Private, personally self-directed retreats of any length are offered anytime during the year.


To accommodate this, we have two spaces available to rent, the Peace Haven apartment and the Francis Hermitage room.


Peace Haven can also be used by families or individuals visiting sick or dying loved ones in the area.



< Brochure for using Peace Haven for private or group retreats.


< Brochure for using Peace Haven to visit relatives in healthcare facilities.




Click Below To Learn More About The Francis Room:



Introducing "Peace Haven"

A New Sanctuary Within Shalom


Shalom has opened a new space for public use. Peace Haven, a newly renovated former apartment located within the center will dually serve two functions for visitors to Shalom and the Dubuque area.

Foremost, Peace Haven will offer a new private retreat and hermitage space for groups. The space provides 6 bedrooms (2 double & 4 twin beds), 2 full bathrooms, a furnished living room (with cable television), full kitchen (including a refrigerator, stove, and microwave), Wi-Fi, and a private entrance separate from Shalom’s main entrance.


This sanctuary was fully renovated in July. Peace Haven can be rented for a few hours, a day, an overnight, or longer, — all dependent upon availability. Guests to Peace Haven can request the space for daytime use for $45. Overnight stays are available at $50 per person per night for 2 to 4 guests, and at $45 per person per night for 5 or 6 guests. There is a limit of 6 guests at any one time.


One of the most exciting new features of Peace Haven that separates it from other rooms available to rent at Shalom is the kitchen, which offers guests the opportunity to prepare their own meals. However, meals may also be available to guests at an additional cost if a Shalom event serving meals is already ongoing during their stay. Please inquire about availability of meals for purchase during your stay.

In addition to providing a new retreat space, Peace Haven will serve an additional function as a Ronald McDonald House® inspired accommodation for visitors to relatives in area healthcare facilities. Peace Haven is available for individuals who are attending funerals or visiting loved ones in hospitals. It provides a family-oriented place for brief or extended visits. In the spirit of compassionate hospitality, there will not be a specified cost to use the space for this purpose, however freewill donations will be accepted. A time exchange of cleaning the space before departure is the only requested offering. The space is available for up to seven days for this purpose.




Living Room






For an additional cost, guests may also choose to walk the indoor labyrinth or schedule spiritual direction. A wellness center in the lower level of Shalom offers massage, healing touch, reiki, reflexology, and psychotherapy by appointment. We also invite you to browse the spiritual resource library and gift shop during your stay.

The environment around the Shalom Center includes safe walking paths, an 81-acre prairie, a meditation garden, and several patios with seating.

Shalom's atmosphere of spirituality and peacefulness attracts many civic, religious, non-profit, and educational groups and organizations.

Our mission: Founded in the Franciscan tradition, Shalom Spirituality Center is a sacred space in a peaceful environment, calling people to God and to fullness of life.

Shalom staff welcomes the opportunity to share this sacred space with the community.



TO BOOK PEACE HAVEN, call Shalom at: 563-582-3592
e-mail Shalom at:

Then, mail or deliver your payment to:

Shalom Spirituality Center
1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, IA 52001


Reservations are requested at least one week in advance. Thank you.



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