Sophia House Retreat Center

In the past, we have offered dorm-style indoor accommodation through Sophia House, a lovely retreat center nestled in over 200 acres of tranquil woods located one mile from the Twin Oaks Community. In past years, the cost has been $35/night.  We are in negotiations with Sophia House to see if we can use the same price, but there is a chance that prices will rise this year.  If you’re interested in Sophia House, please email us directly so that we can let you know if or when reservations are available.

The retreat center sleeps 32 people in two lower-level dormitory rooms, accessible by stairs or elevator and outfitted with bunk beds. There are three bathrooms–two of which are directly across the hall from the bedrooms–and two showers. One shower is fully accessible.

Because Sophia House is built into the side of a hill, there are lovely views of a pond and access to the outdoors from the dormitory rooms.

DIRECTIONS TO SOPHIA HOUSE
From Richmond or Charlottesville:

  • Take the Shannon Hill exit (exit 148) off I-64.
  • Go north on Route 605 for 4 miles.
  • Turn left on Route 646, Yanceyville Road.
  • Go 2 miles to 1782 Yanceyville Road.
  • Turn right into the driveway at the Sophia House sign.
  • Continue to the end of the gravel road.

From Fredericksburg:

  • Go west on Route 3.

    The dock on Sophia House’s beautiful pond

  • Turn left onto Route 20.
  • Turn left onto Route 522 and proceed to Mineral.
  • From Mineral, go south on Route 522 for 2 miles.
  • Turn right on Route 605, Shannon Hill Road.
  • Go 6.5 miles to Route 646, Yanceyville Road.
  • Turn right.
  • Go 2 miles to 1782 Yanceyville Road.
  • Turn right into the driveway at the Sophia House sign.
  • Continue to the end of the gravel road.

From Louisa:

  • Go south on Route 208 for 1 mile to Route 646, Yanceyville Road.
  • Turn left and drive 5 miles to 1782 Yanceyville Road.
  • Turn left into the driveway at the Sophia House sign.
  • Continue to the end of the gravel road

The retreat center is fully wheelchair-accessible