The Red Spirit sleeps a total of 12 people. However, there are also 3 rental campsites and a geodesic dome walking distance away on the property. Dogs are allowed with approval for a fee. Rentals have a 3-night minimum. Discounts available for week-long rentals.

What the Main Cabin provides


The main cabin sleeps 7-8 people with 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen with some staples, a living/dining room, 8×10’ screened porch and a 12x`12’ deck with gas grill, fire grill and picnic table. Of interest are the artwork, many pictures, games and books throughout.

Bedroom #1: queen bed with adjoining bathroom
Bedroom #2: queen bed in cabin room
Bedroom #3: single bed in cabin room
Bedroom #4: single bed
Bedroom #5: 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. Deposit is refunded within the week after check-out unless date is cancelled or damages occur. If the guest cancels 30 days before scheduled date, 50% of the fee is returned. If less than 30 days, fee is forfeited. If the retreat center cancels, total money is returned.
  • Fee: $365 plus tax per night. 3-night minimum.
  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11 a.m.

What The Artist’s Cabin provides

The Artist’s cabin has 2 single beds, a mini-fridge, coffeemaker, window AC, ceiling fan, camping commode/shower, fully stocked screened kitchen tent with dishes, pots, utensils, 2-burner gas stove, charcoal grill and chairs.

Fee: $125 plus tax per night. 3 night minimum.

What Studio 64 provides


Studio 64 invites views of nature for earth-centered guests. Completely furnished with a fully stocked kitchen, Freddy Mercury above the queen bed, private dressing area, bathroom/laundry, AC/heat, dining and living area with a small library. Very bright and sunny with privacy curtains. 2 patios with seating and a gas grill. Owner’s apartment is attached with the owner’s hall and bathroom in between for undisturbed privacy.

Fee: $165 plus tax per night. 3 night minimum.

What the grounds provide

  • 5 patio/picnic tables and chairs
  • 2 gas grills
  • 2 campfire settings
  • Wood fire grill/griddle
  • Manager on premises if needed
  • Woodland trails with benches
  • One acre pond
  • Camping area

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

The Country Dome Home

Birds singing and frogs croaking is what the Country Dome Home is all about. The view from the amazing dome cascades for miles across farms and woodlands. The dome is located within a few miles of beaches, restaurants, galleries, wineries and breweries. Play corn hole, frisbee or blow bubbles on the prairie. Cool off in the solar shower. A wood stove warms you up on chilly nights and the fire pit is great for s’mores. Enjoy a couples only space or bring sleeping bags for the kids. Ask about the home made pies and graham crackers you can order, too.

Learn more about the dome

For dome and camping rentals: please contact Sandra Hansen by email or call 423-276-0065 for more information!

Sandra Hansen