In 2017 we introduced our new 35-person Lodge and Lake Godstone to the market, and families, church youth groups, and sports teams responded immediately with retreats of all kinds and sizes. From birthday and graduation parties to gatherings of family groups from all over Texas and Oklahoma, junior and high school sports teams, church camps for kids and adult groups, and business retreats. Our unique venue offers something for everyone.
Since then, we have added five partially covered docks with swim ladders and canoe moorings, seven kayaks, five canoes, a row boat, four-pedal boats, two water lily pads, a sports field complex with a lit basketball court, sand volleyball court, baseball, and soccer practice field, an observatory, four miles of a mountain bike and hike trail around our forested lake and upper wooded meadow, two new fishing ponds, four wildlife feed and water stations with viewing towers, a bird view house overlooking our beaver pond, and six miles of all-weather roads to enhance the exploration of our 188-acre wildlife and nature paradise. Our UTVs, golf cart, and pontoon boat, kayaks, canoes, and pedal boats are available for rent to further enhance your retreat's enjoyment.
We have further developed our venue by adding a three-bedroom guest home, four fully furnished cabins, three primitive cabins, two group campgrounds, seven secluded RV and tent campsites, and numerous (unserviced) primitive tenting sites in the trees around our campus. A new comfort station serves our group campgrounds and campsites with restrooms and showers, and each campsite & campground has power and water, picnic tables, charcoal grills, and large fire pits. Each group campground has shelters, and Refuge has a tree house shelter. Our campground office has a small store with a kids' sand playground.
There are five miles of all-weather gravel trails throughout the campus and another 4 miles of dirt, grass and rock mountain bike (non-motorized) hiking trails winding around the forested lake and through the upper wooded meadows. There is a bird viewing station overlooking the upper pond, a platform bird feeder, and a birdbath station. Five deer stands with heaters and seating are provided around the campus overlooking deer and wildlife feeding stations. The sports complex has a lit basketball court, sand volleyball, and baseball/soccer practice field. It features a new observatory with a telescope and is available to guests trained in the use of telescopes. Our new one-acre crappie pond located below the lake was stocked in the fall of 2020 and it has a shelter, bench, water, power, and a charcoal grill. We also offer a gun range to guests who book the entire ranch campus and place a licensed marshal in charge of the facility during its use. Finally, we have a horse stall with a small fenced pasture available for our guests.