Hermitage—Personal Retreat

A place for refreshment

Come to me all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you.

-Matthew 11:28

What is Hermitage?

Hermitage is an ancient concept common to many cultures. The experience of hermitage – personal retreat – is gaining popularity as people recognize the need to take time for physical, mental and spiritual renewal. In our hectic world, hermitage provides a space free of distraction, a place to slow down the pace of life, restore balance, wander, think and pray.

There are many reasons to hermitage at Amnicon.

  • Silent retreat

  • Discernment on a particular issue

  • In depth study of scripture

  • Time to work on a special project

  • Time to reconnect with a spouse

  • Simple relaxation

  • Comfortably immerse yourself in the natural world


Solo or couple retreats with peace and simplicity

Accommodations are simple and comfortable, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the woods and a good night’s sleep:

  • Comfortable, well-furnished cabin
  • Electricity and cozy propane fireplace for enjoyment in all seasons
  • A fridge, microwave, toaster, and coffee-maker
  • Plush outdoor toilet with heat and lights
  • Showers and sauna available only a short walk away
  • Several miles of private hiking trails
  • 1/2 mile long beach on Lake Superior
  • Canoes & snowshoes available to borrow



One Guest

  • First night: $75
  • Additional nights: $55

Additional Guests

  • Add $10/person/night
  • Maximum guests per cabin: 2


Many hermits bring their own food.

Hermitage Basket:

  • Bread, Cheese and Fruit for 1 day: $25

Full meals:

  • If a retreat is being held, meals may be available in the dining hall. Call for availability and pricing.

Deposit Policy

  • A $30 deposit is due with registration.
  • All deposits are non-refundable

Please confirm your hermitage dates before registering.

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