Visitors often refer to Priest Field as “holy ground”, and with the natural beauty and homey comfort of the property, it’s easy to see why. Here are the highlights of what Priest Field has to offer.
Overview & Maps
We are situated on forty acres of wooded property along the Opequon Creek, in the Shenandoah Valley. The overall serenity of the property is complemented with well-maintained walking trails through the woods and along the creek, water gardens, outdoor decks and patios providing many choice places for quiet reflection.
A number of maps of our facility are available for your planning purposes. Click here for print-friendly PDF versions of the All Hallows Hall Map, Grounds Map, and Trail Map shown below.
Priest Field offers facilities for single-day and extended-stay programs:
Thirty-nine individual guest rooms, each with two double beds, or one queen bed, a private bath and an outdoor balcony or patio. Of these, two rooms are handicapped-accessible with queen beds, private baths, outdoor decks and optional adjoining guest rooms, and are located by the elevator. See the All Hallows Hall Map above for the room layout.
Five conference rooms to comfortably host groups of various sizes. Each is equipped with tables, chairs, and audio-visual support items, as requested. One conference room (Thomas Merton) has digital video-conferencing equipment available. There are also a variety of small meeting rooms to discover throughout All Hallows Hall.
The dining room overlooks the Opequon Creek and serves up to three meals per day as requested (minimum of 10 guests per meal).
Two chapels for worship services or individual prayer. The Blessed Sacrament chapel seats 25, and the All Souls chapel can accommodate larger groups. All Souls Chapel is currently under renovation.
San Pedro Kitchen
San Pedro Kitchen is available for retreat groups that prefer to prepare and serve their own meals. It contains a large range and oven, industrial sinks, and refrigerator and freezer space, as well as cups, plates, bowls, and flatware. The space also includes seating for up to fifty. Groups that plan to use disposable items will need to provide their own. Use of San Pedro Kitchen must be arranged during booking of retreats.
Cabins & Apartments
Several apartments and cabins are located at Priest Field. Currently, all are leased to tenants, who contribute to the spirit of Christian community at Priest Field in a variety of ways. There are plans to include more small residences at Priest Field, suitable for private retreats. More information will be available as those projects move forward.
Family Retreat Cabins
As part of our mission of supporting Christian families in pursuing their vocation, we are modifying our bunkhouses (St. Benedict and Casa de los Angeles) to accommodate families of all shapes and sizes. They provide easy access to the property’s trails, kayaks, and chapels, as well as local attractions including Downtown Charles Town and Historic Harpers Ferry National Park. The center is also 90 minutes from Downtown Washington, DC, making the family retreat cabin a strong base for a day trip.
Each cabin contains a kitchenette with stove and refrigerator, dining area, bathrooms, two full-size beds, and at least four bunk beds (each bunk bed sleeps two).
Family cabins may also be utilized by retreat groups of other types, such as youth or confirmation retreats.
Renovations are ongoing and updated pictures will be available soon.
Creek & Trails
In addition, Priest Field maintains many beautiful gardens and outdoor prayer spaces, as well as several miles of trail through the beautiful hardwood and cedar forests. The Opequon Creek runs through Priest Field’s property. Kayaks and canoes are currently available.
There is much more to see and discover at Priest Field! If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact us to set up an appointment for a visit.