Easter Weekend Rest and Renewal Retreat

About This Event

During Easter Weekend, Trinity Retreat Center will observe the rhythm of the holiest time on the Christian calendar.  The retreat begins in reflection, moving intentionally in liturgy, community, and prayer from a Maundy Thursday Agape Meal with a foot-washing ritual through Good Friday. Then we’ll prepare the house for the feast on Holy Saturday, when the Great Vigil is celebrated, followed by a festive brunch on Easter Day. Come join in a participatory, immersive experience celebrating the circle of life and Christian faith: from life, to death, to resurrection, to larger life!

Led by Joseph Rose, Executive Director of Programming at Trinity Retreat Center.

This retreat is suitable for adults and for young people who are capable of participating in adult conversations.

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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