Visitor Testimonials

“Thank you so much for helping to make our first Cedar Lake retreat a success.  We appreciate your hard work that ensured that we were satisfied. The ladies loved the grounds and the lodge and we all loved the food. Please give our compliments to the chef.  We look forward to seeing you next year.”

“We enjoyed our time at Cedar Lake. The women want to return. Again thank you for your hospitality, professionalism, and time.”

“This weekend I watched your staff tirelessly, unselfishly, and unceasingly hang out and work for our kids because you care about them. It is true when I say that I have not met a staff like yours.  God is using you in great ways.  And you are putting forth the extra effort needed.  Thank you!”

“Thanks for all your work for our retreat.  You did a super job and we had a wonderful time.  Tell the chef the food was delicious.  We are looking forward to using your conference center again.”

“I just wanted to let you know how much all the ladies enjoyed themselves. You have an awesome facility but your staff is the BEST! I want to thank you for taking care of our every little whim. Thank you and be abundantly blessed!”

“The location is beautiful–the dining room overlooks the lake, they offer linen service, and the food is incredible. The auditorium where we held the ceremony is also beautiful, with lots of windows that allow natural beauty of the outdoors in. It’s very open and clean and new without being too stiff. It can go towards a more formal or a more casual feel. The staff is easy to work with. Highly recommended.”A Happy Couple

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. Learn more.

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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How to Hold a Memorable Group Retreat

Our free guide to what you should know to hold an awesome group retreat
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.