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. Just a short drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Northern Virginia, our comfortable and modern retreat facilities will more than meet your needs, and our exciting selection of group retreat activities will leave you with memories for a lifetime!

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Retreat facility rentals only available September to December and April to May.

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:


Every weekend from January to March, RVR is packed full with church youth groups from near and far for these epic retreats. Learn more >>

Private Groups

Ideally set up for church retreats of all types or adult retreats, 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 and we have a whole program dedicated to this! Click here to learn about our Corporate Experiences.

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!

Ready to Book? Inquire Now!

Retreat facility rentals only available September to December and April to May.