Who is allowed to book/attend retreats?
Please refer to our Rules & Regulations for visitors (PDF).
How far in advance do I need to reserve a retreat?
Typically, a group will reserve at least a month in advance. We do try to accommodate as much as possible, so if your group needs a last-minute retreat facility, give us a call at (603) 875-6161 and we'll do our best to fit you in!
What's the process for reserving a retreat?
We try to make it as simple as possible for you. Contact us to get started. Typically, we'll talk with you about what you're looking for, provide you with a quote, send you a contract to electronically sign, and reserve your space. We understand that as the retreat planner, you probably have to get approval from others inside your organization. Email us or call us at (603) 875-6161
What's the retreat deposit amount?
What's the cost/price per person for a retreat?
We have 3 packages, plus a "Create Your Own Custom Retreat" option:
- Package #1 - $137.00/person... includes 2 nights MOTEL-style lodging (double occupancy) with linens, 5 meals. This would be lodging in either the Motel, Mission Cottage, or Administration Building. Lodging details »
- Package #2 - $113.00/person... includes 2 nights in DORM-style lodging with linens, 5 meals. This would be lodging in either the lower level of Motel or the lower level of the Ministers Retreat Building. Lodging details »
- Package #3 - $25.00 per night per person... includes night lodging in a camp cabin. Rental of kitchen $300.00 for weekend. At Camp Advenchur, campers provide their own linens, sleeping bag, blankets, pillow, and personal towels. Lodging details »
- Create Your Own Retreat - This package is for those that would like to create their own custom package (ie: extra nights or meals, less nights or meals, lodging in cottages, etc). Prices vary depending on what you include. Please call the office for details at (603) 875-6161 or email us here.
If our group wants to rent cottages for our retreat, can you help facilitate that?
Yes, we can! Availability varies by season (etc). Rates vary. Email us or call us at (603) 875-6161.
Are there breakout areas available for small groups?
Yes, there's both indoor and outdoor spaces available for no extra charge for group retreats.
If a group wants to reserve/use the tabernacle or other meeting space, is there an additional fee?
Yes. Please contact us for more details.
Is sound equipment (A/V) available?
Yes, microphones, monitors, CD players, VCR/DVD players, projectors are included in meeting space rental. Contact us for more details.
Can multiple groups be having a retreat at the same time?
Are meal times shared among retreat groups?
They can be either shared or separate. It's up to each group.
Are recreational activities/facilities shared among retreat groups?
They are shared, with the exception being that the fire pit can be reserved.
Can I rent out all of Alton Bay Christian Conference Center for a retreat?
Yes (100 person minimum).
What is the maximum group size for a retreat?
A little less than 200 people max in the summer and 150 max in the winter.
What is the minimum/maximum number of nights for an overnight retreat?
We keep things simple: 1 is the minimum number of nights for an overnight group retreat. The maximum number of nights depends on available accommodations (including cottages available for rent) during the retreat. Note that you can come for a retreat for just the day, which is especially handy for organizations (churches, non-profits, etc) and businesses to hold team building activities, planning meetings, etc.
Is food provided? If so, what kind?
Yes, food is provided! All meals are home-cooked and most meals are served family-style.
What about those with food allergies or other dietary needs?
In advance of the retreat, your group will inform us of any food allergies or dietary needs within the group. We do our best to accommodate, so that guests don't have to bring their own food. For example, gluten-free and dairy-free diets can be accommodated.
Can we make our own food?
Except for those staying at Camp Advenchur, groups do not have access to our kitchen. For more details on Camp Advenchur, see the middle of our lodging accommodations page.
Is there a lifeguard on duty at the lake?
During summertime from July through late August there is usually a lifeguard on duty during the afternoon. Please contact us for more details.
Are pets (dogs, cats, etc) allowed?
No, but service animals are allowed.
Is alcohol or tobacco allowed?
Do you offer any pre-programmed retreats or facilitated activities?
Coming soon! Please contact us for more details.
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