Olmsted Manor Retreat Center is
in the village of Ludlow, in northwestern Pennsylvania, surrounded
by the Allegheny National Forest. The buildings that make up
the retreat center include the original Olmsted estate and more
recent facilities built to accommodate the needs of our guests.
The grounds of the retreat center consist of 300 total acres, 30 of
which are developed land. The Manor House, Groves Lodge, and
the Carriage House, are available for guest use, with Hickman Hall
serving as a meeting and conference area.
(For GPS users, our street address is 17 East Main Street, Ludlow, PA)
Groves Lodge is a modern, fully accessible facility with
overnight accommodations for 42 adults and central dining
accommodations for 50. Hotel style bedrooms and
bathrooms are designed for the modern comfort and convenience
of guests, while the home style dining area encourages
fellowship and conversation. The cut stone construction
of the building and its informal lounge with fireplace gives
the Lodge an atmosphere of comfortable, rustic charm. A
newly constructed annex is designed for accessibility and
convenience with six bedrooms complete with fully accessible
bathrooms, including a wheelchair friendly shower. In
addition, the annex boasts two spacious meeting areas for the
use of guests.
is a Tudor style mansion with accommodations for 12 overnight
guests. All of the bedrooms are furnished differently,
and the house has an air of faded elegance. A spacious
living room with a fireplace and grand piano is the perfect
place for friends to join together in laughter and fellowship.
The Manor also boasts an elegant dining room and a small
kitchen for guests who prefer to prepare and serve their own
food. The kitchen is furnished complete with a full-size
refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and coffee
manorhouse also contains an original two-lane bowling alley on the
Hall, centrally located between Groves Lodge and Olmsted
Manor, contains a spacious meeting area with conference chairs
for 40 guests. It also contains a kitchenette, complete
with amenities to make coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.
Audio/visual equipment for meetings and conferences is
available upon request.
The Carriage House
Carriage House is a modest apartment located above the former
Olmsted garage. It contains two small bedrooms, a
kitchen complete with full-size refrigerator, stove, and
dishes for guest use, as well as a comfortable living room
with a television set.
The Grounds at Olmsted
Olmsted Manor boasts a total of 300 acres, 30 of which are
developed. The grounds of the retreat center are
exquisitely maintained year round, and are beautiful during
any season. In the spring and summer, the grounds are
graced with wildflowers and greenery, while in the fall,
leaves from the many trees create a colorful autumn
atmosphere. In the winter, a thick blanket of snow turns
Olmsted Manor into a winter wonderland. The grounds are
meant to be toured, and guests are encouraged to enjoy them.
new labyrinth is located on the lower grounds. Click on
the link in the below for more about this new
addition to Olmsted's facilities:
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Olmsted is a
retreat center providing sacred space for renewal
in an atmosphere of Christian Hospitality.
Olmsted Manor Retreat Center ~ located at 17 East Main Street, Ludlow, Pennsylvania (mailing address: PO Box 8, Ludlow, PA 16333) 814-945-6512 - firstname.lastname@example.org