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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

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Ronora Lodge & Retreat Center is a rustic venue ideal for retreats, reunions, weddings, groups, couples getaways, and more. Visitors enjoy recreation areas, a peaceful natural environment, equine-assisted learning, and creative meal plans.

Nestled on 350 lovely, quiet acres, much of it designated as Redtail Nature Preserve, Ronora has a secluded lake, acres of woods, wildlife, pristine pastures and miles of nature trails. Migrating cranes, wildflowers, ripe wild blackberries and mulberries, and fall colors are the beautiful natural backdrop of Ronora.

Ronora is open April through October, and some of the small lodges are also available in winter (closed during high snow season).

We host a wide diversity of groups, retreats, weddings and special getaways. Let's talk about what Ronora has to offer you.

Email or call us to book your retreat, workshop, camp, wedding, or family gathering.

To experience Ronora's grace and beauty, schedule a tour of the land.


Ronora Lodge & Retreat Center is on the site of historic Camp Watervliet for Girls founded in 1934 by Dr. Henry Tatter and his wife Velda Jordan Tatter. The property was purchased from Dr. Lonnie Myers in 1988 by three friends who share a love for the land. We have restored the historic buildings and increased the acreage to preserve this beautiful natural setting. All our effort goes toward making Ronora Lodge & Retreat Center a place where, in the words of Dr. Tatter, you can "feel Mother Earth, sense Her balance, and find your own."

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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