How to request a reservation
Click the “Reservations” tab and complete the information requested. Press the “Send” button. You will received a reply email from us (email address will show resevations@vophermitages. org) with the name of your reserved hermitage, the dates/times of your arrival and departure, plus other information about your stay will be sent to you usually within 24 hours.
Out of respect for all of our guests we ask no animals be brought on the property.
Food, clothing, personal items for your stay
Guests bring their own food for their overnight stays. Each hermitage has a kitchenette with small refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave oven, toaster, utensils, and dinnerware. Bring light prepared foods and snacks to eat room temperature or to warm in the microwave oven. No foods with strong odors please. Grocery stores and restaurants are also nearby.
Bring comfortable clothing for indoors and outdoors. Closed-toe, sturdy shoes are recommended as our drive and paths are mostly gravel. Also bring personal items that you require for your stay.
Access to hermitages
Vision of Peace is located on a high bluff above the Mississippi river in a rustic, heavily wooded area. Much of the property is hilly with access to the hermitages on uneven gravel paths and steps. There is no vehicle transport around the property. Access from the parking lot to the hermitages is by foot. This means carrying luggage and other items brought for individual use. It’s best to leave roller bags and coolers at home or in your vehicle. Pack light! Bring less!
Fees and how to pay
The fee for a hermitage is $50 per night. The weekly rate (7 days, 6 nights) is $250. A hermitage may be reserved for use during the day at the same $50 rate.
We request a 50% deposit be made soon after you receive an email from us with your reservation information. A reservation is not confirmed until we receive a deposit or full payment. Go to the “Payment” drop down tab to pay by PayPal on our website. Click on the “Pay Now” button to pay. Note: You can use your own credit card when you pay on PayPal. Select the “guest” option.
You may also mail a check to: Vision of Peace, 1000 Abbey Lane, Pevely, MO 63070.
Vision of Peace is a non-profit maintained by volunteer board members, no one is paid. Your payments and donations go 100% toward upkeep of the hermitages and grounds.
To order a gift certificate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Our location / directions
We are just 30 minutes south of St. Louis, conveniently accessed via several interstates from either southern Illinois or eastern Missouri.
From St. Louis, take I-55 South to Pevely Exit (#180). Go east (left) on Hwy. Z. Follow Hwy. Z about 1 mile to the intersection with 61/67. Go straight through the intersection with 61/67 (road name changes to Abbey Lane). Continue about 3/4 mile to the stop sign. Go straight past the stop sign. Vision of Peace hermitages is the first driveway on your right. Our gravel driveway winds up and down and is a half a mile from Abbey Lane to our parking lot.