Rest and Relaxation

          "Are You Overdue for a Break in the Routine?"               
Recommendations from Pastors and Ministry Leaders
Name: Cannon Beach Conference Center - Cannon Beach
Access: Some rooms available M-Th nights for pastors and their families-
Oct. through the first week of June.
Cost: Free. 
Contact:  503-436-1005
  Best to call the 2nd Mon in Sept to reserve ahead. They fill up fast.
Name: Riverview Retreat - McKenzie River
Access: Based on availability
Cost: $40/night. Day stay - donation
Contact: email Jeff Savage at:
  "It is a beautiful location sitting high on a hill overlooking the McKenzie River and the covered Goodpasture Bridge."
Name: Lake Bradley Christian Camp - Bandon
Access: For personal retreats, there are 8 cottages available that are 2 bedroom,
1 full bath, a kitchenette and small living area.
Cost: The cost for these cottages are $110 per night Oct - May and $115 a night June - Sept.
Contact: or call 800-858-2004
  "The best R&R place I know. It is Applegate Christian Fellowship's camp on the coast.
A truly beautiful place!!"  Ask about their less expensive dorms and cabins.

Name: Belknap Hot Springs - McKenzie River
Access: 2 night minimum on weekends.
Cost: Various costs depending on type of room, cabin, RV site, tent site
Contact:  541 822-8512 
  Right along the river.  Pool fed by hot springs.  Gardens.
Name: Driftwood Shores Florence
Access: Specials Sunday - Thursday
Cost: Depends on the room
Contact: and 541 997-8263
  "Entertainment card gives 50% off the bigger suites."
Name: Sunriver - McKenzie River
Access: year round
Cost: varies depending on rental - house, condo, room in lodge, hotel etc.
Contact:  or 800 801-5765
  Unlimited outdoor adventure in any season. Great for family/friends.
Name: Cozy Cabin - Waldport
Access: Contact Bayshore Rentals.  They have many other beach rentals as well.
Cost: $90 - 100/nt
Contact: 800-752-6321
  Sleeps 6 - 2 bdrms, 1 sleeper sofa, 2 baths, access to beach, newly remodeled
Name: Mountain Learning Center - June Lake, CA
Access: fills up often by spring.  3 couples at a time, for 11 days.
Cost: call to discuss - 800-293-2508
Contact: www.pastor-care/home/html 
  Who ministers to the minister? website is packed with great information.

Other Vacation and Retreat Opportunities*
For pastors, missionaries and other Christian workers

Life Impact Ministries Life Impact exists to create hosted places of rest and retreat (called Oases) for International Workers, Pastors, and other Christian leaders. We also provide our ministry guests with requested care services when they visit an Oasis. Our hosts have been trained with basic life coaching skills and can help you process basic issues you are facing. Sometimes gaining a different perspective on an issue allows one to move forward in a new way with more hope and vigor.

A partial listing of locations includes: West Linn, OR; Winchester Bay, OR (aboard moored boat); Alaska; Black Hills, SD; Colorado; Florida; Brazil; Costa Rica; Italy; Slovakia.
Questions? Contact Dave Grissom, at

Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat  A person in full-time ministry frequently takes care of everyone and everything but themselves and their family. Shepherd's Canyon Retreat offers eight carefully designed days of individual, couple, and group Christian counseling for no more than four to six couples (singles are welcome).
If you are the friend or mentor to someone who is in full-time ministry and has hit a rough spot, please check out the information and share it with your friend.

Shepherd’s Canyon Retreats sites include
Heartwood Conference & Retreat Center, Trego Wisconsin
Spirit in the Desert Lutheran Retreat, Carefree, Arizona
Dream Manor Inn, Globe, AZ
Life Enrichment Center, Fruitland Park, FL

Genesee Home, Taylorsville, CA Genesee Home is committed to building church ministry by enriching the lives of pastors, missionaries, and their spouses. Genesee Home is a safe haven where those in ministry can reflect upon their calling and rekindle relationships with both God and their spouse. We invite those in full-time ministry to join us for a Sunday night through Friday morning week of Sabbath rest. Our beautifully restored Victorian home offers a restful setting at an affordable price. The total cost to you of $495.00 covers all meals, luxurious bedroom with private bath, and use of our facilities. We are located in the Genesee Valley in the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, 3 hours by car from Sacramento and 2 hours from Reno.

Free Alaska Vacation for Pastors You read that right! The Christian owners of Alaska Vacation Packages, Sid and Kathy Cook, have been led by the Lord to offer a free vacation package on a limited, space-available, as-needed basis at their Wolverine Lake facility near Palmer, Alaska. The goal of this is to help individuals in full-time local-church Christian ministry in need of refreshment, especially those needing to be restored physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

The offer includes a fully furnished one-, two-, or three-bedroom cottage and boat and motor. You must pay your way to Alaska, take care of your food, and obtain a rental car (at Alaska Vacation Package’s wholesale rate; in some cases a free loaner car may be available). If you are interested, particularly in fishing and hunting, this could be the place for you.
For information call Alaska Vacation Packages at: 1-888-745-8872 or 1-907-745-8872

* These offers are subject to change. Please contact the proprietors at the vacation/retreat opportunity to verify availability and costs.