Cedars of Peace FAQ's

How much does it cost to stay in a cabin?

The fee is $50/night with a two night minimum or $550/month. We accept checks or cash.

What are the cabins like?

The cabins are simple but comfortable. They each have a kitchen area, bed, comfortable sitting space in front of a large picture window, and a full bath including hot/cold running water. Each cabin also has a screened-in porch.

What is included in the kitchen?

The kitchens have everything needed for basic food preparation, including an apartment-sized stove or counter cooktop, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, french-press coffee maker, pots and pans, cups and utensils.

Are the cabins suitable for year-round use?

Yes, each cabin has electric heat. Two of the cabins also have woodstoves for optional use.

Are the cabins air conditioned?

All of the cabins are air conditioned. They also have ceiling and floor fans.

What should I bring?

We supply everything (including linens, towels, cookware, etc.) except food. You only need to bring personal items and food. COVID-19 Response: During this time, we will also need you to bring your own bedding (sheets, blankets, etc.).

Can two people stay in a cabin?

We have one cabin suitable for two people that has a double bed upstairs and a futon downstairs. The other cabins are only suitable for individuals.

When can I check in?

We try to be flexible with arrival and departure times. That said, it works best for us if you plan to arrive and leave around noon. It's fine to arrive later or leave earlier. We will send directions straight to your cabin so you don't need to check in when you arrive. COVID-19 Response: Due to our increased cleaning procedures, we will need for you to arrive after 12pm and leave before 12pm.

Can I request a particular cabin?

We always like to know which cabins people prefer and do out best to honor preferences. It isn't always possible, however, so we can't guarantee that you will get your first choice.

What if have to cancel or leave early?

COVID-19 Response: We are currently waiving our cancellation fees for those who test positive for COVID-19 and consequently have to cancel with less than two weeks notice. We don't require a deposit but we do ask for a donation from anyone who cancels with less than two weeks' notice for short retreats or one month notice for retreats of a month or more. Click here to read our cancellation policy. The fee is based on the number of nights reserved, so we ask that you pay the number of nights you confirmed in your reservation, even if you need to leave early.

Is it possible for me to eat in the Motherhouse dining room?

COVID-19 Response: This option is currently not available due to pandemic restrictions. Retreatants at Cedars of Peace have the option of eating the main meal at noon in the Motherhouse dining room for an additional cost of $9/meal.

Is there daily liturgy?

COVID-19 Response: At this time, no visitors are allowed in or near the Motherhouse and unfortunately that includes sharing in our services. All are welcome to attend daily Mass at the Motherhouse church about ½ mile from the cabins. Other prayer options include lauds, vespers, and centering prayer at the Motherhouse. Those who wish are welcome to attend silent prayer in the chapel at Cedars of Peace. A notebook in each cabin explains the schedule.

Is there internet access?

There is access to WiFi in the Utility Room at Cedars of Peace. We cannot provide a space totally free of interruptions so if you have need private access, please plan accordingly. The public library in Bardstown provides internet in the parking lot or you can bring your own hotspot.

Will I have cell phone coverage?

That depends on your carrier. Verizon and Bluegrass Cellular are very reliable, while other carriers are less so.

What number should I give family and friends for emergencies?

The best number to use is the Cedars of Peace office number: 270-865-5291

Can I bring a pet?

We have one cabin available for those who wish to bring a dog. If you are interested in bringing your dog, we ask that you first come alone to get a sense of the quiet. Some dogs (like some people!) don’t do well in silent spaces. If you do come with your dog, we ask for an additional $10/night as well as a friendly agreement that you will cover any damage that your pet might do to the cabin. We trust that you will monitor if your pet interferes with the quiet for retreatants or with the peacefulness of the wildlife that live here and will leave if that happens.

Knobs Haven

JoAnn Gates


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515 Nerinx Rd

Nerinx, KY 40049

Cedars of Peace

Susan Classen


(email preferred)


515 Nerinx Rd

Nerinx, KY 40049