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Beautiful and Peaceful

I have been thinking of doing a retreat here, but haven't done so yet. But did take the time to... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
Sandra D
Asheboro, North Carolina
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NOT the Place for Tourism or Physical Activities (Unless You are There to Work)

I have been at Holy Cross a few times when I lived in Virginia. It's a place I fell in love with... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

I have been thinking of doing a retreat here, but haven't done so yet. But did take the time to visit the gift shop while in the area. As we turned into the road leading up to the main buildings you could feel the pace...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

I have been at Holy Cross a few times when I lived in Virginia. It's a place I fell in love with the first time I was there. It's a place for SOLITUDE AND PEACE - not furthering the rat race! IT'S A PLACE FOR...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank audreyametz
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Just want I was looking for, a quiet place to spend Holy Week to reflect, worship and pray. The quiet was restful and the grounds were lovely to take long walks. The Guest House is nice, clean and simple which is all I needed. If...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Mtnmom5
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Peaceful tranquil setting.Stop at gift shop. Fruit cake is the best I have ever eaten. I don't even like fruit cake. Loved it!!! Great jams also. Location was beautiful, even on a rainy day. Visited the church, burial ground and drove through the property. Very...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Loved seeing it and I know monks are peaceful people but I wish there was even a plaque about the battle here from the Civil War time. Monk however very friendly and the chapel and house the latter seen from the outside very attractive and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed February 13, 2016

Literally, this has to be heaven on earth! The beauty of God's work (scenery), the peacefulness, the ability to be still and mediate. Visit for a weekend, stop for awhile after work, go when you just need peace around you.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank SeeTheWorld008
Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is a "silent" retreat that allows you to read, meditate and relax without any structure or meetings to go to. Evening meals always had a reading by one of the Monks and was welcomedas we ate in silence. food was simple and good. The...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank sks61
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Perfect place to reflect. Did not come for reflection though, but to shop the gift shop manned by a gentle Trappist priest. Bought two fruit cakes, biscotti, port wine jelly and some religious materials. A truly beautiful and peaceful spot.

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Mary Kay D
Reviewed April 11, 2015

A visit to Holy Cross Abbey, in passing, is to the fleet of foot a seemingly tiny outpost of brethren. When you live nearby and abide near and next to those who are your neighbors, you start to understand why even the cats adore them....More

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed April 10, 2015

On our way back from Luray, we stopped by to visit the abbey. They have a nice gift store. Buy the chocolate covered fruit cake - delicious. The Jellies are good too. Books, statues, candy, ceramics are some of the other items for sale. The...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Dan F
June 23, 2018|
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Response from audreyametz | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, but I really can't answer your question re transportation to Holy Cross Abbey. When I was there, I had driven my own car and parked there. Have you tried finding out more about them online, or getting an address... More