The Retreat Center at Lake Lanier is a ministry of Decatur Presbyterian Church that has been enjoyed for more than four decades.
This is a rustic, dorm-style facility on 13 wooded acres. It is located outside Gainesville on Lake Lanier, just an hour from Decatur. It is used year round by members for church events, choir retreats, youth outings and family reunions. The facility also is available for rent by the day, weekend or week to other churches and similar approved organizations.
To reserve, please contact Kathy Morse, Church Administrator at (404) 378-1777, ex. 222. Tours can be arranged before you make your decision.
Features of the Retreat Center
Large remodeled great room
Wide covered porch with rocking chairs and picnic tables
Fully-equipped kitchen with flatware and dishes for 40 visitors
Separate dorm rooms for boys and girls, sleeping a total of 34 in twin-size dunk beds with full baths including showers
Counselors’ room with two twin beds and full bathroom (including tub)
Unfinished basement with washer and dryer, recreation and meeting space.
What To Bring With You
The church provides general cleaning supplies and tools, paper goods and trash bags. Guests should bring the following:
Bedding (sheets and blankets) or sleeping bags for regular length twin beds, plus pillows
Towers for bathing and swimming
Toiletries, including insect repellant
Food and any specialty cooking equipment you need
For members of Decatur Presbyterian Church:
Deposit of $50 with your Reservation Form
$100 per night (if 20 or fewer attending)
$175 per night (if 21 or more attending)
Deposit of $200 with your Reservation Form
$150 per night (if 20 or fewer attending)
$225 per night (if 21 or more attending)
No charge for events sponsored by DPC such as youth group retreats
Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Worship is the heartbeat of Decatur Presbyterian Church, the most important hour of the week. In worship, we offer praise, receive forgiveness, listen to God's Word, pray for the needs of the world, and offer ourselves as living sacrifices to God.
About Decatur Presbyterian Church
The mission of DPC is to share Jesus Christ's love for the world.
Founded in 1825, Decatur Presbyterian Church has contributed in numerous ways to the cultural development of Decatur over nearly two centuries, transforming Decatur from a tiny frontier settlement to building the foundations of the city we live in today.