The Warrior Retreat at Bull Run is the flagship program of Serve Our Willing Warriors. Our Retreat provides a much-needed break for our recovering service members at military hospitals in the National Capital Region. The average hospital stay is 300 days! The exhausting, daily routine of surgeries, procedures, therapies, and doctor appointments takes a heavy toll on everyone involved. The Retreat is a place where our “Willing Warriors” can get away from the hospital environment with family, caretakers, and friends to relax, enjoy quality time, and reconnect in a comfortable home-like environment. This getaway helps to revitalize the mind, spirit, and soul; important aspects of the holistic healing process. The objective is that everyone returns to the recovery process feeling refreshed, inspired, and motivated to succeed in rebuilding the lives they wish to lead.
Our Retreat program is designed to reinforce positive thoughts and feelings to invigorate the emotional and spiritual well-being of our guests. We offer non-medical activities and services that are effective in calming the stressors of the recovery process and life in general. The hospitality and warmth of our staff let our guests know that someone recognizes their sacrifices and cares for them. This is a great opportunity for our guests to get back in touch with themselves, the people they love, the world around them, and with their personal faith. All these things work together in creating an effective medicine for the soul. During their stay, our guests may choose from more than 60+ recreational, educational, or entertaining activities.
The Retreat is located on 37 acres in the scenic foothills of the historic Bull Run Mountains of Northern Virginia. The most frequently used adjectives by guests and visitors are “beautiful” and “peaceful”. The view from the property includes the historic Bull Run Mountains just a short distance away. Common sightings on the property include deer, fox, groundhogs, and hawks, with occasional appearances of wild turkeys and bald eagles. The newly renovated and spacious lodging house includes full handicapped accessible features with many wonderful amenities. Our Guest Services Program includes a full menu of 60+ great activities, including our signature Visiting Chef Program to ensure a truly enjoyable experience for our very special guests.
The entire vicinity around the Retreat abounds with historic landmarks of America’s Civil War including the Manassas National Battlefield Park. The surrounding area “speaks” of the sacrifices of our ancestors and is a perfect setting to reflect on the blessings they have provided. The Warrior Retreat at Bull Run is a fitting place to honor them as well as our current “Willing Warriors” who continue to preserve the freedoms of our Country that Abraham Lincoln called “the last best hope of earth”.