The hermitages are private buildings used by the Oblates and their guests for private retreats at De Sales Center. Each hermitage has a kitchen (refrigerator, sink, microwave and stovetop without oven) and full bath. Guests have access to the chapel and its spiritual library as well as to acres of scenic woodland. Mass is offered several times a week. Please check the schedule located on the chapel door if you would like to attend. Each hermitage can accommodate two people, but one retreatant at a time is recommended. Guests bring their own food and prepare their own meals. Linens are provided. Arrival time: 3 PM; Departure time: 1 PM. Suggested donation: $35 per night Sunday through Thursday, $45 per night Friday and Saturday; $180 per week.

We ask guests to reserve a hermitage at least 48 hours in advance. We have four hermitages on the property. Oblates, friends of the Oblates or anyone who would like to be our guest can check hermitage availability online or just e-mail ertle@oblates.us or phone (616-258-8704) for more information. Go to building locations to find the hermitages at DSC. "Hermits" park in the novitiate parking lot by the (red) barn.