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 (3 days/2 nights): $200 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.
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!!"
"...I cannot overstate what a wonderful, touching, restful experience it was! We were nourished and nurtured in every way. Meals magically appeared, and dishes were cleaned up, and we didn’t have to lift a finger.
We had plenty of free time for naps and nature and visiting and - believe it or not - LAUGHTER! Every activity and every therapeutic session was perfect, as each one was thoughtful, mindful, and gentle. Always gentle...
The property is gorgeous, and our group was graced with several wonderful wildlife encounters - lots of birds, deer, turtles, a fox, and on the last day a gigantic German Shepherd that wandered into our midst.
If you are a grieving parent, give yourself the gift of this retreat! If you love a grieving parent or couple, give them the gift of this retreat!"