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Friday, February 21, 2014

TOL's Recommended Pastoral Retreats

Here is a list of Retreat Centers we personally have been to and have found them worth going to for a time of refreshing.
1. WhiteStone Inn


When we went to Whitestone we felt like we had stepped into another world. It is the most breath taking place we had ever been at that time. The host Paul Cowall (former pastor) truly has the gift of hospitality! Pastors get half price and Missionaries all get an even bigger discount. All pastors have to go there at least once in their life time. Please check it out.
http://whitestoneinn.com/
Pictures of Whitestone:
http://touroflifemoments.blogspot.com/2012/01/whitesone-inn-pastors-get-away.html

2. Missouri AG Campground Cross Pointe

    There is so much to do as a ministry family there at the campground. (Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Rock Climbing wall, Gym with so many recreational games, trails to walk, and so much more)
They have ministry discounts for the nice hotel and cabins by the water.
http://crosspointecamp.com/
For Pictures while we were there:
http://touroflifemoments.blogspot.com/2012/03/cross-point-retreat.html

3. Shining Mountain Ranch


ADDRESS: PO Box 926, Westcliffe, CO 81252
PHONE: 719-783-2627
WEBSITE: www.hrwebpages.com/ShiningMountainRanch/ShiningMountainRentals.html
CONTACT: Glenn & Doreen Seibel, Owners
COST: Rates pro-rated. (The more nights you stay, the cheaper per night.)
Example for one night:
a) Regular rate: $89.00 b) 50% off for pastors/missionaries ($44.50/one night)
Example for 3 nights:
a) Regular rates: $85.60/night/3 nights
b) 50% off for pastors/missionaries ($42.50/night/3 nights)
All prices plus tax (6.9%)

Two beautiful guest houses located on 80 acres in a breathtaking, high-mountain setting in the
Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range of the Rockies. Ideal “getaway” for pastors and missionaries
looking for rest in a scenic and serene atmosphere. Children welcome. Guest houses are furnished
with small kitchenette, queen-sized bed in loft, wood stove and propane for heating, cots and air
mattresses for additional people. Available year round (winter weather permitting). No pets. No
smoking.
We stayed in these small cabins and found them to be really nice for a couple seeking private retreat and rest in the hills of Colorado. The nearby town is small. They do have a small grocery store to purchase your food for the cabin. Here are pictures we took while we were there.
http://touroflifemoments.blogspot.com/2013/09/we-have-been-blessed-to-have-visited.html
We do not recommend the A frame cabin. It is old and totally outdated. We did not feel comfortable in there.

4. The Brook at Bethpage

We love the Brook. Here is where we will be hosting ministers wives and Pastors retreat throughout the year. Look for these in our upcoming events. http://www.touroflife.org/tol/toline.htm

Steve Reed and his wife are wonderful host! They have been blessed to be able to obtain this ministry that God has entrusted to them. This former pastor knows what it is like going through pastoral abuse. He is a good friend to us. Tour of Life has partnered with this ministry.
 Winter Pictures: