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Where To Stay

The Mountain offers various types of accommodations to suit your needs. In addition to our two larger homes with private rooms, we currently have seven hermitages set away from the main structures offering visitors a quiet place to stay and pray. Most of the hermitages are equipped with toilet/shower facilities, propane or wood heat, refrigerators, small stoves and beds. As the core community of Mt. Irenaeus evolves, the friars choose to live in various buildings always with the goal that we live among our guests and our guests among us.

House of Peace

The House of Peace is a large timber frame home with six guest rooms. Here we invite visitors to work alongside us in the preparation and celebration of common meals, enjoy conversations, read and relax. We welcome guests of all ages and enjoy families with children when they are looking for a prayerful way of life.

The Other House

The Other House was our original house on the property and now has two guest rooms. Each room has its own outdoor deck with chair so that guests may sit in an open outdoor space for solitude and a view of the hills and valleys. There is also a common living room with a wood burning stove. The Other House is centrally heated and has a solar panel on its roof that supplements electrical power used on the premises.



Juniper is located just off the Mountain Road and below Holy Peace Chapel, just a short distance from the House of Peace. Normally a one or two person hermitage, it has a bathroom, double bed, kitchen and propane floor furnace. A shaded porch gives a beautiful view of the meadow and pond.


Sunrise is a two-bedroom cabin with its own small sitting room located a little ways back from the House of Peace with a pleasant view of the pond. With accommodations for up to six guests on single and bunkbeds it also has a kitchen and dinette area, bathroom, and propane fireplace.

St. Joseph

St. Joseph, located just beyond Sunrise, has a great view of the pond and meadow. It has a bathroom, kitchen, two single beds and is heated with a propane floor furnace. St. Joe’s offers a comfortable setting for silence and solitude.

St. Clare and Sophia

St. Clare and Sophia sit adjacent to each other and just below the Other House. Both have outside porches that offer a beautiful view of St. Clare’s meadow. They each have a large bed allowing for a couple and a futon and floor space for children or a few guests. Equipped with a bathroom, small kitchen and dinette area and heated with both a propane wall furnace and a small wood stove, either is a comfortable setting for a small family.

Holy Lady

Holy Lady is a small, rustic log cabin located near the Chapel which offers the comfort of a bed and desk with propane heat and gentle seclusion but no water or electric. Those who want a very quiet prayerful experience use Holy Lady.

La Posada

La Posada was built with materials given to us by others and the hard work and heartfelt service of friends. La Posada stands as a wonderful, simple hermitage on the side of a clearing back in the center of the Mountain, about a quarter mile from the Chapel. A one room building with only a wood stove, a bed, and a journal for people’s meditations and reflections, this is a place for guests seeking a very quiet, prayerful experience in a rustic setting. La Posada’s name means “the resting place.”

La Paz

La Paz is our newest hermitage and is set above the pond on the hillside. Currently a friar is living there so it is not open to the public.

The Taylor House

The Taylor House is located on the south eastern edge of the Mountain property and is currently occupied by a friar so is not open to the public. It is accessible by trails and Weatherby Road.

Upcoming Events

  1. Sunday Mass and Brunch

    March 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Spring Community Service and Reflection Day

    April 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    April 12

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