FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT'S THE AREA LIKE?

We are on a hill, beautiful, peaceful, and quiet, overlooking the Ozark mountains. The retreat is located in a neighborhood. If you get here at night you might feel like you are here by yourself, but rest assured, you are near family homes and neighbors who care for each other, and the retreat organizers are nearby to assist you.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas is an Ozark mountain town of 2500 where uniqueness is welcomed at any time of the year. The historic downtown district is well known for its history of healers, mystics and spiritual guides. The entire area is fabled to be holy and healing by the different cultures that have frequented the area over tens of thousands of years. Taxi service and sightseeing tours are available nearby.

IS THE SPACE FRIENDLY TO CHILDREN?

There is a playset at one end of the meadow, and an established, maintained forest trail that runs parallel to the tree line and stays on top of the mountain.


We heard the following description of child-friendly accommodations from one young guest to another: "There are two swings, monkey-bars going over the swings up high, and a slide. There's this box that's made out of two metal tubes you can climb on to get to the slide. Just don't get into the thorn bushes!"

CAN I STAY AT THE REFUGE ON MY OWN?

The Refuge is available for nightly stays. For this reason, during some retreats there may be other guests at the center with you. For this reason, all guests are informed about common courtesy house rules. Everyone is expected to help keep The Refuge peaceful, clean and feeling safe for everyone.

If you're looking to have a self-guided peaceful getaway, our rooms are waiting to be discovered by you on AirBNB, or on Vrbo. If you're a friend to the camping experience, you can reserve one of The Refuge's two camping sites on Hipcamp.

When staying by yourself or with a small group of guests, the kitchen, the library, the chapel, the deck that connects the buildings, the lawn and the forest trails will all be shared by other guests and an occasional reverent visitor coming to pray or meditate.

Ask us about exclusive access. (Reserving the entire place still involves our staff staying on site to assist you.)

IS IT PET FRIENDLY?

Some rooms at The Refuge are pet friendly, but some spaces need to be kept pet free to accommodate future customers with pet allergies.

 

Never leave a pet alone in your room. Please keep your pets with you at all times, with one exception: the Pet-Friendly Deck!

 

If you are planning to spend substantial time in the chapel, library or kitchen, attach your pet’s leash to the deck railing and set pet water and food bowls beside the attached railing. Thank you for helping us follow health department rules, since food is prepared in the Chapel/Library/Kitchen building.

HOW DO I GET TO THE REFUGE AT MORE MOUNTAIN?

If Driving without GPS: Take Main Street (Mud Street) toward the north out of the historic downtown district of Eureka Springs. When the road comes to a T, turn right onto what should be County Road 266. After 2 miles, it will merge with another road and become County Road 255. Continue to curve to the right onto CR255 when that happens. When the road comes to a T, turn left onto County Road 207. Go a little over 2 miles (past Valhalla Ln where you'll bear right to stay on CR 207 when the road looks to fork). There will be a sign for House of Blessings at Hummingbird Lane, which requires a sharp left turn to head up the last bit of the mountain. When the road comes to a T on top of the mountain, turn left and immediately turn right at the sign that says, "The Refuge at More Mountain."

If Using GPS: From your location of origin, program your GPS to the address provided. When you get to Hummingbird Lane and ascend the top part of the mountain, the road comes to a T at the top. Turn left and then immediately turn right at the sign that says, "The Refuge at More Mountain."