Quilt Auction for Dorm 1 Renovation Fundraiser

We have partnered with our Mt. Chestnut Quilting retreat to present this beautiful tumbling block star quilt was partially hand stitched over 25 years ago and recently quilted by machine. These bold green, blue, and red colors jump off of the black background. The back of the quilt is solid red with a threaded stitch pattern. Quilt fits a double bed ( 82”x 99”). Starting bid $450, proceeds benefit our nonprofit, dorm renovation.
Auction runs Oct 1-Oct 30th, closing at 11:00 AM.

Welcome to Mount Chestnut Nazarene Retreat Center

You Have Meeting and Retreat Needs - Let Us Solve Them For You

Welcome to Mount Chestnut Nazarene Retreat Center

You Have Meeting and Retreat Needs - Let Us Solve Them For You

Mount Chestnut Retreat Center – A Ministry Of Pittsburgh District Church Of The Nazarene

177 North Road | Butler, PA 16001 | Phone: 724.287.5867 |  Email Contact 

Mount Chestnut Retreat Center
A Ministry Of Pittsburgh District Church Of The Nazarene

177 North Road
Butler, PA 16001
Phone: 724.287.5867
Email Contact 

Located in the Mt. Chestnut area just northwest of Butler, PA, we are just off US Highway 422 and convenient to Interstate 79, Route 8, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Map Us

Whether you are planning a business meeting or retreat, client networking weekend, church board retreat, teen camp, or children's camping weekend, we exist to serve you. We also have facilities for family reunions, wedding receptions, and corporate training.

Our rural and peaceful setting is perfect for a pastoral retreat. And our spacious camping areas provide an excellent stopping point for weary travelers looking for a Christian-friendly environment. For RV and Tent camping, please contact the District Office at 724.287.5867 or click below.

If you are looking for a place to have your church, ministry, or event banquet, our experienced chef is waiting to serve you. Let us know what your needs are and a member of our team will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Whether you are planning a business meeting or retreat, client networking weekend, church board retreat, teen camp, or children's camping weekend, we exist to serve you. We also have facilities for family reunions, wedding receptions, and corporate training.

Our rural and peaceful setting is perfect for a pastoral retreat. And our spacious camping areas provide an excellent stopping point for weary travelers looking for a Christian-friendly environment. For RV and Tent camping, please contact the District Office at 724.287.5867 or click below.

If you are looking for a place to have your church, ministry, or event banquet, our experienced chef is waiting to serve you. Let us know what your needs are and a member of our team will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Dorm 1 Reno Has Begun!

AUGUST: Demo Building (disconnect electric, tear out bunks, sinks, toilets, hot water tank, knock out interior block walls, remove ceiling and insulation, bust up concrete and remove piping)

We have a demo workday scheduled for Sat August 7th. Lunch will be provided.

SEPTEMBER: Piping Infrastructure (layout piping for sewer and water, pressure test water pipe, lay in gravel, plastic, and pour concrete, potential relocation of windows).

OCTOBER: Electric & HVAC (install breaker panel, hook up electric and HVAC)

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER: Rebuild (install studs of interior walls, electrical, ductwork, bathroom vents, water lines, and shower faucets, insulation, pocket doors, drywall ceiling, install showers, mud seams, sand)

JANUARY/FEBRUARY: Finish Work (paint, install fixtures and doors, bathroom flooring, carpet, door trim, and baseboards).

We are welcoming all volunteers!

Housing and meals provided when available.

Contact our Center Director.

Partner With Us To Provide Private, Individual
Restrooms For Our Dorm 1 Renovation

Partner With Us To Provide Private, Individual Restrooms For Our Dorm 1 Renovation

Dorm 1 is centrally located to the hub of our retreat center, but cannot be utilized year-round in its current state. Our goal is to renovate the interior of this dorm so that it is similar in layout to Gorring. The purpose of our “Pledge a Potty” Campaign is to raise money through donations to fund the complete renovation of 9 private restrooms for each guest room, one restroom will be handicap accessible.

So far, we have raised 80% of our goal!!!

[$37,335.70 out of $46,500]

What Our Visitors Say

Colleen Smith

A great retreat experience! The Center looked great and the food was excellent! Thank you for having everything prepared for us and for your time and attention.

Larissa Nicholson

We had a Woman's Retreat this weekend and it was amazing! Our whole group had so much fun and I'll definitely be at the next one.

John and Gayle Stahlman

Our ministry has been renting the Center for a summer camp for almost 20 years. We have enjoyed working with Colleen and the other staff. They are most accommodating and permit us to run our camp as we always have. 

Bill Kramer

We hold our annual Men's Retreat at the Center. We are always taken care of, our set-up is always easy, the food is great, and the cost is very reasonable. The camp has truly been a blessing to me and the group I represent.

Patti Smith

I have been during ladies scrapbooking retreats for about 10 years now. Mt. Chestnut Nazarene Center has always accommodated us gone out of their way to make sure our retreats are fun and cost-effective. 

Tom Aaron

I have been directing our District Teen Camp at Mt. Chestnut for 12 years. Colleen is there to help and serve our needs. The staff is courteous and Mark, the cook, did a fantastic job and the meals were delicious. I'm not sure you could find better service. 

Amy Shepherd

Mt. Chestnut is a wonderful place to host events for Scrapbook Station. The staff always go above and beyond to make my events the absolute best they can be. 

Upcoming Events

Mt. Chestnut Fall 2021 Quilting Retreat

October 29 – 30, 2021
Quilting Retreat Weekend includes: demonstrations & vendors, food & lodging, Chinese & silent auction, bring a fat quarter for a drawing, bring a bed quilt for display (Quilter’s choice award). The retreat center has easy access for unloading, parking close to buildings, quilting, and dining within the same building. There is plenty of lighting, cutting stations, and a shared snack table. Each quilter has their own 8-foot table.

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Phone: 724.287.5867 | Fax: 724.870.4842  | Email Contact