General FAQ

Can I come before the 3 pm check-in time?

You are welcome to come enjoy The Wilderness, walk trails or sit by the lake, however, the earliest facility “check in” time is 3 pm. Please make every effort to keep the check in time you told us when you made your reservation and is on your confirmation email. If you are going to be late, please call and let us know your arrival time. (Please leave a message if no answer.)

Do you keep my credit card number on file?

We only keep your credit card number on file until the time of your visit to The Wilderness. Once your stay at The Wilderness is complete and your donation is received, your credit card information is no longer in our system. You must give us credit card information every time you make a reservation.

Where is there local lodging in towns near TWFM?

Local Lodging

Does TWFM offer church services on Sunday mornings?

Sometimes we offer Sunday worship services on Easter Sunday (Sunrise Service), Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend, and Labor Day weekend, but to be safe, please call the office at 715-327-8564 and ask.

Is there food service available at TWFM?

No, we provide no food service. Any food you need while you are here you need to bring with you. The Group Cabins and the Fellowship Center have full size ranges and refrigerators. Prayer Cabins have a microwave oven and small refrigerators. If you plan to eat out, restaurants are 15-20 minutes away.

Why do you ask for my credit card number?

We ask for your credit card number so that in the event of a cancellation or no-show, TWFM has a way of charging you a cancellation fee, according to our cancellation policy. Other than the cancellation fee, we do not charge anything to your credit card.

How and when do we pay for our stay?

Suggested Minimum Donation

Prayer Cabins FAQ

How have these Prayer Cabins come to be?

Each of the prayer cabins has been provided for by a specific family in honor or memory of a loved one.  These families have provided/donated all the necessary funds and input to build the cabin. We work closely with each family to create a cabin fitting to our call and mission. You could also invest in hundreds of people’s lives by funding a cabin. Please contact Randy if interested.

Are there bathrooms in the prayer cabins?

Modern, lighted, heated, no smell outhouses are located close by.  Also, there is a fully modern shower house and flush toilets that serves the whole prayer cabins village.

Can I come before the 3 pm check-in time?

You are welcome to come enjoy The Wilderness, walk trails or sit by the lake, however, the earliest facility “check in” time is 3 pm. Please make every effort to keep the check in time you told us when you made your reservation and is on your confirmation email. If you are going to be late, please call and let us know your arrival time. (Please leave a message if no answer.)

Do you keep my credit card number on file?

We only keep your credit card number on file until the time of your visit to The Wilderness. Once your stay at The Wilderness is complete and your donation is received, your credit card information is no longer in our system. You must give us credit card information every time you make a reservation.

Do you provide linens?

No, TWFM does not provide linens. The bed is a queen size bed. As a point of health and consideration for all guests, please bring ONLY freshly washed and machine-dried bed linens, blankets, sleeping bag, and cases on pillows. You must also bring your own personal towels. (A dish towel and a dish cloth are the only towels we provide.)

Are pets allowed?

No pets or animals of any kind are allowed in any of our facilities. The only exception to this policy is a service animal.

Are the Prayer Cabins heated and/or air conditioned?

Yes, the Prayer Cabins are heated with electric heat in the winter, and they are air conditioned in the summer. They also have windows that open, during those times of the year when neither heat nor cooling is needed.

Is there Wi-Fi at the Prayer Cabins?

No. Wi-Fi service is not available at the Prayer Cabins.

Is there a place for a campfire close to the cabin?

Yes, there is one campfire pit, not far from the Prayer Cabins, for the guests of the Prayer Cabins to enjoy. Wood for campfires may be purchased at the office, $3/bundle.

How close do we park to the Prayer Cabins?

It is a short hike from the parking lot to the Prayer Cabins.

Why do you ask for my credit card number?

We ask for your credit card number so that in the event of a cancellation or no-show, TWFM has a way of charging you a cancellation fee, according to our cancellation policy. Other than the cancellation fee, we do not charge anything to your credit card.

Group/Family Cabins FAQ

Can I come before the 3 pm check-in time?

You are welcome to come enjoy The Wilderness, walk trails or sit by the lake, however, the earliest facility “check in” time is 3 pm. Please make every effort to keep the check in time you told us when you made your reservation and is on your confirmation email. If you are going to be late, please call and let us know your arrival time. (Please leave a message if no answer.)

Do you keep my credit card number on file?

We only keep your credit card number on file until the time of your visit to The Wilderness. Once your stay at The Wilderness is complete and your donation is received, your credit card information is no longer in our system. You must give us credit card information every time you make a reservation.

Are pets allowed?

No pets or animals of any kind are allowed in any of our facilities. The only exception to this policy is a service animal.

Why do you ask for my credit card number?

