How can YOU make an impact today?  Would you consider making a gift to the Abbey's A/C Campaign?  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 ABBEY Events

​12-Step Retreats at the Abbey
The Abbey is proud to be a sponsor Men, Women and Mixed 12-Step retreats for those who practice this program. 

Click HERE for dates and details for our events for 2022. 



July 12, 2022

Day of Recollection
Fr. Tom Hartman and
Heather Claude Eichholz JCL

To register or for more information click HERE

July 14, 2022
Blessing and Open House
Outdoor Stations of the Cross

The public is invited to join us for the Blessing of our outdoor stations.  For more information click HERE

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

or call 605-398-9200


Upcoming Private Events at The Abbey

If you are interested in booking a private event at the Abbey, call Renee Marzahn to make your reservation.  We can host your family reunion, personnel meetings, private retreat or private gatherings.  Call 605.398.9200 or email

June 27-July 1 - St. Thomas Diaconate Formation

July 9 - Family Reunion

July 12-14 - Shepherd of Souls Confirmation Retreat

July 15-17 - Family Reunion

July 18-21 - Vocations Camp

July 25-28 - SDSU Grazing School

July 29-31 - Family Reunion


Find out about our upcoming events!


The Abbey of the Hills Inn & Retreat Center

PO Box 38

46561 147th Street

Marvin, SD 57251