Guest House

Lodging & Meals


Remember, Holy Cross Monastery was originally built in 1902…for monks! You can expect to experience a mix of historical charm and contemporary comforts while experiencing centuries-old practices.

Lodging

Our guest rooms, formerly monks’ cells, are modest and comfortable. Your room will have a single bed, dresser, desk, and lamps. We also provide an alarm clock, pillow, linens, and blankets. We’ve renovated each floor’s group bathroom into private sections that include a sink, toilet, and shower. You can expect cozy heating during the winter. During the summer, we provide electric fans — we do not have air-conditioning in guest rooms.

Check-in is on or after 2:00 p.m.

Check-out by 10:00 a.m. Please strip your bed, re-make it with fresh linens, and say a prayer for the next guest in that room! Cluster your packed belongings in as small a space as possible so our cleaning staff can prepare the room for arriving guests.
Your reservation includes Dinner (12:30 p.m.) on your day of departure.

Parking

Available at the monastery’s upper parking lot, which is paved and a short walk to our main building.
Our central arrival area has ramp access.

Meals

Our delicious healthy food is prepared by a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef who also prepares vegetarian (not vegan) and gluten-free options when meat is served. Food selections are labeled so people with allergies can make choices.

Our kitchen is neither gluten-free dedicated nor certified, so please plan accordingly. We provide a small refrigerator near the refectory for guests who wish to bring their own food. Coffee, tea, cocoa, and fresh fruit (and sometimes cookies) are available throughout the day.

Schedule

Wednesday-Saturday: Breakfast (7:45 a.m.), Dinner (12:30 p.m.), Supper (6:00 p.m.)
Sunday: Breakfast and Dinner
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Supper
Please arrive a few minutes before scheduled meals to join the community in praying grace.

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