WELCOME TO RONORA
Ronora Lodge & Retreat Center is a rustic venue ideal for your workshop, group, family reunion, wedding, couples getaway, and more. Each cottage and lodge features a well-equipped kitchen. Chadwicke Dining Hall is the gathering place for plenary activities and larger group meals which can be included in the lodging fee. You and your guests will love Ronora's recreation areas and peaceful natural environment. Therapeutic equine-assisted learning and team building experiences with our horses are offered for individuals and groups.
Nestled on the lovely, quiet acres of Redtail Nature Preserve, Ronora features a secluded spring-fed lake for swimming, paddling and fishing, woodlands, meadows, wildlife, pristine pastures and miles of nature trails. Migrating cranes, wildflowers, ripe wild blackberries and mulberries, and fall colors are the beautiful natural backdrop of Ronora.
Ronora is fully open April through October, and some of the small lodges are also available in winter (closed during high snow season).
We host a wide diversity of groups, retreats, weddings and even special couples getaways. Call us to book your space or schedule a tour of the land.
Ronora Lodge & Retreat Center is on the site of historic Camp Watervliet for Girls founded in 1934 by Dr. Henry Tatter and his wife Velda Jordan Tatter. The property was purchased from Dr. LonnyMyers in 1988 by three friends who share a love for the land. We have restored the historic buildings and increased the acreage to preserve this beautiful natural setting. All our effort goes toward making Ronora Lodge & Retreat Center a place where, in the words of Dr. Tatter, you can "feel Mother Earth, sense Her balance, and find your own."