Thank you for your interest in the Columban Fathers Retreat Center, located in the heart of Bellevue, NE. The facility is designed to accommodate groups of five to 49 for overnight stays in a dorm-style center. Each of the two upper floors have eleven double rooms. Two double and one single room are available on the main floor. The second and third floors both have a men and women’s restroom, each containing three toilets and three shower stalls along with a large vanity and sink. Two single restrooms are available on the main floor.
The main floor common area is able to accommodate up to 100 guests for dining or meetings/conferences. AV equipment is also available for rent in this area.
A catering kitchen is located off the common area with three sinks and plenty of countertop area. Also provided is a large commercial refrigerator, separate chest freezer, microwave, 4-slice toaster, a (30 cup) coffee maker and a (10 cup) coffee maker for your use. The kitchen does not have a stove or oven, so please feel free to contact us for catering suggestions.
There is an elevator with access to all three levels to accommodate guests who are unable to use the stairs, and there is a ground-level entrance on the west-side of the building.
Please feel free to walk around the beautiful Columban Fathers campus during your visit. The property has many tree-lined roadways, large open fields for group activities and a beautiful walking path down to a private grotto. A new 20’x40’ pavilion was added in 2014 and is also available for your event.
Directions from I-80 (Omaha, NE): travel South on Kennedy Freeway, exit at Highway 370 and turn left onto Harlan Drive. Continue to east to Galvin Road and then turn right, at the streetlight turn left onto Mission Avenue. Two blocks down turn left onto Calhoun Street. Drive all the way to the top of the hill until you see the entrance to the Columban property. As you enter the campus the first large, brick building on your left is the priest residence, continue down the road and take the next left, this will take you right into the parking lot north of the Columban Retreat Center. The access ramp in the back of the building is available to offload items, please do not park there.
Our address is: Columban Fathers, 1902 N. Calhoun Street, St. Columbans, NE 68056.
For more information and to check availability, please contact us at 402-291-1920. Tours are available by appointment. Office hours: (M-F) 9:00am-3:30pm.
Thank you for taking the time to look through our website and we look forward to hearing from you!
- Retreat Center Meeting Room: $145.00 per day, plus $33.00 per person/per night for the use of sleeping rooms (max. 2 people per room)
- Retreat Center Meeting Room + Pavilion area: $350.00 all day
- Pavilion only: $225.00 all day (8:00am-10:00pm)
- Pavilion only: $125.00 for up to 4 hours
- Lounge Meeting Room: $145.00 per day
- AV Equip (available at the RC and the Columban Lounge: $25.00 per building/per day (charged per day for entire stay)
- Grotto: $75.00 for up to 4 hours
- Chapel (no charge)
(Note: The Columban Fathers themselves are unable to offer guided retreats, groups using the facilities provide their own facilitator. There is a minimum requirement of five or more people in order to rent out the Columban Retreat Center.)