Retreats - Housing

We have planned and hosted hundreds of retreats and we know that each one is unique. Contact us to learn more about how Colby Ranch can be your new home away from home.

Colby Ranch offers private, secluded retreats for family getaways and retreat groups, from 1 to 200 guests. Colby is designed so that smaller groups have private use of their own housing and meeting areas; for larger groups, areas can be combined and customized to fulfill your needs.

Click on each section below to explore more of our housing facilities. Check out our photo gallery for photos and floorplans of our lodging, meeting, and play areas.

Howard House

Capacity: 26 guests.  With additional cabins, up to 94 guests.

This newly renovated ranch house sleeps 28 guests in 5 bedrooms.  The upper floor holds 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths.  The main floor includes one additional bedroom, 1 full bath, household-size kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining room, and additional meeting space. 

Amenities Include:

  • Wireless internet
  • Television & DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Fireplace
  • Linens (optional; in Howard House only)
  • Outdoor barbeque patio

Neighboring cabins may be added for expanded sleeping space.  Cabins hold 6 bunk beds (12 beds altogether) and each has its own bathroom.

McGiffen Lodge

Capacity 22 guests.

McGiffen Lodge is ideal for small to medium retreats. With semi-private bedrooms, a spacious meeting hall and full kitchen, McGiffen easily serves adults, youth or mixed ages. Bedrooms are on the upper floor; each room provides 2-3 single beds, a closet, private sink, and shares a bathroom and shower with one other room. The meeting room, kitchen, and 2 restrooms are on the ground floor.

Amenities include:

  • Portable projector, screen, and sound
  • Wireless internet
  • Linens (optional; in McGiffen only)

McGiffen meeting hall comfortably accommodates 40 guests for meeting and meals. For larger groups, Stevens Hall is available for dining, activities and meeting at no additional cost.

Neighboring cabins may be added for expanded sleeping space. Each Point Cabin holds 6 bunk beds (12 beds total), and Vista cabin has 30 total beds. Vista includes 2 full bathrooms, and there is a showerhouse adjacent to the Point Cabins.

Point Cabins & Vista Dorm

The Point Cabins (2 cabins; 24 beds total) and Vista Dorm (30 beds) are perfect for large-group youth and adult camping adventures. They are commonly reserved alongside McGiffen Lodge, Steven’s Hall, and/or Howard House.

Upper Tree Cabins

Each of these cabins contains 12 bunk beds and community space. These cabins may be reserved on their own (using Steven’s Hall for dining and group activity space), or coupled with use of Howard House and/or McGiffen Lodge.

Stevens Hall

Stevens Hall is our 250-person dining hall. Its cathedral ceilings and wood-paneled walls provide a spacious area for indoor activities with a comfortable, woodsy ambiance.

Lower Stevens is on the ground floor and offers one large and two smaller meeting/activity rooms. The main room includes an elevated stage with lighting, as well as a projector, screen, and sound system. All rooms also include freestanding tables and chairs.

You can arrange the use of upper or lower Stevens when you make your reservation.

Programs & Eventes


Colby Ranch offers a private location for family getaways and group retreats, with availability up to 200 guests. Learn more about how Colby can help you create an event you'll treasure for a lifetime.


Colby Camps

Colby Ranch's premier adventure programs for youth. See program dates, activity descriptions, and more.



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