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Holy Cross Abbey

901 Cool Spring Ln, Berryville, VA 22611-2700
+1 540-955-4383
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NOT the Place for Tourism or Physical Activities (Unless You are There to Work)

I have been at Holy Cross a few times when I lived in Virginia. It's a place I fell in love with... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
audreyametz
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
Peaceful Holy Week

Just want I was looking for, a quiet place to spend Holy Week to reflect, worship and pray. The... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Mtnmom5
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Bedford, Virginia
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  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“fruit cake” (7 reviews)
“gift shop” (6 reviews)
“pray” (2 reviews)
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901 Cool Spring Ln, Berryville, VA 22611-2700
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been at Holy Cross a few times when I lived in Virginia. It's a place I fell in love with the first time I was there. It's a place for SOLITUDE AND PEACE - not furthering the rat race! IT'S A PLACE FOR...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Just want I was looking for, a quiet place to spend Holy Week to reflect, worship and pray. The quiet was restful and the grounds were lovely to take long walks. The Guest House is nice, clean and simple which is all I needed. If...More

1  Thank Mtnmom5
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Peaceful tranquil setting.Stop at gift shop. Fruit cake is the best I have ever eaten. I don't even like fruit cake. Loved it!!! Great jams also. Location was beautiful, even on a rainy day. Visited the church, burial ground and drove through the property. Very...More

Thank kmr47
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Loved seeing it and I know monks are peaceful people but I wish there was even a plaque about the battle here from the Civil War time. Monk however very friendly and the chapel and house the latter seen from the outside very attractive and...More

Thank Reffoodie
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

Literally, this has to be heaven on earth! The beauty of God's work (scenery), the peacefulness, the ability to be still and mediate. Visit for a weekend, stop for awhile after work, go when you just need peace around you.

1  Thank SeeTheWorld008
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

This is a "silent" retreat that allows you to read, meditate and relax without any structure or meetings to go to. Evening meals always had a reading by one of the Monks and was welcomedas we ate in silence. food was simple and good. The...More

2  Thank sks61
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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Perfect place to reflect. Did not come for reflection though, but to shop the gift shop manned by a gentle Trappist priest. Bought two fruit cakes, biscotti, port wine jelly and some religious materials. A truly beautiful and peaceful spot.

2  Thank Mary Kay D
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

A visit to Holy Cross Abbey, in passing, is to the fleet of foot a seemingly tiny outpost of brethren. When you live nearby and abide near and next to those who are your neighbors, you start to understand why even the cats adore them....More

3  Thank Teresa H
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

On our way back from Luray, we stopped by to visit the abbey. They have a nice gift store. Buy the chocolate covered fruit cake - delicious. The Jellies are good too. Books, statues, candy, ceramics are some of the other items for sale. The...More

1  Thank Tom1955
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Reviewed 1 March 2015

I was nervous about spending a weekend in silence among the monks, especially since my traveling companion is a devout Catholic and I am not. But the complete lack of agenda, the peaceful setting and the spiritual nature of the place provided the most refreshing...More

7  Thank EvaSC
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