Free Pastoral Retreat Center

En Gedi Retreat: Free, Open Use, Non-denominational


Rest is best when it Overflows, is Fundamental, & is Bespoken


Authenticity is a Person, is Public, is a Place & is a Pace

Why Come to En Gedi?

Read an open letter to Pastors from

 En Gedi’s Founder, Carl Walker

 What is En Gedi Retreat?

grain (1 of 1)-min En Gedi Retreat is a free vacation and retreat home for pastors and missionaries. It is a 501 (c) 3 organization with the purpose of keeping pastors and missionaries “Rested, Refreshed, and Renewed” in their service to the Kingdom.

We Exist Because You Care!

Candid interviews with authentic pastors…

“I actually do the one thing most pastors don’t do…”

“I really felt like suicide was a viable option for me.”

Stay tuned, more coming soon!

Who is En Gedi for?

          En Gedi Retreat is available to pastors who need time alone with God, then to pastors and their families, missionaries and their families, other church workers and their families, small church leadership conferences, and also to regular families in a church who are going through crisis and need a place of solitude.

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What is “Open Use”?

At En Gedi Retreat, “we provide the place and He provides the God.”

There are no programs, schedules, counseling, or agendas. We trust that you know best how to spend your time with God, whether alone, just your spouse, or your whole family. Sleeping, hiking, skiing, watching movies, studying, mission planning, or just sitting and talking to God all sound like good ideas to us!


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How big is it?

       En Gedi’s primary, full-time location is the Lance Cabin, located on Fish and Cross Ranch in Colorado.

Size – 600 Sq Ft – Sleeps two adults and two kids

One Bed – One Bath – small equipped kitchen 

Large Living area with fold-out queen and fold out single bed, dining table for 4


How do I book?

          Booking is as simple as sending an e-mail to Please include:

-Your Name and Position/Title

-Desired dates of visit

-Church/Mission name and website

-Number of people coming (include ages)

-Cell phone number and home address

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Is it really free?


En Gedi is available at no cost to those who use it.  We raise finances in order to support the building process and upkeep so no pastor or missionary will be able to use the “I don’t have enough money” excuse to not go on a vacation.


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Any Questions?

We’re sure we weren’t able to answer all your important questions.

Please feel free to send us an e-mail or give us a call!

We are here to serve, and can be contacted at:

(719) 963-3983


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Interested in supporting what En Gedi is doing?

Your support of this ministry will ensure that Pastors and Missionaries will continue to be Rested, Refreshed, and Renewed in their service to the Kingdom. Join our team of partners today!