The Quiet House is a secluded, contemplative retreat built in 1978 under the direction of former Laity Lodge director Bill Cody. Located a short hike from the Lodge, this house provides an opportunity for silence, stillness, meditation, and prayer for an individual or a married couple.
The one-bedroom limestone house is furnished with a queen-size bed—bedding and linens are included—and features a living room, small loft, bath with tub and shower, kitchen, and breakfast room. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, stove, microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot, utensils, and dishes. Some basic items are provided such as salt, sugar, coffee, tea, and paper goods. Also on site are a gazebo, porch swing, hammock, and barbecue pit with charcoal and lighter fluid.
Reservations for upcoming seasons are released periodically. We recommend joining the Quiet House mailing list to learn about dates as they’re available.
If you signed up for Quiet House notifications during the Quiet House’s hiatus, you’re already subscribed.
Currently, you may select from a specific block of dates for each season. If you want to inquire about shortening or lengthening your stay, contact the Quiet House registrar.
In the future, you’ll be able to choose custom date ranges.
To register for a stay at the Quiet House, you’ll need to create an account with our registration portal link, if you don’t already have one.
Quiet House reservations are $100 per night.
Final payment is due prior to arrival. A nonrefundable $100 deposit is required to secure your reservation.
Check-in is from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Guests can pre-arrange an estimated arrival time at registration. If your arrival time changes, please contact us.
Check-out is no later than 1:00 p.m.
Late arrivals can sometimes be accommodated on request. Please understand significant, unanticipated delays may require you to forfeit your first night’s stay.
Food – Guests are responsible for providing and preparing their own food.
Cleaning – Guests are responsible for leaving the Quiet House clean.
There is no cell reception or phone at the Quiet House. In case of emergency, there is a two-way radio that will put you in contact with an on-call staff member.
The Quiet House is designed to accommodate a private retreat for an individual or married couple. Occupancy is limited to two guests only. We kindly ask that guests do not bring children to the Quiet House.
The Quiet House also has a no pet policy. Exceptions exist for service animals. Please inquire in advance.
All hiking trails are available for your use, but please do not enter other facilities or camp sites on the property. The Laity Lodge waterfront may only be used with prior arrangement.
Should you need to cancel your reservation, please contact the Quiet House registrar at 830-315-9230.
If cancelling a reservation more than 14 days before visiting, guests will be responsible for an administrative fee of $100.
No refunds will be given within 14 days of the scheduled retreat (exceptions may exist for medical emergencies and other situations beyond the individual’s control).
Our retreats fill up quickly. Find out about Laity Lodge retreats the day they get posted.Subscribe