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, utensils, etc.
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.
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.
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 I have to cancel or leave early?
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?
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?
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 no internet access in the cabins but wireless is available on the first floor of the Academy building located on the main Motherhouse campus, about 1/2-mile from Cedars of Peace.
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.