Guests at Clear Creek are invited to assist at Mass and at some of the “Hours” of the Divine Office: Prime, Terce, Sext, None and Vespers. Male guests may also attend Compline, Matins and Lauds.

Guests may stay for a day, a weekend or longer. Families and groups may bring a picnic lunch to share by the creek under the swinging bridge. Men and boys may take meals with the monks in the refectory.

Male guests may stay in one of the monastery’s several guest rooms. They are welcome to take their meals in the monastic refectory along with the monks. Families and ladies may stay in one of the two family guesthouses, St Mary’s and Saint Martha’s, and there is a women’s guesthouse for ladies only, called Bethany. A monk-priest is available for confession and spiritual direction.

Reserving Space in advance of your visit

Please reserve space in advance of your visit, since on weekends and feast days, the monastery’s guest facilities are often fully booked. Motels in Locust Grove, Wagoner, Tahlequah and Sequoyah State Park are available if the Abbey guesthouses are full.

St. Martha’s family guesthouse is a two-story log house with a private bedroom downstairs and a private bedroom upstairs: it contains beds to sleep sixteen.

St. Mary’s family guesthouse is a spacious cabin with 6 guest rooms:

  • one suite downstairs which includes one queen bed and a twin bed,
  • one suite upstairs which includes one queen bed, a twin bed and a sleeper sofa,
  • two guest rooms with a queen bed,
  • two guest rooms with two twin beds each.

Both cabins are equipped with bathrooms, showers, fireplace, cooking utensils, dishes, dishwasher, stove and oven, refrigerator, freezer, and laundry facilities.

The family guesthouses are only for families, or groups of all men or all women. Children are welcome. From the family guesthouse the monastery is accessible by a five minute drive by car or a one and a half mile walk. Families must bring groceries and prepare their own meals in the guesthouse kitchen. Several restaurants are within a short drive (20-30 minutes).  Pets are not allowed in guesthouses.

In addition to these guesthouses for families, there is a retreat house for women, called Bethany. This house can lodge a maximum of eight women. Meals at Bethany are provided.

The recommended donation for the guest facilities are as follows:

  • men’s guesthouse: $50/night,
  • women’s guesthouse, Bethany: $50 per night,
  • St. Martha’s: $40 per night per person: $75 per night for a family,
  • St. Mary’s: $60 per room per night, or $300 for the whole cabin per night.

N.B. The work involved obliges us to set a special rate for larger groups: $30 per person per night,

  • at St. Martha’s if the group exceeds 4,
  • at St. Mary’s if the group exceeds 12.

 

The Tulsa airport or bus station is about 70 miles from the monastery. Visitors are encouraged to consider renting a car or taking a taxi, Uber or Lyft. Those unable to use these services may be able to arrange a ride with the Father Guest master.

If you have a question, click to view the common questions about staying before clicking to contact the guest master.