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Frequently Asked Questions
 
 
 
W
ILL I GET MY OWN ROOM?
Bethany Retreat Center
Accommodations during scheduled retreats are semi-private or private rooms.
 
WHAT DO THE BEDROOMS LOOK LIKE?  
Like the rest of the retreat center, bedrooms are clean, simple, and comfortable. (See photos)
   
WHAT ABOUT FOOD?
  Bethany Retreat Center serves wholesome delicious meals in the community dining room. (See photos) If you have special dietary needs, please note them on the registrationform in the space provided.
 
WHAT IS THE LABYRINTH FOR?
  The Labyrinth at Bethany Retreat Center is constructed of a winding stone pathway surrounded by beautiful shrubs. It is 102' x 86'. Retreatants prayerfully and slowly walk this meditative path, which symbolizes a pilgrimage, our own spiritual journey to God who is at the deepest center of our being. (See more Labyrinth pictures)

Labyrinth at Bethany Retreat Center
 HOW DO I GET THERE?

From the West:
From I-80, take Exit 120, Clearfield, come to stop sign turn left onto Rt. 879 East towards Karthaus. Travel 12 miles to Frenchville. Arriving in Frenchville you will go past a closed gas station on the right and then Susquehanna Rural Free Clinic. Go 1/8 miles past the Free Clinic and turn RIGHT onto VFW Rd. (our sign is there). The road will be paved and then turn to dirt - stay on that road for 1 1/2 miles come to stop sign turn RIGHT go 100 yards and turn RIGHT into paved driveway at large Bethany Retreat Center rock.the paved driveway.

From the East:
Route 322 to Philipsburg to Route 53 North and travel 4 miles. At Pacific Pride Gas Station / Convenience Center, turn left onto Deer Creek Rd. Go 12 miles to the T, turn right onto Rt. 879 in Frenchville. Arriving in Frenchville you will go past a closed gas station on the right and then Susquehanna Rural Free Clinic. Go 1/8 miles past the Free Clinic and turn RIGHT onto VFW Rd. (our sign is there). The road will be paved and then turn to dirt - stay on that road for 1 1/2 miles come to stop sign turn RIGHT go 100 yards and turn RIGHT into paved driveway at large Bethany Retreat Center rock.the paved driveway.

From the Southeast:
Route 322 to Philipsburg to Route 53 North and travel 4 miles. At Pacific Pride Gas Station / Convenience Center, turn LEFT onto Deer Creek Rd. Go 5 miles come to first Stop sign go straight. Go 7 miles to stop sign and "T", turn RIGHT onto Rt. 879 in Frenchville. Arriving in Frenchville you will go past a closed gas station on the right and then Susquehanna Rural Free Clinic. Go 1/8 miles past the Free Clinic and turn RIGHT onto VFW Rd. (our sign is there). The road will be paved and then turn to dirt - stay on that road for 1 1/2 miles come to stop sign turn RIGHT go 100 yards and turn RIGHT into paved driveway at large Bethany Retreat Center rock.the paved driveway.

From the South:
Take I-99 to Bald Eagle Exit #52
Come to stop sign turn LEFT onto Route 350
Come to traffic light go STRAIGHT onto Route 350 North
Go 13 miles to Philipsburg. Coming into Philipsburg come to first traffic light go STRAIGHT and you will be on Route 322 W. (for a couple of blocks)
Come to next traffic light go STRAIGHT.
Come to traffic light and turn RIGHT (Sheetz on the right) onto Route 53 North.
Stay on Route 53N for about 4 ½ miles and you will see a Pacific Pride gas station/Country Convenience on the right but you will make a LEFT onto Deer Creek Road.
Go 4 miles come to stop sign go STRAIGHT.
Go about 8 miles to next stop sign and make a RIGHT onto 879 towards Frenchville. Go about 2 miles.
Arriving in Frenchville you will go past a closed gas station on the right and then the Susquehanna Rural Free Clinic. Go 1/8 mile past the Free Clinic and turn RIGHT onto VFW Road (our sign is there). The road will be paved then turn to dirt - stay on that road for 1 ½ miles come to stop sign make a RIGHT go 100 yards and turn RIGHT at the large Bethany Retreat Center Rock and into the driveway.

From the East:
Take I-80 West to Exit 133, Kylertown.
Come to traffic light go STRAIGHT through and you will be on Rolling Stone Road.
Continue on this road for 10 miles.
You will come to a “Y” in the road VEER LEFT and come to a stop sign.
Turn LEFT onto Route 879 and go about 2 miles.
Look for Bethany Retreat Center sign on the LEFT and VFW Rd. (there is a VFW Club there, if you go past the road just pull through their parking lot onto VFW Rd.)
Turn LEFT onto VFW Road and it will turn to dirt.
Go 2 miles to stop sign, turn RIGHT go about 50 yards and turn RIGHT into paved driveway.


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