“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 group / family 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. Whether you come for a time of retreat with your group or a time to create family memories, 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.
Each of the three Group/Family Cabins can accommodate about 18 people.
A three-season shower house is within walking distance and available to all three cabins during spring, summer and fall. It is located near the Lakeside camping area. Outhouses are in close proximity to each cabin year-round. The cabins have no running water but have water pumps located close by to meet your drinking water needs year-round.
Firewood for campfires is available for purchase on site.
- 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.
- Your own jug/container for water, cooking utensils, pots, pans, dishes, eating utensils, dish cloths, etc. – everything you need to prepare and eat your own food. NOTE: State regulations affect the use of the range if your group includes minors whose parents will not be here with them. Please be sure to talk to a staff member about these regulations when making a reservation.
- Your own food.
- If you are booking Lakeside Cabin or Log Cabin, bring lanterns – there is no electricity in these cabins.
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!
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.
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.