We ask for your credit card number so that in the event of a cancellation or no-show, TWFM has a way of charging you a cancellation fee, according to our cancellation policy. Other than the cancellation fee, we do not charge anything to your credit card.

Can we drive up to the Group Cabins?

No. Please do not drive your vehicle to the front door of our Group Cabins. There are signs which clearly mark where you can and cannot drive. Please respect these directions.

Windy Hill Farm House

It is a very short walk across the lawn from the parking lot to the Farm House; NO vehicles allowed on the grass!

Log Cabin

It is a short hike into the woods from the road to the Log Cabin; NO vehicles are allowed on the trail, off the road.

Lakeside Cabin

The Lakeside Cabin is the only Group Cabin where vehicles and pop-up camping trailers are allowed to park on the grass in front of the cabin.

Do you provide linens?

No, TWFM does not provide linens. You must bring your own linens and personal towels. As a point of health and consideration for all guests, please bring ONLY freshly washed and machine-dried bed linens, blankets, sleeping bags, and cases on pillows. The Group Cabins have 4-inch thick foam mattresses.

Do we need to bring our own pots, pans and utensils?

Yes, you need to bring everything you need to prepare and eat your own food, including your own jug/container for water, pots, pans, utensils, dishes, hot pads, dish cloths, and dish soap.

Do we need to provide our own firewood to heat the cabin?

No, TWFM provides firewood to heat the Group Cabins. If you want wood for a campfire, you’ll need to purchase it at the office, $3/bundle.

Is there a place for a campfire at each group/family cabin?

Yes, each Group Cabin has its own campfire pit. Firewood is available for purchase at the office, $3/bundle.

Johnson Hall FAQ

Can I come before the 3 pm check-in time?

You are welcome to come enjoy The Wilderness, walk trails or sit by the lake, however, the earliest facility “check in” time is 3 pm. Please make every effort to keep the check in time you told us when you made your reservation and is on your confirmation email. If you are going to be late, please call and let us know your arrival time. (Please leave a message if no answer.)

Do you keep my credit card number on file?

We only keep your credit card number on file until the time of your visit to The Wilderness. Once your stay at The Wilderness is complete and your donation is received, your credit card information is no longer in our system. You must give us credit card information every time you make a reservation.

How is the Johnson Hall kitchen equipped?

The Johnson Hall kitchen has 2 full-size ranges, a commercial size refrigerator, and one upright freezer. Also available are percolators for coffee – one that holds 30-40 cups, and one larger than that (bring your own coffee). There are NO utensils, pots, pans, dishes, dish cloths, towels or dish soap. Bring everything you need for preparing and eating your own food.

Do we need to bring our own pots, pans and utensils?

Yes, you need to bring everything you need to prepare and eat your own food, including pots, pans, utensils, dishes, hot pads, dish cloths, and dish soap.

Does Johnson Hall have a projector, screen and sound system we can use?

Johnson Hall has a screen and a sound system you can use. If you need a projector, you need to bring your own.

Is there Wi-Fi available at Johnson Hall?

Yes, there is Wi-Fi available in the Johnson Hall. The cost for this service is $15 per visit, and is payable upon arrival/check-in at the office. A password will be issued upon receiving payment. Let us know before you arrive if you wish to purchase and use this service.

Are pets allowed?

No pets or animals of any kind are allowed in any of our facilities. The only exception to this policy is a service animal.

Why do you ask for my credit card number?

We ask for your credit card number so that in the event of a cancellation or no-show, TWFM has a way of charging you a cancellation fee, according to our cancellation policy. Other than the cancellation fee, we do not charge anything to your credit card.

Retreat Center FAQ

Can I come before the 3 pm check-in time?

You are welcome to come enjoy The Wilderness, walk trails or sit by the lake, however, the earliest facility “check in” time is 3 pm. Please make every effort to keep the check in time you told us when you made your reservation and is on your confirmation email. If you are going to be late, please call and let us know your arrival time. (Please leave a message if no answer.)

Do you keep my credit card number on file?

We only keep your credit card number on file until the time of your visit to The Wilderness. Once your stay at The Wilderness is complete and your donation is received, your credit card information is no longer in our system. You must give us credit card information every time you make a reservation.

Is there Wi-Fi available at Founders Fireside Retreat Center?

Yes, there is Wi-Fi available in the Founders Fireside Retreat Center. The cost for this service is $15 per visit, and is payable upon arrival/check-in at the office. A password will be issued upon receiving payment. Let us know before you arrive if you wish to purchase and use this service.

How is the Founders Fireside Retreat Center kitchen equipped?

