Retreat on Coast goes up for sale


Published Dec 5, 2012 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

PACIFIC CITY — A religious retreat on the Oregon Coast is on the auction block.

The Oregonian reports the Jesuits plan to sell their 93-acre Nestucca Sanctuary. It’s on a spit near Pacific City.

A Jesuit official says the sale is part of a trend within the group nationally, as retreat use has declined.

The Jesuits developed the site in the 1930s for novitiates to study and reflect.

After a half-century, it became a retreat, but the Jesuits say it has been little used for about five years. The retreat accommodates 38 in a lodge, dormitory and four cabins.

The sealed bidding ends Wednesday. Under the terms, the property sells if a bid reaches a target price, nearly $1.3 million. But the seller could decide to accept a lower bid.