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Honor the quiet and receptive side of your spirit.
A sanctuary from hurry, a quiet place to listen, a portal to inner adventure.

Individual Retreats


Retreat space is available for a half day, full day, or overnight, at scheduled times.  The Lavender House provides a quiet space to listen to God and renew your spirit.  Kitchen, bathroom, sleeping space, and back yard garden available.


Your individual retreat may be guided, where a staff member suggests reading or other reflective activities in response to questions that you bring, or unguided, where you just come with your own reading materials and have access to books and quiet activities that are in the room, choosing your own pathway of listening and resting.


Additional services (optional) that may be scheduled at the same time as a retreat include:

  • Kinessage

  • Mayahara Meditati0n

  • Nia Movement Practice

  • Art 


Group Retreats


Group space is available for daytime retreats for up to twelve people or overnight retreats for up to six people.  You may come with your own retreat plan and just use the space, or we can work with you to plan a retreat for your group.

Accommodations and Rates:


Both of our bedrooms are on the second floor of the house, accessible only by stairs. In both rooms the walls and ceilings are all exposed wood, and you may sense that you are surrounded by the wisdom of the trees.  All guests share one full bathroom located on the first floor. Retreatants may spend time in one of the upstairs bedrooms or in the Oasis room on the main floor, which has many windows overlooking the back yard, or in the back yard garden.


Day Retreats

Half day (approximately 4 hours)

Unguided $50/person

Guided $70/per person 

1 day (approximately 8 hours)

Unguided $95/person

Guided $110/person 

Overnight Retreats (2 pm through noon the next day, or negotiable)

Unguided:  $120 per person per night

Guided:   $140 per person per night 


To schedule a retreat or for answers to questions about connecting to additional services, or about guided retreats, or for any other questions about facilities or pricing, please contact Joni Fornelli by e-mailing or calling 785-550-0473.

For information about non-retreat overnight stays, please see and find the listing for Lavender House Retreat Center in Lawrence, Kansas.


Please see this slideshow of the rooms and retreat spaces!


Come and feel the presence of the divine in the harmony of creation and the peace of reflection.
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