Lodging at Mount Chestnut Nazarene Retreat Center
Gorring Hall is connected to Baun Lobby and consists of 8 rooms with 2 twin beds in each room, sleeping 16 total. Each room in Gorring has its own private restroom. Room 8 of Gorring is handicap accessible meeting ADA requirements. (We are currently in the process of renovating the rooms in Gorring as we remove wallpaper and paint and redecorate to freshen up these rooms). Guests who lodge in Gorring have benefit of attending programs in our MPB and dining hall without ever going outdoors.
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Down the hall outside of Gorring you will see another lodging facility, Dorm 1. Typically I do not show guests the interior of this facility as it represents our past. Dorm 1 is the only dorm on grounds that has not been renovated and has its original interior. Dorm 1 is used during summer months for overflow housing when needed and is shut down and winterized from October until May. Our future goal is to renovate Dorm 1, making it available year-round and to mirror that in appearance to Gorring.
Whitling Lodge is our motel style dorm with 6 family style rooms: 3 rooms facing the MPB parking lot and 3 rooms facing the roadway. Rooms in Whitling have a similar appearance with 2 bunk beds: 1 bunk with a full size bed at the bottom and a twin bed on top and 1 set of twin bunk beds, sleeping between 24-30 total. Rooms have their own restroom with the toilet and shower in one room and the sink and mirror outside the shower facilities. Rooms have their own window heat/AC units to control each room individually.
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There are 2 sides to Dorm 4, Side A & B. These dorm rooms are mirrored exactly the same and are the traditional barrack style bunk houses one might recall from camping in their youth. Each side is a large open room with 10 single bunk beds, sleeping a total of 20 per side. Dorm 4 is ideal and favored by large groups of children/youth. The restroom area consists of 2 toilets, 3 showers and 4 sinks with mirrors. Showers have a private space for changing before entering the shower.
Upper: There are 5 rooms in the upper portion of Oak Grove. Each room comes with a full size (or Queen) bed and a bunk bed, sleeping 15-20 total. These 5 rooms share 2 restrooms in the middle of the hall; each restroom has one toilet, sink and shower. Room 5 of Oak Grove upper has its own powder room (toilet and sink) and private entrance.
Lower: The lower rooms of Oak Grove, rooms 6 & 7 have private entrances. Each room has a Queen sized bed and a bunk bed, sleeping 3-4 per room. The restrooms of these two rooms have been renovated with new tile showers and floors and are fully compliant with ADA making it easy for individuals with physical challenges to lodge in these rooms.
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The shoebox is an appealing place to rest on the chairs on the deck of this small house. This house is used year round with 2 bedrooms, a full kitchen/living room and bathroom. One bedroom has a double bed the other a bunk bed, sleeping a 3-4 people. Cots can be set up to add lodging for this space. The kitchen comes with a full size fridge, dishwasher, oven, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, dinnerware and utensils. Often this house is used in the fall/winter months to provide a free retreat place for Pastors to come disconnect and rest for renewal.
The Bunk House
This seasonal facility is a large open room with bunk beds. It serves as overflow lodging for staff and/or campers. There is no restroom and guests have to walk to the outhouses. Most times you can find guests relaxing on the chairs or swing of the bunk house porch enjoying the landscaping around this facility.
The name of this dorm indicates at one time it was used to house kitchen workers. It is now a year round facility used by many throughout camps and retreats. Marked by the Coke vending machine, this dorm has 10 rooms, 8 of which have 2 sets of bunk beds and 2 rooms have 1 set of bunks. The Staff dorm sleeps 36 people. All 10 rooms share 2 restrooms in the middle of the dorm. Each restroom has 2 toilets, 1 sink and 1 shower with private changing area.
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Mt. Chestnut Retreat Center – A Ministry Of Pittsburgh District Church Of The Nazarene |177 North Road | Butler, PA 16001 | Phone: 724.287.5867 | Fax: 724.256.5610 | Email Contact