The Fellowship Room can be set up to accommodate 40 people for a day event or arranged with a more casual style for small group retreats.
Each bunk room has three bunk beds. Two bunk beds in each room are twin beds on both the upper and lower beds. One bunk bed in each room has a twin on top and a double-sized bed on the lower bed.
Firepit and Seating Wall
Whether you want ambiance or coals for roasting marshmallows, the fire pit is a favorite of all of our guests.
These hammock chairs are the perfect spot for reading a book or an afternoon nap.
The natural stone slabs take guests from the lower level to the upper level of our home.
Back View of Our Home
Mark & Judy live primarily in the upper level and use the lower level for retreat guests. Guests are also welcome to share the upper level if additional space is needed.
Corner Prayer Garden
This is one of my favorite spots. It is both my compost garden and the perfect spot for journaling. The stone bench and the compost garden stones were all excavated on the property.
This small labyrinth, thanks to the wood cutting skills of Mark and a great deal of work from the confirmation class at Lawrenceburg UMC, was made with cedar stumps. I based the design on one I had seen at the Sisters of Loretto over towards Gethsamane Abbey. Benches around the labyrinth are made from large slabs of stone excavated on the property. I affectionately call the 12 trees surrounding the labyrinth "The Apostles."
Anam Cara Creek
Mark and I love to hike around Anam Cara Creek and across to our back ridge. This little run-off creek is sometimes dry as a Roman road in the summer, but can swell to 60 feet wide in a spring flood.
Aside from the bunk rooms there is one private bedroom on the retreat level of our home. It still needs an official name, but for now I'm calling it the Frontier Room due to my newly mounted 10-point buck.
The Grandmother Room
When guests need additional room, Mark and Judy open up their main level living space. This room inherited the name "Grandmother" due to the photos of each of our grandmothers scattered about.
The Teddy Room
This is an additional private bedroom in Mark and Judy's upstairs living space. It earned the named "Teddy" when Judy discovered a portrait of Teddy Roosevelt behind a childhood portrait of her maternal grandmother! Not only does the Teddy portrait hang in the room, but the name also fits conveniently with Judy's teddy bear collection.
The Teddy room portrait, just in case you need proof! ;-)
A foggy view
This is the view from the window in our library/music room.