St. Benedict’s Abbey and Retreat Center is located on the state line of Wisconsin and Illinois, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. It is easily accessible, just 10 minutes west of Interstate 94. Yet it is still uniquely remote, surrounded by approximately 450 acres of woodland and rolling hills on the south shore of serene Benet Lake in southeastern Wisconsin.
Our goal as a retreat center is to offer guests a place to rest, pray, contemplate, and revitalize visitors’ relationships with God. This spiritual renewal should help one deepen awareness of God’s presence and action in his or her life.
Schedule Your Retreat with Us
Call us at (262) 396-4311 or email benetlakeretreatcenter@
We host both individual and group retreats for up to 125 people. Group retreats can be self-directed, or, if in Spanish, directed by of the priests on our staff. Retreats can be scheduled for one day or longer in accordance with the availability of the facility.
Our facility is uniquely set up so that we can offer up to three separate retreats at one time or accommodate a single large group that would occupy the entire facility.
We also offer our Retreat Center for meetings conducted by parishes or other religious groups.
Our retreat center offers 65 air-conditioned and smoke-free rooms to serve up to 125 people. Of these rooms, 24 are suites located on one wing of the center. All rooms are updated with private baths. Bedding and towels are provided.
We also offer a new six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath lakefront home, located 200 feet from our main facility for self-directed retreats. This beautiful home can comfortably accommodate seven people who can either prepare their own meals or take part in the meals offered at the Retreat Center. Lakefront home is limited to groups of four or more with a two night minimum stay.
Our modern Abbey church, designed by the well-known Chicago area architect Stanley Tigerman, is available for use during retreats. It comfortably seats 200 people and has a separate Blessed Sacrament chapel for private prayer.
Three priests are available to help those who request spiritual assistance prior to their retreat. Two of our priests are bilingual and willingly help Spanish-speaking retreatants who request spiritual retreats.
Three large conference rooms and numerous breakout rooms are available.
Professional chefs prepare delicious homemade meals in our state-of-the-art kitchen. For those retreatants with special dietary needs, our chefs can prepare meals in accordance with these limitations when informed at least two weeks prior to the retreat experience.
Our outdoor grounds currently include a pavilion overlooking Benet Lake, Stations of the Cross, a fire pit, and a volleyball court. A nonrefundable deposit is required for confirmation of retreat dates and required accommodations.
While our facility offers a welcome respite from the demands of daily life, we do offer a secure Wi-Fi connection throughout our entire facility.
Please call us to schedule a tour of our facility. Our hospitable staff will be happy to help you in any way possible. Schedule your retreat with us. Call us at (262) 396-4311.