Discover our 2018 Retreat Location:

Nacogdoches, Texas

 

 

HISTORY. BEAUTY. NATURE.

The perfect place to inspire you creatively and disconnect from daily life! From beautiful gardens and landscapes, to prime antiquing, to family-owned businesses in the downtown shopping district, to historical walking tours, and more, learn about our 2018 retreat location below.

 

THE OLDEST TOWN IN TEXAS

Nacogdoches has flown under nine flags. Considered to be the oldest town in Texas, Nacogdoches was founded in 1779. This town is booming with history and stories from years past beginning with the Caddo tribe, who lived in the area before the Spanish, through the present day. Learn about the city's history by taking a walking tour or visiting one of the many historical sites.

 

GARDEN CAPITAL OF TEXAS

Nacogdoches has been designated by the Texas Legislature as the Garden Capital of Texas. From compact pocket parks to the native landscapes at historic sites to the extensive network of gardens and trails on the SFA campus, notable green spaces provide peaceful spots for relaxation and reflection and opportunities for edification and discovery.

 

OUTDOOR RECREATION & HIKING

Whether you’re a spectator or a participant, Nacogdoches abounds in options for getting outside and enjoying the outdoors. From biking and hiking to water sports and adventure, the Garden Capital of Texas offers parks, creeks, rivers, lakes, forests, fields and sports venues to thrill even the most active enthusiast. Nearby hiking includes the 5.89 mile Lanana Creek Trail, originally a Native American footpath that weaves through thickets of local wildflowers. 

 
 

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
& THE FREDONIA HOTEL

Retreat events will be held at the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University and residential housing rooms will be available for anyone interested in staying on campus during the event.

We'll also have rooms available (at a special discounted rate) at the The Fredonia Hotel, a historic boutique hotel. Relax and unwind in rooms overlooking historic downtown, comfortable suites, onsite dining, and onsite pool.

For more details about retreat housing, click here.

 

Want to learn more about Nacogdoches? 
See visitnacogdoches.org.