Free Pastor Stays

Cedar Lake Ministries is pleased to provide free pastor stays.

Cedar Lake Ministries exists to provide a life-changing environment for evangelism and spiritual growth. We have discovered that as people take the opportunity to disconnect from the pressures of daily life, they find it easier to connect with God. Their relationships are renewed and revitalized and they find hope, joy, and encouragement.

This couldn’t be more true for pastors, which is why Cedar Lake Ministries is pleased to provide free pastor stays. Cedar Lake Ministries is the perfect getaway for pastors to rest and be spiritually, physically and emotionally refreshed! Pastors and their families are welcome to partake in these personal retreats twice a year for two nights at a time almost anytime CLM is open.

Our Cedars Lodges are a perfect place for your pastor stay. Each unit sleeps from 2 – 8 people and features a fully equipped kitchenette, with dining table, and a private bath. Our larger Cedars Suites have a separate bedroom and lounge area with a couch and chairs. Meals are not provided, but the kitchenette has everything you need to prepare your own meals while you’re here.

For this retreat focused on rest and relaxation, guest pastors and their families are welcome to use the beach and other self-serve amenities.

Please call (219) 374-5941 or use our contact form to work with our retreat staff to find a time when we have availability in our Cedars Units at a time that will be a good fit for your busy ministry schedule.

46 hotel-style rooms

Capable of accommodating up to 180 guests

12 motel-style units

These units which sleep from 2-8 guests and feature fully equipped kitchenettes

30 site RV Park

Open year-round

The Oaks Dining Hall

A 325-seat dining hall

A 350-seat auditorium

Set just back from the bluff overlooking the lake

Why come to Cedar Lake Ministries?


Beautiful Grounds

Our staff wants your stay with us to be a memorable one. Free time for your group might be spent lounging on cozy sofas and chairs in front of an inviting fireplace, or taking a moment of reflection surrounded by nature in one of the gazebos or benches…maybe even relaxing on a charming porch swing overlooking the lake. Find a more active recreational outlet with a match on the tennis court or a pick-up game of basketball.

Oaks Dining Hall

Oaks Dining Hall is located on the crest of a hill overlooking beautiful Cedar Lake in Northwest Indiana. The walks and terraces are designed with plenty of vistas for your viewing pleasure. Take a seat in the lower level deck chairs; listen to the waves lapping against the shore or just pause on the winding walkways to reflect.
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Torrey Auditorium

Torrey Auditorium is one of the oldest buildings on site. Set just back from the bluff overlooking the lake, it is one of the original Monon Railroad structures.  Renovated in the fall of 2000 with a new foundation, windows, carpet, seating, lighting and sound system, heating and air conditioning, this building is full of history and has been listed on the registry of National Historic Landmarks.

Recreational Opportunities:

  • A 794-acre lake with private beach & pier, swimming, boating, canoeing, and sand volleyball
  • Basketball & tennis courts
  • Rec building with pool & ping pong tables
  • Softball field
  • Soccer field close by
  • 2 gazebos
  • Picnic shelters, and many other activities.

Comfortable Accommodations

There are a variety of options for comfortable accommodations at Cedar Lake Ministries. We serve all types of groups with lodging ranging from private hotel-style rooms to family-style lodging with kitchenettes, and typical camp housing with rustic dorm-style rooms and bunkbeds. Your choice depends on your group’s needs.

Excellent Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Options

Enjoy the ambience of a crackling fire and fine company. Set on a tree lined crest, lake views on three sides greet you in the 325-seat Oaks Dining Hall. Everyone will find a perfect seat to relax and enjoy a fine meal and conversation. Panoramic views and seasonal beauty provide refreshment for your soul while our award winning culinary staff will delight your palate. If you don’t have something you need, just let us know and we will be happy to serve you. More on your dining options.

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Tips for Panning a Memorable Group Retreat: Photo of young men and women having fun at an event at Cedar Lake Ministries on the shore of beautiful Cedar Lake in Indiana just 35 miles south of Chicago IL. The perfect spot for Christian retreats, conferences, weddings, senior & ladies events, and youth camps both day and overnight.