The Red Spirit has two rental spaces available the Main cabin (sleeps 7-8), and the Artist’s cabin (sleeps 2). The energy of the land and the spirit of people it attracts gives peace and joy to all who come.

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 8×10′ screened porch and a 12×12′ deck.

Bedroom #1:  queen bed, sleeps 2
Bedroom #2:  queen bed, sleeps 2
Bedroom #3:  1 single bed
Bedroom #4:  1 single bed
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. 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: $360 plus tax per night. 3-night minimum.
  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11 a.m.

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 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.

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

What the grounds provide

  • 4 patio/picnic tables 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

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

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

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

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


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

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 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.

learn more about the tent

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

Sandra Hansen