Below you will find a brief description of our facilities and you can check out more pictures in our Photo Gallery. It is, however, impossible to do justice to the beauty and “sacred” quality of our grounds and facilities through descriptions and pictures. You really need to come out and see for yourself.
Our lodge guest rooms are much like Grandmother’s house – cozy, inviting and peaceful. All rooms have twin, double or queen sized beds, an easy chair and writing desk. Most rooms have private baths. Individuals, couples, small groups of friends can all be accommodated in our guest rooms and rooms are situated conveniently near the dining room.
The library at King’s Fold contains over 4000 books and is intentionally kept current by the addition of new publications on a wide range of subjects. The library contains the writings of such scholars as Henri Nouwen, Francis Schaeffer, C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton.
For many years our greenhouse produced an abundance of fresh vegetables for our kitchen and staff, and for sale. However, with an increased guest load it became a burden. We renovated it into an inviting Solarium with many beautiful plants and several easy chairs. The setting is fabulous, bright, and warm, situated on the banks of the Ghost River, with a clear view to the majestic Rockies – what a restful, quiet place for reflection and renewal.
Nestled in the woods, a 10 minute walk from the lodge, overlooking a meadow and the Ghost River, you will discover the Hermitage – a great place for a personal, fasting and solitude retreat. You must bring your own sleeping bag and there is no running water or electricity. However, a propane heater keeps you warm. A cozy chair, a comfortable bed and a writing desk is all you need for a personal retreat. The outside biffy, with a view, will meet your personal needs.
The space is small, cozy, intimate, and offers an invitation to enter into a childlike repose, as you spend your personal “campout” in our treehouse.
Intriguing boardwalks lead you to beautifully hand carved doors which invite you into a uniquely shaped sanctuary graced with carefully crafted post and beam architecture. In the center of the chapel is a magnificent stone altar. A short climb up the spiral stairs brings you to the prayer loft, from which the altar and cross are visible – a wonderful sacred space for prayer and personal meditation. Three stunning stained glass windows enhance the already sacred atmosphere of this sanctuary.
As well, there is an enclosed prayer garden attached to the chapel. They both have become an expression of all we are about at King’s Fold. Staff and our many guests are invited to experience …
Attached to our main chapel is a beautiful prayer garden with several quiet spaces where guests can sit, meditate, pray. Perhaps it will be the ship’s wheel you choose to reflect on. Or maybe you’ll want to kneel at the big rock, remembering Christ’s prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. The little gazebo beside the pond is a great place to ponder.
We invite you to come and enjoy the quietness, distracted only by the birds, the flowers, and the gentle breeze in the trees.
Today you are on the Emmaus Road – I am on the Emmaus Road. All God’s children are on the Emmaus Road, not only today, but every day – the Emmaus Road calls us – it’s the road of wonderment, discovery, pain, joy, enlightenment.
It’s on the Emmaus Road that Jesus comes alongside and offers us a new slant on life, another way to look at things – in the end our eyes are opened and we see Jesus. Then he disappears; he leaves us to assimilate the new truth he has offered us into our everyday life.
Walking a prayer walk is no ordinary stroll – it’s a journey back in time to the Passion of Christ. The seven stations each invite you to sit and reflect on the events leading up to Jesus’ death. This prayer walk is an intentional reflection on what Jesus’ life and death call me to in my life journey.
The Labyrinth is used as a tool for prayer and meditation. Many people find it helpful to focus on one truth, idea, or scriptural passage. In the reflective silence often there is the ability to recognize and express components of one’s life that are not otherwise easily expressible.
The Labyrinth has long been connected with the Christian tradition. Perhaps the most celebrated Labyrinth is embedded in the floor of the European Chartres Cathedral.
The reflective pilgrim who enters the winding pathway of the Labyrinth subtly discovers a rhythm and flow that is a picture of the spiritual journey. At times the pathway takes one close to the center, only to be led once again to the periphery of the circle. However, if one persists, the pathway, one step at a time, ultimately leads to the center. The Labyrinth thus functions as an experienced metaphor for our spiritual journey, where we can recognize that God is with me through it all – even those unexpected turns which seemed to lead me away from His Divine Presence and care, are in fact an intricate part of my ever deepening journey.
For each individual, the journey through the Labyrinth is unique. The discipline of this sacred experience is to listen for the voice of God, to listen to my inner self, and to connect with my life journey. And in this, to gain new and deeper insights into God’s way with with me.
Our hope is that the Labyrinth will become a tool for soul ministry, spiritual discovery, meditative prayer, and an opportunity for others to enhance their own spiritual formation.