Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center

About This Center

We are proud of the 50 years of growth that has taken place at our spiritual oasis in Marriottsville, Maryland. The Sisters of Bon Secours were innovative in their design and dreams for the Center’s use. The conference ministry has grown from a few groups holding yearly meetings to a full calendar of reservations by non-profit groups, businesses, churches and families. The retreat ministry, which started with Friends Day of Prayer retreats once per month, has grown to an average of 10 retreats per month! Retreats now include diverse topics and presenters that cater to an interfaith audience.

Venue Highlights

Located just off Route 70 at the border of Howard and Carroll Counties in south central Maryland, the Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours is easily accessible to the Baltimore/Washington Region. The Center sits at the highest point of 313 acres of pastures and woodlands adjacent to Patapsco State Park and commands spectacular views of some of Maryland’s most beautiful countryside. Our facilities are fully air-conditioned with spacious and comfortable meeting rooms of various sizes as well as 70 individual overnight rooms with private bathrooms.


The Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center offers pleasant guest suites for your overnight conference, meeting or retreat.

Each of the Center’s 70 guest rooms features:

We now offer Queen-size beds in each room
Full, private bath
Desk and chairs
Cable Internet and Wi-Fi access
Ceiling fan
Glorious views of our 300-acre property
Windows that can be opened to enjoy a cool breeze and the sounds of nature
Individually controlled heat and air-conditioning
Card key access
Elevator access
Emergency Visual Alert system (for guests who are deaf or hearing-impaired)
Six handicapped-equipped bedrooms are also available.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping


Breakfast, lunch and dinner selections, prepared fresh each day in our own kitchen
Specialty dishes created to your specification
A variety of tasty snacks available throughout the day in our hospitality rooms
Private meals served in the conference center dining room or your corporate retreat meeting space


From Baltimore
Beltway (695) to 70-West (Exit 16). Go about 8 miles, take Exit 83 (Marriottsville Road), turn right onto Marriottsville Road, proceed North 1½ miles to our drive on right (sign reads Sisters of Bon Secours).

From Washington
Take Rt. 29 North to Rt. 70 West to exit #83 and turn right on Marriottsville Road. Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center is approximately 2 miles on the right.

From Washington, DC via Rt. 295 (Baltimore Washington Parkway) or Interstate #95.
Exit at Rt. 100 (towards Ellicott City). Take 100 to Rt. 29 North to Rt. 70 West to exit #83 and turn right on Marriottsville Road. Bon Secours is approximately 2 miles on the right.

From Westminster
Rt. 97 towards Sykesville to intersect with Rt. 26 (Liberty Road). At top of ramp onto Rt. 26, make a right onto Rt. 26 (Liberty Road). Follow Rt. 26 to the intersection with Rt. 32 and make a right. Follow Rt. 32 to the intersection with Rt. 99 and make a left onto Rt. 99. Follow Rt. 99 to the intersection with Marriottsville Road (about five miles) and make a left onto Marriottsville Road. Proceed 1½ miles to the Center’s drive on right (sign reads Sisters of Bon Secours).

From the West 70-East to Route 40 (Exit 82)
Take Route 40 for about 2 mile to first signal (Marriottsville Road), turn left and proceed North about 2 miles to our Center on right (sign reads Sisters of Bon Secours).

By Plane
-Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is the closest airport

By Train
Amtrak Station at BWI

Van service to/from BWI is approximately $30. Advance reservations (24 hours) are necessary and can be made by calling “The Airport Shuttle”.

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