The Hermitages

River Views and Wooded Views

Our nine hermitages are all stand alone “earth homes” with one exception. Each has a unique name assigned when they were first built. Five are currently available.

Three hermitages face the Mississippi River:  Emmaus, Tree of Life, and Glimpse of Glory. These were built first and were fully renovated in 2022. All have same layout, furnishings and river views.

Two others, Jesus is Lord and Upper Room (above it) were renovated in 2021. These and the four under renovation are built into a bluff and have wooded views.


Each hermitage has a single bed, desk and chair, rocking chair, shower, and small kitchen area with microwave oven, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, and utensils. A simple layout and furnishings offer privacy and solitude.

Artwork for Meditation and Prayer

Each hermitage also includes specially selected artwork that relates to the hermitage name to help guests settle into meditation and focused prayer. Some of the same pieces are placed throughout the property.

Places for Meditation and Prayer

There are other places for meditation and prayer on the property.