About Franklin Lodging & Retreat Centre

How did this come about?

After having lost my husband in 1986 and with no children of my own, I found myself alone here in Franklin with this big property, too big for 1 person & definitely needing a new purpose.  Franklin Lodging & Retreat Centre is surrounded by apple orchards and maple trees. It’s a little piece of paradise needing to be shared with others.

While praying to God, I came upon a bible scripture in Mark 6:31 which captured the desire of my heart, and it became the vision upon which I built this retreat centre. This scripture talks about Jesus and His disciples being extremely tired and needing a place to get away and rest.

Mark 6:31 says “Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.”

I envisioned tired and weary people needing to get away to the country to relax, rest and get rejuvenated while seeking the Lord. This is where it all began for me!  Thankfully, my sister’s family helped a great deal during the early years to launch this project.

In 1996, I invited a young girl from Newfoundland for a visit and she was instantly captivated by the vision and became like the daughter I never had. Elaine Strang has been working alongside me ever since and she will be the one to continue my legacy!

Our very first group was a ladies’ group from Evangel Pentecostal Church who came to fast and pray for the weekend. And so, the vision began to unfold. Since 1990, we have hosted countless retreats from many different evangelical churches.  We are still going strong and are continuously expanding and improving the facilities!

Among the expansion projects over the last 34 years, a conference room with a kitchen and bathrooms was added to the main building, the family summer cottage was converted into 5 private units with kitchenettes, the pavilion was also renovated into 4 private motel-like rooms and a dormitory was created.  An in-ground swimming pool for leisure or baptisms was also installed.

We have worked with all our hearts to make this place beautiful, inviting and functional. Those that frequent the place have remarked about feeling the peace and serenity they experience while here. It’s a perfect place to pause, reflect and get a fresh outlook on life.

We invite you to come and experience Franklin Lodging and Retreat Centre for yourself either alone, in a group or at a church retreat!!  We would love to accommodate you while you come apart to get away from it all. We strive to provide a place of excellence for God’s people.

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Who We Are

Comfort Meets Convenience!

Welcome to Franklin Lodging and Retreat Center, where comfort meets convenience in the heart of activity! Nestled amidst a plethora of leisure destinations, our center offers the perfect haven for travelers seeking an enriching experience.

Conveniently located near numerous activity centers, Franklin Lodging provides an ideal base for guests looking to immerse themselves in various pursuits. Whether you’re planning a golf weekend with friends, a serene kayaking adventure, or attending local events such as weddings or funerals, our center ensures you’re never far from the action.

Our accommodations are designed to offer a cozy retreat after a day filled with activities. With a focus on comfort, affordability, and genuine hospitality, we pride ourselves on providing a warm and welcoming environment for all our guests.

For those traveling for work, Franklin Lodging offers a convenient solution to avoid the hassle of commuting back and forth from the city. Our tranquil setting allows guests to unwind and recharge, making it an ideal choice for business travelers seeking both productivity and relaxation.

Whether you’re here for leisure or business, Franklin Lodging promises a comfortable stay that exceeds expectations. Come experience the perfect blend of convenience, comfort, and hospitality at our retreat center. Your home away from home awaits!

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