St. Mary's Art Hotel and Retreat Center
Built in 1875, St. Mary’s Art & Retreat Center is the Grand Dame of Virginia City and is a National Historic Landmark. Our tours combine both history and art. Take a glimpse into the story and lives of individuals who stayed at the hospital. Wander through our 5 galleries and view original art. The St Mary’s permanent collection is housed throughout the guest rooms.
We look forward to your visit!
2013 SPRING/SUMMER HOURS: Thursday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
Panoramic photo of St. Mary’s Art and Retreat Center by our Creative Director: Frances Melhop
Take some time out for self improvement taught by experienced artists , artisan craftspeople or yoga professionals.
St. Mary’s Art & Retreat Center is a place where creativity can be explored in an atmosphere of quiet beauty. We believe creativity is developed within the group – individuals coming together through collaboration and connection; synthesizing a solution greater than the minds and sums of its parts.
St. Mary’s Art & Retreat Center is available for rental year round for all disciplines and all groups from business meetings and workshops, to artist retreats, family reunions, writer’s workshops, church groups, yoga and martial arts, meditation and more. More About Art Retreats
Take a tour of one of Virginia City's most Historic Landmarks.
St. Mary’s Art & Retreat Center, a National Historic Landmark, was formerly known as the St. Mary Louise Hospital. Built in 1875 by the Sisters of Charity and Father Patrick Manogue, this four-story, gabled, red brick structure with Doric columns sits on land donated by Mrs. John W. (Mary Louise) Mackay, wife of one of the four Bonanza Kings. More About Historical Tours
View and buy artworks in one of our 5 Gallery spaces.
Let us take you on a magical journey into the world of St Mary’s, Virginia City then and now, surrounded by the artworks of established and emerging artists More About Art Galleries
Enjoy a gourmet full Bed and Breakfast featuring food creations from The Best Chefs in Virginia City.
Yoga Retreats. Foodie Getaways. Business Meetings. Ghost Tours. Astronomy. School Trips. More About Our Other Services
See works of art from Internationally renowned artists in our North and South Galleries. Create your own art in our lovely old historic mansion’s creative spaces. Experience breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from our “hundred mile” view. See the stars every night. We’ve thought of everything – every amenity and comfort of home for your stay to be perfect. Great coffee in the morning and great social gatherings at night. Over 90% of our business is repeat business. BOOK YOUR Virginia City Vacation Experience Today!