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

  • Give Local Louisville

    Published on May 1, 2014 give-button

    Barren Heights is participating in GIVE LOCAL LOUISVILLE.  The retreat facilities are in Scottsville KY,  but our offices and volunteer corps is based in Louisville KY.  Please help us Raise Awareness and Raise Funds for Barren Heights during this 24 hours of giving! Click Here for Pledge Page  Read More →

  • 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 →

  • 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 G 2014

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    His love reigned down during this beautiful weekend at Barren Heights.  Read More →

  • Retreat F 2014

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    We beat the heat with fun, fellowship, and fans.  Read More →

  • Retreat E 2014

    Published on June 30, 2014 DSC_0018

    Archery, art, amazing friends-God’s love was evident during this wonderful weekend.  Read More →

  • Retreat D 2014

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    Lots of singing and strumming and making a joyful noise unto the Lord during this beautiful weekend at Barren Heights.  Read More →

  • Retreat C 2014

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    New experiences and new friends, clear blue sky and beautiful weather, uplifting conversation and a time to unwind-what an amazing weekend!  Read More →

  • Retreat B 2014

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    Barren Heights is a place to meet new friends and connect with old friends by laughing and sharing Jesus’ love with each other.  Read More →

  • Retreat A 2014

    Published on June 10, 2014 IMG_3824

    The start of the season was right “on target” with friends of all ages and fun galore!  Read More →

  • Retreat S 2013

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    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 →