At Boulder Crest Retreat, we consider every member of a combat veteran's family to be a hero. Each member of these families makes considerable sacrifices in support of our nation's military and the freedoms that we all cherish. To that end, we focus our programs on the entire family, in recognition of the stresses and challenges caused by lengthy deployments and the visible and invisible wounds of war.


Our Family Retreat program is designed to provide combat veterans and their families, as well as Gold Star families, with the time, space and opportunity to take a breath, enjoy valuable time together and prepare for the future with a renewed sense of hope, resilience and strength. During their time at the Retreat, guests can avail themselves of a wide range of activities including archery, time with Clayton and Gabriel (our retired thoroughbred horses), kayaking the Shenandoah River, walking the labyrinth, hiking the Appalachian Trail, playing on the children's playground, fishing and enjoying the local sights and sounds, to include Washington D.C. 

Ken and the staff at Boulder Crest gave our family a Thanksgiving this year that will be in our memories for years to come. We were not thinking about the next doctor appointment, hospital stay, BCNR packages or the long list of to do’s that come with the territory of our life style now. For the first time since my Hero’s life drastically changed I sat and watched him play board games with the kids in front of the fire like he had before war. We have already started feeling the internal healing that this property has to offer. I feel energized and I’m ready to attack the red tape once we return to reality. I encourage all wounded warriors, caregivers and family members to visit Boulder Crest and take advantage of the non traditional therapy they have to offer! Thank you!
— Boulder Crest Retreat Guest

Combat veterans and their families are able to stay, for free, in our cabins for 2-7 nights. Each family is eligible for one stay each calendar year. Cabins become available four months in advance for booking, and are released on the final working day of each month. To book a cabin today, visit our Reservations page.