What to Expect


There are many reasons that prompt our guests to come for a visit. Yours might be different than any others, but here are the most common ones:

  • Time of physical rest and spiritual refreshing, and inner reflection
  • Quiet time away from the office, from disruption, from an issue that has grown into a mountain
  • Special time away like an anniversary or birthday
  • Need to talk with someone that is safe and neutral, without the requirement of a counselor
  • A retreat time that otherwise might not be affordable

Whatever your reason for planning some time at Shepherd’s Refuge, we are here to meet your needs.

Preparing Yourself
  • Be intentional and disconnect from digital noise as much as possible (we have limited Wi-Fi and cell phone reception).
  • Be ready to go without TV and Newspapers.
  • Most of all, pray for the Lord to provide you with the rest, to speak into your heart and spirit.
  • An intercessory prayer team is already at work covering your trip and your time at Shepherd’s Refuge.
  • Share your needs and desired outcome of your stay with your accountability partner.
  • While here, do not feel guilty for what might seem like unproductive time (sleep, rest)!
I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
(Psalm 40:1 KJV)
The Grounds
  • The hosts are prepared to interact as much or as little as you desire, whether you are staying in the Upper Room, the Selah Cabin or the Shiloh Cabin.
  • There are hiking trails on the property, bring sturdy shoes if you want to use them.
  • Benches in secluded, quiet places provide the needed solitude.
  • Over 4500 physical books are available, plus a good selection of DVDs.
  • Adirondack chairs invite you to sit a while on the deck at the Lodge.
  • Comfortable lounge chairs offer rest, to read or doze off in the loft at the Lodge.
  • WIFI is available in and around the Lodge.

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