Thank you for your interest in the Columban Fathers Retreat Center, located in the heart of Bellevue, NE. The facility is designed to accommodate groups of 10 to 49 for overnight stays in a dorm-style center. Each of the two upper floors have eleven double rooms. Two double and one single room are available on the main floor. The second and third floors both have men's and women’s restrooms, each containing multiple toilets and shower stalls along with a large sink and vanity. Two three-quarter restrooms are available on the main floor.
The main floor common area is able to accommodate up to 120 guests for dining or meetings/conferences. AV equipment is also available for rent in this area.
A catering kitchen is located off the common area with three sinks and plenty of countertop area. Also provided is a large commercial refrigerator, separate chest freezer, microwave, 4-slice toaster, two (30 cup) coffee makers and two (10 cup) coffee makers for your use. The kitchen does not have a stove or oven, so please feel free to contact us for catering suggestions.
There is an elevator with access to all three levels to accommodate guests who are unable to use the stairs, and ground-level entrance on the west-side of the building.
Please feel free to walk around the beautiful Columban Fathers campus during your visit. The property has many tree-lined roadways, large open fields for group activities and a beautiful walking path down to a private grotto. A beautiful 20’x40’ pavilion was added in 2014 and is also available for your event.
"The retreat was wonderful. I could immediately see the improvements. In particular, the kitchen looks nice with the painted cupboards! The bathroom in the other building (where the chapel is) was also a huge update from the last time we were there! It looks great!"
— Alpha Retreat, Mary Our Queen Parish
Directions from I-80 (Omaha, NE): travel South on Kennedy Freeway, exit at Highway 370 and turn left onto Harlan Drive. Continue east to Galvin Road and turn right, at the next streetlight turn left onto Mission Avenue. Head east two blocks and turn left onto Calhoun Street. Continue to the top of the hill and you will enter the Columban property. The large, brick building as you drive up the hill is the priest residence, continue down the road and take the next left, this will take you right into the parking lot north of the Columban Retreat Center. The access drive in the back of the building is available to offload items, please do not park there.
For more information and to check availability, please contact us using the address, phone and email below. Tours are available by appointment between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (M-F).
Thank you for taking the time to look through our website. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Retreat Center: $145.00 per day, plus $33.00 per bed/per night for the use of sleeping rooms (max. 2 people per room)
- Retreat Center Meeting Room + Pavilion area: $250.00 all day
- Pavilion only: $125.00 all day (8:00am-10:00pm)
- Pavilion only: $75.00 for up to 4 hours
- Lounge Meeting Room (can accommodate up to 80 people): $145.00 per day
- AV Equip (available at the RC and the Columban Lounge: $25.00 per building/per day (charged per day for entire stay)
- Grotto: $75.00 for up to 4 hours
- Chapel (no charge)
(Note: The Columban Fathers themselves are unable to offer guided retreats, groups using the facilities are required to provide their own facilitator. There is a minimum requirement of 10 or more people in order to rent the Columban Retreat Center.)