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Your Stay

Our services are detailed below along with some guidelines to ensure you have a pleasant stay. We've also shared some testimonials from previous guests for your consideration.
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The Franciscan Retreat Center offers an array of services and amenities to make your stay purposeful and memorable.


We've gathered a set of guidelines to ensure that your stay at the Franciscan Retreat Center is safe, comfortable, and pleasant.

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We have had the privilege of serving many diverse groups at the Franciscan Retreat Center. We've compiled what these guests thought about their stay.

Services & Amenities

  • We welcome people of all denominations as well as non-profit and business groups.

  • Audio/visual equipment provided for conference rooms at no extra charge.

  • Complimentary morning coffee & tea service with all meeting room rentals.

  • We offer three meals a day in our lovely Guest Dining Room. Gluten-free and regular vegetarian (will eat fish and dairy) options are available upon pre-order.

  • Continental breakfast, box lunches, or deli-tray meals can be served in your meeting room.

  • Daily Mass is held at St. Francis of Assisi Parish located on the campus grounds. (No Mass on Mondays.)

  • Many church groups conduct their own services in their meeting areas or on the outside grounds.

  • Our guest rooms are simple, yet comfortable. Most rooms have two twin beds and most all have private bathrooms.

  • Over 160 acres provide the opportunity for relaxing meditative walks and beautiful views of Blodgett Peak and Mt. Cedar.

  • A Labyrinth and Peace Park were recently re-landscaped for times of quiet comfort and reflection.

  • Native rock walls built 100 years ago surround the campus and are the primary construction of all our buildings.

  • We are known for our abundant wildlife.

  • TOURS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  We are not able to accommodate walk-in tour requests as we cannot provide tours when the facilities are in use. Schedule your tour in advance.

  • The Retreat Center guest sleeping rooms are quite comfortable.

  • Guest rooms do not have televisions or phones. Wi-fi is available at no charge.

  • There are no elevators in our facilities. Our largest building has 2 flights of stairs. It is important when making a reservation you let the receptionist know if you need a first floor room.

  • Because of the age of our buildings, it is cost-prohibitive to retro-fit for ADA compliance. We have ramps available on the grounds but sometimes navigation via wheelchair can be difficult.

  • Our Guest Dining Room is approximately a100-yard walk from our main building.

  • Since we are a retreat center, we are not staffed 24-7. Typically front-desk staff is available 8:30 am-5 pm M-F, and varying times on weekends based on occupancy.

  • CHILDREN:  The Retreat Center welcomes children, however, because of our unique atmosphere children often find themselves a bit bored and being quiet can be challenging, especially for babies and toddlers.  We ask that you make your decision to stay based on the comfort of our other guests who are seeking a “retreat experience.”

  • All of our buildings are non-smoking. This includes vaping. Smoking is allowed in outside areas. Marijuana, although now legal in Colorado, is still prohibited under federal law and is not permitted on campus.


Things to Know

The Franciscan Retreat Center has hosted groups and attendees from around the country and the world! CLICK HERE for a list of past retreat visitors. Our facilities are perfect for group and corporate meetings or retreats, reunions,  wedding receptions, milestone celebrations, and just some individual time away. The Retreat Center mission of Franciscan hospitality and joyful service invites you to share our lovely campus.



 "Beautiful grounds; Nice space for meeting spaces; bright windows, lovely fresh fruit and cheese."

"My first time here. Very lovely facility and grounds for a set apart day."

"It was a wonderful place to spend time in meditation and time with God. The grounds are gorgeous and so comforting."


"This is a beautiful facility, and I'm so grateful to be here. Thank you!"

"Thank you for providing such a lovely and peaceful setting for our retreat."

"Very balanced food and fresh veggies; neat, clean and well-stocked coffee service. Bright comfortable room with comfy chairs. Fantastic, great groundskeeping."


"Most wonderful food, staff, and retreat ever!
I would joyfully return again and again."


"Everything was awesome. Hope to come again."


"Very good food and variety. Appreciated the vegetarian options.Beautiful facility with great service."

"We had a wonderful experience and staff was great. Thanks so much for making this affordable!"

"Staff so wonderfully present with an attitude of service."

"Love this place: you are all amazing and giving."

"Your facility is always great and continues to get better."

"Everything was absolutely wonderful! Thank you for helping to make our retreat a wonderful experience."

"I love the peace and serenity offered."

"I loved the comfortable bedding."

"What a splendid example of Franciscan hospitality you provide. Thank you."

"Thank you for an AWESOME weekend."

"Beautiful Franciscan setting and spirit"

"Thank you for all your hospitality. God is here!"

Past Guests

Past Guests
  • United States Olympic Committee

  • Olde Schoolhouse Quilters

  • St. Thomas University

  • Communitas

  • New Life Church

  • American Fiction Writers

  • The Navigators

  • Notre Dame Alumni Club

  • Rocky Mountain Children’s
    Bookwriters Assoc.

  • Compassion International

  • Centura Health

  • Center for Pastoral Effectiveness

  • Peregrine Community Homeowners

  • American Baptist Women of Colorado

  • Self Realization Fellowship

  • One Simple Voice

  • St. James Academy Cross Country Team- Kansas

  • Dancing for my Heart

  • Leadership Pikes Peak

  • District 11 & District 20 Teacher Retreats

  • Catherine of Siena

  • Majestic Baptist Church

  • Delta Kappa Gamma

  • Summit Scribes

  • Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

  • Diocese of Pueblo Priests

  • Numerous Weddings & Receptions

  • Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity

  • One Challenge International

  • Miles Christi

  • Antelope Trails Elementary

  • St. Dominic’s Catholic Church

  • Renovaré

  • Center for Spirituality and Work

  • Imago Christi

  • Camp Fi

  • Aspen Creek Wealth Strategies

  • Discover Goodwill

  • Colorado Health Network

  • Unity Spiritual Center

  • Men & Women at the Cross

  • Christian & Missionary Alliance

  • Air Force Academy

  • Denver University

  • Univ. of Colorado Colorado Springs

  • Regis University

  • ETZ Khayim Messianic Fellowship

  • New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living

  • Mile Hi Church

  • First Presbyterian Church

  • United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministries

  • Grace & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Churches

  • Holy Trinity Anglican Church

  • Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church

  • Markit Forestry

  • Web of Connection

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