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The Ward Haven Retreat Center is over 100 acres nestled on the side of Catawba Mountain in Bradshaw, VA. The Retreat Center is ideal for get-a-ways for people of all ages. 

  • The Log Cabin is designed as an Adult Conference Center that accommodates 15-20 people.  For meetings there are tables and chairs and a dry-erase board. There is a comfortable sitting area with a couch and chairs. Additionally, there is a kitchen and a handicapped restroom.

  • The Picnic Pavilion will accommodate approximately 175 people and is ideal for church picnics, family gatherings, group Bible studies, or adult, youth and children's groups.

  • There are three air-conditioned and heated Lodges; “Shenandoah,” “Beacon,” and “Catawba.” Each lodge will sleep a total of 24 guests. "Shenandoah and "Catawba" each have a food preparation and dining/meeting area and sleeping facilities. "Beacon" has a dining/meeting and sleeping facilities.  Restroom facilities are not built in each lodge, but the bathhouse is nearby. 

Groups are required to bring materials needed for cooking and serving a meal, including cooking utensils, plates, pots and silverware.

For reservations and more information, please contact the RVBA office.

Ward Haven Information

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Directions to Ward Haven (4048 Bugle Lane, Salem VA 24153) - Exit 1-81 at exit 140 or 141. Take 311N (towards New Castle.) Drive 2.3 miles. Turn left onto Rt. 864 (Bradshaw Rd.) and drive 1.6 miles. At the convenience store you may bear right (still Rt. 864) and drive .9 miles to Ward Haven, or keep straight .8 miles (now Rt. 622), past the Fire and Rescue Building to Rt. 699. Turn Right. Drive .7 miles to the Stop Sign. The Ward Haven Sign will be on your left.

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