Stronghold is a four-season Camp & Retreat Center overlooking the Rock River, the Center offers a unique Tudor style Castle, modern retreat building, cabins, and a central dining facility all situated on 360 acres of woodland, meadows, and prairie. The Center offers varied and flexible environments for day use as well as overnight accommodations. Group sizes may range from ten to two hundred. People representing education organizations, community service agencies, business planning groups, senior citizens, Christian adult and youth groups, use the facilities for overnight retreats, one-day seminars, picnics, family reunions, outdoor education, camping, and a variety of other activities. If you would like a weekday tour of the castle for your group, please call us to reserve one (based on availability).  All building are air conditioned except for the Castle.

Stronghold Castle

The centerpiece of Stronghold is the unique Tudor-style manor house nestled high on the bluffs overlooking the Rock River. It features the Great Hall, which is perfect for gatherings in front of the massive fireplace. Several of the Castle rooms can be used for meetings or seminars. Dormitory-style lodging with twin beds and bunk beds accommodates 56.  This building is not air conditioned. 
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Castle floor plan

Heritage Lodge

Stronghold's hotel style facility, Heritage Lodge, can accommodate adult and family groups. Adjacent to Brubaker Center, the Lodge offers a gathering room with a fireplace, meeting room, and 16 double occupancy bedrooms each with a private bath. Handicap accessible.

Heritage floor plan

Sears Center

A contemporary lodge, Sears Center sleeps up to 32 people. It has eight bedrooms, each with a double bed and set of bunk beds. Four of these bedrooms have private baths, and the remaining four bedrooms share two connecting baths. A large central meeting room features a stone fireplace. Snack preparation area includes a sink and refrigerator. Sears Center is air conditioned.

Carriage House

A separate, two-story wing of the Castle, Carriage House, offers a meeting room with a fireplace, full kitchen, dining/conference room, 8 bedrooms with bunk beds, shared baths. Maximum 30 people. Carriage House is air conditioned.

Barrick Lodge

Barrick Lodge is a modern retreat facility with an exposed lower level, two large conference rooms, full kitchen facilities, and an outdoor fire pit. Sleeps a maximum of 36 in dormitory style rooms. Bedrooms have bunk beds. Barrick Lodge is air conditioned.

Hickory House

Designed for a smaller group, Hickory House sits in a wooded setting overlooking the Rock River. Features include a comfortable conference room with a fireplace, galley kitchen, and outdoor fire pit. Sleeps a maximum of 12 in six rooms, each with a lavatory. Shared baths and two showers in each hall. Hickory House is air conditioned.

The Bunkhouse

Provides a cozy space for a small meeting or housing for leaders of a larger retreat. A wing of the Castle, the Bunkhouse includes a stone fireplace, full kitchen, gathering room, and two bedrooms. One bedroom sleeps two people in a king-sized bed, the other sleeps up to four people in bunk beds. There is a shared bathroom. The Bunkhouse is air conditioned.