Visit Clear Creek Abbey
We welcome Visitors to Clear Creek Abbey
Guests at Clear Creek are invited to assist at Mass and at some of the "Hours" of the Divine Office: Prime, Terce, Sext, None and Vespers. Those staying at the men’s guest house may also attend, if they wish, Compline, Matins and Lauds.
Guests may stay for a day, a weekend or longer. Families and groups sometimes bring a picnic lunch to share by the creek under the swinging bridge. Men and boys may take meals with the monks in the refectory.
Male guests may stay in one of the monastery’s several guest rooms. They are welcome to take their meals in the monastic refectory along with the monks. Families and ladies may stay in the family guest house. A monk-priest is available for confession and spiritual direction.
Reserving Space in advance of your visit
Please reserve space in advance of your visit, since on weekends and feast days, the monastery's guest facilities are often fully booked. Motels in Locust Grove, Wagoner, Tahlequah and Sequoyah State Park are available if the monastery guest house is filled.
The St. Martha's family guest house is a two-bedroom log house. It is equipped with bathrooms, showers, a fireplace, cooking utensils, dishes, dishwasher, stove and oven, refrigerator, freezer, laundry facilities and sleeping space for twelve or more.
Groups who stay there must either be families, all men, or all women. Children are welcome. From the family guest house the monastery is accessible by a five minute drive by car or a one and a half mile walk. Ladies must bring groceries and prepare their own meals in the guest house kitchen. Several restaurants are within a short drive (20-30 minutes).
Driving Directions to Clear Creek Abbey
Click one of the links below for a page of directions to Clear Creek. Depending on the direction from which you are coming from choose North or South:
FROM POINTS NORTH (download PDF)
If you are coming from anywhere in Tulsa generally north of 31st Street (including the Tulsa Airport), or from Owasso, Claremore, Sand Springs, Kansas or Missouri, take this route.
FROM POINTS SOUTH (download PDF)
If you are coming from the southern part of Tulsa or from Oklahoma City, Texas, Arkansas or other points from the south, this is the route to use.
To Arrange Accommodations in the Monastery's Guest Housing, please contact:
Clear Creek Monastery
5804 West Monastery Road
Hulbert, OK 74441-5698
Phone (918) 772-2454
Fax (918) 772-1044
Email address, for guest accommodations only, thank you: firstname.lastname@example.org
For other questions and concerns please use our postal address, phone or fax as given above.
For all vocations inquiries, a letter must be sent by postal mail to the postal address given above.
The distance from the Tulsa airport or the bus station to the monastery is about 70 miles. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the special rates offered to them by Thrifty Car Rental. Those unable to rent a car can arrange a ride with the guestmaster, at a cost, however, of $42 each way, i.e. $84 roundtrip.