LaFond Conservatory of
International Retreat Center
Tiled Entrance to the Conservatory
Lafond Conservatory of Music,
sweeping view from any room is enjoyed by all who enter the doors of
the Conservatory, which is perched atop one of the highest
promontories in south central Washington State. Guests can
watch the sun rise from every room on the east side of the house and
see it set from the rooms with western exposure.
The 5800 square foot house has seven bedrooms, five
bathrooms, formal dining room which seats up to 20 people at two
tables, combined family room and kitchen with a walk-in cooler and
freezer. Fine ambrosial repast is assured in a kitchen which is
also tasty to the eye.
The Main Studio
The Dining Room
In addition to a stone fireplace in the living room, there is
a brick faced fireplace in the family room.
have raised hearths. Stone for the living room
fireplace came from a quarry near Mossyrock.
The family room opens to a large patio on the east
side overlooking Ham and Seminary Hills as well as the Cascade Mountain
range, including Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. St. Helens
and Mt. Hood. There is another large patio off the Mozart and
Beethoven bedroom suites. Many of the rooms have vaulted
ceilings, some of them 30 feet high.
The house has eleven skylights on a tile roof to
provide daylight in most rooms of the house. Clerestory windows
also provide extra daylight in the dining room, kitchen and family
room. The fascia on the outside of the house which is not
brick is constructed of hammered copper artwork.
The Main Studio
View of Mount Rainier from the
For our special events at the Retreat Center, meals will be prepared by gifted
chefs from the Pacific Northwest. Our wines will
be chosen by connoisseurs
and wine stewards. Only the finest organic ingredients will be used in the
preparation of our gourmet meals, and our guests’ personal food needs and
wishes will be attended to carefully. We will enjoy all meals together in our
spacious dining room which seats twenty people comfortably.
Sunrise over Mount Rainier from the retreat house
For information, contact Madame Sandra Zegzula at:
The Conservatory is located at:
1500 West Roanoke Street
Centralia, WA 98531