Cloudland Retreat Center is open to individuals who long for a time of deep quiet—a beautiful place to encounter God in nature—a place to sit and walk and read and pray.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it…
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:29-30 (The Message)

Two years ago, as Wally and I prayed “what’s next, Lord?”  We clearly heard three words. “FINISH THE BARN!”
Our 1880’s barn was in desperate need of renovation. While it was an overwhelming task, we heeded God’s call, and today the barn not only houses a studio for guests, but a large worship space for monthly healing services and concerts as well..


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Check out the transformation of the barn in these before and after pics!

Come check out our Barn Studio! A wall of windows overlooks wildflower fields (spring and summer), and bathes the space in light. Two cozy wingback chairs beg retreatants to curl up with a book and a cup of tea. A large desk sits in front of the window, inviting creative juices of writers and artists to flow. A queen-sized pullout and a built-in twin bed are both perfect for reading and relaxing. A mini-kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and coffeepot ensure you won’t go hungry or thirsty. The entire studio, including the shower in the bathroom is wheelchair accessible. We believe you will find The Barn Studio a peaceful place for journaling, prayer, napping, deep rest and lively conversations with the Lord.

A prayer room on the grounds is open at all hours for prayer and contemplation. A spiritual director or life-coach available to meet with if one so desires. Plans are in the works to renovate a barn into a retreat house for two guests.

Over two acres of wildflowers provide a perfect place to walk and pray.

The kitchen garden offers tables and chairs for journaling and bird-watching.

Hueston Woods State Park is just 1 mile down the road, with a pretty lake, covered bridge, canoes for rent, trails to hike, pavilions for picnics, playgrounds, and a nature center.
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The charming town of Oxford, home of Miami University of Ohio, is less than 10 minutes away by car.

Cloudland is conveniently located between Cincinnati, Dayton, Eaton, and Middletown, Ohio, and Richmond, Indiana.

Come for the day or come for an overnight. Spiritual direction is available with Kathy, and life-coaching is available through Wally, Kathy’s husband.

Email if you are interested in a guided retreat,
or simply time to “be” with God.

Send a message below and I’ll be in touch soon. Thank you!

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