The Red Spirit has three spaces available (the Main Cabin, the Barn, and the Artist’s Cabin). Each can be rented to vacationers for 3-night minimum overnight stays. The quiet surroundings and the energy of the land is what brings people back time and again.

What the Main Cabin provides

The main cabin sleeps 8-9 people and is a cozy, quaint place to enjoy while in the serenity of nature. It has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen with some staples, a living/dining room, a 8x10′ screened porch and a 12x12′ deck.

Bedroom #1:  queen bed, sleeps 2
Bedroom #2:  1 trundle bed, sleeps 2
Bedroom #3:  1 trundle bed, sleeps 2
Bedroom #4:  1 single bed, sleeps 1
Bedroom #5:  1 single bed

  • Bedding and towels are provided.
  • Ceiling and room fans and 2 window air conditioners.
  • TV, DVD, WiFi, large book library, small DVD library, and games.
  • Deposit: $200 security/damage deposit to hold date along with 50% of the fee.  Deposit is refunded within the week after check-out unless date is cancelled or damages occur.  If the retreat center cancels, total money is returned.
  • Fee: $350 plus tax per night. 3-night minimum. Remaining 50% due one month before scheduled date.
  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11 a.m.

What The Barn provides

The Barn sleeps up to 5 people. A 24x33′ open room has a kitchen, large table, and seating for up to 30 people in the room. Laminate open floor space. The room opens to a 12x24′ window/screen porch with living area and 5 single beds overlooking the pond. A TV/DVD can be viewed from either room. A patio with table and chairs just outside for enjoying nature.

A bathroom adjoins the kitchen with shower, sink and composting toilet.

The Barn is open year round for meetings and other events by the day:

  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: $250
  • 5 hours: $175

For vacation rentals: please contact The Red Spirit for more information!

What The Artist’s Cabin provides

This cabin sleeps two and is located within 200 feet of the Barn and Main Cabin. Furnished with a table, chairs, end tables, composting toilet for overnight and two twin beds, it overlooks the pond and provides extra lodging for vacationing guests. The artist’s cabin is also available to artists, writers, musicians and others who want to focus on their work in a quiet, private place. Bathroom in the Barn.

For vacation rentals: please contact The Red Spirit for more information!

What the grounds provide

  • Picnic table and chairs
  • 2 charcoal grills
  • 2 campfire settings
  • Wood fire grill/griddle
  • Gas grill
  • Manager on premises if needed
  • Woodland trails with benches
  • One acre pond
  • Camping area

Peggy Testimonial

It was an amazing weekend for me. Just chock full of gifts. Food, being cared for, women it is a blessing and joy to know, nature, time, stillness, beauty, art in the garden, exploration, both internal and external. I love it.


East Aurora, New York

Kathy Testimonial

The retreat weekend was truly a gift. Not only did I get to meet some wonderful women, but we got to experience the beauty of the Kalamazoo River by canoe, and really reconnect with nature. Karen provided such a relaxing atmosphere, delicious (OK, gourmet) meals, and a beautiful setting, I was finally able to disconnect from my city-life stress and remember to look up, look around, open my ears – there’s so much beauty going on around me, I just need to be aware to grasp each moment, each gift from nature, and cherish its beauty.


Chicago, IL

David, Kristen, Sean, Anna & Melissa Testimonial

Our favorite moments were dune buggy rides in Saugatuck, Everyday People Cafe—get the BLT&E!, Saugatuck Brewing Co. and kayaking.

David, Kristen, Sean, Anna & Melissa

Chicago, IL

The Perkins Family Testimonial

Karen’s English muffins are awesome! Our 15 year old boy loved them! Appreciated Karen’s graciousness, walking in the woods, the boardwalk in Saugatuck…

The Perkins Family


Paul and Shirley D. Testimonial

Karen was very gracious and made us feel at home and welcome. I recommend visiting the Gerald Ford Library in Grand Rapids. We enjoyed relaxing with our adult children and Karen’s delicious cherry pie and ice cream.

Paul and Shirley D.

St. Louis, MO

Janet and Jim H. Testimonial

Enjoyed relaxing by the fire for our winter holiday getaway. So enjoyed the English muffins and jam–a real treat!

Janet and Jim H.

Holland, MI

Pamela Testimonial

If you are looking to re-awaken to joy and inspiration for life in nature, relax, rejuvenate as you soak in the sounds, smells and sights of the forest, all the while feasting on knock-your-socks-off gourmet food, a retreat at the Red Spirit is for you. The flow of the weekend unfolded perfectly for our group of women as we got to know each other. A three hour canoe trip down the Kalamazoo was fun and relaxing. We did some reflecting, poetry writing, walking in the woods, berry picking and even corn and gladiola picking. But, I never got over the food! Each meal was better than the last. I really could not have imagined such a variety of homemade dishes from homemade scones in the morning to 4-course lunches and dinners in the evening.

Being in the woods brings a quieting of the mind and inspires creative reflection. It’s good for the soul and all the senses. The memories and enjoyment last far beyond the weekend. Thank you, Karen, for providing this sacred space. Everyone needs this!


Skokie, IL

Ellisa, Kelly & Amanda Testimonial

We played games, roasted marshmallows—girl time with lots of laughs. Such a comfortable and relaxing stay! The cottage is so quaint and cute. Karen, thank you for opening your place to our group. Wow! Loved it!

Ellisa, Kelly & Amanda

East side of Michigan