Thank you for considering a Fairhaven visit during this shifting and unprecedented time in our history. Retreats here on the mountain are a wonderful opportunity to practice social distancing, to unplug from the panic and anxiety, and to experience the silence and solitude of our setting. It is our prayer that guests will experience the renewing presence of Jesus during their stay.
In response to COVID-19 concerns we are asking potential guests to self-screen as part of the reservation request and as part of our shared responsibility to one another.
❒ If you or someone in your family have recently returned from travel outside Canada, we ask that you rearrange your requested dates to follow a symptom free, self-quarantine period of 14 days.
❒ If after confirming your reservation, you or someone in your family has developed symptoms consistent with COVID-19, (dry cough, fever, fatigue, sore throat, or difficulty breathing) we request that you cancel or reschedule your reservation to follow a symptom free self-isolation period of 14 days.
❒ Please be aware that should you or someone from your family develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19, (dry cough, fever, fatigue, sore throat, or difficulty breathing) during your stay, you will be required to self-isolate in your cottage and refrain from any interaction with other guests or staff. Returning home early may very well be the option once symptoms emerge.
❒For the health and safety of our guests and staff, non-registered guest visitors are not permitted on site until further notice.
❒To facilitate physical distancing, access to the main Lodge is currently limited to check in and check out functions and pre-scheduled appointment times.
We are excited that Fairhaven can be an oasis in the midst
of the all too familiar din of anxiety and fear gripping our world; a safe
space where physical and spiritual rest can facilitate peace and increased
awareness of Jesus’ abiding presence. Thank you for assisting us in maintaining
this place as a healthy environment conducive to God’s work in the lives of those,
like yourself, who come seeking rest and renewal.
These precautionary measures are being taken to limit the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, to support our guests and staff alike during this challenging time and to ensure we maintain our capacity to tangibly fulfill the mission of encouraging the health and renewal of Christian leaders. Our leadership team remains vigilant and is monitoring the situation in real time and responding rapidly as conditions evolve. Further . . .
Different from a hotel or simple lodging model, inquiring guests schedule and intentionally plan retreats with an emphasis on spiritual formation. This focus reflects the Fairhaven vision of encouraging the health and renewal of Christian leaders and is expressed in a number of retreat options. For many, this focus will represent little change in the way you anticipate and experience your time at Fairhaven. What the change does signal is a move toward a purposeful engagement and participation in the Fairhaven vision and the resources that give expression to that vision, whether that be the perspective-lifting beauty of our peaceful surroundings, the rest-inviting cottages and lodge facilities, or the hope-inspiring counsel and spiritual guidance offered by our staff.
Retreat costs are $125.00 per night. Guests can indicate the type of retreat they are anticipating during their time at Fairhaven. The various options are available on our website at Retreat Option.
In the event the purpose of your stay as a ministry leader is intentionally focused and structured around spiritual formation as reflected in our Self-Directed, Guided, or Co-Directed retreat options please let us know. Gracious donors who are passionate about the mission and provision of care for those in Christian leadership make it possible for a portion of the cost to be subsidized for these retreat options
The Leisure Sabbath option is also available where the primary focus is rest as part of a personal or family vacation or holiday. When vacancy permits, this option is applicable to those looking for accommodations while in the area on ministry-related business, to those serving in lay-ministry roles within a local church, or for Christian business leaders looking for a place of rest and renewal.
Unfortunately, we do not provide pass through stays for travel. Other venues can meet that need.
With anticipation, we look forward and envision God’s continued presence and restoring touch on the hearts and lives of those who come seeking rest and renewal.
Cancellation Policy (In effect as of July 1, 2020)
1) For individual, couple or family retreats, 20% of the retreat cost is payable upon cancellation. There are no fees for cancellations prior to 14 days of the arrival date.
2) For group and educational retreats 20% of the retreat cost is payable upon cancellation. There are no fees for cancellations prior to 28 days of the arrival date.