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Navigating life at The Refuge


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Watch the sunrise Relax, unwind and enjoy Take a nap Go for a stroll Daydream Feel the breeze Go to bed early Journal Put your feet up Reminisce Make s’mores Enjoy a book Listen to the birds Sit by the fire Meditate on God’s word Make memories Sleep in late Fast or Feast Savor the view Visit with friends Kick back with a glass of wine And have fun ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Only registered guests allowed in The Refuge ----------------------------------------------- Check-in anytime after 11AM Check-out by 4PM ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We are no longer accepting pets No shooting or hunting No parties or events No drugs No marijuana No smoking


Who is welcomed to The Refuge?
We open our arms and hearts to Bible believing and practicing lovers of Jesus Christ who are in need of either rest, replenishment and renewal, or a place for fellowship with like-minded folk.
Who uses The Refuge?
Local church groups, mission organizations and Christian non-profits.
What is The Refuge used for?
Church gatherings, retreats, seminars, missionary pre-field training and debriefing, and organization/agency board and leadership team meetings.
Who are the most frequent guests at The Refuge?
Missionaries, pastors, clergy, chaplains, ministry directors, seminary students, women’s/men’s retreats, cross-cultural relief and development workers.
Is there a minimum number of nights stay?
Yes. There is a minimum stay of two (2) nights
What is the cost per night at The Refuge?
Depending on the season, the suggested donation is either $35 or $45 per night per person. (See “Cost” tab for more specific details and minimum requirements.) However, because The Refuge operates debt free and is a non-profit ministry, we suggest that individuals, couples, and groups donate what they can. We realize that some people cannot afford the suggested donation per night per person. Others can give much more. All revenue collected helps us sustain, maintain and improve The Refuge (its cleaning, utilities, repairs and maintenance, gardens etc.)
Is The Refuge avaiable for day use?
Yes. The day use rate is $15 per person (May-October)
Can we bring children?
The Refuge was designed and furnished with adults-only in mind and is regrettably not a kid friendly environment. We do however offer alternative lodging for families: The Sentinel, located on the south end of the property, is a log cabin that can accommodate a family of five.
Do others share The Refuge with us?
We never schedule another party during your stay. This means the entire space is set apart to be solely yours for the duration of your booking.
Are pets allowed?
We no longer allow pets, indoors or outdoors, at The Refuge or anywhere else on the property.
What about tobacco, marijuana and drugs, are they allowed?
The Refuge is strictly a tobacco, marijuana and a drug free zone.
Do we cook our own food or is it prepared for us?
The spacious, well-furnished kitchen allows you to prepare meals for yourself. An outdoor grill is also available for your use. In some rare situations, we can arrange limited meal preparation. Please contact us about your requests.
Do we bring our own bedding?
We provide linens and towels. We do ask that you remove all sheets and towels and put them in the laundry room before you leave.
Is there television, internet and cell phone access?
Two large screen televisions are available for DVD and video use. Please bring your own movies as our selection is very limited. We have intentionally avoided live television and internet in order to encourage you to disengage from technology and engage your interior life. Some cell phones occasionally work, but we discourage their use. There is a phone line for local and emergency calls only. If you need to keep in touch with family back home, a pre-paid phone card can be very useful with our landline.
What is the weather like?
The weather is typical drama-ridden Colorado weather. It can change rapidly from sunshine to storms. Summers consist of hot sunshine and rain. Winters can turn to blizzards. Come prepared for all possibilities. The elevation of The Refuge is 7,200 ft.
What wildlife might be sighted in the area?
It’s important to always keep a safe distance from the animals. Remembering never to feed, pet, chase or harass them will ensure you and the wildlife stay safe and healthy. Depending on the time of the year, common sightings include turkey, gopher, squirrel, mule deer and elk; occasionally you may see bobcat, bullsnake, rattlesnake and coyote; mountain lion and black bear are in the area but hardly ever viewed.
How should we dress?
Depending on the season, you will want to dress for warm and cold scenarios. Evenings typically cool off drastically. The sun can be very hot during the day. Bring sunscreen and warm clothing. It’s advisable to wear closed-toe shoes while hiking on the property or in the region due to ungroomed paths and prevalence of rocks, cacti and possibly, even snakes.
What kind of outdoor activities are there?
Dirt roads and trails for hiking and biking sprawl out in all directions from The Refuge. Fishing streams are 30 min. to 1 hour away. Skiing is 2 hours away.