Frequently Asked QuestionsHow can I make a reservation? What if I am running late, get lost or need other assistance? What are Check-in and Check-out times? What is a hermitage? What would I do at Vision of Peace? Can I bring my spouse or friend? Can I bring my dog? What about food? What do I need to bring? I am in a wheelchair/need medical assistance. Can you accommodate me? How much does it cost? Do you have gift certificates available? Where are you located?
How can I make a reservation?
You can click on the “Request a Reservation” tab above and complete the information requested. Or, you may call our reservation line (636) 475-3697. (For other needs, see the number below)
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 any other assistance please call the Vision of Peace office (636) 475-3697.
What are check-in and check-out times?
Check-in is after 2:00 PM and before 6 PM. Check-out is before 12:00 PM. Please contact us if you need to arrive earlier or leave later and we will try to accommodate your schedule. There may be additional charges for early arrival or late departure.
What is a hermitage?
A hermitage means “a house of prayer” and ours are private, studio-style apartments, built into the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Set aside as a place for quiet, rest, solitude and prayer, Vision of Peace Hermitages offers people of any religious or spiritual background a place to be still and listen for the voice of God in their lives.
What would I do at Vision of Peace?
Vision of Peace is nestled in the woods, overlooking the Mississippi River. Our property includes quiet places to walk, a deck and chairs for sitting and enjoying the landscape, a chapel, and a library. Many guests choose, also, to spend time reading, writing, journaling, sketching, or working on a project uninterrupted. We have even had guests who shared that they were writing a novel during their time with us.
Can I bring my spouse or a friend?
Absolutely. We welcome friends and family members to discover together the joy of time away from our busy, everyday lives. Frequently, small groups of friends, families, or church communities will visit our hermitages.
Please be aware, however, that the maximum occupancy in each hermitage is one person. This unique setup allows our guests who travel with friends or family to enjoy both the solitude of a private hermitage and the companionship of one another.
We also ask groups who do not book all 9 hermitages, to respect the silence we try to foster at Vision of Peace. Conversations should be limited to inside hermitages or inside the Spirituality Center. A fee of $25 per day will be added for overnight groups requesting to have full, private access to the Spirituality Center. (Morning Masses will take precedence from 9-9:45 am, if offered at that time.)
Can I bring my dog?
We foster an atmosphere for silence, so on rare occasions, depending on the situation and with prior approval of the director. The Holy Wisdom hermitage is the only hermitage available for use with a support dog in good health.
What about food?
Our guests are responsible for furnishing their own food during their visit. To assist you in this, each hermitage is fully equipped with a small kitchen, including a refrigerator, coffee maker, hot plate, microwave, toaster, crock-pot, cooking utensils, and all necessary plates, bowls, cups, and flatware.
In addition, there are several different restaurants available just a short drive from Vision of Peace.
What do I need to bring?
Each hermitage is ready for you when you arrive. You will find a bed, complete with linens and blankets, towels, and all needed kitchen utensils.
You should bring comfortable clothes and shoes, personal toiletry items, personal prayer items, and any food you require for your stay.
The hermitages have clocks, but do not have televisions, radios, or wifi internet access.
You may choose to bring a small radio or music player and personal reading material. Many guests find a visit to our property a good time to focus on an art they rarely have time for: photography, sketching/painting, poetry, writing/journaling.
I am in a wheelchair/ need medical assistance. Can you accommodate me?
We have one hermitage which is wheelchair-accessible. We do not have staff available to provide on-site care, but the wheelchair-accessible hermitage has the space/ability to accommodate an assistant, should you choose to bring one.
How much does it cost?
$40 per night. Our weekly rate (7 days, 6 nights) is $200. Any additional donation you choose to leave will be used to continue to update and enhance our property and improve the accommodations.
Beginning in January 2020, our nightly cost will be $50 and our weekly rate will be $250.
We request a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of reservation. You may make the deposit via our website using the “Pay Now” button on the lower right side, or by mailing a check to: Vision of Peace, 1000 Abbey Lane, Pevely, MO 63070.
All deposits are put toward the total due for your visit at the time of arrival. Your reservation is not considered confirmed until deposits are received by our office.
Do you have gift certificates available?
Yes! We have gift certificates available. To order a gift certificate, please call (636) 475-3697 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.