The Emrich Center is a unique place nestled among 5000 acres of state park land.
We know you will fall in love with the beauty and hospitality of Emrich Retreat Center.
There are two active beehives at Emrich Retreat Center. The bees are kept in collaboration with the University of Michigan School of Horticulture.
Honey from the bees are used in the preparation of meals at Emrich.
At Emrich Retreat Center we seek to offer a variety of opportunities for deepening your connection to the well of spirituality and engaging with fellow seekers. From retreats, small group meetings, summer camps, weddings and family reunions Emrich offers a wide variety of options to meet your needs. Our historic buildings offer a simple yet restful opportunity to refresh and reconnect as you explore the grounds or engage with fellow retreatants.
Discover a place where you can simply be who you are and journey more deeply into a space of transformation and self-realization that is natural, peaceful and spiritual.
Did you know…
- Emrich has a thriving population of honey bees?
- There are 45 different species of butterflies that call the Labyrinth at Emrich home?
- At the heart of the Emrich property is a 500-year-old tree?
- There is a green roof on the main building at Emrich?
- The Holy Spirit Chapel was once a barn and is now one of the oldest converted barns in the state?
- Some of the biggest summer and fall events at Emrich are weddings?
Please contact us about rates for individuals or groups.
Individual overnight rates start at $25/person per night.
Whether you are hosting a large confirmation class or a small group gathering, Emrich can cater to your meeting needs.
The Library & Chapel
Chapel (100 people max) Library (20 people max)
The Chapel/Library is at the heart of the Emrich campus. Originally created from a dairy barn, the building offers two gathering places: a tile-floored, vaulted-ceiling space called the Chapel, lit by a wall of windows featuring stained glass panels in the shape of a cross, and a cozy library with couches and a fireplace. A small kitchen with microwave and refrigerator facilitates snacks. The building has three restrooms and is handicap accessible.
Crowley (33 people max)
The Crowley building is the largest of the dormitory buildings and is attached to the commercial kitchen and the dining room, which can be used for meeting space. Crowley has three bathrooms and an elegantly furnished sitting room that can be used for small meetings. This building is handicap accessible.
Bonhoeffer (26 People Max)
The Bonhoeffer building offers comfortable sleeping rooms, an intimate meeting room with a view of the woods, and a small kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, and stove for snacks or small meals.
Winters (22 people max)
The Winters building is the premier dormitory and meeting building at Emrich. In addition to sleeping rooms with large windows for spectacular views, Winters has a large meeting room with Pergo flooring and a media screen, a small meeting nook with fireplace, and a kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and microwave. Perfect for small, self-contained groups or seminars! This building is handicap accessible.
Ayres (9 people max)
The Ayres building offers everything you need for a small, self-contained retreat, family reunion or meeting space. It comes complete with five bedrooms with a total of 11 beds, a kitchen, dining room, and meeting room. Please note that Ayres is a two-story building and all bedrooms are upstairs.
The Outdoor Chapel offers an opportunity to commune with nature while enjoying the beauty and hospitality of Emrich. Our Outdoor Chapel has been used by various groups for events ranging from weddings to yoga instruction. At the heart of the outdoor chapel sits a 500+ year old tree.