Established in 1982, Nada Hermitage is the Colorado branch of the Spiritual Life Institute, a community of men and women living a communal life according to the primitive Carmelite ideal. We are situated at the base of the Sangre de Christo mountains in south-central Colorado near the small mountain community of Crestone. Nada Hermitage offers a unique environment for a wilderness retreat.  We are located at an altitude of 8000 feet at the base of the majestic Sangre de Christo Mountains, overlooking the expansive desert of the San Luis Valley.Our library of over 5,000 books includes spiritual classics and the best contemporary literature. We also have an extensive library of tapes. Our community building, library, and chapel are always open.

Crestone is home to numerous spiritual communities including several Buddhist groups and a Hindu Ashram. You may want to incorporate a visit to one of these other centers while you are staying with us. There are also many local opportunities for those seeking alternative health treatments or body work.