Barren Heights Christian Retreat Center
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We are pleased that you have dropped by for a visit.
But our true hospitality begins when you come to our retreat center in Scottsville, KY.  Barren Heights primary purpose is to provide families that have children with a physical or developmental disabillities a free weekend retreat – simply to relax, rest and rejuvenate. We look forward to hosting you!

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Recent News

  • Join us for dinner at Marks Feed Store February 27

    Published on February 27, 2014 MFS

    Bring this voucher and 15% of your purchase will be donated to Barren Heights. Dine-in or Carry-out!  Read More →

  • Brian and Jennifer Black Share their Barren Heights Experience

    Published on February 8, 2014 IMG_6844

    Watch this video to learn more about their journey to Barren Heights and the impact the retreat made on their family!              Read More →

  • 8th Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

    Published on September 16, 2013 2013-Dinner-Invite-thumb

    Celebration & Dedication of Our New Barn Festivities hosted by Scott Reynolds, WAVE 3 TV Entertainment by Fresh Cut Grass Bluegrass Band Please join us for a dinner and auction benefiting Barren Heights Retreat Saturday, November 2, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Holiday Inn Hurstbourne 1325 S. Hurstbourne Parkway – Louisville, KY 40222 Celebration & Dedication  Read More →

  • RAFFLE: Win an iPad Air at the 2013 Barren Heights Benefit Dinner

    Published on September 15, 2013 iPad-Air-Raffle-thumb

    Win an Apple iPad Air. Purchase – One Raffle Ticket for $10 or Three for $25. Tickets will be available on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the 8th Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction. Winner will be drawn at the dinner. You do not have to be present to win. The winner of the 2013  Read More →

  • Nominations for the 2013 Volunteer Awards

    Published on August 29, 2013 ic

    Barren Heights would like to recognize the wonderful service of the ministry’s leaders and volunteers. Each fall we present two awards to volunteers who serve with the hands and heart of Jesus. Recommendations may come from any guest or volunteer and should be received by October 15, 2013.   Abigail’s Impact Award Please nominate a youth (5-20  Read More →

Recent Retreats

  • Retreat S 2013

    Published on October 21, 2013 01

    New best friends made and lots of love shown during this last retreat season! Fun for all.  Read More →

  • Retreat R 2013

    Published on October 16, 2013 IMG_2386

    He leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.  Psalm 23:2-3  Read More →

  • Retreat Q 2013

    Published on October 9, 2013 IMG_2053

    Sunshine, sailing, beautiful song- God worked out everything for His good during this wonderful weekend at Barren Heights.  Read More →

  • Retreat P 2013

    Published on October 2, 2013 DSC_0059

    Silly faces, painted faces, and happy faces showing all the fun had at Barren Heights this weekend.  Read More →

  • Retreat O 2013

    Published on September 25, 2013 DSC_0494

    S’mores to be eaten, pumpkins to be painted, hayrides to be ridden – what could be more fun than ushering in fall with a bunch of friends!      Read More →

  • Retreat N 2013

    Published on September 16, 2013 IMG_0067

      Similarities and differences- both beautifully used to glorify God during this beautiful weekend at Barren Heights.  Read More →

  • Retreat M 2013

    Published on September 11, 2013 DSC_0014

    Lightening burdens, deepening relationships, enjoying the company of friends old and new.  Read More →

  • Retreat L 2013

    Published on August 26, 2013 IMG_0017

    Celebration – Awesome Friends, Awesome Weekend, Awesome God!!!  Read More →

  • Retreat K 2013

    Published on August 19, 2013 IMG_9743

    Found our pot of gold at the end of the rainbow….just what we needed and more.  Fun, Love, Relaxation, Acceptance, Worship, Family, Friends  Read More →

  • Retreat J 2013

    Published on August 13, 2013 102_0018

    Old friends and new, God always brings the right people to Barren Heights.  Read More →