In a world that tends to be noisy, we believe that quiet speaks volumes. Where chaos leaves us empty, we believe beauty feeds the soul. We invite you to disconnect and reconnect. To rest and reset. To reflect… or simply just play!

We named our property “Above All Else At Aspen Ridge” based on Prov. 4:23: “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”. The Hebrew word for guard here actually means to tend, to look after, to preserve. And how many of us honestly take the time to do that in our world today?? We are honored to offer a place and space to do just that. We also thought the name was a fun play on the altitude!

So we invite you to explore our 35+ acres to your heart’s content. Walk the trails, sit on the benches, play on the hills, and soak up the view.

Whether our main barn, the apartment, or one of our historic cabins best meets your needs, our prayer is that you are refreshed during your stay and feel encircled by the love of God.


Back in Michigan, opening our home to guests had always come naturally. Whether it was a table full of friends, a pastor needing a prayer day, an acquaintance for a weekend of respite, or a church staff retreat, we always considered it a privilege to welcome them into our home and we enjoyed it as much as they did. Little did we know at the time, it was all preparation for what was to come. After decades in the corporate world, the Lord said “It’s time; let’s go”. At the moment, we had no idea to where or for what. But when an opportunity presented itself to acquire property in the gorgeous serenity of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, we instantly knew we’d been handed the answer to the vision He had placed in our hearts years prior.

So here we are at Above All Else at Aspen Ridge. We are beyond thankful to be able to offer a peaceful space where others can renew, relax, restore, and retreat. We consider it our privilege to have you as our guests and share the beauty of His creation.

We hope to see you soon.

Upcoming Soul Care Event:

“Weekend of Curiosity.”

Weekend Of Curiosity
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“Weekend of Curiosity.”

Shepherd’s Gate Inn, Martinsville, IN:

April 22nd-24th, 2022

Above All Retreat Center, Divide, CO:

May 5th-8th

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A spacious, newly-renovated 4000 sq. ft. barn fashioned into the style of a modern, farmhouse-inspired dream home. Conveniently divided into a gathering space and an apartment that can be sectioned off, the tall ceilings, large windows, white and natural decor connect you with the pristine serenity of the mountains and meadows.


Ever wondered what it feels like to live in and interact with the mountains, not just pass through with a glance? More than your average vacation rental, take a few days to immerse yourself in the views as you step back in time in our clean, cozy cabins. Constructed of solid wood beams and white thinking, they’re safely nestled into the hills.


We’ve reserved a very special place for the most treasured moments. A completely distraction-free space with no TV, phone, or electricity. Purposefully placed at the highest point of our property, the panoramic views are outstanding! Designed for time alone, this single-person cabin is reserved for reflective moments with God or a solo retreat.



Above All Else at Aspen Ridge is ideal for family getaways, personal/group retreats, a reunion of friends, restorative times from work, or couples retreat. We’re dedicated to transporting you out of the norm, and into the extraordinary. While secluded, we are still easily accessible. Come ready to discover tucked-away spaces, striking views, conversations with the wild, and enough silence to learn to listen. We are conveniently located 45 minutes from Colorado Springs, yet nestled between three mountain ranges (Pikes Peak, Sangre De Cristo, and the Collegiates), viewable from our 9,000 ft. summit. Near Woodland Park, our property is a pastoral setting of rolling hills, whispering Aspens, and Ponderosa Pines.

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