To experience the Villa Maria is to experience more than a relaxing getaway to a simpler time and place. It's to experience eagles soaring overhead, deer and turkeys grazing outside your window, and more than 70 acres of trails, woods and meadows in which you can get lost and find yourself. Waking up at the Villa Maria Retreat & Conference Center is waking up refreshed, body and spirit.
The centerpiece of the Villa Maria campus is a grand building with classic architecture that serves as a landmark for boaters on Lake Pepin. Your clean and comfortable guestroom encourages relaxation and rejuvenation, as each private room is free from distractions and perfect for quiet reflection.
Thanks to its stone walls and thoughtful design, you'll find that the building stays naturally cool even on hot days. Clean, spacious restrooms – complete with individual toilet and shower facilities – are located just a few doors down from every room, and some rooms with private restrooms are available.
When it comes time to venture out of your room, there are plenty of common areas to take in a good book or enjoy the conversation of friends. If you'd prefer to relax in a more modern setting, simply head to Marian’s air-conditioned lounges, which are outfitted with television and Wi-Fi.
The wraparound deck is perfect for lounging to the soothing sounds of our hundreds of bird species. The four sleeping rooms comfortably accommodate up to 20 people, when it comes time to put a roof over your head. And in the winter, the fireplace is a welcome sight after a day of cross country skiing or snowshoeing.
Available year round, Wildwood Cabin features a kitchenette, full bathroom facilities (two full and two half baths) and easy access to hiking trails, fire rings, outdoor recreation areas and indoor group space for up to 100 (April - Nov.) at Woodhaven Lodge.
Take yourself back to your childhood days at summer camp. This large, bunk-style cabin comfortably sleeps up to 40 people with full restroom facilities and private space for four chaperones. With its rustic plank-and-beam construction, Starwood Cabin is ideal for those who want to get back-to-basics. When roasting hot dogs on the fire isn't enough, the full kitchen at Woodhaven Lodge is a short walk away and available from April through November.
Starwood is open from April to November, and is handicapped accessible.
If you need extra space while your group stays at the Villa Maria, feel free to bring your tent and sleep under the stars!
Additional Guestroom Information
- Guestrooms do not have TVs and may not have wireless access. TVs are available in the lower-level lounges.
- There is an elevator in Marian Hall for access to upper floors.
- A microwave and refrigerator are available for guest use in the dining facility.
- All buildings are non-smoking. Smoking is allowed outside, away from the main doors.