Memorial Day Rest and Renewal Weekend

  • Trinity Retreat Center Trinity Retreat Center
  • 79 Lower River Road, West Cornwall, CT 06796
  • May 24 - 27, 2019 (4 days)
  • Single - $255.00 Double - $300.00 Family of 3 - $300.00 Family of 4 - $450.00 ADA-compliant Double - $300.00 ADA-compliant Single - $255.00

About This Event

THIS WEEKEND IS FULLY BOOKED. HOWEVER, YOU CAN REGISTER TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST IN CASE A ROOM OPENS UP.

“Come away and rest awhile,” Jesus said to his disciples when they were exhausted and overwhelmed by the pace of work and ministry. This weekend offers a lightly structured time to retreat from our daily obligations in order to engage a deepening awareness of our relationships — with ourselves, those around us, and all of creation. Finding Love at the center is what this weekend is all about — through contact with nature, shared meals, common worship, and lots of free time for plenty of play. This retreat is suitable for family members of all ages. Led by the retreat center directors and staff.

Venue Highlights

The renovated retreat center reopened in the fall of 2017. Located on the Housatonic River, adjoining more than seven hundred acres of conservation trust and state forest, the property includes 26 guest rooms, a historic stone chapel, a monastic garden, an orchard and working farm, a labyrinth, a small donkey sanctuary, hiking trails, a community hall, meeting rooms, and quiet spaces for rest and reflection.

Accommodations

We offer 26 guest rooms at the retreat center, each with a private bathroom, shower, and views of the river, forest, or farm. The guest rooms were renovated in 2017 and come with linens, towels, shampoo, bodywash, handsoap, and heat/air-conditioning. Every room has free wi-fi, but there are no televisions at the retreat center. The closest we get to a TV are the outdoor movies we show under the stars in summer.

Amenities

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

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

At the retreat center, the kitchen is our second chapel and the table is our second alter. It’s where we come together to break bread and be in community. Much of the food prepared by our kitchen staff is farm-to-table, sourced both from the retreat center’s farm and local farms. Guests are invited to get involved in the process, whether it’s through farming, picking fruit from the orchard, saying grace, or helping to clear dishes.

Because the table is at the center of community life, meals are served family-style at distinct times throughout the day. Light snacks are available between meal times.

We work with guests before every visit to accommodate food allergies and other special dietary needs.

Directions

By Train


Trains to and from Metro North’s Wassaic train station run regularly out of Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The retreat center offers a courtesy shuttle bus for guests who need to be picked up and dropped off at the Wassaic station. Shuttle times vary by season, retreat and train schedule. Typically, the shuttle bus makes two pickup runs during the first night of a retreat and one drop-off on the last day of the retreat. Let us know if you need shuttle service via the booking forms or by phone or email no later than 14 days before your retreat.

Taxis

If you miss the free shuttle bus or prefer to take a taxi from the Wassaic station, several taxi companies as well as Uber offer service.

Several taxis are usually lined up and waiting with each train arrival. But if you can’t find a taxi, contact one of the following.

Taxi Man: (contact info blocked)

Tony’s Taxi: (contact info blocked)

Emerald Express: (contact info blocked)
Morning Star Cab: (contact info blocked)

Taxi fare is $40 from Wassaic to West Cornwall.

By Car


From New York City:
Depending on traffic, driving the 100 miles from NYC to TRC typically takes 2 hours and 20 minutes, with the last part of the journey winding through the beautiful New England hills. You know you’re close when you arrive at the historic West Cornwall covered bridge that takes motorists and bicyclists across the Housatonic River to Lower River Road.

From Boston:
The retreat center is 2 hours 48 minutes (145 miles) via I-84 East and I-90 East southwest of Boston.

From Hartford:
If you’re flying into Hartford, the retreat center is about 47 miles (1 hour 15 minutes) to the west. Sorry, but we do not currently operate a shuttle service to Bradley International Airport.

The Trinity Retreat Center offers free parking.

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