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The SDSU Concert Choir LOVED our time at The Abbey! The accommodations were perfect for our large group of 70 - the staff was like family - we can't wait to come back! Thanks to ALL of you!

Dr. Laura Diddle-Hildebrant, Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Our Administrative team had a strategic planning session at The Abbey of the Hills Inn & Retreat Center. Words can’t express how pleased our group was with the Abbey; the staff, the food, the ambiance – it was all so amazing and so peaceful! The Abbey allowed our group to get out of the workplace environment and have a very productive day, something that we would not have been able to accomplish if done on our own site. The Abbey will definitely be my first option for a future meeting site.

Nicole Wood, Administrative Assistant

Ortonville Area Health Services, Ortonville, MN

Deacon Paul and Abbey staff,
I spent some time in the Twin Cities this weekend and just wanted to relay the nice comments/recommendation I received from one of the priests at St. John Vianney seminary.


He spoke high praises of their trip from back in January. If you'll recall, they brought their junior and senior classes out for their mid-year class retreats. Here's a short summary of his comments:

"Beautiful, clean, and quiet facilities" "Space for both groups - sleeping and meeting rooms" "Delicious meals and professional presence"


Prayers for your continued success and mission.

Phillip Eisenberg, Manager of Operations & Finance

Cathedral of St. Joseph, Sioux Falls, SD

Excellent retreat center filled with peace and tranquility. Go there and be prepared to be touched by the Holy Spirit. I recommend the hermitage cabin to spend some time in silence and take in the awesome creations by God.

Pete Taffe

Golden Valley, MN

Thank you for hosting us! We had a great time and some fond memories of The Abbey.

Christ the King Youth Group

Webster, SD

Thanks again for such an amazing retreat experience at The Abbey last week. The students are still talking about it.

Jonathon Spaid, Team Director

North Dakota State-Fellowship of Catholic University Students

The Abbey lived up to and exceeded its billing.  We prayed, played, worked and had a great weekend.  Many thanks to Deacon Paul and the stewards for preserving such a wonderful resource.

Darcy Tinnes, President

Nativity Men's Club, St. Paul, MN

A totally awesome experience....I so love this place....a Spiritual awakening and revival!

V Keith Tracy Ross

Sisseton, SD

I stayed there as part of an ecology/conservation workshop, the environment is very simple but pleasing......and the meals prepared by the staff were great!

Deb Teger

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