Sustainable practices offer guests the experience of using home-made cleaning and personal care products with ingredient labels and recipes to take home. Or, guests can buy products from the Red Spirit.
Discover the messages on the several nature trails to contemplate or chuckle over and/or learn more about the lives of the 20-plus tree species living here on this sacred land.
The popular Pay It Forward project continues this coming year! Guests may indulge in free sweet or savory offerings and refreshments in turn for paying it forward to 3 listed charities. Contact Karen to find out more.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Lulabelle Glamor Tent
The Lulabelle Glamor Tent and 3 campsites are also available to rent. These are located at the north end of the 20 acres, next to a lush green forest in a field overlooking a beautiful orchard. Visit nearby Saugatuck, Holland and the Lake Michigan beaches. Enjoy a couples only space or with your children. This tent welcomes all people regardless of nationality, religion, race, lgbtq, or any other division.
The Lulabelle Glamor Tent is perfect for a retreat from work, world cares, and stress. Birdsongs will greet you each morning. Relax, eat or read on the comfortable wicker chairs while sipping your morning tea or coffee. In the fall when the nights are getting chilly an insulated wall and wood stove will keep you warm and cozy. After a day at Lake Michigan, or browsing Saugatuck, Douglass, and Holland shops, galleries, and restaurants the evening winds down with bullfrogs croaking, crickets chirping, owls hooting and coyotes singing. If you have disabilities, please message me to see if the Lulabelle Glamor Tent can suit your needs.
The Lulabelle Glamor Tent is off the grid. Low level solar lights give a warm glow and light the way to the tent and Deer Blind Bathhouse. Clean water in jugs is available as well as a propane grill and cooler. Being off the grid allows you to really pay attention to and to enjoy the natural world all around you.
For tent rentals: please contact Sandra Hansen by email or call 423-276-0065 for more information!