The Founders Fireside Retreat Center kitchen has a full-size range and refrigerator, microwave, toaster and a 12-cup coffee maker (bring your own coffee).  There are NO utensils, pots, pans, dishes, dish cloths, towels or dish soap. Bring everything you need for preparing and eating your own food.

How many people can sleep in the Founders Fireside Retreat Center?

Twelve. The Founders Fireside Retreat Center has two sleeping rooms. One room can accommodate 7 adults, and the other can accommodate 5 adults.

Do you provide linens?

No, TWFM does not provide linens. You must bring your own. As a point of health and consideration for all guests, please bring ONLY freshly washed and machine-dried bed linens, blankets, sleeping bags, and cases on pillows. The Founders Fireside Retreat Center has two sleeping rooms. Each room has one queen size bed and several bunk beds.

Do we need to bring our own pots, pans and utensils?

Yes, you need to bring everything you need to prepare and eat your own food, including pots, pans, utensils, dishes, hot pads, dish cloths, and dish soap.

Are pets allowed?

No pets or animals of any kind are allowed in any of our facilities. The only exception to this policy is a service animal.

Why do you ask for my credit card number?

We ask for your credit card number so that in the event of a cancellation or no-show, TWFM has a way of charging you a cancellation fee, according to our cancellation policy. Other than the cancellation fee, we do not charge anything to your credit card.

Couples Room FAQ

Who may use Couples Rooms?

Only married couples (see Policy definition).

Can I come before the 3 pm check-in time?

You are welcome to come enjoy The Wilderness, walk trails or sit by the lake, however, the earliest facility “check in” time is 3 pm. Please make every effort to keep the check in time you told us when you made your reservation and is on your confirmation email. If you are going to be late, please call and let us know your arrival time. (Please leave a message if no answer.)

Do you keep my credit card number on file?

We only keep your credit card number on file until the time of your visit to The Wilderness. Once your stay at The Wilderness is complete and your donation is received, your credit card information is no longer in our system. You must give us credit card information every time you make a reservation.

Do you provide linens?

No, TWFM does not provide linens. You must bring your own. As a point of health and consideration for all guests, please bring ONLY freshly washed and machine dried bed linens, blankets, sleeping bag, and cases on pillows. Each Couples Room has one queen size bed and several bunk beds.

You must also provide your own towels and personal items.

How is the Couples Room kitchen equipped?

The Couples Room kitchen has a full-size range and refrigerator, microwave, toaster and a 12-cup coffee maker (bring your own coffee).  There are NO utensils, pots, pans, dishes, dish cloths, towels or dish soap. Bring everything you need for preparing and eating your own food.

Is there Wi-Fi available in the Couples Room?

Yes, there is Wi-Fi available in the Couples Room. The cost for this service is $15 per visit, and is payable upon arrival/check-in at the office. A password will be issued upon receiving payment. Let us know before you arrive if you wish to purchase and use this service.

Do we need to bring our own pots, pans and utensils?

Yes, you need to bring everything you need to prepare and eat your own food, including pots, pans, utensils, dishes, hot pads, dish cloths, and dish soap.

Are pets allowed?

No pets or animals of any kind are allowed in any of our facilities. The only exception to this policy is a service animal.

Why do you ask for my credit card number?

We ask for your credit card number so that in the event of a cancellation or no-show, TWFM has a way of charging you a cancellation fee, according to our cancellation policy. Other than the cancellation fee, we do not charge anything to your credit card.

Prepare Series FAQ

Do I have to register or can I just show up?

Please register for Prepare Series events by calling the office: 715-327-8564, or emailing: programs@wildernessfellowship.com

Is there a cost for attending the Prepare Series events?

There is no cost for attending the Prepare Series events. Free will donations will be accepted to defray the costs of hosting the events. Lunch is provided for a suggested donation of $5.00 – please register for this ahead of time.

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Maple Syrup FAQ

How much does your maple syrup cost?

Quarts are $18/bottle, or a case of 12 quarts for $180.

Pints are $10/bottle, or a case of 12 pints for $100.

Decorative Leaf Bottles are $5/bottle, or a case of 12 for $60.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Do you ship maple syrup?

No, we do not ship maple syrup. It is too costly and the product is fragile (glass bottles). You are welcome to purchase the syrup at TWFM, or check the list of places that sell our maple syrup in Wisconsin, Minnesota or Online: See the Where To Purchase Our Syrup section of our Maple Syrup web page.

When do you make maple syrup and can we come watch?

Maple sap is usually harvested and cooked between March 15 and April 15 each spring. You are welcome to help with the process, or come watch the process. Call ahead of time to find out when we might need help or what days we might be cooking.

If this list of Questions and Answers does not answer your question, please give us a call at 715-327-8564 or email us.