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Start Planning: Family Reunions & Retreats

The MacLeod Barn Abbey stands peaceful and serene at the edge of historic New Harmony, Indiana. Surrounded by a palette of green, standing by the Wabash River, the Barn Abbey is a place for fellowship, reunions, and retreats.

Every year the Barn Abbey hosts a multitude of different organizations and personal reunions. University of Southern Indiana hosts weekends away for their diversity projects and center for communal studies program. The Ropewalk Reading Series has spent their winter retreats at the Barn Abbey. Several local families have spent weekends at the Barn Abbey for their yearly family gatherings.

Why is it so popular?

The Barn Abbey features two floors of bedrooms and can sleep a total of 28 people. Included on each floor are community bathrooms and showers. The communal space can accommodate up to 50 people. The facility houses a full kitchen in order to prepare group meals. Overnight stays are available with a 15-person minimum. Bed linens, bath linens, and kitchen facilities (including a coffee maker, ice machine, refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, dishes, pots, pans and tableware) are provided.

Large, overnight gatherings can become quite costly at hotels. The Barn Abbey has a lot of open indoor and outdoor space that is especially useful when young children are underfoot! The full kitchen makes meal preparation for gatherings and potlucks simple and easy to clean-up. Shopping and sightseeing is also an option with the Barn Abbey being so close to the main square of New Harmony.

Now is the perfect time to plan a memory-making reunion or group retreat, Start with a visit to www.visitnewharmony.com. To get more details on the Barn Abbey contact Chris Laughbaum with questions about your next reunion or retreat at: 812-682-3050.


About Leah Dugan

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