Sunset Shores Retreat Center
The big house at Sunset Shores Retreat Center is quietly waiting for group retreats for overnight or for any group looking for a new meeting place.  Just call 440-967-5212 for information about making reservations.

Our rustic lakefront retreat site is available for day use or overnight retreats and meetings throughout the year, youth activities, picnics, pastoral retreats and family reunions.  It is located 2.4 miles west of downtown Vermilion at the corner of Risden and West Lake (US Route 6) roads.

The large, historic farmhouse has 12 beds available.

The small lakefront cottage sleeps 8, in two bedrooms with bunk beds.  The cottage is available from May 1 through Oct. 15.  Both houses have fully equipped kitchens.

Please note there is no television, wi-fi or air-conditioning, and neither of the facilities is handicapped-accessible.  There is a small beach for use at your own risk.

Special rates are available for clergy, retreat groups and families.  Both houses may be rented by the same group at a special rate.

Reservations may be made by emailing

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Retreat, Relax, Restore
After spending part of her sabbatical leave at the cottage, a guest told us, “I came to write, and pray, and be. This place allowed all three and then some.” She left us these beautiful lines:

“O Maker of wind and wave, you know the number of grains of sand at my feet. It is hard to hold onto the worries of my world with the sounds of water washing over me… "
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990 State Street, Vermilion, Ohio 44089     440-967-5212