overnight spaces

Swanson Retreat Center

  • Fresh baked cookies and coffee at check-in

  • 28 oversized double-occupancy sleeping rooms complete with two queen beds (24) or one king bed (4), restroom with bathtub/shower, desk and table with chairs

  • Business center with Internet access, computer, printer, fax

  • Free wifi

  • High comfort meeting rooms and use of projector, screen, television, VCR, DVD, sound systems, etc.

  • 24-hour snack bar

  • Onsite meal services available

  • Plenty of small and large group indoor and outdoor gathering spaces; including the front porch with rocking chairs, a 6,000 square foot landscaped patio off of the conference level, lounges and meeting rooms

  • Well appointed, inspirational chapel

  • ADA accessibility and elevator

Main Lounge
King Room
Queen Room
Business Center
Hospitality Room
Hospitality Center
Main Lounge
Standard Room
Standard Room
Fitness Room
Twin Room

Sjogren Retreat Center

  • The Sjogren Retreat Center houses 17 air-conditioned, hotel-style rooms equipped with two double beds, a desk and a sink. Restrooms and showers are located just across the hall. The amenities and features list is generous, and our hospitality staff is waiting to serve you!

  • Linen and towel service provided

  • Dining room in the same building

  • Chef-prepared meal services

  • Meeting spaces for 100

  • Audio/Visual equipment available upon request

  • Plenty of breakout nooks

  • 24-hour Hospitality Center

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • High comfort meeting rooms

  • ADA accessibility and elevator

  • Plenty of small and large group indoor and outdoor gathering spaces

Western Town

This old time western themed area complete with a brick street will sleep 130 guests using all of the four buildings. Meal service is available at Sjogren Dining Hall located just up the hill. A limited snack and beverage package is available as well as linen and towel service upon request. All facilities are heated and air conditioned.

Hotel Theodore

  • The Hotel Theodore has a large meeting space called “Annie’s Dance Hall” that accommodates 150 people in banquet seating and more than 200 people in theater style seating. It features four distinct living units-each with nine sets of bunk beds, adjacent restrooms, with showers and a meeting room/lounge. The first floor of this building is ADA compliant. Hotel Theodore sleeps 72 when fully occupied.

Lippincott Stagecoach Inn

  • The Lippincott Stagecoach Inn is one of our newest buildings. This one-story building offers a common living area and/or meeting space, six bunk rooms and accessible restrooms with showers. The Inn will sleep 36 people when fully occupied. The building is ADA compliant. Outdoor seating provides great conversation areas.

Angels Gulch

  • The Angels Gulch includes Gabes and Docs. These two buildings sleep 22 people in bunk style beds. They also include a meeting space, restrooms and small lounge area. 

Lippincott Bunkroom
Hotel Theodore Bunkroom
Angels Gulch Bunkroom
Western Town

The springs

The Springs consists of the new Living Water Retreat House, seven cabins nestled in the tree line and a common showerhouse/pavilion.

Living Water Retreat House has a common lounge with kitchenette and fireplace, 10 sleeping rooms with a twin bed and 2 sleeping rooms with a double bed. Linen and towel service is available.

Each cabin is equipped with bunk beds capable of sleeping ten on the upper floor and eight on the lower level. Decking off the lower level offers a spectacular view of the wooded ravine that meanders behind the cabins. And because of that meandering, each cabin has a unique panorama all its own.

Living Water Retreat House
Living Water Retreat House
Springs Cabin
Springs Cabin Interior


Our Family Campground is nestled among a tree lined border. There are 24 water and electrical hook-ups on the site with plenty of space for tent camping. Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, campground spaces are now limited. 


Restrooms and showers are located nearby, along with a swimming pool, a lake for boating and fishing and miles of trails to explore.* Enjoy a variety of wildlife and our accredited Nebraska State Arboretum.

$25/night - campers

$15/night - tents


Weekly and monthly rates may be available upon request.

*Note: Public/shared spaces (restrooms, showers, swimming pool) are not open at this time, We remain open for day-use activities - such as fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing.


27416 Ranch Road, Ashland, NE. 68003


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Carol Joy Holling Conference & Retreat Center is operated by Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NLOM), a non-profit organization.