Prayer Cabins for Personal Prayer Retreats

“I will take my children into the wilderness and there I will speak tenderly to them. I will restore their fruitfulness and turn their valley of trouble into a door of hope.” Hosea 2:14-15a

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“Jesus withdrew to the wilderness and prayed.” Luke 5:16

As God used the wilderness experience to teach, train and speak tenderly to the children of Israel, so it is our desire that you will sense God’s tender voice speaking to you. Therefore, the purpose for the prayer cabins is to provide a place where you can seek an ever-growing and deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus, as you bask in the beauty of God’s creation. As you come for a time of reflection, study and quietness before our wonderful Lord, it is our prayer that you will leave this place refreshed and renewed, having heard God’s tender voice and feeling a new sense of hope, purpose and commitment to God’s loving call on your life.

Cabin Information

These prayer cabins are handcrafted and are beautifully situated on a heavily wooded hillside. The screened porches provide serene closeness to the beauty of nature, while plenty of windows in each cabin give the feeling of living in the woods. Seasonal changes offer a marvelous view of nature that only our Creator could provide.

As you can see in the photos, our prayer cabins are gorgeous! Cabins are equipped basically the same and are available all four seasons. They have electric heat, air-conditioning, microwave oven, toaster, small refrigerator, coffee maker, dishes, silverware, sink and water jug for drinking and cooking needs, and miscellaneous utensils. Each cabin can accommodate a maximum of two people, and comes equipped with a queen-size bed, table and chairs, rocker and futon or other fold-down bed.

Although prayer cabins do not have indoor plumbing, we do have a new, modern shower house and heated, tiled, clean, no-smell outhouses nearby! Check out our new shower house and our prayer cabin outhouses!

To access the prayer cabin, a short downhill hike is required.

There is a fire ring area that the Prayer Cabin guests can share and firewood for campfires is available for purchase on site. Check with the office.

Prayer Cabins at the Wilderness Fellowship - Bo Prayer Cabin
Bo Prayer Cabin

Policies & Guidelines

Who May Use The Prayer Cabins

Designed for a maximum of 2 people, with the exception of a newborn who cannot be away from mom.  The two people can be individual adults, married couples, [parent and child with special permission], who are seeking a time of renewal and rest with the Lord and each other, in accordance with the stated purpose of this building and TWFM Policies.

Policies

  • No pets, TV’s, alcohol or candles allowed.
  • Length of Stay: Generally from 1 to 3 nights, but longer stays under special circumstances may be requested
  • At the time of your reservation we will ask you for your arrival time. Please help us by keeping your stated arrival time. PLEASE call if you are running late.
  • Check-in 3:00-8:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday No Sunday arrivals, as the office is closed.
  • Check-out 12:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday
    NOTE: On Sundays, noon check out time is not enforced. Feel free to spend the afternoon.

Please download, review and sign the The Wilderness Fellowship Ministries (TWFM) Guidelines.

Prayer Cabins at the Wilderness Fellowship - Timothy Prayer Cabin
Timothy Prayer Cabin

What to Bring

Comfortable clothing to meet your indoor and outdoor needs. 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. We suggest slippers, towels and personal care items, simple food that can be cooked in the microwave, a flashlight, reading material, and a Bible. The bed is queen size.

Prayer Cabins at the Wilderness Fellowship - Westrom Prayer Cabin
Westrom Prayer Cabin

Shower House & Outhouses

Prayer Cabin Shower House

Our Prayer Cabin Shower house is a brand new, modern, well-lit, nicely tiled shower and bathroom facility. The entryway hall in the shower house provides a convenient water jug filling station. View the Prayer Cabin Showerhouse and Outhouses Tour photo album, above.

Prayer Cabin Outhouses

Fast becoming known as the “nicest outhouses this side of the Mississippi”, our Prayer Cabin outhouses are virtually odor free due to a simple air exchange system, heated, have automatic electric lights inside and out, hand sanitizer, tiled floors with white glass board walls and of course TP. View the Prayer Cabin Showerhouse and Outhouses Tour photo album, above.

Prayer Cabins at the Wilderness Fellowship - Besel Prayer Cabin
Besel Prayer Cabin
Prayer Cabins at the Wilderness Fellowship - Klawitter Prayer Cabin
Klawitter Prayer Cabin

How to Reserve

Prayer Cabins must be reserved in advance and are available on a suggested minimum donation basis.

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Give a Prayer Cabin Gift Certificate!

Customized Prayer Cabin gift certificates are available to help you to give a special and unique gift to someone you care about.  Suggestions: Pastors, Friends, Family, Wedding Gift, Anniversaries.

The Wilderness Fellowship Gift Certificate

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.