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Westrom Prayer Cabin

The Westrom Prayer Cabin was built in loving memory of Marvin H. Westrom by his wife, Louise Westrom Klawitter. Marv loved to fish and laugh and was a really great Grandpa. He grew up in the Grantsburg area where he served in his church and community. Marv was well liked and made a difference in the lives of all he touched. Over 85 friends and family members were involved in the construction, furnishing and decorating of this cabin. The desire of Marvin’s family is that this cabin be used as a place set apart for God’s people to be refreshed spiritually, physically, and emotionally and be drawn into an intimate and deeper walk with Jesus.

Cabin Information

The Westrom Prayer Cabin is a handcrafted, dovetail-type log building tucked back in the woods. It is set on a hillside overlooking a beautiful valley. With its “all on one level” floor plan, it is like walking into your own log cabin suite. Our first cabin with a gas fireplace, it also has electric heat, air-conditioning, microwave oven, toaster, refrigerator, coffee maker, dishes, silverware, a sink and water jug for drinking and cooking needs and miscellaneous utensils. In seeking to make your stay as comfortable as possible, we have provided a queen size bed, table and chairs, swivel/glider rocker, and comfortable twin sleeper chair.

Both a very modern, well lit, heated pit toilet is near the cabin and a fully modern bathroom with shower is available close by. View a photo tour of our shower house and 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.

Westrom Prayer Cabin Swivel/Glider Rocker
Westrom Prayer Cabin Swivel/Glider Rocker

Please Review Our:

Westrom Cabin is a sustained downhill walk of approximately 196 ft or 78 steps from the parking area to the cabin. The steepest part of the hill is approximately a 13 degree slope. If you have mobility issues, please take this into consideration.

Westrom Prayer Cabin "All on one level" Floor Plan
Westrom Prayer Cabin "All on one level" Floor Plan

What to Bring

  • Bedding for queen size bed: sheets, blankets, pillow, sleeping bag, etc.  Bedding MUST be freshly washed and machine-dried.
  • Bath towel
  • Toiletries / personal care items
  • Simple food that can be cooked in the microwave or hot pot
  • Flashlight
  • Reading material
  • Bible
  • We suggest slippers
Westrom Prayer Cabin Entrance
Westrom Prayer Cabin Entrance

How to Reserve

Prayer Cabins must be reserved in advance and are available on a suggested minimum donation basis.
Westrom Prayer Cabin Queen Size Bed
Westrom Prayer Cabin Queen Size Bed
Westrom Prayer Cabin Kitchen
Westrom Prayer Cabin Kitchen

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, Christmas, Birthdays.
The Wilderness Fellowship Gift Certificates
The Wilderness Fellowship Gift Certificate


How have these Prayer Cabins come to be?

Many 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.  See photos of the modern shower house and outhouses.

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 are able to keep your credit card on file in a safe, PCI-compliant manner. Rest assured the details of your credit card cannot be seen, shared, or accessed. We won’t make any charges to your credit card unless you incur a cancellation fee, and you will be notified of such.

Do you provide linens?

No, TWFM does not provide linens. The bed is a queen size bed. You will need to bring your own pillow and as a point of health and consideration for all guests, please bring ONLY freshly washed and machine-dried bed linens, blankets, sleeping bag, etc. 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 are ADA certified service animals.

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, $4/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.