Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces

The entire campus at Spirit in the Desert is designed as “sacred space,” an invitation for guests to encounter the Divine. Guests can experience Spirit in the Desert’s unique sacred spaces which include three guided meditation walkways, two chapels and three fountains. This is in addition to God’s abundant beauty seen in our Sonoran Desert setting and enjoyed at Spirit in the Desert in Carefree, Arizona.

Meditation Walking Paths

Spirit in the Desert offers three desert walking paths on the grounds suitable for quiet meditation and contemplation. Retreat guests can walk each of the paths with audio-guided meditation. In-house cell phones with ear buds can be checked out at the Estrem registration desk. They are also available for use by people in the community who wish to meditate while walking the paths.


Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center chapels provide two indoor multi-use worship spaces, Ravenscroft Chapel and the smaller, more intimate Sunset Chapel. Ravenscroft Chapel As a worship space, Ravenscroft Chapel is the ultimate desert sanctuary. Stunning views of the desert on two sides reveal God in nature, while the interior exudes dignified tranquility and beauty. Features include a grand piano, an upright piano, a 7000 lumen ceiling mounted projector, two 1000 watt speakers, and a 6.5 x 11.5ft motor driven…