Spirit in the Desert is located on over 7 scenic acres in Carefree, Arizona, USA. nestled in the foothills of the High Sonoran Desert. We are approximately 45 minutes North of Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix and 30 minutes North of downtown Scottsdale, Arizona.
We Welcome You
Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center welcomes all people to experience the pure beauty of God’s creation in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. The sunsets are breathtaking and the sunrises are announced by the calls of the Cactus Wren and Gambel’s Quail. The gardens around the facilities on the nine-acre campus are filled with natural plants, trees, and many species of Sonoran Desert cacti. At an altitude of 2,580 feet the campus is somewhat cooler than the Phoenix metro area, especially in the glorious evening and early morning hours.
When you arrive, you will be warmly welcomed by a people-centered staff who will orient you to your surroundings. All bedrooms have private bathrooms, a patio or balcony, most with spectacular mountain views. Our experienced chefs will serve homemade, healthy meals and our heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi are available for your enjoyment and relaxation. Meeting rooms with WiFi and AV support are provided for a successful meeting or retreat.
This oasis in the desert features three walking paths with audio-guided meditation including a Labyrinth, Prayer Path, and Islands of Silence.
Retreats at Spirit in the Desert are available for participants of all faiths and traditions to experience reconciliation, renewal, healing, and transformation. Churches of all denominations and related organizations can hold meetings for leaders and members in a get-away environment that encourages positive communication and productivity. We also welcome and assist individuals who would like personal retreat for one or more days.
We look forward to seeing you at this special place where people experience hospitality and renewal of their callings in the world.