ARC Retreat Center1680 373rd Avenue NE
Stanchfield, MN 55080
An intentional community holding sacred space, inviting people to experience the spiritual nature of life through action, reflection, and celebration.
- Homelike atmosphere in group meeting spaces and private space for individuals.
- Healthy homemade vegetarian meals featuring fresh ingredients, often organic or locally grown.
- Accommodation of special dietary needs.
- Twice-daily silent group meditation for those who wish to participate.
- Eighty-seven acres of pristine wetlands and woodlands featuring majestic white pine forest.
- Trails for walking, skiing, snowshoeing.
- A labyrinth for walking meditation.
- Spiritual Direction, reiki, yoga classes and therapeutic massage (all with advance notice and additional charge).
- Space and time apart for writers and artists to hone their craft.
- Environmentally friendly practices.
- A bookstore featuring new and used books and fair trade artisanal gifts.
- Opportunity for rest and renewal, growth and creativity.
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Hiking trail
- Snowshoes available
Indoor Lodging Amenities
- Discount packages mid-week
- Secluded individual cabin(s) or unit(s)
- Spa services on site
- Unit(s) that accommodate groups of 10+ people
- American (3 meals)
We use wood to heat, we compost and maintain organic gardens. We use environmentally friendly products for cleaning and laundry. We source local and organic foods and cook from scratch.
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Organic or local food & beverage choices
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
- Number of cabins: 2
- Number of cabins available in winter: 2
- Number of rooms in lodge building: 15
- Total indoor lodging units available in winter: 18
- Total number of indoor lodging units: 18
Length of Stay
- Daily rental available
- Split weeks available
- Weekend rental available
- Weekly rental available
Meetings & Conferences
- Banquet facilities maximum capacity: 24
- Catering available
- Meeting/convention facilities maximum capacity: 24
- Number of meeting rooms: 5
- On-site catering required