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Happy New Year from The Abbey of the Hills

How can YOU make an impact today?  Read our 2020 end of year letter by clicking 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. 

Upcoming Events


Day of Recollection


March 9, 2021

Join Fr. Thomas Hartman
Pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Groton, SD

"A Journey to Forgiveness"

Click HERE to register

Harvesting Hope
March 19-20, 2021

All farm couples are invited to leave your worries and concerns behind and enjoy one night away!  Click HERE to register

Women's Lenten Retreat
March 19-21, 2021

The Women’s Lenten Retreat focuses on calming the heart and quieting the mind allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us to the loving embrace of Jesus. By practicing surrender, we grow to trust the Lord and abandon our cares to Him.  Click HERE to register

Mixed 12-Step Retreat

March 26-28, 2021
This mixed retreat for men and women is for those who practice or with to practice a 12-step program.  The Abbey provides the perfect setting for powerful healing and inspiration on your spiritual journey. Come join us.  Click HERE for more information and register. 


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

or call 605-398-9200

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:




The Abbey of the Hills Inn & Retreat Center

PO Box 38

46561 147th Street

Marvin, SD 57251



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