Finished in 2013, the Ridgehaus building is the central hub for meals and entertainment. During our Bible School year, students enjoy the fully functional espresso bar, in addition to a wide variety of space to relax and study. For youth weeks and retreats, this area welcomes up to 150+ guests, and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Guests can enjoy the scenic design of the Ridgehaus, the accompanying water feature, fire pit, and during the warmer times of the year enjoy our outdoor patio.
Originally constructed from 1962-1963 to model a Swiss style Chalet, the Chalet now serves as our office building and a place of rest for our guests. Included in the building is a full kitchen, lounge area, extensive library, and is also the home to some of our staff members. In addition to the stunning architecture, the Chalet hosts one of the best views of the Continental Divide in all of Estes Park.
On our campus we are blessed to have an abundance of housing for our various programming. Modeled after our Swiss Chalet, our guest housing includes a cottage style building, a Lodge, and the Berghaus. During our school year, we are able to host up to 65 students and retreat guests, and over the summer host over 100 youth from church groups around the country. Each building is heated, and features on-suite bathrooms per one to two rooms.
A more recent addition to our campus, the Student Center serves as the primary venue of teaching for our Bible School, Youth Weeks, and Retreats. The classroom is equipped with a full sound system that hosts our times of worship and our teaching sessions throughout the year. In addition to this, below the classroom is a commons area that includes a ping pong table, fooseball, and space to relax and enjoy each other’s company.
Found on 45 acres in Estes Park, our campus borders the Roosevelt National Forest and the city of Estes Park. For the active guests we have an indoor and outdoor all-purpose court, a mountain biking course, workout room, slacklining, disc golf, and many trails on and near campus. For times of rest we have outdoor games such as sack toss, horseshoes, and countless viewpoints of the nearby mountains with seating to enjoy them. In addition to these, our campus includes a prayer cabin to encourage a time of solitude, and has both indoor fireplaces and outdoor firepits for Colorado’s winter.
Once snowfall hits, Ravencrest Chalet is instantly changed into a completely different place. What once where rocky fields are turned into smooth snowbanks, and the green pines are decorated with white. Check out these pictures to give you a better idea of what our campus looks like in the winter months!