All visits to Well of Mercy are by advance reservation for both Day visit and Overnight stays. Please contact the office Wednesday – Saturday, from 10am-5pm to check availability.
“A sacred space. A healing place. A place of grace. God is here.”
Private guest rooms are appointed with a desk, recliner and private bath. Linens and blankets are provided. A room for those who are physically challenged is available upon request. All spaces are designed with quiet in mind, leaving technology behind.
For the comfort of all guests, Well of Mercy is Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free, Fragrance-Free, and Pet-Free. Please leave these items at home.
The Sisters House – available for small groups, this house includes 4 large bedrooms, each with a private bath and a private screened porch. The shared kitchen also includes a small screened porch. The living room with gas fireplace is a cozy meeting area for groups of 4-10 people. The adjacent Community Room makes for an excellent gathering space and can accommodate up to 20 people.
SunRise & SunSet Houses – each guest house includes 6 private bedrooms / private baths with a shared kitchen. The guesthouses adjoin Well House (office & dining room) by way of a spacious covered porch, dotted with rocking chairs and swings.
Cottages 1 & 2 – these small park mobile homes provide a bit more privacy and are only a stones’ throw from Well House (office/dining room). Included is a small kitchen, breakfast sitting area, living room and private porch overlooking the woods and creek.
Take a Tour
Take a virtual trip to Well of Mercy before your retreat to get a feel for the environment. Or revisit the video after your retreat and return to the special places from your time on this healing property.
Come “on your own” for a time of personal reflection, rest, restoration, and renewal. Your private retreat provides time in a supportive and contemplative environment for you to explore the quiet sanctuary of Well of Mercy.
Enjoy the beauty of Well of Mercy while walking the prayer path, reflecting at one of the fourteen prayer stations, watching the creek take your cares away, sitting on a bench or lying in one of the hammock chairs.
Many guests enjoy listening to the sounds of the birds singing, watching the butterflies flutter by, or taking a nap in one of the many swings or rocking chairs.
During your unstructured and unscheduled retreat time you may wish to walk the outdoor labyrinth, meditate/pray in the Chapel in the woods, enjoy therapeutic services, visit the Peace Room library and read, journal your thoughts and musings, visit Laura’s Place and sit by the fire on a chilly day, or sit outside and listen to the sounds of nature.
Your personal retreat time is just for you to allow your body, mind and spirit the sacred space to renew.
All visits are by reservation. Call to check availability and to schedule your retreat.
Day in Nature: 10am-4pm (meals not included)
SunRise & SunSet Houses: 2-night minimum
Cottages 1 & 2: 4 night minimum
Check-In & Check-Out Info
- Check-in the day of your arrival is between 2:00 – 4:00 pm;
- Come to the Front Porch of the Office before parking your car
- Check-out from your room is by 11am day of departure.
- Sunday Departure from the property is by 11am (lunch is not provided)
- All other Departure days, departure from property is after lunch at 12noon and by 1:30pm.
- For the benefit of all, please NO late arrivals.
- Coming through Charlotte or Raleigh, please allow an additional 30 minutes travel time for traffic spikes.
- The gate closes at 6pm and reopens at 10am the following morning.
- No entry once the gate is closed.
- See Suggested Donation for Stay for rates which include complimentary meals.
Groups & Meetings
Well of Mercy can accommodate small groups (4-18 guests) for retreats that fall within our mission of providing quiet sanctuary and time in nature for reflection, rest and renewal for those choosing sacred time apart, enriching spiritual and emotional wellbeing.
Please complete the group request form to begin the process of identifying if Well is the right place to bring your group.
Group Rates & FAQ – see our Frequently Asked Questions.
Meals are lovingly prepared, nutritionally balanced and complementary to all registered overnight guests. Meals are an important part of the WELL experience. You may enjoy lunch and dinner in the dining room in community with other guests, or take your meal outside, or to your room. Breakfast is continental and available at your leisure in your guest house. Lunch and Dinner must be picked up in the dining room (i.e., room service is not available).
If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please notify the office at the time of reservation and plan to bring items to supplement our menus. A shared refrigerator is located in all guest housing.
Breakfast: Continental items provided
Lunch: 12 noon
Dinner: 5:30 pm
If you prefer to skip a meal(s), please notify the office in advance; otherwise a staff member will lovingly check to make sure you are okay.
Suggested Donation for Stay
Suggested nightly donations cover only a portion of the cost to maintain the beautiful 110-acre ministry. Any amount given above the suggested donation is tax-deductible. Note, money given in exchange for lodging is not tax-deductible. Well of Mercy is a 501(c)(3) not for profit ministry and depends 100% on the generosity of guests and friends.
Effective January 1, 2023, the suggested minimum nightly donations for single occupancy, which include complimentary meals are below. Note: double occupancy is only available in the Cottages.
SunRise/SunSet Guest Houses: $110 night/room
Cottages: $140/night-single occupancy; $180/night-double occupancy
Day Guest: $25- no lunch or $35 with lunch included (Note: Lunch is available on Saturdays only, & with limited availability)
Sister’s House: Groups only, not available for individual use
181 Mercy Lane
Hamptonville, NC 27020
Well of Mercy is accessible from two major airports:
Charlotte Douglas International (CLT), 5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28208. (66 miles south of Well of Mercy)
Piedmont Triad International (GSO), 1000 Ted Johnson Pkwy, Greensboro, NC 27409. (62 miles east of Well of Mercy)
All content found on Well of Mercy's website is intended as suggestions for independent spiritual exploration and is not meant to be prescriptive. Before beginning a practice, or engaging in an activity that may affect mental and/or physical health, please discuss any concerns with an appropriate medical or mental health provider.