Broom Tree’s free spiritual retreats allow pastors and their spouses to share in Elijah’s broom tree experience. Guests are invited to trade the busyness and intensity of pastoral leadership for physical and spiritual rest and rejuvenation. At Broom Tree retreats it is possible for pastors to find alone time with God. Our retreats are designed with both married and single pastors in mind.
Psalm 46:10 describes what is made possible at our retreats,
“Cease your striving and know that I am God.”
Explore our Retreat Locations
Located just 1 hour north of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Shack is a 100 acre country estate complete with log lodges and lake. Plenty of walking trails and places to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. The property abounds with gazebos and benches for times of reflection and prayer. There’s even a small prayer house on the lakeside trail.
The Shack Country Inn has something special to offer each season. Winter makes the in-room fireplaces and hot tubs very inviting, during springtime, see maple syrup being prepared from gallons and gallons of sap. Summer brings the awesome display of “Flowers at the Shack” and fall is the time to enjoy the crisp air and the brightly colored maple leaves.
Each room is appointed with a two person hot tub, fireplace, fridge, coffee maker, private bath, king or queen bed, log rockers and study table. It’s the perfect home away from home!
Oak Forest Retreat Center is located in Frederic, Wisconsin; about an hour and a half Northeast of Minneapolis, MN. It is on 80 acres of beautiful Wisconsin woodlands adjacent to Straight Lake State Park, and the Northwestern link of the Ice Age Trail. The guest room wing of this beautiful facility was built in 2007. Each room is designed for adults. They are large with queen bed, sofa, private bath, shower and extra sinks. Linens and towels are provided. The main lodge has two beautiful stone fireplaces with leather sofas, comfortable seating, game tables, dining rooms and great gathering places. The grounds provide a multitude of places to read, walk, get away and enjoy watching the wildlife and birds. A small picturesque pond has canoes and paddle boats.