Carriage House Rest, LLC

A Special Private Space for Spiritual Soul Care, Rest and Retreat

Our Winter Special is here! For a limited time you may want to give a special gift to for retreat for two complete with three fabulous meals home cooked by Peg. This is an incredible gift to give during the winter months. Once you purchase it on our web store, we will send your gift certificate to the person of choice and they will schedule for their special time with the Lord.  You can give the gift of the Carriage House Rest any time of year and we can customize it to your exact specifications! Price ranges from $45 and upward.

Welcome to the Carriage House Rest!

A place to get away to be alone with God for Soul Care, Rest and Personal Retreat. Self guided or custom designed retreats with complete privacy.

Questions? call 402-630-4113 

Day retreats, over nights and Sabbaticals



We are glad you found us.

If you are looking for a private retreat spot close by the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area, then you have found it! This is the Carriage House Rest. A private home completely furnished and supplied ready for your private or small group retreat. We can accomodate 1-8  guests.

A Little ABout Us:

We have lived in our home on the main property for 37 years and the Carriage House Rest has been in use as a retreat house for about 2 years. We are not a B&B or hotel but rather a sacred space meant for intentional time set aside just for YOU to be with God. We can customize your stay for each person, but there are some common threads that make each stay special. Private, and set in the country side just outside of Council Bluffs it is located on a old estate called the Headquarters Farm.

Who Comes?

Guys, and gals, singles, married couples, pastors and professionals all come to renew, refresh and to "turn off" for a day or two. Sabbaticals as long as a month are available. Details of cost and options are under the Home & Cost  tab. Mothers and daughters, fathers and sons or a friend or two come to enjoy a special time with the Lord.

Over nights or just day retreat time are availalble.

Make sure and look under each tab at the top of the page to see cost and complete information. The calendar will show you which dates are available and to make a request (contact us) for a reservation. KEEP READING :) and you will find all the information on the site under the differnt tabs at the top of the page.!

The house was recently described as the "Anne of Green Gables" house complete with dormered windows, green shutters and red doors

This house is a charming original two story, three bedroom carriage house which was built in the late 1890's and has been lovingly restored and redeemed; it is now a fully equipped retreat house meant for solitude, rest, and prayer. Everything you need is there! Stocked pantry, equipped kitchen, linens, and amazing comfortable beds. Read on!

We provide either guided or self-guided retreats. Day retreats or over nights. Sabbaticals or quick renewal retreat for regular soul care. This is actually where less is often more. No schedule, nothing to produce, nothing to accomplish except stillness, rest and soul care, which may be a whole new experience for you. If this is a new concept to you, we would love to be your guides! Simple, quiet and completely private.

It was created with the idea that solitude is not just about being alone, it is about being alone with God.  We all need time alone with God regularly, but sometimes you need to get away in order to accomplish this. Every detail for making this time conducive for prayer, soul care and rest has been considered. Read on for more details about this ancient practice of solitude, silence and prayer.

Our pace of life operates at a break neck speed and we often don't take time to care or tend to our souls. Many are actually AFRAID to get alone with God. Going to the gym or on a run can feel like a better fix.

When was the last time you spent time, intentionally alone with God just to rest, pray and just listen to what He might say?  Come experience the beauty of time meant just for him.

We do not represent any single denominational affiliation but are definitely Christ centered and Bible believers, so the whole house is geared toward Christian belief. We hope from the first moment of arriving with the smell of home baked bread, your heart is "hugged" by his presence.

If you want to come away to intentionally sit at the Lords feet and learn to listen, God will speak. We all need help hearing God at times so you are not alone, we can help facilitate. Turn down the noise. Turn off the technology. Step away from your addiction to activity and production.......He is waiting for you!

Everything about the house is meant to be a place to find soul care and comfort. The softest blankets to wrap up in, the most wonderful teas, coffees and cups to delight in. A fully stocked pantry you may cook from,(UMeal) or a home cooked meal by me, (UsMeal) all designed to bring delight and comfort! 

The house is completely furnished and modestly simple and yet have all the comforts of home. All you need to bring is an open heart, your PJ's and a journal! (We even have extra journals.)

There is no technology by design. No TV, DVD's or Blu-ray's! You can fully unplug, go dark and have complete privacy. Even though there is excellent cell coverage, there is no WI-FI.  You may use your "hotspot" feature if you need to for internet coverage if you are a missionary and need to converse with away teams.

We have recently provided a SABBATH BOX to place your electronics in along with your watch, IPAD, or even something you write on a piece of paper like "my future"; to take a break and a rest from. What ever is occupying your thoughts you may want to take a rest from. You can pick them up again when you leave. Perhaps you are contemplating a big decision and just need a break from thinking about it while you are there with the Lord. There is a wonderful book called, "Keeping the Sabbath Wholly" in the box as well as simple instructions to help you better understand Sabbath rest.

Jesus is our now our Sabbath Rest, but learning to cease from our labor is a great reminder of what he has accomplished.

"So then, there remains a sabbath rest for the people of God [it is available to us now]; for whoever enters God's rest also ceases from his labors as God did from his." 

(Hebrews 4:9-10)

The house is located on our country estate and though we live on the property, you are completely separate and private. With a large 3 acre yard to walk on and a private path mown in our timber we encourage "slow walking" for prayer.

We are also availalble to offer spiritual coaching/prayer with you at any time during your stay. If spiritual direction is needed you can schedule a session with Peg for an additional fee.

We have a variety of Bibles & wonderful books and some specifically 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. Real dishes are available with a super quiet dishwasher or paper products if you want to go even easier. We even have a "silent" dishwasher! :)


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. So when you come, explore all the house has to offer!   All we ask is you care for things gently so the next person can enjoy it as well and to return them to the spot they were found.

Not to mention a full bath with shower and stack-able washer & dryer. You will be delighted at what you will find!  Stays can be for a full day or over night or even several weeks. It's all a part of wrapping yourself in comfort as you sit at the feet of the Lord to enjoy his presence. 

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


Call Us to custom design your own personal retreat! 


Our Mission:

Provide a private sacred space for spiritual retreat, rest and soul care.

Our Vision:

To be the best local option for small group or personal Christian retreats. Our passion is to provide comfort, great food and a sacred space for soul formation and development. To be the favorite place of retreat to return again and again to enjoy. 

All the comforts of home without any of the cares. Look around and find all kind of delightful things for your comfort. Back messager, great books and you may even find some chocolate!

Where sunsets and sunrises inspire...

The sunsets are simply amazing here 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. It has been said that nature is the second book of God.

So come and sit and see what he might say to your heart as you sit at his feet in quiet meditation. 

It is 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 with your spouse or with 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 mowed for you to walk. A new orchard has been planted and we hope to supply fresh fruits from it in the future.

Sunrises to Greet the Day...... "Your mercies are new every morning"

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 accommodate for special needs but is NOT handicapped accessible.

 Being in  nature has been called "the second book of God". So we encourage folks to sit outside, walk on the grounds and even walk in the timber on the path to take in the wonder of God's creation.

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.

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26898 Juniper Rd. Underwood, Ia 51576