Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Monroe Institute sits on 300-plus peaceful rolling acres with panoramic mountain views. Just three hours from Washington, DC, and 45 minutes from Charlottesville, Virginia, the Monroe Institute has called Nelson County home for more than 45 years.
All residential retreats include accommodations, meals, snacks and shuttle service from Charlottesville. The majority of our guest rooms are double-occupancy with bathroom facilities located outside of the rooms. Programs are held at both our Nancy Penn Center and Roberts Mountain Retreat.
Guest Wi-Fi is available. Depending on your carrier, cell service may be spotty on campus due to the rural mountain location.
As a retreat center serving groups, our guest services staff do their best to meet your personal nutritional needs. Our dining menu offers many healthy fresh options including, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan upon request. Our farm-to-table philosophy is to source local and regional farmers in and around central Virginia for both meat and organic vegetables when available.