FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a reservation?
What if I am running late, get lost or need other assistance?
What are the check-in and check-out times?
Are dogs or other animals allowed on the property?
Is food available onsite?
What should I bring?
How accessible are the grounds and hermitages?
What is the fee to reserve a hermitage?
Are gift certificates available?
Where are you located?
 

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How do I make a reservation?

Click on the “Request a Reservation” tab above and complete the information requested. Press the “Send” button.  An email reply will be sent to you.

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What if I am running late, get lost or need other assistance?

On the day of your arrival, if you are running late, need directions or other assistance please call the Vision of Peace number (636) 475-3697.

What are check-in and check-out times?

Check-in is 2:00-4:00 PM. Check-out is before 12:00 Noon. Please contact us if you need to arrive earlier or leave later and we will try to accommodate your schedule.

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Are dogs or other animals allowed on the property?

Dogs and other animals are not allowed. One hermitage may be available for reservation with a doctor-ordered support dog in good health.  Currently it is not available.

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Is food available onsite?

Food is not available onsite for purchase. Guests bring their own food for their visits.  Each hermitage has a small kitchen with a refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, utensils, and dinnerware.   It’s best to bring simple foods to prepare or reheat in the microwave oven.  There are also food stores and restaurants nearby.

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What should I bring?

You should bring clothing for outdoors, walking shoes or boots, comfortable clothes and slippers, personal grooming items, personal prayer items, and any food or meds you require for your stay.

The hermitages have a bed, bed and bath linens, dinnerware and eating utensils, a desk and chair with  a clock, but do not have televisions, radios, or wifi internet access.

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How accessible are the grounds and 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 stairways.  Walking the property may be challenging for those moderately active.  There is no vehicle transport around the property.  Access from the parking lot to the hermitages is by foot, which means carrying luggage and other items brought for individual use.

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What is the fee to reserve a hermitage?

The rate to reserve 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 with your reservation information from us as a reservation is not confirmed until we receive a deposit or full payment.   Payments can be made by PayPal on our website using the “Pay Now” link, or by mailing a check to:  Vision of Peace, 1000 Abbey Lane, Pevely, MO 63070.

Vision of Peace is a non-profit maintained by volunteer board members, none are paid.  Your payments and donations go 100% toward upkeep of the hermitages and grounds.

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Are gift certificates available?

Gift certificates are available.  To order a gift certificate, please call (636) 475-3697 or email: reservations@vophermitages.org

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Where are you located?

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).  Follow about 3/4 mile to the stop sign.  Go straight through the stop sign.  Vision of Peace hermitages is the first driveway on your right.  Follow driveway all the way to parking lot at the end.

 

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