Serenity View Lodge is a unique experience. It is a "bed and breakfast" style lodge and retreat facility. We are located 10 miles south of Ozark, MO between Springfield and Branson. SVL is situated on 32 acres of secluded hills and valleys in the picturesque Ozark Mountains and near Mark Twain National Forest.
The mission of Serenity View Lodge is to be an instrument of God to provide a quality experience to nurture the spiritual, emotional and social lives of the visitors in the southwest Missouri area. We minister to individuals, families, churches and other Christian organizations through the use of recreation, education, relationships, involvement with creation and Biblical instruction with application to life experiences. The purpose of our ministry is to bring about Christ centered changes in the lives of people.
Your hosts are Joseph & Kaye Ransom with over 25 years experience in the hospitality industry. We welcome you to come and relax, refresh and renew.
At SVL- we are Serving a Victorious Lord!
Our rooms are named after some of the plays written by Joseph and we have used some of the memorabilia from the plays in the room decor. The TV's do not receive "main stream" television, but there is a large video/dvd collection you can choose from. Both rooms have access to the hot tub.
Come and refresh with us. You can hike some of Joseph's trails or you can just sit on a swing or relax in a hammock and listen to the sounds of nature if you like. A library is available for your reading pleasure or research, as it also has extensive biblical resourses.
We currently have 2 rooms available: Each room has a 3 person Max Occupancy.
The Healing City Room. Accommodations include - Queen bed, sitting area, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, tv/vcr, this room is handicapped "friendly" and has a private bath with a large roll in shower. There is a private porch with swing and a hammock. Room rate $120 per night.
The Healing City bath (handicap friendly with large roll-in shower)
The Amazing Grace Room - includes antique full bed, sitting area with couch, desk, fridge, microwave, tv/vcr/dvd, coffee maker, private bath with a large garden tub/shower. Room Rate $120 per night.
Amazing Grace room's private bath:
Please ask us about discount for those in full time ministry, active or retired military.
Breakfast is included in your stay and is served at 8:30 am. If you have special needs please let us know as we are here to serve you.
Please call 417-581-VIEW (8439) for a reservation.
Or click here to make a reservation with a credit card
Over-sized rooms with private baths
Full hardy breakfast, served at 8:30 am.
Wireless internet in rooms
In room refrigerators and microwaves
Gas Grill available for guest use on deck
Library includes fiction, non-fiction, research materials and extensive Biblical resources
Hiking trails, horseshoes, Frisbee golf, bird watching, wildlife and streams, feed the fish
Wide verandas with porch swings, scenic views, rockers and hammocks
Counseling is available with Dr. Ransom, a Licensed Professional Christian Counselor
Ask us about hosting special occasions, such as intimate wedding, vow renewals or anniversary parties. As an ordained pastor, Joseph is able to perform wedding ceremonies. There is no waiting period for a marriage license in Christian County, MO. Plan an elopement today!
A vow renewal for a 50th anniversary!
The back deck over looking the valley and koi pond is perfect for a sunset wedding!
The deer come by for breakfast too!
Hiking the trails by the creek.
The View toward the Future
With the completion of Phase 2 we will be able to accommodate overnight guests in two guest rooms and small groups for day retreats up to 10 people.
Once Phase 3 is complete: The winding drive will reveal your first glimpse of the lodge. Nearly 10,000 sq. ft. of stone and log, this lodge will pamper you from the first moment you arrive until you depart. (see Phase 3 for photos of the model built to 1/4 scale and shows what it will look like)
All rooms will be oversized with private baths. Some rooms have connecting doors so they may be used as two room suites. Each room is decorated in their own unique style. Five rooms will have porches. Three rooms are to be handicapped accessible.
There will be several rooms for common use of the guests that include the main living area, dining room, library, game room, meeting room and craft room. The wide verandas and decks provide extra space for guests to enjoy the wonders of creation.
Meals are served family style in the large dining room overlooking a scenic valley.
Come and relax on one of the porches. Swing in the porch swings, or curl up with a book in a hammock. Snuggle up to a cozy fire in front of one of the 3 large stone fireplaces.
With the completion of Phase 3, Serenity View Lodge will host pastors in need of some recuperative time free of charge. We will offer a School of Ministry with various certificate programs available. Serenity View Lodge will host Church retreats and offer counseling services by a licensed professional Christian counselor.
SEE PHASE 3- with this completed we will be able to accommdate up to an additional 28 overnight guests and 50+ for day retreats or special events such as banquets or weddings.