Hospitality and Guest Accommodations

Guests enjoying a festive meal

“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, who said

 ‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me’.”

               (Rule of Benedict, Chapter 53)

 

We invite all who think they might benefit from a Benedictine structure and spirituality as well as a quiet, beautiful and reflective environment to plan a stay with us.  We try to offer guests a cheerful and restful atmosphere and a space for solitude, prayer, and reflection.  All guests are invited to attend as many of our services as they wish.  There is a regular congregation at our Eucharist and all who attend are welcome to join us for breakfast.  Coffee and tea are provided in all guest quarters, and there is a small refrigerator, a microwave and hotplate for those who wish to cook their meals.  No meals, other than breakfast, are provided by the Sisters.

In case if emergency, family and friends may call the convent (931-598-0046). Our address is 1100 St. Mary’s Lane, Sewanee, TN 37375.

Description of our Accommodations:

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The Sr. Mary Anselm Hermitage

1.  The Hermitage:  a small, self-contained cottage to the left of our chapel.  It has one bedroom with two single beds, a small kitchenette and dining area, a sitting room, full bathroom, outside porch, wood-burning stove, a small collection of books, a CD player and small collection of CDs, and air-conditioner.  There is no cell phone or internet connection in or around it, though cell phones can be used in a different area on the property.  The suggested donation per night is $125 per person/night or $175 for a couple. Minimum stay of 2 nights.

View from back porch of Hermitage

View from back porch of Hermitage

Dining area

Dining area

Bedroom with 2 single beds

Bedroom with 2 single beds

Bathroom

Bathroom

Living room with wood burning fireplace

Living room with wood burning fireplace

2.  St. Mary’s Convent, Garden Level: the bottom floor of the convent, containing three individual bedrooms with a shared sitting room and bathroom, a small kitchenette, a refrigerator, an outdoor sitting area, a separate entrance, television, CD player, air-conditioning, and Wi-fi internet access. Cell phones will not work in this area, but cell phone reception is possible on the property. Two bedrooms have a single bed, the third bedroom has two single beds. The suggested donation is $75 dollars per night for each person or $300 per night to reserve the entire downstairs floor (all three bedrooms). Maximum capacity of 4 people. Minimum stay of 2 nights.

Guest bedroom

Guest bedroom

View of two of the bedrooms

View of two of the bedrooms

Living room

Living room

Kitchenette

Kitchenette

We require a deposit of 50% of the total amount, non-refundable. No pets allowed. There is no hard alcohol allowed on the premises (wine and beer acceptable). Scholarships may be available for those who need financial assistance.

The 7% Franklin County Tennessee hotel tax will be added on to your total amount in accordance with county regulation for guests not staying for spiritual retreat purposes.

Interested in staying with us? Contact Sister Hannah at sisterhannahcsm@gmail.com or by calling us at 931-598-0046.