The Margaret Austin Center

The Margaret Austin Center is a place of renewal, healing, and self-exploration. Located in the rolling hills outside of Chappell Hill, Texas, we provide a quiet, inexpensive retreat setting for spiritual groups of all types. We primarily serve groups with a spiritual, educational, or healing focus, but the Center is available to any group whose members need time and space in which to withdraw and renew themselves. 

The Center was originally the vacation home of Margaret Austin, a generous and loving woman who welcomed meditation groups to "come to the farm" for many years. Margaret died in 1992. Since 1993, the Center opened as a nonprofit organization. Our goal remains the same: to provide hospitality to people from every walk of life. We hope to give all of our guests the opportunity to explore their chosen path, to experience the open countryside, and to relax and renew their spirits. This is Margaret’s legacy.

Retreats may be scheduled year round for any length of time. The Center is open to all beliefs and all paths, and we welcome the diversity of our guests. When you come to the Center, your retreat or event will be the only group in residence.


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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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