Wellness Retreat

7- to 14-day retreat to optimize and improve your health

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We believe that your body was created with the incredible ability to heal itself. Therefore, our restorative health programs are designed to facilitate and support healing throughout your body by employing natural techniques. No matter what lifestyle disease you have been suffering from or how long it has been, we are here to partner with you to achieve your optimal well-being through recovery and restoration of your body and mind.

At Red River Wellness Retreat…

We recognize that man is three-dimensional––mental, physical, and spiritual. More often than is realized the mental and spiritual affects the physical, yet they are neglected. There are so many who are suffering from physical maladies that can only be addressed by mental dispositions such as anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, hatred, depression, anxiety, etc. Our programs are holistic as we try to get to the root of the problem.

Our Program

Our program is designed to assist with the following health conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Cancer
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Lupus
  • Mental Health (Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Grief)
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s Health Issues
  • Other health-related issues

Session Dates

May 21 – Jun 4

Jul 16 – Jul 30

Aug 13 – Aug 27

Sep 10 – Sep 24

Oct 8 – Oct 22

Nov 5 – Nov 19

Dec 3 – Dec 17

You Can Expect:

Wellness Retreat Handbook w/ Handouts and Recipes

Botanical Agents and Herbal Teas

Total Vegetarian Meals (except during Fasting Days)

Fruit and Vegetable Juices (Fasting Days)

Herbal and Natural Remedies


Educational Health Lectures and Classes

Housekeeping and Laundry Services

Informative Health Videos

Lemon Water and Probiotics

Lodging for Two with Private Bathroom

per Room NOT per Individual

Morning Workouts

Morning Worship

Personal One-on-One Health Consultations

upon Arrival and Departure

Passive Exercise Therapy

Saturday Afternoon Nature Outing

Weather Permitting Only

Steam Saunas and/or Far-Infrared Medical Grade Sauna

or other Similar Treatments

Total Vegetarian Cooking Demonstrations

Vegetable Broth

Vitals and Weight Check

Frequency Depends on Individual

Walking Routine

Our Facilities

Red River Wellness Retreat is nestled in the valley of the Appalachian Mountains. Located on over 400 acres, the serene environment in a home-like setting is conducive to health restoration mentally, physically, and spiritually. Our program is uniquely designed to meet your specific needs by utilizing an approach that is effective, yet simple, and natural.

Reservations for our wellness programs can be made by calling 606-448-3048 between 9:00-5:00 PM, EST from Monday to Thursday and between 9:00-1:00 PM, EST on Friday.


  • All programs begin on a Sunday.
  • 7-day program ends the following Sunday.
  • 10-day program ends Wednesday morning.
  • 14-day program ends on Sunday morning two weeks later.
  • Check-in time is between 12-4 pm, EST on Sunday.

Travel Arrangements

If you would like to schedule a pick-up, please call us before booking flights to arrange a time. Fees are round trip.

Lexington Airport

1 hour / $75 Pickup fee

Cincinnati Airport

2 hours / $150 Pickup fee

Louisville Airport

2 hours / $150 Pickup fee

Medication / Supplements

We ask that you bring any medications and/or supplements that you are currently taking, and enough for the time you are with us as we respect the recommendations given to you by your physician.

If you are a diabetic, please bring a Glucose monitor, strips, and lancets sufficient for your period of stay.

General Information

What to bring:

Personal toiletries

Dietary supplements and medications


Glucose monitor, sufficient strips and lancets for your period of stay (testing 4-6 times per day)

Comfortable walking shoes

Bathing suit / trunks

Long thick robe

Non-skid shower shoes

Shower cap if desired

Warm comfy jacket, hat and gloves

For cold weather

Dress is casual

However, please choose clothing for comfort and modesty (please, no sleeveless or low cut tops, tight or revealing clothing. If you wear shorts, skirts, or dresses, they must be below the knees.)

A raincoat, boots, light jacket

For cool evenings


What NOT to bring:

Media hardware

Television sets, radios, or sound systems

Unhealthful stimulants

Junk food, caffeinated products, tobacco, or alcohol products

Illicit drugs or substances

that can be used to alter consciousness

Weapons of any kind

such as guns, knives, brass knuckles, etc.

Candles, incense or anything

that has a naked flame or produces smoke

Thank you for adhering

to our smoke-free, drug-free, alcohol-free, and weapon-free policy.

Laundry Facilities:
Laundry detergent, iron, and ironing board are provided. Linens and towels are provided.

Pets are not allowed

Telephone /Messages
The use of Cell phones will be very limited due to the nature of illnesses of many of our guests as well as to remove distractions from healing. It is our desire to create a restful relaxing atmosphere from the everyday stresses of life.

Application Process
Thank you for your interest in Red River Wellness Retreat. Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Inquiry form
  • The completed application form
  • Any information that we will find helpful to address you lifestyle ailment such as recent medical records (lab reports, CAT scans, x-ray reports, summaries or other pertinent information) two weeks before the session begins.

Please allow two weeks for a response to your Wellness application.

Program Cost

The suggested Standard Donations for our Programs are:

7-Day Detox Program

Per Person – $1,800

10-Day Cleansing Program

1 Person – $2,700

Full participant

2 Persons – $4,000

Husband and Wife
One participating

2 Persons – $5,200

Husband and Wife
Both participating

14-Day Cleansing Program

1 Person – $3,500

Full participant

2 Persons – $5,250

Husband and Wife
One participating

2 Persons – $6,700

Husband and Wife
Both participating

DEPOSIT: A minimum non-refundable deposit of $500 for all guests is required once your application has been approved to secure a reservation. We accept check, Credit Cards, Zelle, & Cash App. All checks should be made payable to Red River Wellness.

