Dominican Retreat

and Conference Center

About us

For over sixty years the Dominican Retreat and Conference Center has provided a contemplative, healing space for thousands of men and women.

The Center is staffed by Dominican Sisters and other religious and lay people. All who serve here are dedicated to keeping alive the vision of Lucy Eaton Smith, the American Pioneer who saw the spiritual need and brought this retreat ministry here from Europe to America in the later 1800's.

It is located on ten beautiful landscaped acres. Spacious grounds and open courtyard border forty-five private rooms. A large dining room, library and meeting room are complemented by one of the most beautiful chapels in the area. The entire house is wheelchair accessible.

The center is owned and operated by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Columbus, OH.

We are aware that some of the people who attend our programs and some of our staff are very sensitive to scents.  This sensitivity can cause an allergic reaction and difficulty breathing.

In light of this awareness there have been some changes at The Dominican Retreat and Conference Center.  Our housekeeping staff has been using scent free products for cleaning.  They have also begun to purchase scent free soaps for the bedrooms and bathrooms.  We are in the process of improving the ventilation system in the bathrooms to lessen the need for sprays.

We ask that you join us in this effort. It would be helpful, if before you come for a program, you refrain from using products that are scented.  We are especially concerned with perfume and after shave.

Our scent free environment would assure that all people who come for a program could be comfortable and be able to enjoy our facility.

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