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We provide retreat facilities for individuals and groups up to 43 overnight guests. Large groups are housed in a home-like environment with plenty of space for quiet reflection, break-out groups, or group discussions. Our conference room allows for a maximum of 49 people.Do you have a large meeting space?
Our Conference Room is limited to 49 people. The great room in Annunciation Hall is also well-used as a meeting space in a home-like atmosphere.Do you have a Spiritual Director?
We do not. We simply rent facilities for our guests to bring their programs here, as well as their own director, minister, or priest. Individuals may find spiritual directors in the local community. We do not mediate between an individual or group and a spiritual director.Can we have Mass?
We will reserve the chapel for your group’s celebration of Mass, Adoration, or Reconciliation on a first-come-first-serve basis. We provide the basic necessities; groups need to provide their own wine and celebrant.Is there an additional charge for using the chapel?
The chapel is open and available for the use of our guests. It is not open to the general public.What are your rates?
Please call for information regarding our rates which are subject to change. Rates depend on whether you are an individual or a group and whether you are sponsored by a non-profit organization.Do you serve meals?
No. El Tesoro provides kitchens and outdoor grills for guests to use. Individuals and groups bring their own food.Can you recommend caterers?
We provide our guests with a Preferred Caterers List and do not mediate between you and the caterer. These caterers are local and frequently provide meals here at El Tesoro. Our guests are certainly welcome to hire a caterer not on our list.Can we have a campfire?
We do not allow any use of fire on our property. Our retreat center is located in a forest bordered by homes and the Pike National Forest.Can we smoke?
Smoking is not allowed on the property.Can we bring alcohol?
ETRC does not provide alcohol, nor is it responsible for the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is prohibited when retreats have youth participation.Is there a curfew for noise?
Yes, a county ordinance requires amplification turned off no later than 10:00pm.Do you have El Tesoro clothing/items for sale?
We have t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and ¼ zip sweatshirts and hoodies available for purchase as well as sundry items one may have forgotten, such as a toothbrush. These are located at the Visitation Hall office.Can we come for a tour?
The best days for a tour are Tuesday through Thursday when the facilities are most likely available to be visited. Other days are possible as well. Please call ahead to schedule a tour.Can I bring my dog?
No pets are allowed on the property.Do we have to bring our own hairdryers and toiletries?
Yes.Is there noise from your construction projects?
The construction process does not affect those staying at Annunciation Hall and thus far construction noise has not affected our retreatants at Seraphim Hermitages. Casa Jose will be most impacted from the construction as it is occurring right next door. We will keep our guests updated via our newsletter as to the noise level.Who owns this retreat center?
ETRC is a privately owned retreat center funded by the Nuestra Señora de la Paz Foundation.Do you host weddings and/or receptions?
No, we are not a venue for weddings or receptions.How long has this retreat center been open?
The first retreat gathered here on Labor Day weekend in 2003.Do you have to be Catholic to come here?
We are a Catholic ecumenical retreat center welcoming all people who seek a quiet place to reflect, revitalize, and reconnect with God.Can I bring my spouse for a weekend get-away?
We welcome and encourage couples to refresh their marital relationships with a stay at our Seraphim Hermitages where there is no Wi-Fi or televisions.Are the roads plowed in winter?
Our maintenance crew plows the roads on our property on a daily basis, if needed.
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