Planning for Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer Retreats?  Call Us ... We're Open!

... with select COVID-related limitations 

(Updated 11/9/21)

We are your HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME Retreat Center of Choice


WELCOME to the CENTER OF RENEWAL!  Since the measures related to the COVID-19 virus in Western New York have been steadily improving albeit with some variation, the Center of Renewal (COR) Retreat & Conference Center has been happily welcoming retreat guests for the past few months, both organized groups and individual retreatants. 

Now is the perfect time to take a break from the stress and strain life has given us for the past many months, and focus on a relaxing, spiritual renewal retreat.  Call us to reserve and confirm your overnight retreats. 


For mutual safety and health, Stella Niagara and the Center of Renewal (COR) is requiring everyone to be FULLY VACCINATED (original vaccination cards w/dates required) unless  unvaccinated due to a documented medical or religious exemption  submitted at least two weeks in advance of anticipated arrival at COR.   If there is an exemption, evidence of negative results from a COVID-19 tests administered within 48-72 hours of arrival at COR will be required.  "Fully vaccinated" means you received two vaccinations of either Pfizer or Moderna (or one J&J vaccine) plus completed the two weeks waiting period AFTER the last injection date.  Health and safety protocols are adopted as guided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Niagara County, and the Stella Niagara leadership team. 

MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE, whether vaccinated or not.  If you are moving, you are maskedAll guests must wear proper facial masks at all times whenever on the move in the all common areas, for example, while traveling in hallways, gathering in or walking through meeting rooms, walking within the COR Dining Room, etc. If you're on the move, you're in a maskContact COR staff for specifics.

Simply call our offices (716-754-7376) to discuss special pandemic arrangements necessary at this time for overall safety. We will continue making decisions on an ongoing basis until we are past living in a "COVID world", with status pending depending upon current and projected COVID-19 rates in our area.

MEALS IN COR DINING ROOM:  Tables will be arranged for social distancing as needed.  With safety and social distancing of prime concern, outside caterers or restaurants will not  be permitted to deliver food to COR guests.  Also, please do not plan to bring in food to share with others or consume for your own meals.  Due to health & safety regulations and contractual agreements, our guests are not permitted to bring in food to share with others or have for their own full mealsAnyone with dietary restrictions and/or allergies should contact COR staff well in advance of your date of arrival for special arrangements with our onsite food service caterer.

TO CONTACT OUR STAFF:  Please call us at (716) 754-7376 to make reservations for future dates from now through December 2025.  Our office schedules are flexible based upon guest need and projects underway, and phone messages are retrieved daily.  We look forward to welcoming you in the near future to the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara.