 3 meals and $29.00 for kids age 7-12. Free for youngest ones. Must be booked in advance, available as long as other guest group meals are scheduled.

May I cook meals for myself?

Yes, The Hideaway has a kitchenette.

Are meals served in the Dining Hall?

Talk with us in advance if you are interested in ordering meals. We are happy to provide our personal retreat guests with Menucha meals in our Wright Hall dining room, as long as we are already preparing meals for other guest groups.  Please arrange for Menucha meals in advance.

What are arrival and departure times?

We prefer arrival mid/late afternoons, departures mid/late morning, allowing for a reservation each night.

If you cannot arrive during office hours, please let us know and we will tell you how to check in.

Can we use the swimming pool?

Our pool is open for summer use (generally June – Labor Day).


What to do While You’re Here

You can choose to come on retreat any time we have personal retreat space available. People come to Menucha for many reasons: to read, write, pray, meditate, grieve, make art, write music, think, reconnect with a spouse, relax and/or simply enjoy this beautiful place.

If you are considering a self-guided spiritual retreat, the Menucha grounds offer many spaces that can be particularly helpful, including:

– Labyrinth for walking prayer and meditation.

– Rock garden with lily pond and several dripping water grottos reminiscent of the “still waters” mentioned in Psalm 23.

– Nature trails to explore on your own.