Our venue for reNEW is the lovely 48-acre Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford, Connecticut (just off I-84). Located only 30 minutes from Hartford/Springfield’s Bradley Airport (BDL) and only 15 minutes from Hartford’s Union Train Station.
Known throughout New England for its tranquil setting and gracious hospitality, Holy Family has long been a favored destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat. Simple and comfortable rooms, creative healthy meals, walking trails, open lawns and landscaped gardens all contribute to a relaxing stay.
We use the large conference room (with 24-hour coffee/tea provided so yes, you can stay up all night and write if you choose), spacious dining hall, and classrooms for our workshops.
Each reNEW attendee will enjoy a private single room with bed and desk and hall bathroom. Bed and bath linens are provided.
At Holy Family soups are made from scratch and 75% of the produce is organic, with much of the meat and poultry sourced from local Connecticut farmers. The chef’s traditional menus always incorporate vegetarian and vegan options and often include a vast salad bar. Holy Family gladly accommodate allergies and unique dietary needs (please inform reNEW by email one month in advance of your needs). Your reNEW registration includes 6 meals (Friday supper through Sunday lunch) which will be served buffet style.