Driving Directions

Directions to Avila Retreat Center

Some guests have had issues with certain map sites leading them to dead ends etc.  Try going to www.maps.google.com and type in “711 Mason Rd. Durham, NC 27712.”  Then click “directions” on left side and put in your starting address.  That seems to work accurately most of the time…

FROM RALEIGH ON 40 WEST:

– Follow 40 until you come to Exit 279 (Rte 147 Durham Freeway) which bears off to the right.

– When you get into Durham take the Duke Street Exit. Follow Duke Street straight on out.

NOTE: Once you get on Duke St., you will go about 8 miles before actually turning onto Mason Rd. (on your left)

– When you pass a strip mall called North Duke Crossing, you will go a couple of blocks & merge into 501 N. Roxboro St.

– Continue on 501 N and look for Northern High School which is the 2nd school on the left.

-Go 1 ½ miles past Northern High School, and you will see a grass median in the highway.

– Go up to the traffic light in the median and turn left onto Mason rd. (Note: Mason Rd. is the left hand turn – Snow Hill Rd. is the right hand turn).

– Go down Mason Rd. approx. 1 mile and you will see our Avila Retreat Center sign on the left.

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FROM RALEIGH ON 70:

– Follow 70 to where road splits and take the Greensboro bypass.

– This will merge onto I-85 – 85 splits and you will take 85 South.

– Take the Duke Street exit

– Turn right onto Duke St.

– Duke street will merge into 501 N. Roxboro St.

– When you pass Northern High School, which is the 2nd school on the left, go approx. 1 ½ miles past Northern HIgh School and look for the grass median in the highway.

– Go up to the traffic light in the median

– Turn left onto Mason Rd. (Note: Mason Rd. is the left hand turn – Snow Hill Rd. is the right hand turn).

– Go down Mason Rd. approx. 1 mile and you will see our Avila Retreat Center sign on the left.

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FROM CHAPEL HILL:

–  Take 15-501 to Durham. 15-501 will merge onto I-85.

– Take the Guess Road Exit (Exit #175).

– Turn left onto Guess Road and follow Guess Road approx. 6-7 miles until you come to a Triangle gas station/convenience store on right (red and white sign).

– Turn right onto Mason Road and go approx. 1 ½ miles and you will see Avila Retreat Center on right.
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FROM THE WEST ON I-85 NORTH

– Follow I-85 North into north Durham

– Take the Guess Road Exit (Exit #175).

– Turn left onto Guess Road and follow Guess Road approx. 6-7 miles until you come to a Triangle gas station/convenience store on right (red and white sign).

– Turn right onto Mason Road and go approx. 1 ½ miles and you will see Avila Retreat Center on right.