Welcome to Noah’s Ark Chapel & Retreat Cabin …
…Take time to schedule a prayer vacation or nature retreat.
Noah’s Ark Retreat serves pastors, Christian workers, writers, and artists who desire a quiet getaway overlooking the Illinois River. Teachers and nurses schedule annual vacations to rest, and be renewed. Parents, prayer partners, and grandparents visit the cabin and ark chapel to rededicate their families and their vocations to the Lord.
Bird and nature lovers visit the cabin seasonally to watch eagles roost in January or just to enjoy the beauty of watching the sun rise over the Illinois River.
The grounds, cabin, and chapel are dedicated as a refuge where individuals may seek the Lord’s Presence and experience the truth of God’s Word as written in
Hosea 2: 14
|Thoreau gave us a standing invitation to follow his lead in writings such as these:”I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” Walden”Talk of mysteries! Think of our life in nature–daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it–rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! the solid earth! the actual world! the common sense! ” The Maine Woods|