Message from the Director

Message from the Director

Dear Friends,

Each year, Shalom House Retreat Center is the home away from home for over 2,000 guests. Our mission is to provide loving hospitality to all who grace our doors. We try to welcome each person to Shalom House as a reflection of the face of God.

We offer overnight accommodations, space for day retreats, a full menu with home-cooked meals and more than 90 acres of beautifully wooded grounds. We’re known for adding personal touches for those who use Shalom House on a regular basis. Although we’re less than 20 miles from Richmond, the space is peaceful and provides the perfect setting to get away from the busy-ness of life.

Shalom House is a great place for church retreats, spiritual groups, craft groups, non-profit trainings, corporate planning meetings and more. One little secret of Shalom House is that we offer space for individual retreats, as well. Individuals typically stay for a few days or up to a week or more depending on availability.

The launching of this new website initiates a marketing plan that we have been working on for more than a year. We’d love to increase the use of Shalom House during the week. We’d also love to bring on new volunteers to help us achieve the mission of Shalom House. And within in the next year we plan to develop an annual event hosted by Shalom House to bring together the community for fun and to provide additional funding for more improvements to our buildings and grounds.

Won’t you join us? Bring a group, make an individual retreat, come to spend the day in prayer, call to volunteer. It’s all here. We’re just waiting for you.


Frank Castelvecchi

Shalom House Retreat Center