The men’s guesthouse accepts men (or boys under supervision of a guardian). 9 rooms are located in the main residence building. Each room has a sink and a shower, and a common bathroom for each hallway. The remaining rooms are at an overflow facility located at the site of the old monastery, a 5 minute drive or 10 minute walk from the monastery. Each room has sink; bathroom and showers are in common.
Guests are invited to attend all the Hours of the Divine Office throughout the day, as well as the low Masses (which start sometime between 6:30 and 7am) and the High Mass at 10am. They also take their meals with the monks. Breakfast is taken in silence; for lunch and supper there is a reading during the meal. Finally, if they so desire, guests may work with the monks during one of the work periods. For the rest of the day they are free to pray, read, walk, in short to spend their time as they see fit. Spiritual direction and Confession is available by request, either through the gatehouse or through the guest master.
One should pack as for a stay in a hotel; bedding, towels and meals come with the lodging.
Guests are asked to wear long pants and a decent shirt to the offices and meals, but may wear other clothing for work or recreation.
We ask for $50 per night per person in the main residence and $40 per night in the old monastery. This includes meals and lodging. It may be possible to contribute one’s labor in lieu of the donation; you may arrange this with the Guest Master.
Clear Creek Abbey is located in the countryside about twenty minutes’ drive north of Hulbert. Usually, the GPS systems recognize the Abbey’s address (5804 Monastery Road). However, we advise newcomers to download the directions available on the Abbey’s website: www.clearcreekmonks.org/directions.
- For the Men’s Guesthouse: We suggest $50 per night per person for those staying in the main guest house, $40 for those at the old monastery; this includes meals and lodging. It is sometimes possible to work for one’s stay; you may arrange this with the guest master.
- For St. Martha’s Guesthouse: $100 per family; for groups: $30 per person.
- For St. Mary’s Guesthouse: $60 for a smaller room; $80 for a suite; $400 per night for the whole cabin for families and $40 per person for groups over 10.
- For Bethany: $50 per person. Arrangements of lodging fees can be made with the guest master for special situations (e.g., for a family sharing a room $75 per night).
For those who will be coming by plane, renting a car is the best option for a short visit.
Men staying at the Guest House may, alternatively, take a taxi, Uber or Lyft to the Abbey. Note that one cannot be picked up from the Abbey by Uber or Lyft due to its remote location unless this is arranged beforehand. The Guest Master will in most cases be able to arrange for a ride back to the airport as long as it is not on a Sunday or Feast day nor too early in the morning (before 10AM). If the above options are not possible, ask the Guest Master about arranging a ride to and from the airport.
Women guests staying at Bethany should have their own means of transportation during their stay since the women’s guesthouse is one mile from the Abbey by a dirt road with two steep hills in between.