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Escape To UW-Eau Claire

The Priory Conference & Retreat Center is located on 112 wooded acres just south of UW-Eau Claire's main campus. This scenic space was purchased in 2011 by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation and was transformed into the Children's Nature Academy, a residence hall and conference center.

The Priory is located at 1190 Priory Rd, Eau Claire, WI.

Reservations are available June, July and August of each year.


    • Main Hall | 3,000 sq ft including a raised stage, floor to ceiling windows
    • Large Conference Room | 500 sq ft, flexible setup
    • Small Conference Room | 243 sq ft, flexible setup
    • Small Meeting Rooms | several available for small groups
    • Living Room | 1300 sq ft, attached kitchen, comfortable furniture, deck access
    • Outdoor Spaces | deck, trails, small amphitheater, great lawn, gazebo


    • full A/V options available
    • free high-speed WiFi
    • ample parking
    • outdoor deck
    • 24-hour secured front entrance
    • 24-hour on-call staff


The Priory includes 45 single-occupancy bedrooms. Bathrooms are shared. All-Gender bathrooms are available on each floor.

Each bedroom features:

    • XL full bed
    • Desk & dresser
    • In-suite sink & mirror
    • Air-conditioner
    • Linens

Pricing + Availability

The Priory is available from June until mid-August each summer. Exact dates and pricing may vary. Contact us to learn more!

Contact us

Conference & Event Services | 715.836.5631 |