Lodging Now Updated


Lodging and retreat centers has now been updated with a few personally hand picked and recommended locations for any occasion, whether it be a spiritual retreat, wedding, getaway, or just a home away from home. So far three locations in various locations have been added to the page, each offering a unique beauty of their own. Feel free to search for other locations for your trip as well, as these are just recommended locations from Gayla Crum to enhance your visit and create beautiful, lasting memories of a lifetime.



House of Blessings Spiritual Retreat Center

Eureka Springs, AK

House of Blessings is a spiritual retreat center and lodging nestled in the hills of Eureka Springs Arkansas. With a close drive to Eureka Springs while remaining nestled in nature, House of Blessings offers a rejuvenating and relaxing experience to anyone who may be interested. A beautiful, spacious house is waiting for you. A great place to stay and renew while visiting Eureka Springs & Northern Arkansas. In close vicinity to Eureka Springs, but out in the country makes it a relaxing and worthwhile stay.


House of blessings not only offers regular retreats but also:

- Weddings

- Online Retreats

- Personal Retreats

- Prayer

- Spiritual Retreats


Mission: To provide a place for spiritual renewal, rest and contemplative reflection. To offer opportunities for reconciliation with one’s self, nature and fellow human beings To help change one’s personal and spiritual life advancing the dignity of all people To promote an attitude of gratitude in all things sharing the blessings with the most in need of it.

H.O.B. Offers spiritual retreats, wedding space, private & online retreats and well as lodging.



A view from House of Blessings

Weddings:

House Of Blessings is a non-profit foundation, dedicated to bringing families, churches, and communities together. We are passionate about providing an environment that makes a life of genuine love possible for all who seek God in their marriages and relationships. No matter who you are, if your heart is set right in God, we will help you make your journey more comfortable. We have served thousands of people in the past. Our wish for you today is that you find a place to rest before you toil in this world, a place to start well before your life gets busy, a place to relax and enjoy one another so that life ahead will be a little easier on you. Call us and make plans to get married at the Chapel Of Resurrection or renew your vows or come together for a family reunion and strengthen the bonds of love.


Online Retreats:

These retreats and studies are offered online for a monthly subscription. Courses include Centering Prayer, Spiritual and Spacious Listening, Bible Study and more.

Low Monthly Subscription. You can purchase a monthly subscription for a donation of $6 and get all the courses in this bundle. Or you can buy them individually.

New Course Each Week: Courses that support your spiritual journey will be published regularly. Every course in the bundle is accessible without additional cost.

Quality programs: Programs are professionally recorded audio and video, with enough references and notes. Easy to follow, pleasing to your eyes and ears


The leader of these online retreats is Fr. Jos, a priest and a teacher. He practices Franciscan Spirituality that welcomes everyone and respects and supports the dignity of all people. He has lead retreats all over the world for over 32 years and practiced Contemplative Prayer for over 35 years. He is commissioned by Contemplative Outreach as a Centering Prayer Presenter. Fr. Jos currently serves as Rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Springfield and serves also as the President of the House Of Blessings.


Visit http://hobs.houseofblessings.org for more information!



Hermitage Spiritual Retreat Center

Polk, MO


The Hermitage Spiritual Retreat Center provides ecumenical Christian hospitality, inviting reverence for God, all people, and the natural environment. Persons of all faith traditions and all persons seeking spiritual renewal are welcome.


It is nestled in fourteen-acres of forest on the shore of Lake Pomme de Terre, in the Ozark foothills of south-central Missouri — inviting many experiences, including meditation along a ¼-mile Stations of the Cross trail and within a Labyrinth or pausing in the open air Crown Chapel.


About

"The Hermitage Spiritual Retreat Center provides ecumenical Christian hospitality, inviting reverence for God, all people, and the natural environment. Persons of all faith traditions and all persons seeking spiritual renewal are welcome. We are nestled in fourteen-acres of forest on the shore of Lake Pomme de Terre, in the Ozark foothills of south-central Missouri — inviting many experiences, including meditation along a ¼-mile Stations of the Cross trail and within a Labyrinth or pausing in the open air Crown Chapel.


Our mission is to provide short-term opportunities for sacred time, space and resources to facilitate silence, prayer, solitude, restoration and renewal. Immersed in the sights and sounds of nature, away from the distractions of telephone, radio, television and the Internet, it is our hope that you will find peace and spiritual renewal through such opportunities as solitude, silence, reading, prayer, journaling, contemplation, hiking, nature, worship, art, and music.

Three facilities are available. Our Retreat Center, heated and air conditioned, has two levels, each with a living area, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, and a porch facing the lake. Our Rustic Hermitage is secluded in a wooded ravine. Our Log-Cabin Hermitage provides a spiritual opportunity, without electricity or running water, for the more adventuresome retreatant.


There is a chapel on the grounds available for retreatants' use. While our facilities are primarily intended for personal retreats by individuals or couples, small group retreats are possible. There is no charge for the use of our retreat facilities, however our ministry depends on tax-deductible donations.


