About us

Springbank Retreat for Eco-Spirituality and the Arts:  A place for deepening one's sense of ecological belonging - 7 sacred sites.

Rest the body, Renew the Spirit, and Refresh the MInd

Founded as a plantation in the 1770s, Springbank has been an ecumenical center for retreats, hospitality, healing, Earth education, and the arts for more than 50 years. Located on 80 acres, in a quiet, rural setting, Springbank is surrounded by a wooded area, walking trails, ancient live oaks, magnolia trees and flowering camellias. The swamp wilderness, meanering through stately gum trees, is home to a unique ece-system and a vast array of vegetation and wild life.

Springbank provides a healing and supportive environment for those in transition, those in need of spiritual and physical renewal, and those seeking new ways of relationship and ritual with the Holy, Earth self and all beings. Encounter new sources of hope and a deepening of your spiritual journey in an atmosphere anchored in simplicity and love of Earth.

Springbank offers 4-12 week sabbatical programs, Fall and Spring. Participants enjoy time for leisure as well as adventure. Springbank offers opportunities to be enriched and challenged by a diversity of programs: Integral Ecology, the New Universe Story/Cosmology, Indigenous Wisdom, creative activities (oainting, pottery, poetry ...) thus awakening anew our connection to the Whole.

Springbank is an ideal place for hosting groups (10 - 25) during non-sabbatical months; private retreatants are welcome anytime. Artist in residence: writers, painters poets, can reserve time and space for an extended stay.

Springbank Retreat Mission Statement

In the Dominican and Franciscan traditions we choose to live simply, to create beauty, to respect Earth and all beings, and to share the learned wisdom as co-creators with the Divine for a sustainable future.

Wonderful experience Well balanced program: Spirituality, Arts, moments of quiet, solitude, eye opening experience of Eco


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


We are in a rural area about 14 minutes outside of Kingstree, 1345 Springbank Road, South Carolina, 29556
South Carolina. Airports : Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Columbia - almost 2 hours away; Florence Regional airport - an hour away. Airport transportation provided by Springbank Retreat - $70 roundtrip.

GPS: will take back roads to get here .... you can request more direct driving directions.

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Fame and fortune are but rainbows in the sky.
Loved ones—friends and family—are mere etchings on water. His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To be. Susan

Retreat Guru's Vision

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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