Father's Heart Lodge Guest Information
Welcome to the Father’s Heart Lodge!
The Father’s Heart Lodge is a Not-for-Profit Ministry of Church on the Mountain, in Crowley Lake, CA. It was finished in 2006 by the selfless efforts of Tom Long and many others who put their hearts, handiwork, and finances into this project.
Description of units
Units 1 and 3 are dorm-style rooms for individuals or groups. Each unit provides: a sleeping quarters with six built-in twin bunk beds, plus two extra twin mattresses; one bathroom with two showers and private toilet; one kitchenette adjacent to a small sitting room. (Unit 1 is handicap accessible.)
Unit 2 (community Room) provides a full kitchen with utensils, dishes, coffee makers, pots & pans and a bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower. The living area has a large dining table, 3 long couches, two couch chairs, coffee table, TV, DVD&VHS players, a baby grand piano, and extra fold-up chairs. Guests staying in Units 1&3 may request access to Unit 2.
Unit 5 is the larger middle unit and provides: two bedrooms; kitchen with utensils, dishes, coffee maker, pots and pans; and one full bathroom. One bedroom has a queen, while the other room and 2 twin beds. This unit has a larger lounge area with two couches, and a TV with DVD player. There is also a dinning table with 4 chairs.
Unit 6 is the upstairs right unit and provides: two bedrooms; a kitchen with utensils, dishes, coffee maker, pots and pans; and one full bathroom. One bedroom has a queen bed, while the other room has 2 twin beds, plus one pull-out twin mattress. This unit has a small lounge area with one couch, a recliner, and a TV with DVD player. The kitchen counter has four stools for seating/meals.
RATES & FEES:
Unit 1 - $25.00/night per guest, plus $50.00*
Unit 2 - (Community Room & Kitchen) $50.00/day, plus $50.00*
Unit 3 - $25.00/night per guest, plus $50.00*
Unit 5 - (single family- larger unit) - $115.00/night, plus $50.00*
Unit 6 (single family) - $95.00/night, plus $50.00*
*This is a one-time, per visit, fee for use/maintenance/cleaning.
For church retreat groups, our Maximum Occupancy for all units (1,2,3,4,5,6) is 38 guests, and the rate is $25/night per guest, plus the maintenance/cleaning fees of each unit used. Our Maximum Occupancy for all units (1,2,3,4,5,&6) is 30 guests, at the same, $25/night per guest, plus one-time use fees.
We request up to a $250.00 deposit, in order to secure a retreat date.
You may leave your payment with Dave or Teri Knowles the Father's Heart Lodge Managers.
You may also pay online through our website! Just go to the Church on the Mountain website and click the, "Giving Online" tab. Select "Father's Heart Lodge" from the drop down menu. It is a quick, easy way to pay!
We accept CASH or CHECK. (Please call to arrange a credit card payment.)
Any check should be made out to:
Church on the Mountain Please designate “FHL” in Memo
In order to honor and uphold the Spirit, the sanctity, and the serenity of the Father’s Heart Lodge, we ask that all guests please respect and follow some important guidelines.
FHL GUEST POLICIES:
“NO SMOKING” and “NO PETS”, in or around all of our guest units.
Father’s Heart Lodge is a “DRY Campus”.
No guests may sleep overnight in FHL’s Unit#2.
Unmarried, co-ed guests must stay in separate units.
From 8:00PM to 8:00AM, we ask that our guests keep the noise level down for guests, residents & neighborhood families.
From 10:00PM to 6:00AM, we ask that our guests not be loitering/talking outside the building, on FHL property.
A family resides in the house on the property so we ask that you respect our noise policies also for this reason.
Other things you might like to know:
Check-IN time: 4:00 PM
Check-OUT time: 11:00 AM
Linen&Terry: We request that groups bring their own linen and terry to bring down our own operating costs. Linen and terry may be requested for your stay, at an additional cost. Bedding: Please take only the USED sheets/pillow cases off the beds and put in a pile on the floor. Do not mix bedding with wet/used towels. Only remove the mattress covers that have been used. Please leave UN-USED mattress covers and sheets on bed, or fold and return to closet. Please fold and return blankets/comforters to closets.
Towels: Please put only USED towels in a pile on the floor. Remember, do not mix the used sheets with the used towels. Please fold and return UN-USED towels to closet.
Laundry: The washer/dryer units on-site are not available for guest use.
Heaters: Our units heat up quickly. Please turn the heater DOWN while you are away. Please make sure the heater is turned OFF before you check-out.
A/C: FHL does NOT have air conditioning, however some units have a portable fan.
Trash: There are large green trash bins inside the Pump house if you need to dispose of the trash in your unit. Curbside trash pick-up is at 8:00am on Fridays.
Dishes: Make sure you wash any dirty dishes. If you used the dishwasher, please make sure it is emptied and all dishes are put away.
Recycling: We do not have curbside recycling, but there is recycling at the Crowley Lake General Store. You can take your glass, plastic and aluminum recyclables to the bins located at the front of the store.
General Store: (760) 935-4666. The Crowley Lake General Store is family owned and operated by locals Dan & Cleo Haakana. They may have what you need. They also have fresh breads, pizza, breakfast burritos, croissants, frozen yogurt, salads, dinners and desserts, all made at the store. They even can cater your group/family meal, but call ahead!
Cell phones: There is Verizon cell phone coverage in Crowley Lake.
Internet: There is Wi-Fi available at FHL.
TV: There is a TV in every room, but no cable or local channels. Units have VHS or DVD players. Community Room/Unit 2. The community room is open to all units, unless it has been privately reserved. It may be accessed by request, as long as there isn’t already a big group/private party using it. No guests may stay overnight in this unit.
Keys: You can leave the key/s on top of the counter or on the key rack.
Parking: If it snows, it is crucial that your car be moved so that the snow removal service has access to the lot. It is a seasonal hazard if the lot does not get ploughed properly.
Directions: From the South: Take 395N, about 30 miles after Bishop. Exit Crowley Lake/Hilton Creek. Turn Left off of the on-ramp onto South Landing Road. After about a mile, turn Right at the stop sign onto Crowley Lake Drive. Make another Right turn at the second street, Aspen Terrace, and then make an immediate Left (after 25 yards) into our parking lot. (FHL & Parsonage are the first 2 buildings on the Left of Aspen Terrace.)
Winter Weather: It is the law that all vehicles carry chains even if your car is 4 wheel-drive. Also, when it is snowing the speed limit is 35 mph.
Address: 35 Aspen Terrace, Crowley Lake, CA 93546
We want to kindly remind our FHL guests to please leave all the units clean and tidy, before they depart, as Father's Heart Lodge is not a hotel, but a Ministry of Church on the Mountain.
Thank you very much for your understanding in this matter and returning the honor and respect to Church on the Mountain for its generosity in offering Father's Heart Lodge as a refreshing retreat to our guests!
We hope you enjoy your stay at the Father’s Heart Lodge!
Email us for reservations and information on availability at:
Church on the Mountain's Office: