Only 30 minutes from the Quad Cities

Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat offers in-person and online retreats! 

  • Check the web calendar for details. Download the 2024 January-June calendar HERE...
  • Cancellation Policy: When a sponsored retreat is canceled by The Prairie Retreat, refunds are given to all who have registered. When a retreatant cancels, there are no refunds.
  • Scholarships are available for all sponsored and private retreats. Please contact 563-374-1092 or olpretreat@chmiowa.org for more information regarding fees and scholarships.
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Spend a day, a weekend, or even a week, reflecting, meditating and appreciating the beauty of God’s creation in a very special place deep in the midwest countryside: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, near Wheatland, Iowa. Only 40 minutes from downtown Davenport yet far from the hectic pace of life, The Prairie offers people of all faiths an environment of quiet beauty conducive to:

  • personal prayer and reflection,
  • inner growth and nurturing the soul,
  • group team building, creative thinking and decision making.

This short 1:00 minute video will give you an idea of the beauty of The Prairie - with a bird's eye view. 

You can see even more by clicking this link to terrific news coverage.

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Whether you come alone or with a group, you’ll find a welcoming environment designed to renew the human spirit:

For those with a focus on eco-friendly experiences The Prairie is sure to please:

  • Surrounded by 100 acres of natural prairie grass and timber – no chemicals added
  • Abundant native wildlife
  • Fresh Iowa country air
  • No bottled water – filtered H2O fresh from the well
  • Delicious home cooked meals - locally grown and organic whenever possible
  • China and flatware meal service (forget the paper & plastic!)
  • Solar energy
  • Click here for the CHM Land Ethic and Principles of Sustainability document


Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is a ministry of the Congregation of the Humility of Mary and is located in rural east central Iowa on a 100-acre native grass prairie woodland along the Wapsipinicon River.

The Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Avenue, Wheatland, Iowa 52777