The Word of Life Lodge, located in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, is the perfect getaway for individuals, couples, groups and families seeking a retreat where they can grow closer to each other and to God.
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“As a staff member, what I really value most about The Lodge is the family environment. Everyone is so caring and compassionate towards one another. You can truly see that the spirit of God is within everybody here.”


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Spring Retreats

Law Enforcement & Military Retreat

Our retreat specifically planned for Law Enforcement and Military personnel, will give you time and memorable experiences with your family and with God that you have been looking for all year!

March 18-20, 2016

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Marriage Retreat

Whether you’ve been married 6 days or 60 years, getting away for a weekend at the Lodge could be a great way to focus on your spouse.

April 1-3, 2016

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Mother Daughter Retreat

Mother Daughter Retreat: Our retreat specifically planned for Moms and Daughters, will give you time and memorable experiences!

April 15-17, 2

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Women's Retreat

This retreat is for women to come together and discover the incredible things God wants to do through us to make an impact in our lives and our family’s.

April 29 – May 1 & May 13-15, 2016

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Single Moms & Kids Retreat

In a weekend created just for single moms and their families, you’ll find new friendships that will last a lifetime, and even find out for yourself just how God’s Word rejuvenates.

May 6-8, 2016

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Man Camp

Our retreat specifically planned for MEN, will give you Manly experiences and build your relationship with God!

May 20-22, 2016

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The Lodge Activities

Explore the Adirondack Mountains

Family Carnival Day


Indoor Pool

Private Beachfront

Mini Golf


Weekly Rodeo


Justin Davis

Justin is an author, speaker, co-founder of RefineUs Ministries and pastor of Hope City Church; a brand new church in Indianapolis, IN.
We're really excited for this year's speaker lineup! Meet the speakers you'll be hearing from this year at The Lodge.

From our centrally located lodge to our private cabins, The Lodge provides sweeping views of Schroon Lake and the high peaks.

Our location is the perfect basecamp for your Adirondack adventure, whether you’re looking for hiking, boating, recreation or relaxation and refreshment. A stay at The Lodge is more than just a vacation: it’s a chance to grow spiritually and connect with God and others. During your stay, you’ll have access to incredible biblical teaching and worship through our weekly speakers or special conferences.

The Lodge is the perfect blend of comfortable accommodations and natural beauty.

We offer top-notch amenities, a dining area with home cooked meals served daily and a wide range of activities, from swimming to volleyball to mountain excursions. Browse our accommodations to get started!

Norman’s Nest

Book our private cabin, Norman’s Nest, for a cozy home away from home that is all yours. This two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin has a queen bed and two twin beds, with a queen sleeper sofa in the living room for additional accommodations. A full kitchen features a stove, fridge, microwave, sink, table and chairs and all the pots, pans and utensils you need to make yourself right at home.

Cozy up with Adirondack-style décor, relax on the front porch and watch the lake glisten, meet new friends in the dining room or volleyball court, or retreat for time alone with God. However you spend your vacation, Norman’s Nest is a spacious and relaxed cabin with an ideal opportunity for you to recharge.

The Lodge

Stay in our main lodge and be in the center of it all. The Lodge is home to the pool, game room and lobby, providing easy access to some of our best activities and a community feel as you experience time together with family or a large group.

Choose from one of our deluxe rooms – either a room with two double
beds or a room with two queens. The queen feature a fridge, chairs, dresser, and a modest table, and all rooms come fully equipped with an
iron, coffee maker and phone.

Rustic Lodges

Enjoy one of our freshly renovated rustic lodges, each named after
Adirondack high peaks. View the shimmering lake from your deck as you recline on an Adirondack chair. Choose between an upper room with a king size bed or one of the two lower rooms with two queens and optional use of adjoining doors, all furnished with two chairs, a dresser, and a modest table. Savor the feel of a cabin with the advantages of contemporary appliances – fridge, coffee makers, iron and board, and cool air conditioning.

William’s Motel

Be our guest at William’s Motel, an intimate setting, where all rooms are
furnished with iron and board, radio clock, phone, and two beds – a double and a single. Take in the fresh pine scent on the second and third floor balconies or the porches outside the main and lower back floors.​

Journey's End

Offering a variety of bed sizes, these antique economy rooms are a homey place to end the day’s journey. Each room has basic conveniences, such as an iron with board, phone, and desk with chairs. Journey’s End also provides a small lobby for guests.

The Lodge Schedule— Spring 2016

Law Enforcement/Military Retreat
March 18, 2016 - March 20, 2016
J Warner Wallace
Marriage Retreat
April 1, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Phil Moser
Mother/Daughter Retreat
April 15, 2016 - April 17, 2016
Amy Speck
Women’s Retreat
April 29, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Gwen Smith
Single Mom’s Retreat
May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Women’s Retreat
May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Gwen Smith
Men’s Retreat
May 20, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Justin Davis

The Lodge Schedule— Summer 2016

Week 1
June 26, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Danny Aiken, George Murray
Week 2
July 3, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Dave Merkh, Robert J Morgan
Week 3
July 10, 2016 - July 16, 2016
Stephen Bramer, Woodrow Kroll
Week 4
July 17, 2016 - July 23, 2016
Bill Lawrence, Tom Messer
Week 5
July 24, 2016 - July 30, 2016
Erwin Lutzer, Eric Mounts
Week 6
July 31, 2016 - August 6, 2016
Stephen Davey, Ray Pritchard
Week 7
August 7, 2016 - August 13, 2016
Tim Kimmel, Phil Moser
Week 8
August 14, 2016 - August 20, 2016
John Barnett, Phil Tuttle

The Lodge Schedule— Fall 2016

Spanish Family Retreat
September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Father/Son Retreat
September 23, 2016 - September 25, 2016
Justin Davis
Fall Family Retreat
October 7, 2016 - October 10, 2016
Phil Moser
Marriage Retreat
October 14, 2016 - October 16, 2016
Brian & Jen Goins
Women’s Retreat
October 21, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Kelly Minter
Women’s Retreat
October 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Kelly Minter
Church Leadership Conference
November 1, 2016 - November 3, 2016
Johnny Hunt, David Gibbs III


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Rent Our Facilities

We want to provide our facilities to host your event! If your church, small group, or organization would like to host your event at one of our facilities, please contact us to find out more.

Get away and join us for an experience you’ll never forget!