BALANCE DUE: The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to your arrival. Please note that it is also non-refundable, except for the following: uncontrollably dire circumstances, such as death or other unforeseen emergencies. We are aware that there are other circumstances that arise, not necessarily emergencies, but are important nevertheless. In such cases the applicant has 3 sessions to make up the time.


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Godly Trust

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths…It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.” Proverbs 3:5-6, 8

Trusting in God is the foundation of all good health. By putting all of our dependence upon the Lord, we have the assurance that God is in control and He will take care of us. When we put our faith in God, we need not stress. In fact, stress adversely affects the immune system, which leaves us susceptible to sickness and disease. Additionally, trusting in God gives us complete peace of mind and assurance. It is this peace that calms our senses and produces true joy, which secretes hormones into the system that invigorate and strengthen every cell of the body. Furthermore, a sound faith in God leads to positive thinking, which results in right feelings, promoting life and health.

Open Air

“…I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live.” Ezekiel 37:5

Daily open air is essential to maintaining health. Fresh air oxygenates the system, thus purifying the blood. Additionally, our lungs need a constant supply of fresh air in order to function properly. It is also essential for the immune system to receive proper air to strengthen its ability to ward off foreign substances such as disease.

Daily Exercise

“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it…” Genesis 2:15

Even before sin entered the world, God appointed man labor to prevent idleness, to see God’s beauty and as a means of exercise. Exercise is essential for proper stimulation of the lymphatic system, thus strengthening the body’s ability to resist and/or fight disease. Through exercise, production of white blood cells are increased significantly. Additionally, exercise increases metabolism, which assists nature to rid the system of unwanted waste. Further, exercising increases the amount of endorphins in our system, allowing us to feel good and help elevate our mood.


“And they said unto the messengers that came, Thus shall ye say unto the men…To morrow, by that time the sun be hot, ye shall have help. And the messengers came and shewed it to the men…and they were glad.” 1 Samuel 11:9

God has given us sunshine to make us happy! Sunshine serves many purposes for our bodies. It stimulates the immune system by increasing the oxygen supply to the skin. Sunshine also produces Vitamin D, which stimulates the liver, white blood cell count, alleviates pain, kills germs, elevates the mood, produces negative ions, develops healthy skin and aids in the elimination of waste.

Proper Rest

“…I should have slept: then had I been at rest.” Job 3:11

 The Bible associates “rest” with “peace and quietness”. When we enter into rest, all sense of hurriedness and confusion should leave. We should be in an environment conducive to proper rest of mind, soul, and body. The body needs a sufficient amount of rest to repair and restore the organs and functions of the body. Without proper rest, the systems of the body eventually break down, causing a lack of mental capabilities.

Lots of Water

“Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.” Ezekiel 4:11

The proper consumption of water is vital to our longevity and benefits our overall health. Water is one of the main components of the body, accounting for between 60-70%. It is, therefore, necessary for us to sufficiently supply our bodies with this most precious substance. Further, our cells need water, for without it they will die in a mere three days. Our body needs water to regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to our organs. Water also transports oxygen to our cells, removes waste and protects our joints and organs. Blood is over 80% water, therefore a lack causes blood thickening. Without sufficient water, the body will pull water from the skin, liver, kidneys, colon, blood, bones or the brain. This can cause skin dryness, kidney stones, constipation, blood clotting, arthritis and headaches among other things.

One might be asking, how much water should I be drinking? An easy way to find out is by taking your weight and dividing it by 2. This gives you how many ounces of water your body requires per day. For example, if a person weighs 120 pounds, we would divide that by 2 to get 60. Therefore they should drink 60 ounces of water a day.

Water is also beneficial when used outside of the body, in the form of hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy is the practice of using water externally for the treatment or prevention of sickness and disease. Cold water constricts the flow of blood while very warm water dilates, or opens up to increase the flow of blood. God has given us simple, natural remedies to care for our bodies since they were designed to heal itself.

Always Temperate

“And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things.” 1 Corinthians 9:25

These scriptures teach us a wonderful lesson about temperance. Temperance is commonly defined simply as being moderate or exercising self-control in regards to diet. Though this certainly is a correct position to hold, temperance embodies more than mere diet. Temperance is a lifestyle. We are to be “temperate in all things” as the Scripture points out. This includes, but is not limited to: work, activities, recreation, rest, exercise, etc. Moreover, we are told that temperance is abstaining completely from all harmful toxins and keeping in moderation those things which are health-producing. Put plainly, we must free the body from all known toxins such as: alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, drugs, etc. and avoid the hurtful indulgence of any appetite or passion.


“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat…and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.” Genesis 1:29, 3:18

God desires that we take care of the bodies which He has created. Therefore, from this verse, we see that God provides our first parents with the formula to maintain that which He has created. Let’s agree to trust that God knows what the best foods are to sustain these bodies for His glory. This plant-based diet consists of: fruits, nuts, grains, and vegetables. Meat and dairy products are not a part of God’s original plan. God does not want to deprive us of things which are good for us. To the contrary, He has provided, in abundance, those foods in nature which are most healthful and nourishing. For without supplying our bodies with this proper nutrition, our cells will not be fortified with the nutrients necessary to carry out their duties. Proper nutrition is essential for healthy blood—leading to a healthy system. What we eat largely determines our overall health or lack thereof.

That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. Ps 67:2