This web space is a place to list and find great retreat locations recommended by clergy for clergy.


Do you have a great retreat location to recommend? 

Simply send an e-mail to

You will need to include your name and e-mail address (you must be clergy under Episcopal appointment in the Texas Annual Conference United Methodist Church); complete information about the retreat location you are recommending, including contact information and amenities.   Recommendations will be listed by date, with the most recent recommendation first. 




Recommended by Deborah Proctor Pastors Retreat Network offers free retreats to qualifying pastors and 

their spouses at Texas Stagecoach Inn, 90 minutes northwest of San Antonio

For more info, go to or call  1.866.703.9544.  

Call Kathryn B. Thomason at 817.917.5485 or e-mail Kathryn at


Recommended by C. J. Taylor  

Cramer United Methodist Retreat Center for groups and individuals, 

located in Spring, Texas.  Hiking, fishing, prayer trails, outdoor labyrinth.     

Call 281.350.1355 or go to


Recommended by Roy James  

Cedarbrake Renewal Center for groups of individuals, near Belton, Texas (40 miles north of Austin).  Chapel, outdoor stations of the cross and labyrinth.

Call 254.780.2436 or go to


Lakeview Methodist Conference Center 

for groups and individuals, near Palestine, Texas

Chapel, lake, ropes course. Call 903.538.2711 or go to


Retreat Centers


The following religious facilities offer beautiful settings for personal and group retreats. Contact them to learn more about their offerings: ask for current schedules/brochures, lodging information and costs. Depending upon their schedules, they often can accommodate individuals for short-term stays as well as participation in structured, guided retreats and other spiritual formation activities on specific themes.


1. Cramer Center

    1800 Meadow Edge Lane, Spring, TX 77388                                

    281-350-1355 -


2.  Cenacle Retreat House, 420 N. Kirkwood, Houston



3.  Christian Renewal Center

     1515 Hughes Rd, Dickinson, TX



4.  Holy Family Retreat Center

     9920 N Major Dr , Beaumont, TX 77713



5.  Ruah Center of Villa de Matel

     6510 Lawndale, Houston 77023    



6. Lebh Shomea House of Prayer

    P.O. Box 9, Sarita, TX 78385-0009        


    Christian/Desert Spirituality -

7. Oblate Renewal Center

    285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78216



8. Hidden Manna Retreat Center

    35A Hidden Manna, New Waverly 77358                                                                  

    936-295-9413   -


9. Laity Lodge Retreat Center 

    P.O. Box 290670, Kerrville, TX 78029-0670

    830-792-1230  -

    The Laity Lodge Retreat Center is located about 60 miles from Kerrville

    near Leakey, Texas.


10. Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center

     430 Bunker Hill Rd, Houston 77024



11. Camp Allen Conference & Retreat Center

     18800 FM 362, Navasota 77868



12. Omega Retreat & Spirituality Center,

      216 West Highland, Boerne, TX 78006



13. Saint Scholastica Monastery


The following religious facilities offer beautiful settings for a personal or group retreat, but not necessarily spiritual formation programming.


1.  Lakeview Methodist Conference Center

400 Private Rd 6036 Palestine 75801                                                                           


2.  Camp Tejas

1038 PR 2191, Giddings, TX 7892



3.  Earthsprings Retreat Center  

Rt. 2, Box 180, Grapeland, Texas, 75844



4.  Margaret Austin Center

6650 Trackside Rd, Chappell Hill TX 77426

800-836-4757 / 979-836-4757



Rr 6 Box 44b, Caldwell, TX 77836



6. Carolina Creek Christian Camp

84 Wimberly Ln, Huntsville, TX 77320



7. Brookhaven Retreat Center,

748 County Road 3909, Hawkins, TX 75765       



8.  Round Top Retreat,

P.O. Box 165, Round Top, TX 78954

979-249-3542 -


9.  Shepherd’s Pasture Christian Retreat and Conference Center

5645 US Hwy 59 South, Jefferson, TX 75657 


10. Messiah’s Ranch

P.O. Box 1208, Bryan, TX 77806
off County Rd 259 north of Bryan,TX
979-777-6618 -