Welcome to King's Fold!
Below you will find a brief description of our facilities and you can check out more pictures in our Photo Gallery. It is, however, impossible to do justice to the beauty and "sacred" quality of our grounds and facilities through descriptions and pictures. You really need to come out and see for yourself. Please call ahead to arrange for an introductory tour.
14 guest rooms, most with private bathrooms, for about 24 guests.
Our lodge guest rooms are much like Grandmother’s house - cozy, inviting and peaceful. All rooms have twin, double or queen sized beds, an easy chair and writing desk. Most rooms have private baths. Individuals, couples, small groups of friends can all be accommodated in our guest rooms and rooms are situated conveniently near the dining room.
KING'S FOLD DINING
Family dining with home cooked meals - the centre of our hospitality - in an inviting room overlooking the mountains, complete with fireplace.
The spacious dining room, with its mountain view, comfortably accommodates about 24 guests and our staff act as hosts at the tables. Home cooked meals are the order of the day. Many guests linger at the tables for another cup of tea and conversation. Often numerous birds, squirrels and deer offer entertainment just outside our picture windows. The room is graced with a majestic stone fireplace and sitting area for after dinner conversations.
On Thursdays we experience a silent meal together - to remind us of the need for listening, quietness and contemplation. To dine at King’s Fold is a warm, renewing experience, morning, noon and night - every day.
THE FIRESIDE LIBRARY
A fireside library set aside for reading, studying and quiet reflection.
The library at King's Fold contains over 4000 books and is intentionally kept current by the addition of new publications on a wide range of subjects. The library contains the writings of such scholars as Henri Nouwen, Francis Schaeffer, C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton.
Comfortable chairs by the wood burning fireplace provide a cozy place to read. Hot chocolate, coffee and tea are always available for your enjoyment. It is a wonderful place to spend a reflective afternoon or evening.
Several sitting rooms and quiet spaces for solitude and reflection, or small group conversation.
King’s Fold specializes in creating Sacred Spaces - each one is unique in location and decor. Each of them draw one to personal solitude, or intimate sharing with a friend or two. In the Sacred Spaces God’s presence seems so real and inviting. Individuals or small groups will find small rooms for conversation, such as the Sun Room, Friendship Room, Plant Room, Grace Notes Room, or Prayer Loft in the lodge or in the chapel.
All throughout the property you will discover a bench or chair under a tree, an inviting swing overlooking the river or in the woods, a small gazebo in the prayer garden, or an inviting sitting-place close to the chapel. All of these personal Quiet Spaces invite one to sit awhile, to reflect and wonder what God would like to hear today, or what He might say to me. Quiet spaces become Sacred Spaces at King’s Fold.
Available for groups between 2 and 24, or for individuals when not needed by groups.
For larger groups we offer the Gathering Room and the Community Room as meeting space. They are inviting and come with all the technical things you might need for a retreat or teaching session, or simply a fun time.
A solarium with a wonderful view of the river valley and space for quiet reading and reflection.
For many years our greenhouse produced an abundance of fresh vegetables for our kitchen and staff, and for sale. However, with an increased guest load it became a burden. We renovated it into an inviting Solarium with many beautiful plants and several easy chairs. The setting is fabulous, bright, and warm, situated on the banks of the Ghost River, with a clear view to the majestic Rockies - what a restful, quiet place for reflection and renewal.
Cabins set apart from the main facility for solitary fasting retreats.
THE HERMITAGE - Fasting Cabin
Nestled in the woods, a 10 minute walk from the lodge, overlooking a meadow and the Ghost River, you will discover the Hermitage - a great place for a personal, fasting and solitude retreat. You must bring your own sleeping bag and there is no running water or electricity. However, a propane heater keeps you warm. A cozy chair, a comfortable bed and a writing desk is all you need for a personal retreat. The outside biffy, with a view, will meet your personal needs.
THE HIDEAWAY - a Treehouse Cabin
The Hideaway features electric heat and light, a comfortable swing--perfect for those times of reflection--and a mountain view.
The space is small, cozy, intimate, and offers an invitation to enter into a childlike repose, as you spend your personal "campout" in our treehouse.
And for your spiritual focus, two chapels - always open to groups and individuals for prayer, contemplation and worship.
