Chanco on the James hosts a number of retreats that promote the spiritual and physical wellness of God’s people. We also offer a place apart where you can have your own group or individual retreat. Whether you come to participate in one of our programs or plan one of your own, we hope you will find rest and rejuvenation while enjoying our exceptional Christian hospitality. A ministry of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Southern Virginia, Chanco is open year-round to meet all of your retreat needs.
Chanco is nestled on the James River on more than 125 wonderful wooded acres overlooking the beautiful James River. An hour and a half or less from Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Richmond, and Williamsburg, our location provides a quite atmosphere perfect for spiritual refreshment. Majestic views from the bluff, a sandy beach, lush trees, and wildlife such as deer and bald eagles form a natural setting in which to reconnect with God and His creation.