Barren Heights Retreat

Our Mission is simply to love and encourage families. We do this primarily by providing free weekend retreats and hosting community outreach events for families who have children with physical or developmental disabilities.

Welcome to BarrenHeights.org

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 disabilities a free weekend retreat – simply to relax, rest and rejuvenate. We look forward to hosting you.
Featured News

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday on Facebook: #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by individuals and communities in the US and in countries around the world. On #GivingTuesday, millions of people come together to support and champion the causes they believe in by donating...

Thank You to All Who Donated Items to 2017 Barren Heights Auction

Thank You for Being Barren Heights Smile-Makers! Ashby, Larry …At Mary's 88.5 WJIE Ace Adventure Resort Actor's Theatre Adams, Whitney Aesthetics In Jewelry Andres, Clare Aroh, David and Karen Around the Town Carriage Atmos Energy B. You Fitness Bachman Auto Group...

Thank You Corporate Sponsors!

Check out our awesome corporate sponsors for the 2017 Benefit Dinner! We appreciate your support and generosity.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MJ4rWDGFaA

Barren Heights Benefit AUCTION & RAFFLES

Follow the link below to purchase tickets and to view our AWESOME Auction Items and Raffles! You do not have to be present to win, YOU JUST HAVE TO REGISTER AND BID.  New items are being added daily! To Enter Auction Site Click Here TWO UNIQUE AND VERY FUN RAFFLES (at...

Get Your Benefit Dinner & Auction Tickets Here Today!

Saturday, November 11, 2017 Louisville Marriott East 1903 Embassy Square Boulevard Louisville, Kentucky 40299 Silent Auction Opens/Appetizers - 5:30 p.m. EDT Dinner/Program/Live Auction - 6:30 p.m. EDT Festivities Host - Scott Reynolds, WAVE 3 TV Dressy Casual Attire...
Recent News

25 Families

Hi former guests! We hope you are enjoying this warm weather and looking forward to the summer months. Here at Barren Heights we are gearing up to begin our 2018 retreat season on June 1st, only one month away! We are so excited to serve new families and see how God...

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday on Facebook: #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by individuals and communities in the US and in countries around the world. On #GivingTuesday, millions of people come together to support and champion the causes they believe in by donating...

Thank You to All Who Donated Items to 2017 Barren Heights Auction

Thank You for Being Barren Heights Smile-Makers! Ashby, Larry …At Mary's 88.5 WJIE Ace Adventure Resort Actor's Theatre Adams, Whitney Aesthetics In Jewelry Andres, Clare Aroh, David and Karen Around the Town Carriage Atmos Energy B. You Fitness Bachman Auto Group...

Thank You Corporate Sponsors!

Check out our awesome corporate sponsors for the 2017 Benefit Dinner! We appreciate your support and generosity.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MJ4rWDGFaA

Barren Heights Benefit AUCTION & RAFFLES

Follow the link below to purchase tickets and to view our AWESOME Auction Items and Raffles! You do not have to be present to win, YOU JUST HAVE TO REGISTER AND BID.  New items are being added daily! To Enter Auction Site Click Here TWO UNIQUE AND VERY FUN RAFFLES (at...
Recent Retreats

Retreat S 2017

As we end our 2017 Retreat season, we are humbled and blessed by another amazing weekend. God truly does bring the right people at the right time to Barren Heights. We look forward to serving many more families next year!

Retreat R 2017

Even though the sun may be setting sooner and the weather may be getting chilly, the fun never slows down at Barren Heights! We had a blast loving and sharing many memories this weekend with all our families.

Retreat Q 2017

Families were strengthened and loved this weekend. We love seeing all the smiles and laughs that were had!

Retreat O 2017

John 15:12 ESV  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." We are so happy to see the love that was shared this...

Retreat N 2017

Another successful retreat full of relaxation, connection, and reflection!

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