Holy Family Retreat and Conference Center

303 Tunxis Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107


Our venue for reNEW 2017 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 will use the large Conference Room (with 24-hour coffee/tea provided so yes, you can stay up all night and write if you choose), Chapel, spacious Dining Hall, and also Classrooms for our workshops.

Each reNEW attendee will enjoy a private single room with bed and desk and hall bathroom (Your reNEW registration includes Friday and Saturday overnights.) Bed and bath linens are provided. We believe this personal space will be most conducive to your goals for a Writing Retreat. There will be an opportunity to make appointments for Massage Therapy during the weekend if desired (extra cost).

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. They will gladly accommodate allergies and unique dietary needs (please inform reNEW 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.


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