Welcome to El Rocio Retreat
As you enter through the gates of El Rocio, you feel as though the dew of a new day will transform and awaken your senses. El Rocio translated into English means "the morning dew". Marsha Nelson, Ph. D. My personal wish for each visitor is to gain a new appreciation for the Rio Grande Valley. My late husband and I immediately fell in love with El Rocio. My dream is that you can discover the same magic. Opening this property for your visit reinforces my personal philosophy, "Share the gifts I have been blessed to receive. Welcome to this sacred space. Respect this land and renew your spirit." The owners are Dan and Marsha Nelson, PhD.
El Rocio Retreat is a unique 18-acre property located outside the city limits of Mission, Texas. It was built in the 1980’s by Mr. Craig Morton and later sold to Marsha and Michael Gamel, M.D. in 1995. The main home (Casa Luna) is nestled in its natural surrounding. In fact, there is the "Tree of Life" which helps support the house. The cozy cottage, (Casa Jardin) was refurbished into a Bed & Breakfast unit. The meeting room (Casa Sol), a 2000 sq. ft. building, was built in 2004 and is nestled within the surrounding habitat. Wildlife such as bobcats, raccoons, green jays, roadrunners, hawks, javelinas, chachalacas and different varieties of butterflies can be seen in their natural habitat.