In the woodland fringing Cold Springs Lake and located below Bethany Lodge are two duplex cabins; Faith and Hope. Each unit has two twin beds, screened and curtained windows which open onto private views of the lake or forest, a bath room, and a screened-in porches with rockers. Each unit is also supplied with a propane heater for Autumn, Winter, and Spring seasons. There are two units per cabin. Each cabin will sleep 4 people. Another Cabin, Love, is scheduled for renovation into an apartment style unit with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/dining, and living room. More on this in an update.
You will need to bring: Pillows, Pillow Cases, Twin Sheets, Drinking Water, Personal Items
Salem cabin is nestled in a secluded valley to the north of Cold Springs Lake. It can accommodate up to 6 people. It also has kitchen/dining facilities with a large screened in porch overlooking a stream. It is also heated with a propane heater as well as a wood stove and supplied with ample firewood in season. Salem has a small library as well. The cabin has 1 bedroom with a King size bed. There is a sleep sofa in the living room and two twin beds in a loft.
You will need to bring: Pillows, Pillow Cases, Twin Sheets, Drinking Water, Food, Personal Items
We supply: King Sheets, Full Sheets, Cooking utensils
Cost: $25 per person per night + Applicable Tax + $50 Cleaning and operational fee for your stay
On a wooded hill overlooking a lake and distant hills is a newly built lodge (Bethany) with more modern amenities. The lodge will sleep up to 14 people and accommodates 30+ for meetings. Bethany has a small library, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a large kitchen/dining area, and spacious meeting rooms. The basement features a flat screen television for presentations. For winter months, it is heated with propane gas heaters and a central fireplace. It is also air conditioned for Summer use.
You will need to bring: Pillows, Pillow Cases, Drinking Water, Food, Personal Items
We supply: King Sheets, Full Sheets, Twin Sheets, Dining Ware, Cooking utensils
Cost: $25 per person per night + Applicable Tax + $150 Cleaning and operational fee for your stay
The Chapel of the Broken Vessel sits prominently nearby on the hilltop with a panoramic view of the gorge, distant hills, cabins, lodges, and the lake located in the center of the property. The chapel is a wood and glass structure which allows light throughout. Seating will accommodate approximately 30 people with a capacity of 60. The east glassed end of the chapel opens to view the Rockcastle River Gorge and the Cane Creek valley. Retreatants can sit in study and contemplation among the beautiful Autumn colors and the muffled roar of the Rockcastle Narrows rapids.
You will need to bring: Personal Items (Décor for weddings)
Cost: $1000 per Event + Applicable Tax
The chapel is free for use for small groups that retreatants using facilities other than Weddings and Worship Services
Woodlands, dells, meadows, streams, and small lakes are within the approximately 150 acres of The Close. There are trails leading from the cabins and lodges to ridge top views, valley floors, waterfalls, and gorge overlooks. These trails also lead to connections to Forest Service trails descending into the Rockcastle River Gorge and surrounding forest land. Pines, Oaks, Dogwoods, Redbud, Serviceberry and many varieties of wildflowers color The Close throughout the year. Canopy trees create refreshingly cool spots while early wildflowers warm cool spring days. We invite you to experience the grounds during your stay to taste God's creation and His will for your life.
You will need to bring: Outdoor Apparel, Drinking Water, Personal Items
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