How can YOU make an impact today?  You can help the Abbey with our Tuckpointing Campaign "Strengthening the Foundation of Faith".  For more information click here.

Rediscover Peace

…and so much more at The Abbey of the Hills Inn & Retreat Center. A former monastery, The Abbey is a non-profit retreat and event center located among the lakes and prairie hills of northeastern South Dakota. The Abbey offers hosted retreats and interactive experiences that reflect the peace sustained by Benedictine monks for more than 60 years. If you like to write, hike, pray or play – regardless of your faith – there is a unique experience waiting for you at The Abbey. Come visit us – as a guest, volunteer or simply take a tour – and Rediscover Peace at The Abbey.

Day of Recollection

Come to The Abbey on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a day of peace and recollection. Every month has a new theme that you'll explore as you rejuvenate your soul. The day begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. with lunch provided.

*This monthly day-retreat is a freewill offering. 

Luncheon Tours

Looking for a great group activity?  Interested in learning more about The Abbey?  Contact us to arrange for a delicious homemade lunch followed by a presentation and tour.  Cost is $10 per person (or minimum of $100.)  Bring your church group, study club, men’s group, coffee group, mystery tour, etc.  Call today to get on our calendar.  Lots of week-day opportunities still available!  Email

or call 605.398.9200


Friends of The Abbey have been very generous - and creative - as they 'adopt' once-simple rooms to make them over with a bed-and-breakfast feel.  Contact Abbey Secretary Cindi Tramonte if you are interested:



Upcoming Events


September 14, 2021

Day of Recollection

Fr. Thomas Anderson will be presenting Living a Devout Life - An Introduction to the Debout Life of St. Francis de Sales.

Click HERE to register. 

September 24-26, 2021

Mixed 12-Step Spiritual Retreat

The mixed retreat for men and women is for those who practice or wish to practice a 12-step program.  Since 1974, retreats here have been a place for fellowship, reflection, revelation and growth.  For more information to register, click HERE.

September 30, 2021

Evening of Recollection


The Abbey of the Hills Inn and Retreat Center is excited to now offer an Evening of Recollection. 


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October 2, 2021

Rolly Karels Memorial Youth Hunt

The Abbey of the Hills Inn and Retreat Center will be hosting a youth pheasant hunt!  Enjoy an unforgettable hunting experience.  The day’s agenda includes a safety meeting, trap shooting, field hunting, and banquet.

For more information click HERE here or call 605.398.9200. 

October 15-17, 2021
A Weekend of Silence

To seek our Shepherd and hear His voice, to rest in His love, and rejoice in His glory.  Join us by attending this women's retreat.  For more information, click HERE

October 27, 2021

Abbey Banquet Fundraiser

Give the gift of peace at the Abbey Banquet.  This fundraiser is an opportunity to help further the mission of “rediscovering peace” at The Abbey of the Hills.  Inspirational speaker, Pam Tebow, will highlight the evening.  Pam will inspire all in attendance towards rediscovering peace and holiness in the midst of these challenging times. For more information call the Abbey 605.398.9200 or click HERE

November 5-7, 2021
Women's Fall Retreat

"Live Like You Are Loved!"

What are you dreaming of the holiday season?  The Holidays are just around the corner and the Abbey invites you to join a weekend getaway for Women only for a weekend inspired by the story of the woman at the well.  For more information click HERE or call 605.398.9200.  This retreat is open to all faiths. 


For more information on all our upcoming events visit our Events Page or email

or call 605-398-9200


The Abbey of the Hills Inn & Retreat Center

PO Box 38

46561 147th Street

Marvin, SD 57251