the Retreat Center
Oakwood Retreat Center is a host facility, providing retreat services to any group whose mission in some way seeks to contribute to the greater good. We hold the space; you do your work. We embrace your calling in great respect and with the encouragement to let whatever needs to happen during your time here to show itself.
Oakwood Retreat Center goes beyond providing “hospitality”. It is a place where an energetic climate is present that invites and cradles transformation. After hosting well over 500 retreats these past 21 years, our experience has given us the insight and wisdom that creates an extraordinary retreat environment.
We are thankful for the part Oakwood Retreat Center has played in making a difference in the lives of the thousands of guests we have had the opportunity to serve.
Our guest lodging is not new or fancy; but it is well-kept, neat and comfortable. Each guest room is
uniquely decorated. Shared rooms and baths are the norm. Currently we have 40 beds in 26 guest
rooms. Most guest areas have full kitchens.
Only tried and true non-toxic household cleansers and pest control products are used. Air quality is constantly monitored for safety and comfort. Oakwood is not a handicap accessible facility although there are exterior ramps in addition to stairs on most of our main buildings.
In addition to hosting retreat groups we also host individuals who are interested in some “alone time” and seek a private retreat.
And then we feed you; do we ever. The most heard comment about meals here is “I wish I would eat like this at home.” The Oakwood residents who staff our kitchen prepare balanced, wholesome meals with exquisite care and in the awareness that truly, each meal is “Love made Chewable”. A portion of what you will eat here is grown by friends on their nearby farms. Dietary needs of most descriptions are routinely accommodated. Menu options are based in collaboration with the leaders of each retreat group.
Indoor Meeting Spaces
Oakwood has three main indoor meeting spaces, 1350, 610 and 250 sq. ft., the largest of which has internet connectivity and a large screen monitor. Together, they can accommodate a wide variety of activities for groups up to 40 people.