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Ronora is . . . an experience, a feeling, a lesson, ceremony...     where our Earth Mother lives and breathes, where birds speak and one understands, where the four-legged, two-legged, & winged ones commune. -- Deej Leggitt


Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center
PO Box 111
9325 Dwight Boyer Road
Watervliet, Michigan 49098
(269) 463-6315
Fax (269) 463-3767

ronoralodge@gmail.com




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Activities

 

Tennis Courts
Tennis courts, a volleyball net, and basketball hoops are located next to Chadwicke Dining Hall. Some equipment is available for your use. Check with the Lodge Manager.

 

Trails
Ronora features miles and miles of groomed trails for hiking. You might want to bring your bike. Don't forget the bug spray!

Grace in the Woods
A quiet place to meditate.

 

Lake Sherwood
Ronora's gorgeous lake is available for swimming and boating -- please check with the Lodge Manager for Lake Rules.

 

Our staff works year-round to maintain the grounds and trails for your use. Please respect the land and be responsible for picking up after yourself.  Leave no trace.

 

Wildlife

Photos of Ronora wildlife taken by our staff and friends.

 

Redtail Equine Center
Interact directly with horses in a facilitated and certified equine group session.

 

Lake Michigan, South Haven, and further afield
Ronora lies just north of Watervliet, Michigan in the middle of orchards, vineyards, lakes, and woodlands.  Our land is a mecca for wildlife lovers and naturalists.  It's an easy drive to Van Buren State Park, which has a public beach on Lake Michigan or Hagar Park which has a beachfront access. South Haven and St. Joseph also host a variety of shops, galleries and restaurants and larger public beaches with amenities. You can canoe the Paw Paw River or launch your motorized boat at the Paw Paw Lake boat ramp, both within a mile of Ronora. There are several farmers' markets, fruit stands, and pick-your-own farms and orchards nearby. Have fun exploring on your own, or tell us what you have in mind, and we'll be happy to offer suggestions. There's even a double-feature drive-in theater nearby, or good old-fashioned stargazing right at Ronora away from the city lights.

 

For large groups we recommend: Lodging, meeting room and three meals a day for $111 per person for groups of 30 or more.

Ronora's Cabins can house from 2 to 25 people each -- Please see our LODGING page for more details.

 

Things you might bring with you: swim suit, clothes for all weather, comfortable walking shoes, water bottle, toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.), sleeping bag or sheets, bug spray, flashlight, yoga mat, drum.



For large groups we recommend: Lodging, meeting room and three meals a day up to $111 per person per night for groups of 30 or more that stay for at least 2 nights.

Please see our RATES page for more details.
 

        


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