Guest House

Lodging & Meals


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

We regret that for the time being our Guesthouse is without a functioning elevator, as we await the completed installation of a new one. While we are able to lodge guests on the second floor for easier access to the public spaces, all guests will need to be able to navigate at least one flight of stairs. We hope to have our new elevator up and running very soon!

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 2pm. Please do not arrive earlier than 2pm, so that our staff has time to make your room ready for your arrival.

Check-out by 10:00am. Please strip your bed, remake 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, to help our cleaning staff prepare the room for arriving guests.

Your reservation includes dinner (12:30pm) 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. Handicap parking is available next to the Guesthouse.

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 vegan and gluten-free options when meat or wheat 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, and fresh fruit are available throughout the day.

Meal Schedule

Tuesday: Supper at 6pm
Wednesday to Saturday:
 Breakfast ongoing from 6:30 to 8:30am, Dinner at 12:30pm, Supper at 6pm
Sunday: Breakfast and Dinner at the normal times
Monday: Closed

Please arrive a few minutes before scheduled meals to join the community in praying grace.

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Our Chef

Robert Morano