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Established in 2017, the Lodge of Hope campus, comprised of 200 acres and 3 main structures, is more than an all inclusive ministry and veteran event destination, it is a place in nature where peace, serenity, and a strong connection to God's great outdoors resides. It is truly a gorgeous place of refuge and renewal that will connect to your heart and soul.
LODGE OF HOPE
The main lodge is a 7,200 sq. foot two level structure overlooking a beautiful 35 acre spring fed lake. Upstairs consists of a large open venue that can hold up to 30 tables seating over 200 veterans and guests, a large industrial kitchen and serving area, as well as a speaking venue with pull down screen and mic. Large sliding glass doors lead out to an open deck, which will seat 60 people. Leaving the deck, you can follow the exterior staircase down to another lower patio area that can seat an additional 40 people. This lower area leads around to a graveled fire pit spot that also seats 70 or more people around tables. It’s not unusual to find guests fishing off of the huge boulders that line this area of the lake. This is also the area where our boats launch and dock when we take veterans out to fish. The lower level of the lodge can host up to 20 people overnight in its five themed bedrooms, each with its own sliding glass door that leads to a balcony that overlooks the lake. Rollaway beds and a sofa sleeper are often used in large events. The game table is usually an active fun area for overnight guests to enjoy. This area adjoins a living space where overnight guests can watch TV or enjoy conversation. The basement has four handicap accessible bathrooms and the two washer and dryer stacked sets get put to good use as does the basement refrigerator.
THE GUEST HOUSE
Nestled in the trees, you would find the lodges guest house. A handicap ramp leads you up into the large open kitchen and great room area. Many conversations and meals have been enjoyed around the kitchen island bar area and kitchen nook. A large reclining sectional is comfortable to relax and enjoy looking out the room full of windows. A deck leads out of a glass door that overlooks the lake. The guest house has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms and can sleep 12 to 15 people with its rollaway beds air mattresses and bedrooms. The house also contains a fully functioning utility room.
THE NASHVILLE HOUSE
In 2014 the Nashville Christian Church located in Nashville, Missouri, blessed Peterson Outdoors Ministries with a 4 bedroom house located on their church property. Through the generosity of one of our many donors, the home was relocated to our campus. Because of these gracious acts we can now offer additional housing to our participants. The house sets on one of the most beautiful areas in Southwest Missouri it is surrounded by large trees on all sides as well as the lake on the other. The back deck that overlooks the lake is a beautiful place to sit and relax. A brand new railed handicapped ramp leads you right into the house that hosts two large living areas, as well as a functional kitchen, utility room, coffee bar area, and dining nook. It contains four bedrooms with double, queen, and king beds and two full baths and one 1/2 bath.