Messiah Mountain Retreat Center

Welcome to your escape to the mountains!

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Messiah Mountain Retreat Center is perfect for meetings, family and spiritual retreats. Our 27 acres of pine forested hills invite you to wander our hiking trails, relax in the mountain air and enjoy the outdoors.

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Any time of year come up to have your day meeting, event, or retreat with us. For just the day, you have access to the grounds and the Bock Lodge for a quiet refreshing space.

Overnight / Multiday Retreats

Want to get away for a weekend or more? Come up for a longer retreat with your family or small group! Our Cabin has beds for up to 25 people to stay during the summer months (April 10 through October 31), and you get to use the entire grounds and the Lodge as well.

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Our Facilities

The Bock Lodge is the heart of our retreat center, providing meeting space for up to about 50 people and containing a large fully equipped kitchen for cooking those meals.

The Cabin is our sleeping dorm, with beds and bunks for 25 people. A living/sitting area allows groups to gather, and their are two multistall bathrooms with showers.

The Grounds provide the beauty and refreshment of the mountains as well as recreational opportunities on site.

Our History

Indian Hills, a place of ponderosa pine forests and flowery meadows with elevations between 6,800 feet and 8,500 feet, was once a summer campground for Ute Indians.

Messiah Mountain, a Lutheran-owned facility, is used for continuing education and recreation. It is housed in the former Stonecrest, home of a summer theater group in the 1920s and subsequently a writer’s colony, sorority camp, and a summer camp for needy school children from Jefferson County schools.

In 1969, Messiah Community Church bought this 27 acres of mountain property, and in 2000 a complete renovation was made possible through a significant donation by a family from Messiah Community Church, and now the Lodge from the early 1920s and the Cabin are ready to host your meeting, retreat, or event. In 2020, the property transferred hands to the Rocky Mountain Synod of the ELCA.