Message from Mark Swartley – FMCA Fall Conference Call
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The Retreat Center is the hub for recreation, dining, meetings and activities. Lodging here includes a variety of styles for meeting many needs: dorm, basic, standard, & deluxe rooms and kitchenette suites. These accommodations include linens and towels and all Retreat Center lodging includes air conditioning.
Spruce Lodge as well as most other buildings offer space for groups to use for relaxing, gatherings, and lessons. Spruce Lodge also houses our dining hall, gift shop, and our Front Desk.
Our Guest Group Services team is ready to help you schedule your upcoming event.
Spruce Lodge is a warm & welcoming environment with a sense of natural elegance. It features a dining room with seating for 320, flexible meeting rooms, a spacious lobby with fireplace and seating for many. Our Front Desk and Gift Shop are also conveniently located in this area.
With 48 deluxe guest rooms, thirty-six of them have one queen and two single beds, and 12 are wheelchair accessible to include one queen and one single bed. Each wheelchair-accessible room adjoins another room, providing easy access for caretakers or family members.
Carol Cottage lends a natural ambiance in its location at wood’s edge near Lakeview Program Center. Nine private rooms with a queen and single bed in each & Two rooms that contain two queen beds and a single bed in each. Carol Lounge can be used as a breakout room or an informal gathering place. It is generally reserved for groups staying in Carol Cottage.
Surrounded by shade trees and colorful shrubs, Hemlock sets the scene for relaxing. Twelve private rooms have either one queen bed or double bed, along with a twin-sized bunk. In the center of the lodge is a pleasant lounge with fireplace for relaxing, group discussions, or enjoying activities together. Wheelchairs can be accommodated on the main level; however, the downstairs meeting room, Hemlock Hall, is not wheelchair-accessible from indoor or outdoor entrances. There is a microwave and refrigerator at the Snack Counter adjacent to the meeting room.
Homestead is our second largest facility in the Retreat Center cluster. The upper level bedrooms are wheelchair-accessible, and the lower level meeting room is wheelchair-accessible via a paved outside path. Cedar Hall meeting room can accommodate up to 120 people. At the back of the room is a lounge and snack area with refrigerator, sink, and a handicapped-accessible restroom. There’s also a wood stove and piano at the front of the room.
Pines offers pleasant rooms with one queen and one twin-sized bunk bed, and Room 24 also provides a roll-in shower. The entire main level is wheelchair-accessible, including the porch where guests love to relax on warm days. Evergreen Room on the upper level can accommodate up to 70 people. However, this upstairs room is not wheelchair-accessible. Evergreen Room does have a refrigerator for keeping your group’s snacks, along with a restroom for guests using this meeting area.
Our only A-frame-style lodge, Twin Oaks offers two standard rooms with private bath on the lower level. One room has a queen bed with a bunk & another includes a double and one twin-sized bunk bed. These rooms open into the Twin Oaks Lounge with a fireplace and large window for letting in lots of sunshine. Room #57 is wheelchair-accessible and has a roll-in shower.
Cedar Nook is a roomy apartment ideal for small family or couples’ getaways. A full kitchen offers freedom for making your own meals and snacks. Located on the lower level of Homestead, with windows and door toward the woods, Cedar Nook can offer a sense of privacy yet is close to all the Retreat Center amenities.
Acorn Loft is ideal for small family and couples’ getaways. A fully-equipped kitchen offers freedom for making your own meals or snacks, and two small, separate bedrooms can feel like a home away from home. The second-floor view looks out toward Founders Lodge and captures the first rays of early morning sunshine.
Oak Loft is ideal for couples’ or personal getaways. A fully-equipped kitchen offers freedom for making your own meals or snacks. The second-floor view looks out across the expanse of the north lawn, campground and the mountain off toward the east against which the evening sun shines.
Located on the upper level of Founders Lodge, the 11 dorm-style rooms in Birch Hall are recommended for groups of 20-40. Four rooms sleep two, five rooms sleep four, and two rooms sleep six — single-bed bunks for 40 total beds. Guests share two central baths. Linens and towels are provided, so you can make up your own beds when you arrive. A comfortable lounge at the end of the hall is a great place for relaxing and talking.