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The Priory Retreat House
135 Priory Rd
Chestertown, NY 12817

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…show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!

Hebrews 13:2

All Are Welcome At The Priory Retreat House

The Priory specializes in hosting individuals & couples who are seeking a time of solitude, prayer, and spiritual direction. We are also able to host groups who want a place to hold their own retreats and gatherings. In addition, we offer themed day and weekend retreats.  The house and grounds are places that cultivate stillness and stability amidst an ever-changing world.

Upcoming Retreats We Offer


A Young Adult Guided Weekend Retreat, ages 18-45 • offered monthly

Friday, 7PM – Sunday  2PM / $225 Individual (scholarships available)

Feb 8-11 / Mar 2-4 / Apr 13-15

Is our culture’s definition of success causing you stress? Does the desire to acquire more make you feel less? Do you wonder if others your age are feeling these same pressures and showing signs of being discontent? This is a weekend retreat for those young adults who are in the midst of the busy fast-paced lifestyle of the world and who seek to UNPLUG. Along with times of spiritual direction, communal meals and prayer, we will learn the monastic tradition of Detachment and the ancient practice of Watchfulness. All will be taught of these ascetical tools with the hope they will go back and live out their retreat experience spiritually equipped and physically RECHARGED. Wake up!  True life awaits you. Check in starts at 7 PM.


Guided Weekend Retreat

Includes Spiritual Direction – Community Prayer – Meals & Accommodations • offered monthly

Friday, 7PM – Sunday, 2PM/ $225 Individual

Feb 23-25 / Mar 16-18 / Apr 27-29

Disconnect from the distractions of the world and take refuge from the storms of your everyday life. Come seek a weekend of stillness and attend to your own spiritual needs. Join us as we gather in prayer, share in common meals, take a guided hike, and meet with our retreat director daily. Check in at 7 PM.


Life-balance is a crucial aspect of our physical, emotional and spiritual health…January brings a time of stillness after the busy and chaotic holiday season. A Retreat in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains is a great way to nurture and rejuvenate!

This full-day retreat (9 AM – 4:30 PM) will assist you with finding ways to relax, be still, and calm your body and mind.  During this retreat you will learn and experience mindfulness/meditation techniques to settle your mind and body, engage in mindful movement and be taught the fundamentals of essential oils and their healing properties. Ten-minute chair massage will be available for those interested (encouraged and included in the cost)! There will be plenty of free-time to sit by the fire, explore the forest trails, or just bask in the fresh mountain air.

 The full-day Life Balance Retreat is Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9 AM – 4:30 PM at the Priory Retreat House in Chestertown, NY. Space is limited to 10 people. Fresh, nutritious lunch is included (please inform us of any food allergies ahead of time). We ask that you wear loose, comfortable clothing, as we will be doing mindful movement and breathing exercises. Mats and cushions provided. Price is $200/person.

PREREGISTRATION IS MANDATORY! For more information and to register, please visit BeADK’s website:

Customize Your Own Retreat

Set up your own time and type of visit. First come first served!

Listed below are just a few of the types of retreats we have hosted in the past.

Individual Retreats

Silent / Directed / Unguided / Sabbatical / Service to pay

Group Retreats

Silent / Couple / Family / Parish & Youth Group / Service / Directed

Other Offerings

Spiritual Direction, Day Rental of Meeting Space, Communal Prayer & Events

Suggested Rates

We would love to have you, even if it’s for an afternoon!

Contact us and we can go over the rates in accordance with your needs.  No one is every turned away.


Single Room $65
Double Room $80
Loft $50


Breakfast: $5
Lunch: $10
Dinner: $15
= $30/day

Day Use

Includes House & Grounds
1-19 people: $200 (1-4 hrs) or $400 (5-8 hrs)
*$10/person when 20 + people

Spiritual Direction

45 minute session: $45 (average)
(This may vary depending on director)


Rooms and meeting space are available upon request.

Just ask us!

Single Room

A private space with a comfortable twin bed, linens and towels provided. Breathtaking Adirondack views just outside your window. Shared bathroom (please bring your own toiletries).

Double Room

A shared sleeping space with with two twin beds, fresh linens and towels provided. Shared bathroom (please bring your own toiletries).

Loft Room

Among the house’s many nooks and crannies, you may want to take advantage of some if its coziest sleeping spaces and drift off on a comfy futon or cot- fresh linens provided. A privacy screen is also available.

Meeting Space

Come to The Priory of St. Benedict’s Retreat House and Conference Center’s sacred mountaintop in the southeastern Adirondacks for your next meeting or event! Our team will work closely with you to ensure that you and your group are served and satisfied! With day-time use of the facility, you are entitled to its many amenities, including:

A large, eat-in kitchen

A spacious living room with wood stove

Two chapels

An extensive library

Many cozy reading nooks

Breathtaking views from every window

100 acres of surrounding woods with hiking trails

Eight bedrooms plus dormitory space (for Overnight Use)