Prairie Pond Woods

fall_pond.jpgAs the name suggests, our 27 acres in Lynx, Ohio are diverse with flora and fauna in our Prairie, at our Pond and throughout our Woods.  A walk on the "Refresher Course" -the footpath that winds through the property - allows you to discover many things, maybe even your own new path to follow in life.


Retreat Director, Cindy Steffen, is an interpretive naturalist, writer and spiritual director, who had a vision to create a place where others can explore The Nature of God - as they whole-heartedly engage in personal reflection, prayerful solitude and creative pursuits in the midst of creation. 

Whether you're interested in a Private Retreat , as an individual or couple, or Directed Group Retreat for Women...Heart By Nature Retreats can provide both! 

The Venue

The "wildly elegant" cedar home has a living room, entry room with table, fully equipped kitchen, covered front porch, deck, Heat/AC, phone, and wood-burning stove. For Personal Retreats there are two bedrooms, one with a Queen bed and one with a Daybed and trundle. Bathroom is shared, should someone else be staying there. For Group Retreats,the lower level with shared bath and two single beds is also made available.

You will discover many wonders as you explore the prairie, pond or wooded habitats, as well as in the Nature Preserves located just minutes away. A short or extended stay will be enhanced by the opportunities for wildflower viewing, hiking, bird watching and photography on the property.

While we appreciate the need for family time together, Prairie Pond Woods is a venue not suited for children. Sorry, no pets allowed and no TV available.

   We extend an invitation... 


  ...to all who value times of creative solitude...
discovery of the natural world...and a deepening
of their spiritual lives and relationships.