FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How 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 support 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?
 

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How can I make a reservation?

Click on the “Request a Reservation” tab above and complete the information requested.

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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. 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.

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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.  Return to top

Can I bring my spouse or a friend?

We welcome friends and family members to discover together the joy of time away from our busy, everyday lives.  Please be aware, however, that the maximum occupancy in each hermitage is one person.

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Can I bring a doctor-ordered support dog?

The Holy Wisdom hermitage is the one hermitage that is available for reservation with a doctor-ordered support dog in good health.  Currently it is off-line

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What about food?

Our guests are responsible for furnishing their own food during their visit.  To assist you in this, each hermitage has a small kitchen with a refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, utensils, and dinnerware. Bring simple things to prepare or reheat in the microwave.  Many who come plan to fast.

In addition, there are several different restaurants available just a short drive from Vision of Peace.

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What do I need to bring?

Each hermitage is ready for you when you arrive.  You will find a bed, complete with bed and bath linens.

You should bring comfortable clothes and shoes, personal toiletry items, personal prayer items, and any food or meds you require for your stay.

The hermitages have clocks, but do not have televisions, radios, or wifi internet access.

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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.

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How much does it cost?

$50 per night. Our weekly rate (7 days, 6 nights) is $250. Any additional donation you choose to leave will be used to continue to update and enhance  our property and improve the accommodations.

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.

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Do you have gift certificates available?

Yes!  We have gift certificates 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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