The Hermitage Spiritual Retreat Center is a not-for-profit corporation governed by an international board of directors of many Christian traditions, committed to the interfacing of spirituality and social justice."





Accommodations:

Retreat Center: " For making a retreat on one of the levels of our main Center, one needs bring only personal items and food for meals. Each level has a fully equipped kitchen for meal preparation. There is a supermarket two miles away in Pittsburg. If preferred, nearby restaurants could be used. Towels and bed linens are provided."


Rustic Hermitage: " Our architecturally unique Rustic Hermitage has a quadruple cathedral ceiling, no interior walls, and rooms defined by differing floor levels. Four modules create a sitting room, chapel, bedroom, and a combined study/kitchen area equipped with a small refrigerator and a two-burner hot plate — all within a 16-foot square area. There is electricity and heat, while water is supplied by a thermos. There is an environmentally-friendly chemical toilet."


Visit: http://www.hermitageretreats.org for more information!



Stone Wall Mountain

Eureka Springs, AK


The Lodge on Stone Wall Mountain is “gorgeous in every detail”. The building has been labored hard and spared no expense in putting our guest’s desires first. Guests discover an enchanted place which needs for nothing, and has all of the comforts of home. Not only that, but Stone Wall has built in quality & luxury. We are building our unique paradise by giving our guests more than they could have possibly imagined, and by earning their loyalty.


Stone Wall Mountain Lodge is completely unique, with over 1662 acres of hiking and mountain biking trails, beautiful natural bluffs, caves, streams, and beautiful native forest dating back well over a century in growth. From the more adventurous to the more relaxed, every guest will be pleased with their discovery of this Ozark Paradise. Wonderful memories are built in this place!


Plenty of amazing views and experiences are at your fingertips during your stay at Stone Wall Mountain Lodge!


"Make Your Reservation Early! We book up fast, and there is only one "Stone Wall Mountain Lodge". The Lodge on Stone Wall Mountain is “gorgeous in every detail”, according to our guests. We know this is true because we have labored hard and spared no expense in putting our guest’s desires first. Our guests discover an enchanted place which needs for nothing, and has all of the comforts of home. Not stopping there, we have built in quality, luxury, and a true work of art. We are building our unique paradise by giving our guests more than they could have possibly imagined, and by earning their loyalty. Stone Wall Mountain Lodge is completely unique, with over 1662 acres of hiking and mountain biking trails, beautiful natural bluffs, caves, streams, and beautiful native forest dating back well over a century in growth. From the more adventurous to the more relaxed, every guest will be pleased with their discovery of this Ozark Paradise. Wonderful memories are built in this place! History: "Stone Wall Mountain is rich in history. Billions of years old, Stone Wall Mountain rests along the northern rim of the Boston Mountain, part of the Ozark Mountain Region. The ancient Ozark Mountains, not unlike the Grand Canyon, were caused by erosion, not Tectonic Plate upheaval. Stone Wall Mountain was part of a territory that was populated by various tribes of Native Americans over thousands of years. This mountain was settled in the 1700s by Native American Qua-paw Indians. The name of our state, “Arkansas”, was labeled by Lewis and Clark when their Indian Guides identified the tribe by mispronouncing “Qua-paw”. To Lewis and Clark it sounded more like “Ar-Kan-Saw”. In the 1800s some Native American Cherokee Indians, forced westward from Tennessee, settled in this area, and on Stone Wall Mountain. They were driven from the area by the mid 1800s. Around 1856 Confederate Soldiers encamped atop Stone Wall Mountain and erected a still existing rubble stone wall encompassing the entire mountain rim. In the late 1800s the U.S. Government sold land tracts to settlers, including our 62 acres. As far as we can track, one of the first families to settle on this mountain were Irish immigrants who homesteaded through tough times, and who helped add to our mountain walls. On Stone Wall Mountain, the remains of an old root cellar, a hand dug stone-lined well, along with the rubble stone wall, still remain as a testament of the tenacity of many Americans on this beautiful land. The 150 year old rubble stone wall which rings our entire mountain top inspired our naming the mountain “Stone Wall Mountain”."


Reviews:

5 Stars - We had a great time on our girls weekend getaway here! Enjoyed the hot tub, game room and especially the fire pit area with an amazing view! Slept 8 women comfortably. Only negative was the driveway with a low car. I suggest an SUV or truck if you go. Overall, beautiful home and location. We hope to make this an annual trip! - Andrea S.


5 Stars - This place was absolutely beautiful! Great amenities! Amazing views!!! - Christian I.


5 Stars - Beautiful place - friendly owners! - Camille L.


Visit https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15565029?source_impression_id=p3_1564681113_DxcEd%2FSD73KuIsWU&guests=6&adults=6&sl_alternate_dates_exclusion=true for more information on Stone Wall Mountian Lodge!


Visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/StonewallMountain/reviews/?ref=page_internal for their Facebook page with beautiful images and reviews!


We hope you thoroughly enjoy your visit to wherever you are headed! Find peace and relaxation at any one of these retreats recommended by Gayla Crum!

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