About Us

Loyola on the Potomac is a Retreat House (in the Roman Catholic tradition) founded by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1958 to serve the greater Washington DC area. It is built on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River and is surrounded by 235 acres of rolling woodland. The retreat house itself is air-conditioned, with 2 Chapels, comfortable lounges and sitting rooms and 70 individual bedrooms (each with a half bath). In addition we have one (1) large conference room and six (6) small meeting rooms.  We offer: Directed Retreats, Private Retreats, Days of Prayer, Weekend Ignatian Retreats, Special Ignatian Retreats, School Retreats & Group Retreats.

Loyola also has a small fitness room, bookstore, and hiking trails for our retreatants to enjoy and utilize.  There are two outdoor Stations of the Cross pathways for prayer on the property.    Internet access is available in our main retreat house.