The monastery is about 6,500 feet above sea level. The summer months of July and August can be quite wet. Snow is common in winter as is mud in spring. In the winter months, rooms are heated with gas space heaters.
The weather can be very cold in during winter and quite hot on summer days with cool mornings. You will need to bring appropriate clothing. No shorts in the chapel, refectory or guesthouse area, please.
All the meals are taken in the refectory, (the monastic dining room) accessible via the door leading to the Gift Shop. Meals are in silence, except for spiritual reading or music. If you plan to miss a main meal, please inform the Guestmaster. We do not serve red meat.
Linens, towels and soap are provided in the guests rooms. There is hot and cold running water in the bathrooms.
At the present time there is electricity in the cloister buildings, church and Ranch House. We provide rechargable battery powered lamps for use in other areas. Please bring a flashlight and, if needed a battery powered alarm clock.
We use a satellite telephone at the monastery and do not allow its use by the guests. If someone needs to reach you in case of an emergency, they can call (801)545-8567. The nearest regular telephone is at Ghost Ranch, about 15 miles from the monastery.
Finally, no pets, please.