Retreat Center in Maryland

Retreats in Maryland

River Valley Ranch has served as a premier Maryland retreat center in the scenic, rolling hills of Central Maryland since 1952. A convenient drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Northern Virginia, our comfortable and modern retreat facilities will more than meet your needs.

RVR offers group retreat facility rentals at two campuses on our property, just minutes apart— Frontier Town in the valley and Fort Roller on the hill— and our exciting selection of group retreat activities will send you home with memories for a lifetime!

While many of RVR's retreat rental groups are Christian churches & schools, we also welcome groups that do not have a religious purpose (i.e. schools, non-profits, businesses, etc.) so long as the activities and programs of these groups are not in conflict with our Statement of Faith and values. We are confident that our faith convictions enable us to better serve your retreat group, whether or not you fully subscribe to our beliefs. We simply ask that you respect our principles and abide by our conduct requirements while at RVR.

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Retreat facility rentals only available October to November and March to April.

A typical RVR retreat lasts from Friday until Sunday (2 nights), but custom or midweek schedules can sometimes be arranged. Learn more on our Retreat Rates & Information page.

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Youth Retreats


There's no better unique and exciting environment to engage your students than at RVR! Customize and plan your own weekend using RVR’s facilities and unique challenging experiences. An RVR host will serve your group while on site. Besides set meal and store times, the entire retreat is customizable— it’s your retreat!

RVR Programmed

An RVR Programmed retreat is your complete retreat. RVR takes care of all the details so you can spend your time investing in your students! That’s right, we'll provide everything from the band and speaker to the activities and food...all you have to do is book and show up. The program is a purposeful merger of faith and fun— the fun doesn’t stop when students enter the service and the focus on Christ is woven throughout the activities. Programmed retreats are currently offered for Middle and High School student groups in the Winter:


Weekends in January & February, RVR is packed full with church youth groups from near and far for these epic retreats. Learn more >>

Private Group Retreat

Ideally set up for church retreats of all types, RVR provides a peaceful escape where guests can spend time connecting with others or being refreshed by time alone by the river or hiking one of RVR's many nature trails. When it's time to come together, RVR's multiple meeting spaces for both large and small groups will provide all the multimedia needs of today in a comfortable, climate controlled space. You won't go home hungry either, as RVR is known far and wide for its delicious, homemade food!

Corporate Team Building Retreats

Looking for a unique experience to bring your employees together and forge a team connection, or just to thank them with an exciting, refreshing time away from the grind? Activities and opportunities abound at RVR.

For more information call 443.712.1010, , or click below to make a retreat inquiry and start the booking process. We look forward to serving you at RVR!

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Retreat facility rentals only available October to November and March to April.