The Perfect Place for Your Retreat
At the heart of our beautiful facility stands the Saint Kateri Chapel. Surrounding the Chapel are the two main gathering areas, the Main Lodge – accommodating groups up to 300 – and the Apostles Lodge – accommodating groups up to 100. Overlooking our two stunning lakes sit the four main cabins – Alpha and Omega, Trinity, and Logos – totaling over 280 beds. All of this, plus a full Challenge Course, outdoor stations of the cross, forest rosary walk, archery range, canoes, swimming beach, and miles of scenic trails make for an experience unlike any other.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Chapel
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Chapel sits at the very heart of Prairie Star Ranch. Completed in 2011, the chapel serves as the center of our communal and liturgical celebrations. Nestled into the Mary, Star of the Prairie Shrine, the Chapel can accommodate groups with over 250 guests and has 4 formal confessionals with room to expand to 7 confessionals. Whether used for private prayer, adoration, or the Holy Mass, this beautiful chapel is a place of joy and worship for all of our guests.
Sitting atop the Tequa Valley, our Main Lodge has been a hallmark of Prairie Star Ranch since we opened our doors. With views overlooking our tranquil lakes and lush oak forests, the Main Lodge offers an ideal environment for all varieties of retreat and user groups. This beautiful space can accommodate over 300 guests and provides an array of audiovisual options and a plethora of other amenities, making it easy to see why the Main Lodge has been a favorite of retreatants for years. The kitchen is not included in the Main Lodge rental fee.
The Apostles Lodge reminds us of the connection between the Apostles of Jesus Christ and the bishops who have shepherded the Church for 2000 years. Accommodating groups up to 100, this meeting space provides beautiful views of our forests alongside Covenant Lake. A flexible space that can be customized to meet a group’s needs, it comes with a kitchenette, conference room, and a basic sound system.
With 14,500 sq ft. of multipurpose programming area, this large indoor gymnasium has been host to a number of events from concerts to ball games, from movie premiers to more formal organizational ceremonies, from youth rallies to Eucharistic adoration. With a full-scale lighting system, its very own black-box movie theater, and countless other programming options, the Hangar is a space that can be used by all.
Fulton Sheen Black Box Theater
With seating for 20, this unique cinematic center offers guests a space to display and process films, with a 100″ projection screen and a surround-sound audio system. The six chapel style lights inside the theater were donated by Bishop Miege High School.
Usage of the Black Box Theater requires rental of the Hangar.
Alpha and Omega Cabins
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Rev 22:13
Alpha and Omega Cabins are our two most popular choices for overnight accommodations. Each dorm-style cabin offers guests two distinct floors, accommodating between 36 – 42 guests in twin-sized bunk beds. Each floor offers guests a large common lounge area for gathering and relaxing. See the floor plans below for further details.
Alpha Up – 36 beds Omega Up – 36 beds
Alpha Down – 42 beds Omega Down – 40 beds
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
The newest addition to our overnight accommodations, Logos Cabin offers guests a more hotel-style experience. Each room offers guests three twin-sized beds as well as one full-sized bed, along with their own HVAC controls. Perfect for families and guests looking for a few added comforts. The Journeymen’s Suites on each floor include a private sitting area, bathroom, and work desk. Two lounges, one on each floor, offer guests a conference room and gathering space.
Logos Up – 30 beds Logos Down – 30 beds
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” Matthew 28:19
In an effort to repurpose existing structures, Prairie Star Ranch transformed what was once an equestrian stable into this charming and character-rich bunkhouse. Trinity Bunkhouse maintains the oak stalls and sliding doors from its day with the horses, yet still offers guests a comfortable stay with its carpeted flooring, common bathroom, and HVAC system.
Trinity Bunkhouse – 74 beds
SMALL GROUP ACCOMMODATIONS
Offering you a spacious and relaxing space for your retreat, the Guesthouse has three large bedrooms, totaling eight beds. It has a full kitchen, dining room, and two living rooms. Equipped with wifi and large flat-screen television, this home-away-from-home offers a wide array of comfort and amenities.
St. Joseph’s Apartment
Conveniently located adjacent to the Main Lodge and Apostles Lodge, St. Joseph’s Apartment offers guests a variety of amenities. With its own galley kitchen and laundry facilities, whirlpool tub and sitting area, dining area and deck, this apartment is the space of choice for many of our groups.