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Frequently Asked Questions


When can I see next year’s schedule?

The schedule for the next year is posted on the SMR website September 15 and registrations with deposits are accepted on that date. 

What if the retreat I want to go to is full? 

You may fill out a Retreat Waiting List form or email the SMR office to be put on a waiting list if there are no retreats that work with your schedule.   You will be notified as soon as possible if a place opens for you. 

How much does it cost?

The cost for a six night family retreat is $560 per adult and $145 per child (with a $1700 maximum fee for each family).

The cost for a five night family retreat is $475 per adult and $125 per child (with a $1450 maximum fee for each family).

This fee covers the entire retreat from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day and includes a private cabin for each family, all meals, and programmed activities.  A non-refundable deposit of $400 is due with your registration.

Marriage retreats cost $300 per couple which covers the entire retreat from from dinner the first evening to brunch on the final day and includes a private cabin, all meals, and programmed activities.

When do I have to pay for my retreat? 

A non-refundable deposit is required when you reserve your retreat and the remaining balance for a family retreat is due May 1.  Marriage retreat fees are due at time of registration.

What is the cancellation policy? 

Cancellations before May 1 for a family retreat are refundable minus the deposit fee.  Cancellations after May 1 are not refundable.

Cancellations less than 21days prior to a marriage retreat are not refundable.  Rescheduling a marriage retreat less than 21 days prior is considered a cancellation and payment cannot be applied to a future retreat.

May I bring my pets? 

Due to pet to pet interactions, and the comfort of all our guests, we do not allow pets to accompany you to Sonrise Mountain Ranch. 

Can we come a day early or stay a day late? 

Because of our cleaning schedule, arriving early, or staying late is not possible either before or after a family retreat.  It may be possible to arrive early or stay late for a marriage retreat.  You may check the availability with the office staff.  

What about meals and snacks? 

Meals are served buffet style in the lodge on a set schedule.  Fresh fruit is available between meals if snacks are desired.  SMR staff is available to assist families with young children through the buffet line. 

How does SMR accommodate food allergies? 

Each cabin has a kitchen equipped with refrigerator, range, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and basic cookware.  If you have special dietary requirements or restrictions, you may request a menu prior to your retreat.  If modifications are necessary, you may prepare alternate items in your cabin to bring to the lodge for group meals.  Due to health department policies and the needs of our kitchen staff, we cannot prepare or reheat alternate food items in the lodge kitchen.  Reheating items can be accomplished in your cabin or in the children’s programming area located in the upstairs of the lodge.

Is there Internet service in the cabins? 

There is no Internet service in the cabins.  Limited wifi is available in the lodge.  

What are the cabins like?   Do I need to bring sleeping bags and towels?

Each cabin has two or three bedrooms, kitchen/living area and is supplied with linens, blankets, and towels.  Each kitchen is equipped with refrigerator, range, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and basic cookware. 

Are there phones in the cabins? 

There are no phones or TVs in the cabins.  Additionally, there is no cellular phone service at SMR.  You may use a phone in the lodge if needed.  You may also leave the lodge number as a contact number while you are here.  The office staff will forward incoming messages as needed.  The SMR phone number is (970) 249-5774. 

What if I can’t stay for the entire retreat? 

The curriculum and activities are spread throughout the entire retreat so leaving early or arriving late is something we try to avoid.  We’ve found that not only does it cause your family to miss out but that is can hinder the development of relationships with other families.