Please join us at Luella's Lodge located at 7397 E 1500 North Rd in Oakwood, Illinois for a grief support retreat in 2023. Parents of all types and age of loss are welcome; this includes miscarriage through adult children. Also, there is no "expiration" on your grief, whether your child passed away 2 days ago or 20 years ago, you are welcome to attend.
What can you expect during a retreat at Luella's Lodge?
Group discussions: Being with other bereaved parents allows for a special connection and a chance to share our wonderful children. During the retreat, you will have an opportunity to participate in several whole group and small group discussions.
Meditation and Relaxation through Yoga and other methods.
Exploration of the Outdoors: the lodge sits on 10 private acres with a small private lake. We have kayaks and hiking trails to enjoy nature, allowing for self-reflection and meditation.
Journaling: journals will be provided to each guest which you can use during your stay at Luella's Lodge.
The following cost includes meals/drinks/snacks during your stay, a shared or private room and all activities.
Mothers retreats (4 days/3 nights): $450 per person total.
Couples/Support Sister retreats (3 days/2 nights): $400 per couple total.
Family retreat (4 days/3 nights): $600 per family total.
Dads retreat (2 days/1 night): $150 per dad.
We require a deposit of $75 when making your reservation. Of that, $25 is a non-refundable registration fee and the remaining $50 will go towards the cost of your stay.
Scholarships are Available
If the cost of the retreat poses a financial burden, please complete this application. We never want the cost to hinder someone enjoying a retreat at the lodge and are able to provide partial and full scholarships in some cases. Please note, we are not able to cover the cost of travel to/from the retreat. We recommend reaching out to friends/family to help cover costs as well.
A few testimonials
" I had the most relaxing, peaceful, healing weekend! I will absolutely recommend Luella’s Lodge to other grieving parents!"
"Getting the swag bag was such a special treat. It along with the personalized note I left in my room made me immediately feel welcome."
"5 star accommodations!"
"The beds were very comfortable. The room was very neat! I enjoyed the large windows and sitting outside. If the weather was a little nicer I would have enjoyed working with Hunter outside. The lantern lighting was awesome!!"