United Camps, Conferences and Retreats (UCCR) has announced that one of its retreat centers will remain open through December 2014. The historic site, Westminster Retreat, located in Alamo, California, was slated to close at the end of 2013.
The retreat, owned by the San Francisco Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA), had been on the market to be sold since 2012. The real estate deal that was in process fell through in October. The Presbytery has asked United Camps, Conferences and Retreats to continue to operate the site until further notice.
Westminster Retreat, originally a private estate, was sold to the Presbytery in 1953 and has been operated by UCCR since 1970. It features a large Manor and Carriage House, which accommodate up to 50 guests. Food service in the formal dining room is provided by the non-profit management organization. The property features eight acres of old oaks and is nestled up to Las Trampas Regional Park with views of Mt. Diablo.