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Take a step back in time when you visit the best-kept secret in Western Pennsylvania! Just 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh, and 10 minutes south of Kittanning, we offer a country escape close to city life. You may bring your church or group for a retreat, come for a self-directed retreat, or choose a directed retreat with one of our teachers.

Our 164-acre campus is filled with ancient oaks; evergreens; a pavilion; nature trails; and even a lake for fishing and twilight campfires.

We offer 25 single and double rooms in our dormitory. You will be warmly welcomed and encouraged to feel right at home.

Our dining hall will accommodate 75 at tables of six or eight. Use our fully-equipped kitchen and cook indoors, or enjoy an outdoor barbecue on the patio or under the majestic oaks.

Throughout the summer a variety of meeting rooms are available, as well as classrooms. Two large lounges each have TVs and cable; our downstairs lounge has a beautiful fireplace. Wi-fi is available.

​The availability of the facilities is limited when classes are in session.


Self-Directed Retreats

Come and enjoy time away at your own pace. You will have access to our 164 acre campus that includes wooded trails, lake, chapel, and library. You may choose to add food provided for your stay or bring your own and use our kitchen and outside grill.

Room per night: $25
Food: continental breakfast $5, lunch $8, supper $12

Directed Retreats

Allow one of our teachers to guide you through a time of spiritual retreat. Several options exist and are suitable for individual and groups experiences. Retreats may be customized to some extent based on your needs.

Discover Your Spiritual Style (Directed Retreat):
Do you ever wonder why there are so many different Christian churches? Have you ever felt that you’re not as spiritual as your friends? Are you longing for a deeper spiritual walk? Taught by BLI president, Dr. Gary C. Bailey, Discovering Your Spirituality Style explores the different ways that Christians experience God and helps you find ways of pursuing God that fit with your unique personality and design. This is a 1 ½ day, two-night retreat which includes four teaching sessions.

​Retreat including meals $205
Retreat without meals $150

Into the Quiet (Directed Retreat):
Utilize our rural, 164 acre campus to get away from your hectic pace and move into quiet, solitude, and connection with God. You will have access to the campus, including wooded trails, lake, chapel, and library. This is a 1 ½ day, two-night retreat which includes two directed sessions focused on helping you get the most of your time away.

​Retreat including meals $155
Retreat without meals $100

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