Selah Cabin; $60.00 per night, King Size Bed

Charis Cabin; $60.00 per night, King Size Bed

The Lodge has three sleeping places, each suite has a queen size bed.
Suite 1: $55.00 per night, Queen Bed
Suite 2: $55.00 per night, Queen Bed
Suite 3: $55.00 per night, Queen Bed

Hanna's Place "Yurt" $75.00 first night, Queen bed, Queen hid-abed.

Petra is our most recent larger cabin, good for small group meeting or can be use for sleeping also,
it has its' kitchenette, bath, and two queen size  Murphy beds. Rental on Petra is $75.00 per day

Check in time 2:00 p.m.  Check out time 12:00 Noon

Lodge Rental

  • 5 hours or less:     $100.00   ex:  7:00 a.m to 12:00 noon   
  • 6 or more:            $150.00  ex: 7:00 a.m to 9:00   p.m 
  • Week-end:            $500.00  ex: Friday at 4:00 p.m to Sunday 2:00 p.m            

Lodge and Cabins per night: $350.00

  • Week-end: Lodge and three cabins  $700.00  

Spiritual Retreat in Southeast Missouri
Southern Illinois - Western Kentucky area
Shadow Rest - Cape Girardeau


Quiet refuge
Time in prayer and reflection
Refreshed heart and soul
Relaxation, rejuvenation; spiritual, marriage renewal
Nature environment
Spiritual direction available
Perspective for complexities and challenges



A yurt is a circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey. Over the years, yurts' popularity has spread worldwide, commonly used as an alternative to traditional tents in outdoor events. Some yoga instructors prefer yurts as the venue for their exercise over traditional indoor spaces.


The core structure of a yurt is made from wood, usually ash. Desired shapes are achieved using a method called stem bending.

Stem bending involves placing prepared ash wood into a steam box which is attached to a drum of boiling water, and left in for an hour per inch of thickness of timber. After the prescribed period the timber is removed and placed onto a former upon which it sets into the shape required.

To bend wood it has to reach 100C at which point the lignum in the wood becomes pliable - steaming is the best medium to achieve this and in doing so also forces out the natural sugars and once removed from the steam leaves the timber effectively seasoned. Missouri State Parks are starting to make yurts available. A yurt is basically an all-weather tent.



Know your Yurt

  • Traditional Mongolians do not dig holes to install Yurts because they consider the ground sacred.
  • The entrance of Mongolian yurt always faces south.
  • When Mongolian women enter the yurt, they head to the eastern side and men head west.
  • Whenever moving inside the yurt, one must always move in a sunwise direction.
  • When entering a yurt it is considered impolite to step on the threshold or to hold onto the ropes.



Your reaction?

  • They look good but I don't want to stay in one
  • I'd love to live in one
  • Aren't they a bit stoneageish for the 21st Century?
  • They are closer to nature than modern tents




Spiritual Retreat in Southeast Missouri
Southern Illinois - Western Kentucky area
Shadow Rest - Cape Girardeau