We Love Our Guests
We Love Our Guests

We Love Our Guests

Sometimes people wonder about us. Does Dunrovin lead youth programs or rent out to private/group retreats? The answer: We do both!

Retreatants come out to enjoy a rest in the solitude and natural beauty of the St. Croix Valley. Income from rentals covers the cost for operations at Dunrovin (staff, facility updates, insurance, etc.).This means we can use 100% of donations to support youth programs such as Getaway and LEAD. At-risk youth unable to afford these retreats receive an opportunity to come to Dunrovin because of funds raised. Food, lodging, and program costs (staff and equipment) are funded by private and grant gifts.

Because rentals create income and balance us financially, we can honestly report that all fundraising supports our youth programs. How do our guests feel about this? When adult rental groups hear about our unique financial setup, their response is overwhelmingly positive. They are pleased to know how they are helping create a safe, fun, and faith-filled place for youth who could not otherwise afford a life-changing retreat.

Our youth participants, on the other hand, have expressed love for Dunrovin and its programs. Listen to these comments from them:

• “I learned how important it is to love and take advantage of having time with people.”
• “I always love these retreats!”
• “It helped me focus in on God rather than distractions. God will never leave me, but always love me.”
• “The Dunrovin Getaway Retreat introduced me to all the ways God loves me and how I can love Him in return.”
• “Here at Dunrovin I can be a kid – hello! I LOVE THIS PLACE!”

With a well-run rental program, we can minister to youth while providing a beautiful, peaceful place for groups year-round. This unique blend is part of what makes Dunrovin special.