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Review our "Retreat FAQs" and work with our Office Manager Kelsey to get ready for your time with your group here at Gretna Glen.

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Lodging

Raab Retreat Lodge

Sleeps 48 People

The Raab Retreat Lodge is our premier lodging site for large groups. This space was designed to provide a peaceful, comfortable atmosphere any time of the year. Each room has bunks for 8 people. There are four bunk rooms with two bathrooms on the lower level and two bunk rooms with two individual bathrooms on the upper level. The grand meeting room with a floor to ceiling stone fireplace will seat 40-50 people. A kitchenette that includes a microwave, refrigerator and sink is located just off the meeting room. The Raab Retreat Lodge can be reserved for a minimum of 24 guests.

Dormitory-Style Interior Bathrooms Fireplace
Air-Conditioned Heated Kitchenette ADA Accessible




 

The Chalet

Sleeps 24 People

The Chalet is a cozy, three-story building with five bedrooms and four full bathrooms. The main living space includes a full kitchen, dining table, seating area with a gas fireplace, and a large deck. Bring your youth group, church group, work group, or your family and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Chalet! This space can be reserved for groups with a minimum of 12 guests.

Dormitory-Style Interior Bathrooms Fireplace
Air-Conditioned Heated Kitchen



 

Wesley Lodge

Sleeps 26 People

Our two-story Wesley Lodge includes bunks for 12 people in the upper level and bunks for 14 people on the lower level. On each floor is a single changing room for privacy. Guests who reserve Wesley Lodge will have access to our newly built showerhouse, a separate building just steps away. Wesley Lodge is a great option for youth groups or other mix gendered groups who want to stay on separate floors in one building.

Dormitory-Style Air-Conditioned Heated



 

Carrie Lodge

Sleeps 13 People

Ideal for smaller groups, Carrie Lodge has three rooms with bunks for 4 people and one room with a single bed. There is one full bathroom and one half bathroom in this lodge. A large deck overlooks the courtyard at Gretna Glen. The Carrie Lodge serves as the summer Health Center from June-August.

Dormitory-Style Interior Bathrooms Air-Conditioned
Heated ADA Accessible



 

Mainsite Cabins

Sleep 14 People per Cabin

Nestled in the woods are seven cabins that are used year-round by all types of retreat groups, from youth to adults. Each heated cabin has one open bunk room that sleeps 14 and a single changing room. Guests who reserve cabins will have access to our newly built (2018) showerhouse, a separate building a short walk away from each cabin. If you're looking to have a fun, community-focused camping experience, then the cabins are for you. Each cabin can be reserved for a minimum of 7 guests.

Dormitory-Style Heated



 

The Showerhouse

Our newly built (2018) Showerhouse serves our Mainsite Cabins and Wesley Lodge. Designed to handle many people in a short amount of time, our showerhouse features handicapped accessible facilities, heated floors, changing stalls on every shower for privacy, and built-in body wash and shampoo dispensers to make your stay as smooth and stress free as possible.

 

Funk Program Center

This multi-purpose building has a large gathering space upstairs which can accommodate up to 300 people for assembly-style seating or up to 120 people with table seating. This room, known as Poplar, is equipped with a large screen, projector and sound system for presentations, concerts, or indoor recreation activities. The lower level has 3 meeting rooms and a small kitchenette. These rooms are Aspen, Birch & Cedar and each can accommodate up to 30 people. Each of the lower level meeting rooms features a television with DVD player/HDMI accessibility. Overnight retreat groups that have reserved the Chalet, Carrie Lodge, Mainsite Cabins, or Wesley Lodge will be assigned a meeting space for their group size in the Funk Program Center.




 

Outdoor Pavilions

Outdoor pavilion space is ideal for picnics and recreational gatherings. The Pool Pavilion, Welcome Pavilion and Village Pavilion all offer excellent space under cover. The Welcome Pavilion has a central campfire under a hood, wooden benches and is located just off the main parking lot. The Pool Pavilion has eleven 8 foot picnic tables, two buffet tables and is located beside the meadow and near the pool. The Village Pavilion has two sections, one with six 8 foot picnic tables, two buffet tables and the other is open for activities with elevated trusses to allow for extra vertical space. All pavilions have lights and electric outlets.



 

Outdoor Chapels

Three outdoor chapels can accommodate various sized groups in natural spaces at camp. Chapel by the Lake is easily accessed from the meadow and can seat up to 125 people. Chapel in the Woods requires a short hike through the woods and can seat up to 100 people. Mountainside Chapel access is a short but more strenuous hike and can seat 40 people. All Outdoor Chapels have a campfire ring and are stocked with firewood and water. Reservations for these chapels can be made when you book a stay or through your retreat host when you arrive.

 

Activities

While you're here we encourage you to enjoy some of the many fun activities that can be found at Gretna Glen. Our guests are always welcome to hike around camps many trails, enjoy the sport courts, meadows, our Z.E.E.C. Nature Lodge, or enjoy a campfire as arranged with your host.

Some activities will require special resources or staffing. We'd love to build a tailored experience for your group.

Outdoor Experiences

Activities

Retreat Rates

Call or e-mail us today and we will provide you with a custom quote that fits the needs of your program.

