Sinsinawa Mound in Wisconsin: The scenic, rolling countryside of southwest Wisconsin is home to Sinsinawa Mound, the mother house for an order of Roman Catholic Dominican sisters scattered across the globe. The 450-acre complex includes walking paths through woods. More on Sinsinawa Mound
Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico: Set amid the spectacular desert landscape made famous by Georgia O’Keeffe, the Presbyterian-affiliated Ghost Ranch offers self-led and guided programs.
Prairiewoods in Hiawatha, Iowa: Run by Roman Catholic Franciscan sisters, Prairiewoods blends spirituality and environmental programs.
Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, New York: This secluded monastery in the Catskill Mountains offers Zen training to people of all religious backgrounds. A weekend Introduction to Zen Training is one of its most popular offerings.
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, Connecticut: This center in the Berkshire Mountains offers spiritual retreats inspired by Jewish traditions.
Breitenbush Hot Springs near Detroit, Oregon: Hot springs set amid a temperate rainforest await visitors to this non-denominational center.
Hope Springs near Peebles, Ohio: This retreat center in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains offers peace, environmental, social justice, and community-building programs.
Saint Leo Abbey near Tampa: This Roman Catholic Benedictine abbey welcomes pilgrims of all faiths to a landscape of woodlands and lakefront.
Shasta Abbey Buddhist Monastery in Mt. Shasta, California: This Zen monastery near the Oregon border conducts a year-round schedule of retreats, Buddhist ceremonial festivals, and Dharma Talks.
Holden Village in Chelan, Washington: For a wilderness retreat experience head to this former mining settlement that now houses a Lutheran renewal center. The village is accessible only by boat, and is located high in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of Washington State’s Cascade Mountains.
Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota: One of the Midwest’s largest abbeys, Saint John’s is home to a community of more than 200 Benedictine monks. The monastery and adjacent Saint John’s University include 2400 acres with 12 miles of forest hiking trails and a beautiful church designed by Marcel Breuer in the late 1950s.
Yogaville in Buckingham, Virginia: A huge shrine built in the shape of a lotus flower sits at the heart of Yogaville, set amid the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia. The 750-acre complex is home to an ashram founded by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Guests of all faiths are welcomed.