Its mission in Gerringong is the provision of low cost accommodation (with associated meeting rooms and quality kitchens) for people from all walks of life.
Set on one hectare and uniquely located within the residential fringes of Gerringong, Chittick Lodge is a modern day oasis – providing a sanctuary for the senses and a place to stay for thousands of visitors through the years.
Chittick Lodge was established in the 1970s by the Methodist Church. Their vision was simple: to provide a retreat where people could “get away from it all” and enjoy the natural beauty and surrounds of the sleepy town of Gerringong.
The Lodge gets its name from the local Chittick family, whose donations helped the project to proceed and later extend. The initial ‘west wing’ provided accommodation for 58 people, while the addition of an ‘east wing’ in the 1990s increased capacity to 100. The original church hall from the 1970s is now a large dining hall.
Today, Chittick Lodge remains a popular stop for all kinds of groups, of all sizes and ages. Gerringong may be a little less sleepy nowadays, but still retains that quiet seaside charm that made it a perfect venue forty years ago.