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A Day Away at Dottie’s Ranch – for Church Leaders

August 1 @ 9:00 AM - September 12 @ 9:00 PM CDT / $35

If you are a church leader, we invite you to enjoy A Day Away at Dottie’s Ranch for a restorative retreat — 12 hours to reflect, read, write, take a nap, run, meander on a prairie, cook, or whatever is restorative to you. In addition to individual refreshment, A Day Away will provide you and up to four other church leaders an opportunity to connect or enjoy meals together. (NOTE: Available dates are July 10, August 1, and August 21.)

Your host will be a staff member of Upper House or Collaboration Project, co-leaders of this initiative.

Our prayer is that this Day Away provides you the gift of respite in the midst of your busy schedule.

Dottie’s Ranch is the Upper House’s retreat center near Oregon, Wisconsin. Spacious and comfortable, with private bedrooms, two large seating areas, a generous kitchen and dining area, plus an outdoor courtyard and fire pit, it is ideally suited for both private and communal retreats.



You and up to four other church leaders will be welcomed to Dottie’s Ranch from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM for the date you choose. Each guest will have their own bedroom and access to the full property. Your Collaboration Project or Upper House host will provide meals, lead communal times, and maintain the facility.


Dottie’s Ranch is located at 4136 Rutland Dunn Town Line Road (near Oregon, WI 53575) + Google Map


5 registrants per retreat day

$35 per person

REGISTER (click on date of choice)

Tues, June 11 | Closed

Wed, July 10 | Closed

Thur, August 1

Wed, August 21


This retreat is for YOU, and the design of the day allows you to experience both privacy and community. The day is designed to be experienced in full. If you are unable to commit to attending from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, we ask that you refrain from signing up until you can make a full commitment.

• 8:45 – 9:00 AM   Arrival

• 9:15 AM   Welcome + Morning Content (e.g., brief morning prayer)

• 10:00 AM  Open Time*

• 12:00 PM  Lunch + Optional Content (e.g., centering prayer before the meal)

• 5:00 PM   Dinner Preparation

• 6:00 PM   Group Dinner + Time around the Fire

• 9:00 PM   Guests Depart

*We have designated times and spaces for connecting with other guests on the retreat. Outside of these, engagement is optional and personally arranged.

  1. Bible, journal, books, computer, etc. (Wifi is available. However, guests can elect an “unplugged” experience.)
  2. Recreation aids (e.g. running shoes, frisbee, meat smoker, whittling tools, etc.)
  3. Guests are welcome to bring alcoholic beverages for dinner hour.

Becca Feldhacker, Collaboration Project

Rebecca Cooks, Upper House


August 1 @ 9:00 AM CDT
September 12 @ 9:00 PM CDT
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Dottie’s Ranch
4136 Rutland Dunn Town Line Road
Oregon, Wisconsin 53575
+ Google Map