 This pricing guide is a preview of some of the options for your event at Gretna Glen. We customize every event to meet the needs of your group. Please call our office to get a quote for your special event.

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Get Ready For Your Retreat

Coming to Gretna Glen on a retreat? Here are some answers to common questions.

What should I pack?
  • Sleeping bag or twin size sheets/blankets and pillow
  • Towels and wash cloth (body soap and shampoo is provided for you if you would like to use Gretna Glen’s)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Clothing for each day of your retreat
  • Jacket or sweatshirt
  • Modest swimwear and towel (if using the pool-open seasonally)
  • Sturdy closed toe shoes (Sandals permitted only at pool or showerhouse)
  • Flashlight
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Insect repellent
Do you have quiet hours?
When more than one group is on the site, all guests are asked to observe a quiet time from 12 midnight until 7:00 a.m. This means no loud noises, calling to people outside, etc. that could be heard by others who may be trying to sleep.
Where do I park?

Parking and Automobile Use: Luggage may be driven to the cabins and unloaded, and then all guests must park in the parking lot at the Welcome Pavilion. Guest of the Chalet may park in the parking lot at the Chalet. Guests with disabilities may ask the staff host for special parking permission. Please do not drive around camp during the weekend if staying at the main site facilities. If there is a medical or physical condition that makes this necessary, please tell the staff host upon arrival to get permission.

Is there WIFI?
Each group will receive a WIFI password that is good for the entire group. Our WIFI works most of the time. If you are leading a workshop or providing a video that you MUST have, please also download it to your device just in case our WIFI is not adequate.
What are the meals like?

Gretna Glen's meal service gets 5 stars for camp food. Our full time hospitality manager excels at providing a balanced menu that brings homemade food and healthy options all together in one cozy dining hall experience. If you have questions or concerns regarding your food needs during your stay please email  

What are the local attractions?

Mount Gretna

  •  Governor Dick Park – There are trails for hiking, horseback riding, and bicycling.  Located in the park is a sixty-six foot circular observation tower which is open to the public.  On a clear day parts of Lebanon, Dauphin, York, Lancaster, and Berks Counties can be seen. It is a little bit of a hike, but you can walk to this park from camp.
  • Lebanon Valley Rails to Trails – You can jump on this trail within walking distance from the camp entrance. The trail is located in close proximity to the following points of Interest:  Lebanon and Cedar Crest High Schools, the Lebanon Expo Center and Fairgrounds, Cornwall Furnace, Governor Dick Recreation Area, and the state Game Lands.

 Cornwall

  • Cornwall Iron Furnace, A National Historic Landmark – Originally built by Peter Grubb in 1742, Cornwall Furnace is indeed a unique survivor of the early American iron industry.  At Cornwall, furnace, blast equipment, and related buildings still stand as they did over a century ago.

 Lebanon

  • Union Canal of Pennsylvania, on the National Register of Historic Places – The Canal was the first ever surveyed in the United States between 1762 and 1770, and the first work began in 1792.  The Union Canal Tunnel was first used on June 12, 1827.

 Hershey

  • Challenge Family Fun Center, conveniently located between Harrisburg and Hershey, Pa, offers 22 holes of landscaped miniature golf, indoor batting cages, mini-bowling (duckpins), an arcade and a restaurant / ice cream parlor with indoor and outdoor seating!
  • Hershey Museum - Milton Hershey’s legacy as an innovator, businessman, and philanthropist comes to life in this unique museum.
  • Hershey Gardens - A feast for the eyes and a respite for the soul. This 23-acre botanical gem has over 7,000 roses and seasonal flower displays!
  • Hershey Theater - Top name entertainment and Broadway shows are performed in the historic Hershey Theatre.
  • HersheyPark is an amusement park with coasters and many other exciting rides.
    Fun and sweetness meet adventure and excitement at Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction, a totally interactive chocolate experience and a shopper’s paradise for anything and everything HERSHEY’S.

 Lancaster

  •  When people think about Lancaster County and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country,
    they usually think about the Amish. There are many ways to explore
    and learn about the fascinating Amish culture and lifestyle here.
  •  Lancaster’s Central Market is a true American treasure. As the country’s oldest farmers’ market, it is housed in an 1889 "Romanesque Revival" building designed by James H. Warner. The 60+ Market stand holders offer a wide variety of foods during the three market days-Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Market also includes non-food gift items. Please join us at historic Central Market for authentic Americana shopping.
  •  Strasburg Railroad – This is a 45-minute ride aboard America’s oldest short-line railroad.
Are the cabins heated?

Yes, all of our indoor facilities are heated.

Is there coffee available?

If Gretna Glen food service is booked with your stay, coffee service is available 24/7 at our dining hall.

Can we bring our own snacks?

The Raab Retreat Lodge has a kitchenette space, perfect for snacking along with our meeting spaces. We prefer snacks to not be taken into the bedrooms of the lodge nor the cabins. The Chalet has a full kitchen and dining area. Plenty of space for snacking.

Do I need to bring cleaning supplies and trash bags?

Gretna Glen provides cleaning supplies and trash bags for all of our guest groups.

As we navigate the COVID 19 Pandemic the following documents contain important information for your events at Gretna Glen.

Day Guest Guidelines

Overnight Guest Guidelines

Retreat Guest Best Practices