Our peaceful, contemplative atmosphere provides the perfect environment to recharge, renew and refocus.

Christ the King Retreat House and Conference Center exists to provide an environment and opportunities for spiritual, personal and professional growth, healing and peace.

Christ the King Retreat House and Conference Center is located minutes from downtown Syracuse, New York. Nestled atop six acres of rolling hills, this secluded former mansion with its high ceilings, sprawling spiral staircase, and abundant natural light, with accents of stained glass windows, is located in the Bradford Hills section.

Organizations will find the quiet, contemplative atmosphere an ideal environment for renewing, refreshing and refocusing!


Dear Friend,

As our world becomes more chaotic and divisive, venues that provide peace, calm and stability become more important.  Christ the King Retreat House exists to provide an environment and opportunities for spiritual enrichment as well as for personal and professional growth in a creative space. We welcome all who seek healing, inner peace and transformation.

In an effort to provide calm and alleviate the stresses of life we have created a “poustinia” a suite of rooms where guests can retreat and experience silence and solitude. We have improved our second floor Adoration Chapel to allow guests to spend some quiet time with God. We have upgraded our first floor wing of rooms allowing us to be inclusive of our guests who are elderly and those with special needs. Our guests say it best:

“Christ the King is a house of peace, a house of prayer and a house of reflection. I am always renewed when there and thankful for a caring staff that works hard to make this space someplace both set-apart from the busyness of life and sacred for those who make use of it.”  John S. Macholz, Bishop-Upstate New York Synod-ELCA

“Christ the King has been a part of my life for a long time, not just in my ministry. When I was 16 years old and going through RCIA, I attended a retreat there for the first time and I fell in love. I have been back many many times to that holy place.”  Fr. Chris Ballard, Pastor, Our Lady of Hope

“I’m so grateful for Christ the King Retreat House.  It has been an important sanctuary for our Christian Mothers’ group for the past 25 years.  You feel the peace the moment you walk through the doors.”  Debbie Cretney, Christian Mother’s Group

 “Syracuse has no location as inviting as the splendid grounds of Christ the King; lose yourself for an hour or ten minutes and leave totally refreshed. What a jewel!”  John F.X. Mannion, Board Member

“The time at CTK allowed me to be “off the grid” and spend some time with God in this prayerful place.”  Deacon John Pedrotti

“The Retreat House was very helpful in my discernment process by offering opportunities for prayer and peaceful contemplation and allowing me to meet other young men who were discerning a call to the Priesthood.”  Seminarian James Buttner

As an Easter gift, we are asking for your financial help in continuing our mission. With your financial support we are exploring many new initiatives which will enhance contemplation and meditation for our guests.  Any gift, no matter the amount, will be sincerely appreciated and be an expression of our ministry of hope, peace and healing.  Please consider using the donation link on this site for your contribution to the sustainability of the Retreat House.  Thank you in advance for your help. You and your loved ones remain in our prayers.

 May God Bless You,

Fr. John Rose, Staff and Board Members of Christ the King Retreat House.

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