Briarwood encompasses 70 acres of heavily wooded land, much of which is unspoiled, virgin growth. It can comfortably serve 160 guests in a wide variety of housing units. The developed areas of the center include two large activity fields, several miles of hiking trails, and 27 buildings.
Listed below are the different facilities that are a part of the Briarwood Retreat Center. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 940-241-2099 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pricing information can be found on the pricing page.
Quail Run includes the Quail Run Lodge and two motel type units. Each unit contains 12 motel rooms.
Quail Run Lodge provides meeting space for up to 120 people. The space may be divided into two separate areas that will hold approximately 50 people each. The lodge includes two beautiful fireplaces, a coffee bar, a well equipped kitchen, and modern restrooms.
The two housing units each have 12 private rooms with bath and two double beds. Combined the units can comfortable house 48 guests. All linens are provided (think Holiday Inn – only at a beautiful camp setting!). With the design of Quail Run several small groups or large one group can be accommodated.
Oak Grove has four new cabins. Our three newest cabins (completed in 2009) have 8 beds each (and two handicap accessible bathrooms). Our largest cabin, built in 2007, has 12 beds (and two handicap accessible bathrooms). Linens are provided.
The Oak Grove Lodge is a great place for “gathering the troops.” It has a fireplace, meeting area, lounge area, rest rooms, and recently remodeled kitchen area (with a refrigerator, microwave, and sink). Groups that want to prepare their own meals may use the kitchen in the Oak Grove Lodge.
Trail’s End has four cabins and a lodge. Each cabin has 8 beds and one bathroom. Linens are provided. Trail’s End – as you may guess – is at the far end of Briarwood’s property (at the end of the trail – and the road). Trail’s End has our oldest cabins (and least expensive).
The Trail’s End Lodge is a great place for to bring everyone together. Just like the lodge in Oak Grove, it has a fireplace, meeting area, lounge area, rest rooms, and recently remodeled kitchen area (with a refrigerator, microwave, and sink). Groups that want to prepare their own meals may use the kitchen in the Trail’s End Lodge.
The Meadows consists of two buildings – the dorm and the lodge.
Meadows Dorm is a dormitory style sleeping accommodation with 2 rooms, 8 beds each, for a total of 16 beds. Linens are usually not furnished, but are available upon request.
The Meadows Lodge is located adjacent to the dorm and includes one large meeting room, one small meeting room, restroom (including a handicapped accessible restroom), and kitchen facilities. The Meadows complex is used for our outdoor education program and is not normally available for most of the school year.
The Shalom Center houses the dining hall where you will have absolutely the best “camp” food you have ever eaten. The hall can comfortably seat over 150 guest. Meals are served “cafeteria style.” The Shalom Center houses our commercial kitchen which cannot be rented by guests.
Men’s and women’s bathrooms are available off of the dining hall and can be used as changing areas for day guests who use the pool.
On the other end of the building is the Fireside Room. This area has a fireplace, coffee bar, and restroom. It works well with small groups that need a meeting area for day use (and serves as a natural gathering area all year round).
Briarwood has some wonderful outdoor facilities, including a large swimming pool, an outdoor picnic pavilion that can accommodate over 100 people, two playground areas, two large fields suitable for a variety of games, a volleyball court, outdoor ping pong tables, horseshoe pits, archery course, a challenge course, and miles of beautiful trails.
The natural settings – isolated yet still close to the metroplex area – is one of the things that makes Briarwood special. Come experience the creative power of God in the natural setting of Briarwood.
The Labyrinth, which was recently redesigned and rebuilt, is used by many to help achieve a contemplative state. Walking among the turnings, one loses track of direction and of the outside world, and thus quiets the mind. The result is a relaxed mental attitude, free of internal dialog. This is a form of meditation. Many people believe that meditation has health benefits as well as spiritual benefits.