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 the church office, at (404) 378-1777. 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.
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  • 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
    • Towels for bathing and swimming
    • Toiletries, including insect repellant
    • Food and any specialty cooking equipment you need
  • Rental Fees

    For members of Decatur Presbyterian Church:
    • Deposit of $150 (one night's fee) with your Reservation Form
    • $150 per night (if 20 or fewer attending)
    • $100 administrative fee per rental
    For non-members:
    • Deposit of $200 (one night's fee) with your Reservation Form
    • $200 per night (if 20 or fewer attending)
    • $100 administrative fee per rental
    No charge for events sponsored by DPC such as youth group retreats
  • Important Forms