Overnight Retreat Accommodation,
Getaways and Guided Retreats are available year-round. Self-guided retreat
accommodation is offered even
during most events. We welcome anyone needing an overnight retreat
at a quiet, peaceful place ~ even if you are on your way to
somewhere else, are in our area for a business meeting, attending
classes, seeing a specialist for treatment, or visiting friends and
family. Breakfast is included; add delicious vegetarian lunch and dinner if
Retreats and Getaways
Arranged to fit your
schedule, including weekdays. Start by choosing your overnight room
option, with breakfast included. If you wish to you may also add: other
; Transformation Hatha
appointments for Natural
Not sure what to include? Just ask, we are happy to help with guidance
before, during and after. Personal
of any length, including weekdays, are
also available. See
The Centre's Pricing popup page
and please contact us
for details. See a description
of guided retreats
. See what others have said on the Testimonials page
- Time for You Getaway - you set the
we help you make the most of your time with us
- Refocus, Get Back on Track - after a
challenge or change - to help reconnect with your purpose and joy
The Centre is a large house located on three acres of
wooded land in rural Bath Township. It is near Lansing, East
Lansing, Haslett and Okemos, three quarter hour from Jackson, about an
hour from Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, one and a half hours from
Detroit and four hours from Chicago. There are 3 guest bedrooms
with two single beds each, and a Suite (with attached bathroom with
bathtub) which has three or four single beds in it. We have one other
room and a screened porch that can be bedrooms as needed. The
Centre can accommodate up
to twelve (12) guests
There are three shared bathrooms with shower or tub/shower, in addition
to the one in the Suite. See pictures of rooms
The lower level is handicap accessible
including the entrance, Meditation room
two of the
bedrooms (we would remove one of the two beds in the room) and a bathroom with a roll-in shower. There is not currently a
means to bring wheelchairs upstairs to the Living/Dining room, so meals
would be brought on a tray to the lower level.
delicious vegetarian, complete and balanced, and tailored to
the needs of the course being
held or for the type of retreat. Breakfast is an assortment of cereals,
fruit, bread, yogurt, milk and juice which you may help yourself to,
and is included in the room charge. Dinner includes dessert. On Sundays
the lunch and dinner are usually lighter, but satisfying.
** We need to inform you
delicious homecooked meals are prepared with Love in our family kitchen,
which is not regulated and inspected by the Clinton County Health
department. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.
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Living/Dining area is available for you to read and relax, and has a
tea kettle, teas, mugs, glasses and water out at all times for you to
help yourself. A selection of spiritual books is there for you to read
while you are here and leave for others to enjoy. Birdfeeders
are nearby. There is a
three-season room which is a comfortable sitting area much of the year.
The Meditation room is available for silent prayer and meditation:
everyone of all faiths, meditation practices and traditions is
have a delightful cat, Maggie, who enjoys
playing in the garden and lounging on the front porch. She has a cat door to the non-guest area of
the Centre and does not spend any time in the indoor
guest areas, so
everyone with allergies may stay in comfort. We just ask your help ~
please don't let her follow you in.
There is a pond
with fountain, fish and frogs in the front yard. Overlooking this is a front
swing chair. There are lounge chairs available for you to use on the
porch or the lawn. The property to the east is a 25 acre
Township Park with rustic walking trails
and the property to the north is undeveloped. Within a half-mile walk
is a 4,000 acre State Wildlife Research area with rustic walking
Michigan Wildlife Conservancy Conference center (The Bengel Center) is
a mile down the road, and is also a pleasant place to walk.
- The Centre is located out of town in a
wooded area, so most of the summer the trees provide natural air conditioning. For any hot and humid stretches, our new Energy Star air conditioner keeps
the rooms dry, cool and comfortable; and the west-wing rooms now have a
mini-split heat/ac system with thermostats in each room. There are ceiling fans
in the bedrooms, and secure windows that you may adjust
to your liking. The super efficient furnace blower brings in outside
so the air is changed often and remains fresh year round.
This helps us to be at our best.
- We recycle
all matierials that are accepted in our area and have received a Green
Star Award from the Meridian Commercial Recycling Group.
- We compost
uncooked food waste - with vegetarian food this is easy.
- As this is a
rural property, without concrete paving, there is no issue of runoff to
storm drains. The mowed area of the property is small - most of it is
undeveloped woods - and we use a hand-push or electric mower on the
small lawn. The
driveway and parking areas are gravel and require little maintenance.
- We use compact fluorescent or led light bulbs in
which are on for long periods. Heat, water heating and cooking are
|Retreat Accommodation and Meal Rates*
Per person per day, includes breakfast:
|Private Room if available
|Private Suite, for 1-3 people, if available
Lunch @ $9.50 Dinner @ $12
Sundays ~ light meals @ $9 each
Please Reserve 24 hours ahead, whenever possible.
*Meals and accommodation will have 6% State taxes added.
When registering please make payment in full or
a deposit of $100.
We do not
currently accept credit/debit cards.
any checks payable to "SRMHC".
If you cancel a course or accommodation: with more than six
weeks notice we can return all fees except 15%; with more than two weeks
notice, we can return the accommodation and meals only (less 15%); with
less than two weeks notice the meals only (less 15%). After
the commencement of a course, refunds are not given.
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