Dominican Retreat and Conference Center

(On the grounds of DRCC)

A very special place for individual private  or directed retreats.

In a world that is constantly in motion, it is difficult to be still.  In a world where we are surrounded with noise, it is difficult to be quiet.  In a world where so many demands are made of us, it is difficult to receive.  Yet we all need a quiet place where we can simply be, can collect our thoughts, and listen to the voice of God speaking within us. 

Do you feel called to come to the quiet for a day or two, even for a week, on a private or directed retreat?

Are you seeking growth, deepening or nurturing in your spiritual life?

Perhaps a private or directed retreat (in the Windmill) or on-going spiritual direction

would be for you.

Private Retreat

On a private retreat you can design your own format. A private retreat is an excellent opportunity to rest and pray according to your own rhythms and needs, in a peaceful silent environment. Celebration of Eucharist or Communion Service is available at one of our neighboring parishes.

Directed Retreat

A directed retreat is tailored to the individual needs and desires of each retreatant. It is intended to deepen the consciousness of God’s faithful love and presence in one’s life. Daily meetings with an experienced spiritual director are scheduled. The retreatant is free to structure the remainder of the day.

Rates and Reservations

Available for year-round weekend, weekday and/or overnight use

Fully furnished accommodations including a kitchenette to prepare meals and living room on first floor; a beautiful prayer room and full bath on the second floor; a spacious bedroom with 2 single beds on the third floor

Conveniently located on 10 beautifully landscaped acres just off Route 7 in Niskayuna, NY.

Rates are as follows:
Daily:      $30.00--Single; $50.00--Double
Overnight:    $50.00--Single; $90.00--Double
Religious/Clergy Overnight:    $25.00-a Day; $45.00-Overnight;  $255.00--for 6 Days

For Reservations, contact: Howard Smith  -- (518) 393-4169

Dominican Retreat and Conference Center
1945 Union Street (Route 7)
Niskayuna, NY 12309
518-393-4169 / Fax (518) 393-4525

Your donation
will help us to further our mission of assisting people who seek to grow in their relationship with God, themselves and others.

The Windmill

Conference Center Services

Our facilities and professional conference staff offer complete flexibility to meet your specific needs. Choose from a variety of options, all at extremely affordable prices. Each meeting, seminar, and conference held at the Dominican Retreat & Conference Center is unique, with custom arrangements designed just for your group. Your time at the Dominican Retreat and Conference Center is personally and individually planned to meet your specific needs. We can accommodate both conference style and informal meeting settings for:

Meetings, Conference and Educational Workshops

  • Retreats (church, school, private or corporate)
  • Training and Staff Development Programs
  • Team Building, Strategy Meetings
  • Spiritual Growth and Faith Development

The Facilities

  • Available year-round for weekday, weekend evening and/or overnight use
  • Conveniently located on 10 beautifully landscaped acres just off Route 7 in Niskayuna
  • Ample parking; handicap accessible
  • Flexible floor plan with large conference room, meeting rooms, dining area, private open-air courtyard
  • Daytime/evening meetings for up to 100
  • Overnight accommodations in comfortable, pleasant, private rooms for up to 45
  • Bright, airy dining room
  • Creative meals by our professional chef
  • Audio Visual equipment
  • One of the area's most beautiful chapels

 For more information, please contact Nadean Verdicchio

Dominican Retreat

and Conference Center

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