This hermitage is a holy dwelling place, a simple but comfortable prayer cabin that enables those on retreat to escape from the burdens of everyday life to be more fully attentive to God’s presence. This cabin is nestled carefully into the woods amidst the beauty of the natural environment to ensure the quiet and solitude of each guest on retreat.
Our hermitage is named Emmaus to remind us of the journey that we are on as Christians and the awareness that Christ is with us – even when we don’t initially recognize Him. We invite Jesus to join with us in prayer as we hold each guest before the altar of God.
The Emmaus Hermitage consists of a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, prayer area and screened porch. It is equipped with heat as well as air-conditioning. Bedding and towels are provided.
Retreatants ordinarily provide their own food and have use of a microwave oven, toaster oven, 2-burner stove, and refrigerator for preparing meals in the hermitage. You may also choose to purchase the Noon time meal at the Retreat Center for an additional fee.
Daily Eucharist is typically celebrated Monday through Saturday at the Retreat Center Chapel and on Sundays and Wednesdays at the local parish. This schedules changes from time to time, so it is recommended that you confirm with the Retreat Center staff.
Although we have other programs and activities going on at the main Retreat Center, we respect the hermitage as a place of solitude, prayer and reflection. Our retreat center is located on 1200 acres of woodlands. It provides ample space for solitude to commune with God through nature along wooded paths bordering the Chattahoochee River.
Please call 334 855-4474 for additional information or to make a reservation.
$60 per night (providing your own meals). Discounted rate of $55 for 5 night minimum.
Optional Noon time meal at the Retreat Center is an additional fee.
As with our Retreat Center Programs, fees do not cover actual expenses. Any additional offering is gratefully appreciated.