Nada Carmelite Hermitage and Retreat Center
The Spiritual Life Institute of America locally known as Nada Carmelite Hermitage is currently a Roman Catholic retreat center situated on approximately 100 acres at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains near Crestone, Colorado (to see video and full photo gallery, click here). Property includes: Chapel; Community Building; Fourteen move-in ready Hermitages and three additional Hermitages not currently in use; Shop & Maintenance Center with pottery studio and community room which can be an apartment; Three bay garage w/attached greenhouse. Acreage includes several additional residential building sites within The Baca Grande subdivision. It is bordered on the west by protected U.S. Fish & Wildlife nature preserve and on the east by greenbelt. Many furnishings are included and 14 hermitages come furnished. Located three miles from the town of Crestone with services and close to the wilderness and hiking trails. Many other spiritual communities are in the area.
The Chapel, Community Building (Agape) and 17 hermitages of which 14 are in full use and three more can be placed into use are located on two adjacent tracts totaling 66.201 acres (called Nada South and Nada North) zoned Institutional. The workshop/maintenance center and community room/apartment buildings are located on a consolidated Baca lot parcel of 12.63 AC. All facilities are connected to the community Baca Water system The Hermitages are on septic systems The maintenance complex is on the community Baca Sanitation system. Five of the hermitages have ETS heat. Remainder are passive solar and wood stoves. In addition, there is a 21.972AC buffer tract. There are three groups of Baca lots included which are zoned residential.