Intriguing boardwalks lead you to beautifully hand carved doors which invite you into a uniquely shaped sanctuary graced with carefully crafted post and beam architecture. In the center of the chapel is a magnificent stone altar. A short climb up the spiral stairs brings you to the prayer loft, from which the altar and cross are visible - a wonderful sacred space for prayer and personal meditation. Three stunning stained glass windows enhance the already sacred atmosphere of this sanctuary.
As well, there is an enclosed prayer garden attached to the chapel. They both have become an expression of all we are about at King’s Fold. Staff and our many guests are invited to experience ...
- a quiet place for prayer and spiritual reflection
- a place to come aside to experience personal and small group worship
- a place nestled in the centre of God’s creation to hear him speak
- a place for repentance, renewal and growth
- a place to experience the wonder of the Divine One and to touch again that inner silence
- a place to prepare for reentry into a busy world with a heart rejuvenated and quieted.
CHAPEL IN THE WOODS
Set off from the main retreat area is a wonderful little chapel. This inviting spot is situated along the ridge with views to both the east and the west. With stained glass windows and rock work on the walls, the chapel is a great space for prayer and reflection - both inside and outside. It is the final station of our "Emmaus Road" prayer walk.
Two prayer walks: The Way of the Cross and The Emmaus Road.
THE WAY OF THE CROSS
Walking a prayer walk is no ordinary stroll - it’s a journey back in time to the Passion of Christ. The seven stations each invite you to sit and reflect on the events leading up to Jesus’ death. This prayer walk is an intentional reflection on what Jesus’ life and death call me to in my life journey.
THE EMMAUS ROAD
The Emmaus Road Prayer Walk weaves through the forest, highlighting how Jesus comes to us today, just as he came to the disciples after the resurrection, on the Road to Emmaus.
Today you are on the Emmaus Road - I am on the Emmaus Road. All God's children are on the Emmaus Road, not only today, but every day - the Emmaus Road calls us - it's the road of wonderment, discovery, pain, joy, enlightenment.
It's on the Emmaus Road that Jesus comes alongside and offers us a new slant on life, another way to look at things - in the end our eyes are opened and we see Jesus. Then he disappears; he leaves us to assimilate the new truth he has offered us into our everyday life.
A tool for meditation and prayer.
The Labyrinth is an age-old sacred circle, with a single path to its center. From that center - which typifies our centeredness in the Divine - one retreaces their steps to the outer gateway and reentry into life.
The Labyrinth is used as a tool for prayer and meditation. Many people find it helpful to focus on one truth, idea, or scriptural passage. In the reflective silence often there is the ability to recognize and express components of one's life that are not otherwise easily expressible.
The Labyrinth has long been connected with the Christian tradition. Perhaps the most celebrated Labyrinth is embedded in the floor of the European Chartres Cathedral.
The reflective pilgrim who enters the winding pathway of the Labyrinth subtly discovers a rhythm and flow that is a picture of the spiritual journey. At times the pathway takes one close to the center, only to be led once again to the periphery of the circle. However, if one persists, the pathway, one step at a time, ultimately leads to the center. The Labyrinth thus functions as an experienced metaphor for our spiritual journey, where we can recognize that God is with me through it all - even those unexpected turns which seemed to lead me away from His Divine Presence and care, are in fact an intricate part of my ever deepening journey.
For each individual, the journey through the Labyrinth is unique. The discipline of this sacred experience is to listen for the voice of God, to listen to my inner self, and to connect with my life journey. And in this, to gain new and deeper insights into God’s way with with me.
Our hope is that the Labyrinth will become a tool for soul ministry, spiritual discovery, meditative prayer, and an opportunity for others to enhance their own spiritual formation.
OUR CHAPEL PRAYER GARDEN
Attached to our main chapel is a beautiful prayer garden with several quiet spaces where guests can sit, meditate, pray. Perhaps it will be the ship's wheel you choose to reflect on. Or maybe you'll want to kneel at the big rock, remembering Christ's prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. The little gazebo beside the pond is a great place to ponder.
We invite you to come and enjoy the quietness, distracted only by the birds, the flowers, and the gentle breeze in the trees.