The Mount can accommodate up to 50 overnight retreatants within its three buildings. The majority of rooms contain a single bed, desk and sink. We also have a few rooms with either two twin beds or one double bed. Bedding and towels are supplied. All washrooms are shared.
The Main Lodge contains 36 bedrooms, two rooms have two twin beds. All washrooms are shared with one accessible washroom. There is also one large conference room that seats up to 60 people theatre-style. If needed, round and rectangular tables are available as well. The room has a sound system, LCD projector, flipchart stands and a large white board. There is a refreshment counter in the main hallway, a non-lending library, chapel, dining room and a small bookstore which contains a limited selection of books, cards, pens and religious items.
St. Elizabeth Place is a stand-alone facility with four bedrooms, two with double beds. Private retreatants are typically accommodated here as there is a kettle, microwave and small refrigerator available for the retreatants use. There are two bathrooms, one fully accessible. There is also a seminar room with moveable tables and chairs that will accommodate up to 15 people. There is a small sound system, LCD projector, flipchart stand and white board. There is also a refreshment counter with a small fridge, micro-wave and sink.
Lodge 3, the former carriage house, is a stand-alone facility that has four bedrooms, three on the second level; one room has a double bed. There is one washroom that is not wheelchair accessible and a small sitting room with 2 easy chairs. There is also a kettle, microwave and small refrigerator. This building is often used for private retreatants.
Hermitage: The hermitage is available for day and overnight use. It is a rustic log cabin equipped with a wood stove for heat, a single bed, table and chair. The hermitage will have electricity this summer (new) but no running water, an outhouse is available nearby. The hermitage is a wonderful rugged place for those desiring solitude and a very quiet prayerful experience at Mount St. Francis.
Pavilion: This open-air facility accommodates 175 in theatre-style seating and bleachers.
Grounds: Situated on approximately 500 acres, the retreat centre provides occasion for retreatants to enjoy the beauty of the foot-hills, with a view overlooking the Rocky Mountains. Trails, pathways and the two outdoor Stations of the Cross allow opportunities for reflection and celebration of God’s creative handiwork. There is a small replica of the first St. Mary’s Church in Cochrane near the Franciscans’ cemetery. The property extends down to Big Hill Creek to the north and the top of Big Hill to the south.