Welcome to the Carriage House Rest

A place to get away to be alone with God, and for Soul Care, Rest and Personal Retreat.

Adorable retreat house in Iowa


If you are looking for a private retreat spot close by but very private then you have found it!


This is the carriage house rest. It is meant for use as a retreat space for either very small groups of 1-8 or for personal private spiritual and soul care retreats.

An adorable two story three bedroom carriage house which was built in the late 1800's lovingly restored and redeemed, it is now a fully equipped  retreat house meant for solitude, rest, and prayer. This is where less is more. No schedule, nothing to produce, which may be a whole new experience for you. But it is all created with attention to detail and comfort. 

Everything about the house is meant to be a place to find soul care and comfort. Blankets to immerse in, tea pots and cups to delight, a fully stocked pantry you may cook from,(UMeal) all designed to bring comfort! The house is modestly simple and equipped for simplicity, yet have all the comforts of home.

There is no technology by design. You can unplug, go dark and have complete privacy. Even though there is excellent cell coverage, there is no WI-FI.


The house is located on our home property and though we live on the property, you are completely separate and private. You will enjoy the complete comfort and thoughtful details of the house to make your retreat time extremely comfortable. Fully quipped and fully furnished. Bibles & wonderful books on retreat and soul care are provided; some even for sale. The house is fully furnished with all linens, towels and a stocked pantry and equipped kitchen.


Everything in the house is meant to be used and we have made every effort to pay attention to details to have most anything you would like to be comfortable. Lush blankets, delicious teas and coffees and so much more to sooth and give comfort. So when you come, explore all the house has to offer!  Everything has been placed there for your use. All we ask is you care for things gently so the next person can enjoy it as well.

The house has a small library as well.  There are even books to buy pertaining to retreat, soul care and prayer. Not to mention a full bath with shower and stackable washer & dryer. You will be delighted at what you will find!  It's all a part of wrapping yourself in comfort as you sit at the feet of the Lord to enjoy his presence.  The quietness of country living minus the chickens!

Get off the treadmill of life, come away for just a while, and see what a difference it will make in your life. FOR RETREAT IDEAS GO TO THE  Retreat Options. Reservations & Prices  Availability See Calendar


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Call Us to custom design your own personal retreat! 402-630-4113


Provide a private place for followers of Jesus Christ for intentional solitude, retreat and prayer.

Where sunsets and sunrises inspire!

Carriage House Rest sunsets are crazy good!

The sunsets are simply amazing and you have full view to the west and east for both sunrises and sunsets if that is your thing.  His mercies are new everyday and there is something special is in his sunrises and sunsets that speak to our hearts if we slow down and just listen.

So come and sit and see what he might say to your heart as you sit at his feet in quiet meditation. So quiet and pretty up high on our hill, you will have a 360 view of the beautiful Iowa countryside.


So whether you are alone on your own private retreat or in a small group day retreat there is plenty of space to stretch out, walk, sit and journal and best of all listen to what the Lord might say to your heart.

The main grounds has about 3 acres and there is private woodlands with paths mown for you to walk. A new orchard has been planted and we hope to supply fresh fruits from it in the future.

We do reserve the right to decline reservations that are not in keeping with the purpose of the home or are in direct conflict with the faith based Christ centered beliefs. This space is sacred to us and we try our best to accomodate for special needs but is NOT handicapped accessable.
Sunsets to inspire

The Carriage House Retreat is a peaceful place of rest  meant for adult individuals and small groups seeking time away to nurture their mind, souls and spirits. Nestled on 40 acres of private Iowa farm land and set atop the highest elevation in the county, this location features restful park like grounds with benches to sit and ponder and pray.


Visitors will have ample opportunity to marvel at God's creation....breathtaking sunsets, stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. Most of all, rest and get quiet before the Lord.

We invite you to come away to be alone with God for a time of refreshing.  Details & pricing on the reservations.

The Carriage House Retreat is easily accessible from Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa located just 12-35 miles out side the metro are. About 2.5 hours from Des Moines and 3 hours from Kansas City.  Please view the calendar for availability and contact us if you are interested in scheduling a retreat.

26898 Juniper Rd. Underwood, Ia 51576