Retreats and Conference Center

Mount Carmel Ministries located north of Alexandria, Minnesota overlooking beautiful Lake Carlos is the peaceful destination your group or event is searching for. Retreat, conference, and event facilities are available for reservation year round. This place set apart provides a gorgeous setting, first rate housing accommodations, flexible meeting facilities, terrific meals, and a staff waiting to serve you. All these factors will help create the experience your group desires.

Mount Carmel is waiting to welcome you!

If you are looking for a retreat space for a women’s retreats, men’s retreats, prayer and healing retreats, church council or leadership retreats, crafting or quilting retreats, pre-marriage and marriage retreats, and many others Mount Carmel is here to help. There are lots of options for retreat meeting and lodging which provide a space apart for rest and renewal.


If you a looking for a weekend location (October-May) for some time away with your family, there are charming year round cabins available for your family. The view of the sunrise from your deck will be on of the highlights of your family’s retreat away.


If you are a looking for a quiet time away for a personal/individual retreat, there are many private places for reservation which can meet these goals. After your time apart you will leave feeling rested and refreshed ready to return to your life.

Conferences & Day Meetings
If you are planning a conference and looking for a conference center to meet your needs, Mount Carmel can work with you to plan the logistics of this gathering. Centrally located in Minnesota, Mount Carmel is easily accessible for guests coming from a regional area. Our largest meeting room can accommodate groups of up to 350 people. Many smaller breakout area options exist. Catered menus can be selected to suit your conference food requests.


If you are looking for a location for a day meeting or training for your church, community or business gathering Mount Carmel is available. With flexible meeting locations and outstanding food your day experience at Mount Carmel will make your group to want to return again and again.


Special Events & Weddings
If you are looking for a memorable place to host your special events such as community and business holiday parties, concerts, anniversary parties, milestone birthday gatherings, family reunions, and others events look no further. Our diverse facilities and food can help to make any of these experiences unforgettable.


If you are looking for a location for your wedding and reception, Mount Carmel provides a unique experience for this special family occasion. Weddings can be reserved throughout each year. The worship area for a wedding can accommodate up to 350 people and the reception area can accommodate 200-225 people.


Rates are available for a variety of retreats and events. Pricing is usually a per person package rate such as 2 nights and 4 meals (a standard weekend retreat). Fees will vary depending on the facilities you wish to use and other special accommodations you request.

Reservation Information
Dates are available for rental up to a year in advance on a first come, first serve basis. Upon making a reservation, a contract will be sent with deposit information. Typically a non-refundable deposit for 25% of your estimated rental fee is due two months from when the reservation is made. Once a signed contract and deposit is received, your reservation is finalized.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Jill at (800) 793-4311 or