241 Central Ave S
PO Box 6
Brooten, MN 56316
(320) 424-0232



In the words of some of those who have stayed at the Hen House-we have a guest book and ask that our new friends share their thoughts with us. Here are some of their words! We are so grateful!


"What a wonderful weekend! I really love coming here. I love the way you have decorated-you can tell that much love along with sweat & tears was put into this place."

-Kay, Granite Falls


"I had a great time! Accomplished lots and had good food, fellowship and wonderful accomodations. Thanks"



"Your vision for God's house to continue in his spirit of faith, family & friends in fellowship here was truly divinely inspired! Loved being here-loved eating here-loved sewing here!"

-Diane. Alexandria


 “A thousand thank you’s for your awesome hospitality, lovely accommodations, excellent food and calm & relaxed atmosphere. It’s been a joy!”

—Shelby, Alexandria


“Thank you for creating such a wonderful space to work, play and relax. Wonderful, cozy accommodations! Plan to visit again!”

—Jamie, Fergus Falls


 “Great place, you did such a nice job. Love the books. Will be back for sure—we need more retreats like this.”

—Shirley, Alexandria


 “This was great. Such a cute cozy place and well organized for a group of sewers.”



“What a great place, very enjoyable.”

—Carol, Albany


“We had a wonderful time—what a treat to get away with friends and do what we love, quilt,  

quilt, quilt, eat, eat, eat—loved it! Hopefully we will see you some time next year.”

—Sue, St. Joseph; Sharon, Prior Lake; Barb, Royalton; Ethelyn, Sauk Rapids


 “I am hooked! I absolutely love this place. I’m already planning the next getaway—and at least 2 more. I’m so glad you came & spent the weekend with us. Thank you so much!! PS thanks for all the great tips!”

-Beth, Starbuck


“Wow. What a fabulous time we had here! We love the charm and quiet atmosphere of the Red Hen House. Thank you for the perfect get away for some tired mamas! We did lots of dancing for finished albums, pages and just to be silly. We’ll be back!”

—Jeannie, Allison, Karrie, Julie, Melissa, Hannah & Ariel


 “This is the most wonderful get away house I have ever seen. Thank you for hosting our Red Hat Club!”

— Shari


“Thanks for such a lovely place to stay. You have given much thought to the special items you have placed around the ‘hen house’. We felt very pampered.”

—Sheryl, Joan, Elisa, Sheri, Sandy & Karen


“Great visit with my sisters & cousins—made quilts— all different, but same pattern. We caught up on all the family and old childhood events. This was a great place to stay—roomy—clean, etc. Thanks.”

—Dee, Albany OR


“Such a great place so close to home. I plan on coming back again soon. Was great being with cousins & sisters.”

—Mary, Villard, MN


 “What a delightful place—so homey and cozy to have a family event!”

—Alice, Mechanicsville MD


 “Joy, peace and love are enhanced by the Red Hen House! Thank you.”



“Such a neat place. It met our needs for quilting but even better to have 8 first cousins all together in one place. . . .Fun to make our own meals. . . Truly a memorable experience.”

—Faye, Mankato, MN


 “Thanks for letting us be the first “roosters” in the Hen House. Great place you have here. Best wishes!! Your place rules the roost! Thanks!”

—marcoux corner (A Cappella group)


“Had a great time. Your retreat center is wonderful. See you again.”

—Denise, Winsted, MN


“Very nice place to come and relax or sew!! Thank you!”



“Had a great time. Accomplished much!!”

—Pam, Silver Lake


“It was wonderful here! We will make this an annual thing! We loved it. See you next May!”

—Shirley & the girls, Buffalo, Mankato, Mpls, MN


 “Thanks for the wonderful weekend!! Absolutely fabulous memories. . . “

—Nettie, Hector,


 “Thank you so much . . . We made some wonderful memories again this weekend.”

—Cathy, Buffalo Lake


 “Great times were had by the whole group. Accommodations were wonderful. Look forward to coming back.”



“One of the best places I’ve been—so comfortable, beautiful and lots of room!”



“Thank you so much for your generous hospitality. We will be back again!”