Ezyoke retreat is a Christian retreat in the mountains of Southern Colorado. We are dedicated to providing a place of quiet and solace to both individuals and groups. The facilities here are very well suited to an individual wanting to meet with God, a pastor wanting to study, or a group looking to plan or grow together. We are situated in a lower elevation of the mountains, so the access is easy year around. We are conveniently located only 80 minutes drive from Colorado Springs, and only 30 minutes drive from the city of Pueblo. At the same time we are tucked away a few miles up from the little town of Beulah, bordered on two sides by National Forest. Take the visual tour by clicking on the picture to the right, and then explore more on the site.
A new ministry is launching here as a part of Shepherds' Keep (the not-for-profit organization that runs EZyoke Retreat). Over that past few years, Tim has been training as a consultant or coach, in order to work with churches so they can improve, focus, and grow. As most churches can use help in the realm of Elder, governing, or other leadership boards, this will allow the retreat to get some use from some churches as they will be able to bring groups up here for training. Click here and learn more about this new ministry, as well as how you can personally join us in helping churches make positive change that will result in more people coming to Christ.
As part of upgrading the lodge, we have been working on the kitchen. Originally, it had the basics, lacking appliances and counter space. Now it has an oven, a dishwasher (paid for by a wonderful guest who wanted to help out!), full-sized sink, many more cabinets, and loads of counter space. It has been getting plenty of use, and has proven to be a more vital addition than we had initially thought.
After over 40 years of service, our home church in Boulder decided to close its doors. With the sad realization that a piece of our history was now indeed history, we decided to preserve a piece of it. The 26 foot tall bell tower which sat in front of the church was relocated to the ridge above the lodge. The thing that makes it special is that it was donated to the church initially by Sandy's parents in memory of both pairs of grandparents. Ron cleared a few trees in order to make it visible from the lodge.
We recently started using our four new bedrooms, constructed over the past year in the lower level of the lodge. This doubles the previous number, so we are very excited! Like the original four, these each have their own bathroom as well as two beds apiece. The only difference is we were able to fit a queen size into two of the new rooms, as opposed to the full size ones.