Located on the outskirts of Cody, Wyoming, TAC is situated in the foothills of Wyoming’s Absaroka Range. Our facility is the perfect environment for your time of rest or prayer, or for spiritual, corporate or family retreat.
The property offers overnight accommodations with single, double or triple occupancy. Additional amenities include spacious gardens, a labyrinth, stations of the cross, a chapel, library and meeting rooms.
Dining and social gatherings are hosted in the warm atmosphere of the Main House enhanced by the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains in the northwest corner of the Bighorn Basin.
Let us give you special care while you relax, take the time to restore the spirit, to find renewal, or to gather your colleagues to take your organization to a new level.
relax … restore … renew …
TAC is situated at the heart of a 350-acre tract of the northwest Wyoming steppe, providing plenty of open space to relax, restore your spirit, and renew who you are.
TAC has nearly 3/4 of an acre of xeric gardens featuring more than 100 varieties of water-wise and native plants and shrubs.
In November 2015, Audobon Rockies recognized TAC as a Habitat Hero garden for our commitment to being water wise and energy efficient, utilizing as many native species as possible, and providing improved habitat for pollinators, birds and many smaller forms of wildlife such as beneficial insects which we often don’t give much thought. We have been working on converting this landscape from a massive monoculture lawn to be in concert (not conflict) with the natural landscape for more than five years and it is a great reward to have our labor recognized in such a significant way.
We are proud to say that our gardens meet most or all of these five criteria:
- Provides layers, shelter and nesting opportunities
- Offers natural food sources (emphasizing native and regionally adapted plants)
- Provides fresh water for drinking and bathing
- Is water-wise and energy-efficient
- Relies on no or minimal pesticide use, including control of invasive species
Claire’s Garden is an integral part of TAC’s landscape embracing nature and respite.
Through the generous gifts of the family and friends of Claire Lindgren, Claire’s Garden is a significant, sustainable landscape project populated with perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees, carefully chosen with TAC’s commitment to caring with creation in mind.
As gardens have for centuries, those at TAC have been designed for spiritual renewal. Claire’s Garden, together with the labyrinth, encourages guests and program participants to extend their journey of quiet reflection into the natural environs that encircle the Center.
Please take advantage of the many benches and patio areas on the property to enjoy the beauty and solitude of all of our gardens.
Are you on a path of self-discovery? TAC offers a place to integrate mind, body and spirit in a breathtaking natural setting.
Located on the west side of the West Guest House, our labyrinth is constructed of native materials in the Medieval Chartres eleven circuit design. TAC staff painstakingly hand placed 1,800 stones, all but a few dozen collected from the hillsides surrounding the Center.
“When we started the building process we asked all the Episcopal churches in Wyoming and southern Montana if they wished to contribute stones,” explains Connie Moody, resident director. “Many have and we received donations of petrified wood which are incorporated in each circuit. The red sandstone bench at the center was donated as were the benches on the outer circle.”
The TAC labyrinth is listed on the World-Wide Labyrinth Locater website and is available during daylight hours for our guests to enjoy to quiet the mind, find balance, and encourage meditation, insight and celebrations. It is open for individual and group self-guided use upon request. Staff also is available to provide guided walks. Please inquire for more details.
Please Note: If a group using TAC for retreat has included labyrinth walks in their agenda, we do not accept outside requests during that time.
Ridge Nature Path & Stations of the Cross
Both the Ridge Nature Path and Stations of the Cross are accessed at the northeast corner of the Studio Guest House. The mile-long nature trail winds from the building area into the open range of the TAC property.
The first quarter mile of the trail features the 14 Stations of the Cross. The stations are cast brass embedded in native sandstone. A bench is located at the 14th station to provide guests an opportunity to reflect on the stations or absorb the long views of the surrounding countryside. Continuing along the trail affords guests the chance to walk among the native plants of the steppe and to absorb the feel of Wyoming’s open range.
TAC offers self-guided walks with brochures which are available upon request. If a group at the Center for retreat is using the walk as part of their program, we do not accept outside requests at that time.
Buchanan Lake Bird Sanctuary
Maintained by the Meadowlark Chapter of the Audubon Society, this section of the property can be accessed either on foot or by automobile.
Please consult TAC staff for specific directions and details concerning the gardens, labyrinth, nature trail and bird sanctuary. We appreciate guests using provided gateways to access the open land areas and request that guests do not climb on or through the fences.
Each year, TAC offers a variety of diverse learning opportunities, ranging from xeriscaping to youth birdhouse building workshops. The Center also is available for groups and individuals who want to bring their own programs or educational offerings.
Check our Calendar of Events below for upcoming activities or contact TAC staff to schedule your own get-together at the Center.
TAC’s facilities are welcoming to the individual and to groups who are requiring a space to heal, to explore, to formulate new ideas, to reconnect – to themselves, one another and nature – and to breathe fully.
what’s happening at tac
TAC is available for groups (max of 55 for meeting space and up to 22 persons overnight) to use for their own meetings or programs, corporate retreats, team building, artist workshops, book discussions, outdoor gardening, birding and more.
Get a glimpse of our facilities and past activities