News and Views


Sunflowers growing along a dusty road.

posted by Joyce Wallace

I had to stop and snap a quick picture of these sunflowers growing along the road side on my way to work this morning.  Enjoy some nature as you go about your busy days!

One of my guests caught this bass out of the pond! One happy camper!

posted by Joyce Wallace   [ updated ]

RV sites now available!

posted Sep 15, 2017, 7:00 AM by Joyce Wallace   [ updated ]

We are happy to announce that we have two full RV hookups at the Retreat Center!  Give us a call at 417-321-4576 to schedule your spot now!  We will rent by the night,  by the week or by the month! Rates are $35.00  a night,  $210.00 for seven days or $350.00 a month plus electric.  

Walking the Hiking Trail

posted Sep 6, 2015, 7:49 PM by Joyce Wallace   [ updated ]

Weeds can be beautiful if you look close enough!

posted Sep 4, 2015, 9:45 PM by Joyce Wallace   [ updated Sep 4, 2015, 9:56 PM ]

even a common weed is beautiful if you look close enough!

Take a walk on our walking trail and enjoy the wildlife

posted Sep 4, 2015, 9:26 PM by Joyce Wallace   [ updated Sep 4, 2015, 10:23 PM ]

I so enjoy watching the deer,  red fox, turkeys and other wildlife as they enjoy my wildlife feeder.  This is your view from either The Gathering Place Retreat Center  or from The Cabin both located only 6 miles from Nevada, Mo. Make your reservation today and start enjoying the scenery!

2015 Family Reunion held at The Gathering Place Retreat Center and The Cabin. We would love to host your family get-together!

posted Aug 7, 2015, 11:05 AM by Joyce Wallace   [ updated Sep 4, 2015, 10:25 PM ]

Time to take out the boat and enjoy the water with a friend when you reserve The Cabin located just 6 miles from Nevada, Mo.

posted Apr 30, 2015, 9:13 AM by Joyce Wallace   [ updated Sep 4, 2015, 10:28 PM ]


It's that time of year again! Book your small groups and family reunions!

posted Apr 12, 2015, 8:49 AM by Joyce Wallace

Planning a family reunion or small get-together?  Give us a call!  Two day minimum.  Whole house stay..  Plenty of room on the grounds for enjoying fishing, hiking or sitting on the porch and catching up with friends and family!  Give us a call to check for availability.  Conveniently located about an hour south of the KC area or about an hour north of the Joplin area.  417-465-2655

Looking for a quiet place for a "silent retreat?" The Cabin is available for reservations or for lease

posted Feb 2, 2015, 2:15 PM by Joyce Wallace   [ updated Mar 6, 2015, 7:35 PM ]

Our one bedroom one bath cabin with it's  small kitchenette  is now ready for rental!  The family room has plenty of seating with  two couches, two recliners and a corner snack booth.  There is also a  flat screen TV  hooked up to satellite with Directv, and we also have  internet access. The bedroom has a rustic hand made bed with an adjoining bath with oversize shower.  In the mornings you can walk out the bedroom door with a cup of coffee and sit on the  porch where you have a perfect view of the pond.  In the evening you can take a hike around that pond and enjoy our many wildlife.  When darkness falls,  light a fire in the fire pit and enjoy Smores with your friends.  It's always a great time to get away and enjoy the country!

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