Welcome to The Gathering Place Retreat! My hope is that you will find our retreat a place to pull away from your cares and busy lives for a quiet time of rest and reflection. A time to draw closer to our Creator and a time to quiet your soul in a country setting enjoying the simple pleasures of life. And whether it’s watching the early morning mist rising off the pond, rocking on the front porch while watching the deer and other wildlife, hiking the trail around the pond hoping to catch a glimpse of the Blue Heron or Crane that regularly flies about, fishing the stocked pond, or simply sitting on the dock in quiet reflection; we specialize in keeping life simple. This is a place where you can listen to the silence and count the stars all the while enjoying the comforts and conveniences we all have come to enjoy.
We have two guest suites for your convenience during your stay with us. Our Master Suite is on the ground floor with a queen size bed and spacious adjoining bath. You can feel your cares slipping away as you step into the jetted tub for a relaxing soak or you can choose to take a quick shower. This suite also has its own separate outside entrance leading to a shaded sitting area.
The Loft Suite is upstairs and overlooks the dining room and great room below. This suite also contains two private rooms with queen size beds and a shared bath. The Loft Suite has one additional queen size bed and one antique full size bed in the outer loft area and is perfect for those small retreat groups, girls weekend away, parties or small family reunions.
We believe privacy is important so we take reservations on a whole house basis giving you total access to the kitchen, dining room and great room as well as sleeping rooms during your stay. You will also find our kitchen is furnished with everything you need to prepare your meals during your stay or enjoy the convenience of our local restaurants. A BBQ grill is located on the grounds. Park your vehicle in our two car garage saving you from having to get out in the weather to unload. Come visit us, kick your shoes off and enjoy some time relaxing in the country!
The Gathering Place Retreat Center, located within driving distance of Kansas City, Springfield and Joplin, MO
and Fort Scott, Kansas is the perfect place for those seeking a romantic getaway, those wanting a quiet retreat in the country away from the noise of the city, or even for the corporate traveler wanting more than just a hotel. We also cater to the parents and families of our own local Cottey College for young women and will gladly accommodate those needing extended stays with special rates. Our facilities are the perfect place for your family reunions and small retreats. Call us for availability!
Come join us and let your stress and cares slip away during your stay at our off-the-beaten-path country retreat. Here you will find no schedules, no interruptions and no alarm clocks. We trust the combination of friendly people, warm hospitality and peaceful surroundings in a beautiful log home, will make your stay with us one you will remember always. Then we will know we are truly a success. We look forward to welcoming you at our Log Home in the country retreat!