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Why Should We Book Our Event at Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal?

Why look elsewhere when your group can have all your meeting and overnight accommodations within one building, housed on a lovely, tranquil 100+ acres along the Lower Niagara River?  Located just across the road from the Stella Niagara Preserve which is owned and operated by the Western New York Land Conservancy, Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal is just ten miles north of majestic Niagara Falls, NY (and the Rainbow Bridge to Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada) via the Niagara Scenic Parkway.  

Following are some of the many reasons groups and individual retreatants consider Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal their RETREAT CENTER OF CHOICE in Western New York: 

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols Changed as of 10/1/22

Although we encourage our guests to be fully vaccinated, we have stopped confirming vaccination status as of October 1, 2022. 

This remains subject to change should circumstances require a revision in our current procedures.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara!


“One Nation, Under God” - July 4, 2017

“One Nation, Under God” - July 4, 2017

Nancy P. Askins, PhD, CMQ/OE

Happy Independence Day! Whenever the Fourth of July comes around, I always happily seek out the musical “1776”. Much to my husband’s dismay, I know (and gloriously sing) almost every song, imagining myself right there (in a musical version of achieving independence) with John & Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas & Martha Jefferson, and the rest of the patriots who labored to create our glorious nation.

I’ve Never Been on a Retreat … What’s It Like?

I’ve Never Been on a Retreat … What’s It Like?

By Dr. Nancy P. Askins, Executive Director, Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara

“What is it like to go on a retreat? I’ve never been on one.” This has been expressed numerous times by prospective guests calling our retreat center. One of my favorite sayings is, “Every expert was once a beginner”, and I can honestly say there are now many “retreat experts” who enjoy making retreats quite frequently.

Taking Time for Retreats

by Nancy P. Askins, PhD, Executive Director Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center at Stella Niagara

Isn’t it time for your next, or first, retreat? In today’s stress-filled world, people are running here and there, everywhere, maintaining schedules of activities that are almost impossible to keep. Yet we somehow manage to get things done, so we reasonably assume we can truly handle everything, right? Guess again! Even though we THINK may be accomplishing the many tasks of our lives, far too often we are kidding ourselves.