Falls Property

Accommodations for up to 16 persons in the main retreat house & an additional 2-4 in the Chapel Living Quarters.

Falls – Garden2

Falls – Pond

Retreat Site is Also Available for Family Reunions and Private Rentals

Falls – Mosaic

Peaceful, Franciscan-inspired, simplistic design.

Falls – Falls

Two Streams with Waterfalls

Falls – Garden

Falls – Holy Mother Mosaic

Falls – Bridge

Falls – Chapel Cross

Falls – Grotto

Beautiful & Peaceful Surroundings


Available Year-round for Overnight Retreats & Weekend Retreats.



Custom Built 5-bedroom Colonial Retreat House with a Gourmet Kitchen

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Forest Stream 2


Forest Stream 1


Chapel of the Mother of God, Searcher of the Lost

The Falls of Saint Miriam is located in beautiful NE Pennsylvania

536 Fall Brook Road, Starlight, PA 18461

The Falls Retreat Center of Saint Miriam — nestled between Shrawder Mountain and Kingsbury Hill, and surrounded by majestic rolling hills, woods and lakes — is a perfect country retreat, with accommodations for up to 12 persons in the main retreat house and an additional 4 in the Chapel Living Quarters. Simple and clean, this retreat center is designed for you to feel comfortable and relaxed. The Christ in the Hills Retreat House accommodations are warm and inviting and The Chapel of the Mother of God, Searcher of the Lost is absolutely stunning and affords a place for prayer and contemplation. Our Franciscan-inspired simplistic design creates a sense of peace, allowing you to let go of the busyness of your daily life. Here, your mind can be free from distractions as you enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings that The Falls Retreat Center has to offer.


  • 53 Acres of Undeveloped Land
  • Two Streams with Waterfalls
  • Brand New Chapel, Chapel of the Mother of God, Searcher of the Lost
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Custom Built 5-bedroom Colonial Retreat House
  • Weber Grill for out-door grilling (in season)

This property will be available for weekend retreats and self-guided tours such as:

Knit, Crochet and Pray

Deepening Our Wisdom: Spirituality & Aging

Overnight Retreats

Weekend Retreats (Fri-Sun)

A Day of Prayer

Silent Directed Retreats

Women’s Weekend

Men’s Weekend

Vocational Discernment Weekend: Are You Called?

Stay tuned for details and updates!

Winter Retreats Advisory: Our retreat center is open all year long, but please remember that the area is known for heavy snowfall. We highly recommend 4×4 or all-wheel drive vehicles from January through March. The campus is plowed for any amounts greater than 4” of snowfall. 

Click on the image above to see more of the property!

To support your retreat experience, our rooms offer a minimal, peaceful design without the distraction (i.e. no televisions, telephones, etc.) All guests at The Falls Retreat Center of Saint Miriam have access to the following amenities:

  • Keurig Coffee Maker and PODS
  • Weekly classes, including Yoga, by rotation (in session only)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi & Internet Access
  • Meditation Time and Worship Experiences in our Beautiful Chapel
  • Tea and Coffee with unlimited hot and cold beverages and water in our Well-appointed Chef’s Kitchen
  • 56-acre wooded campus with hiking trails and meditation paths
  • Outdoor Stations of the Cross and Mediations Sites and Grottos
  • The Falls of Fall Brook!

Our Refectory, Gathering Room, and main Guest Rooms in the Retreat House are equipped with fans and Air Conditioning. Our Guest Rooms in the Chapel Living Quarters are equipped only with fans. 

The Falls Retreat Center of Saint Miriam offers attractive community spaces to rest, unwind, and take that well-earned break. Nourish yourself in our Refectory (Dining Hall) and Newly Renovated Chef’s Kitchen meditate in The Chapel of the Mother of God, Searcher of the Lost or enjoy our inviting spaces to pray, work, read, mediate  and study. Every facet of the Retreat Center is designed to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible.

Scroll through to get an idea on what to expect and what to pack for your next visit!

Parking Accommodations
About Pets
Around the Area
Emergency Contacts
What to Bring
Weekend Seminars
Weekday and Self-Guided Days
Parking Accommodations

Parking Accommodations

Our campus is a beautiful, rural retreat center with two designated parking areas that can accommodate approximately 15 vehicles. We do not recommend attempting to bring any large RVs or Motorhomes as the trees and rural roads en route can often be too low. Additionally, unless a private retreat reservation with advance notice, larger vehicles will limit others from safely parking in ur designated areas. No parking on lawns is permitted.

Any concerns or questions, please email here!

About Pets

About Pets

Anyone wishing to bring their family pets must submit a request in writing along with current vaccination records.  All pets must be under the control of their owners at all times. For more information and who to send your furry friends’ paperwork to, please click here.

Around the Area

Around the Area

There is plenty to do, not just at our Retreat Center, but in the area as well! You can do everything from fishing, to skiing, hiking, antiquing, and golfing. There are even zoos and amusement parks for the kids too!

To view a list with websites and contact information, click here.

** We make a reasonable effort to keep the information current, but please be aware that the information may have changed since it was last updated.

Emergency Contacts

Emergency Contacts

We want your stay at the Falls of Saint Miriam Retreat Center to be fun, relaxing — and safe! If there is an emergency and you need contact someone, please click here for a full list of local emergency contacts as well as medical services.

Please dial 9-1-1 for all Medical Emergencies.
Please CLEARLY state our address is 536 Fall Brook Road, Starlight, PA 18461. We are located directly off PA 370E and a sharp tun off of T611. There is signage to direct emergency responders.



The total cost of your stay consists of the cost of accommodations and program tuition where applicable (indicated in each program description). Full payment is required at time of registration and can be made with Check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Cancellations/Refunds: We offer a full refund to guests who cancel their reservation before 7 days prior to arrival. A processing fee of 50% from the accommodations total will be refunded if a reservation is cancelled between 7 days and 48hr to check-in. We are unable to offer a refund if a guest is a no show or cancels within 48 hours of their check in time.

Financial Assistance: The Falls Retreat Center endeavors to make spiritual and educational programs available to everyone. We offer some financial assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to attend a program. Scholarships are by application only; deadlines apply. Call 215-836-9800 to request an application or contact us HERE.



Dress: Modest, casual, and comfortable clothing is always recommended. Please be mindful you are in the mountains so wear proper hiking shoes or closed shoes when on trails. Open shoes are permitted on grounds.

What to Bring

What to Bring

What to Bring: We provide bed linens and towels, hair dryers. Please bring your own toiletries, including soap, toothpaste, bathrobe, slippers, shower shoes, etc. You may also wish to bring a flashlight, yoga mats, umbrellas and hiking gear.



Check-out time is 12:00 p.m. Noon on day of departure. Contact us if your plans may require an early arrival or late departure. Depending upon availability, for a courtesy charge we may be able to accommodate your scheduling needs.



Check-in time for weekend events is after 3:00 p.m. on day of arrival. If arriving after 5:00 p.m., check-in instructions will be left for you at the reception area inside the Retreat House. Supper is served from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; if you are unable to arrive by 6:30 p.m., please plan to have supper before your arrival.

Weekend Seminars

Weekend Seminars

Weekend seminars generally begin on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. and conclude Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Noon, unless otherwise noted in the seminar description.

Weekday and Self-Guided Days

Weekday and Self-Guided Days

Weekday and Self-Guided Days generally begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted in the seminar description. You are afforded a welcome kit that includes a sack lunch and you have access to the common spaces, restroom, chapel, and kitchen, and trails/grounds. No access to bedroom facilities is provided.


Eat While You Are With Us!

At the Falls Retreat Center of Saint Miriam, we provide three well-balanced meals per day, and snacks for in-between! All of our meals are prepared fresh and daily by our staff with consideration to any dietary and special diet restrictions.

Breakfast options:

  • Hot and cold cereals
  • Breads for toast with jam (seasonally flavored)
  • Yogurt and fresh fruit
  • Danish/biscuits
  • Coffee/ Tea / Juices


  • Make your own sandwiches
  • Fruit
  • Chips
  • Soup (seasonally inspired)
  • Something Sweet!


  • Hardy cooked meal
    • Often ‘grilled outdoors’ depending on season and weather permitting
  • Salad or vegetable
  • Homemade Dessert

Snacks Bags

Be sure to grab and go while on a hike up to the falls, or around the campus to visit all the attractions and grounds, including the falls!

  • Granola bars/oatmeal balls
  • Fruit
  • Sweet treat
Your needs are important to us!

We strive to provide as much information as possible about the ingredients in each meal. We do have vegetarian options available. Our style of cooking draws on healthy, wholesome eating options. Wherever possible, our food is locally sourced to support farmers and produce growers. Our food is consciously prepared with the intention to nourish body, mind, and spirit.

Retreat Fee Schedule

(Fees listed are Retreats only; All rooms booked separately) 

Click Here to Request a Reservation

Self-Guided Retreat Programs, per person, no overnight stay:

Private Retreat Day, self guided, no overnight, $55

(For retreats without an overnight stay, please Click Here to visit our parish website to book your retreat.)

Guided Weekday Retreat Programs (Monday – Thursday)

Private Retreat Day, self guided, no overnight, $55

(For retreats without an overnight stay, please Click Here to visit our parish website to book your retreat.)

Guided Weekend Retreat Programs (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Please See Calendar for Scheduled Retreat & Fees

(For all retreats that require an overnight stay, please use our Online Reservation System by Clicking Here.)

Private Rentals

Private Family Reunions, per day with 2 night minimum, $100.

Private Corporate Retreats and Functions, per day $150. Food, AV needs etc. are additional and optional.

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Contact Us

The Falls of Saint Miriam is located at: 536 Fall Brook Road, Starlight, PA 18461

To host your own private event, register for a specific workshop, lecture, or to just stay with us, please use this contact form or call 215-836-9800 x702 M-F 9AM to 5PM EST for pricing and availability. We will also be posting workshops and events open to the public on this site as well as on our main parish website’s events and announcements page: www.MySaintMiriam.org/news.

Main Parish and Administrative Address:

Saint Miriam Parish and Friary

654 Bethlehem Pike

Flourtown, PA 19031-1301


Phone: (215) 836-9800

Facsimile: (267) 296-9410

Email: Information(a)mySaintMiriam.org

Prayer Requests: Prayers(a)mySaintMiriam.org

Pastor: Pastor(a)mySaintMiriam.org