What People are Saying

People love to stay here! Here’s why.

Pat Mahle, Jungian retreat participant

“The Crescent Moon Lodge is a place of mystery. The labyrinth on the hillside, overlooking the lake, is a place to walk the ancient mysterious path that leads to the Holy and back into the beautiful countryside. In the center is a sold rock on which I sat with my friend and thought about the gift of friends, God and the universe. I hope you walk the labyrinth when you visit the Crescent Moon and experience the mystery of love and life.”

Renae Cobb, Licensed Professional Counselor

“Crescent Moon Lodge and Retreat Center is the realization of a dream for Suzanne Hales, its creator. My first visit to Crescent Moon caused my heart to leap and brought tears to my eyes. Crescent Moon sits tucked into the beautiful wooded hills of Southeastern Oklahoma, nestled in nature as if planted among the native grasses and trees. Atop a gentle hill, with a view of the lake and surrounding land, Crescent Moon beckons to retreat, to simply rest and stay a while. Whatever burdens one brings from daily life, this place invites respite and renewal. Take the opportunity to experience Crescent Moon and come home to yourself; it’s a journey worth taking.”

Karen Lyon Lindwall-Bourg, founder of Rhema Counseling Associates, McKinney, Texas

“Staying at Crescent Moon Lodge has been one of the most comfortable and serene experiences of my life! I’ve been there with family, with fellow counselors for a working weekend, and by myself to work on my dissertation! I hope you will take advantage of this exquisite get-away!”

Carol Smith, Zurich-trained Jungian analyst, Oklahoma City, Okla.

“I recently returned from a weekend at the Crescent Moon Lodge and Retreat Center. A sense of peace and serenity permeates the entire environment. Watching the birds, enjoying the flowers that abound, and taking in the peacefulness of the ponds and quiet land brought an incredible sense of inner renewal. The lodge itself is warm and inviting and echoes the tranquility of the surrounding acreage. As a psychotherapist, I believe this retreat is perfect for weekend workshops. For families, the Crescent Moon is the perfect place for reunions or weekend getaways. Words cannot do justice to the palpable sense of coming home I felt while there. I plan to return and highly recommend this wonderful place if you are looking for a break from our busy world.”

James A. Kitchens, Ph.D., Salem, Mo.

“I was the leader of an October 2012 workshop and retreat at Crescent Moon, and I could not imagine a more excellent setting. The huge log home is beautiful, comfortable and perfect both for private contemplation by individuals and for group gatherings. Crescent Moon is located in a quiet pine forest in the Kiamichi Mountains of Oklahoma and has a large lake in its front yard. Everything is conducive to meditation and quiet reflection. A large fire pit near the lake makes for enjoyable informal gatherings after the day’s work is done. Sleeping arrangements are optimal and the food is both healthy and delicious. I loved my visit there and cannot wait to go back.”

Mark Parsons

“The Crescent Moon Lodge and Retreat Center near Rattan in southeastern Oklahoma was the perfect get-away from the concrete of Dallas. The beautiful large log cabin with the red metal roof sits in the perfect place on the property. As soon as we walked in, we instantly felt relaxed and happy to be in such a stress-reducing vacation home. The main living area was incredible with the pine walls, vaulted ceiling and huge stone fireplace. While there are bedrooms throughout the two-story home to accommodate a large reunion or retreat, we used only the first floor. The best part of our stay was the property itself. Standing on the wrap-around porch, our view of the five-acre lake was absolutely beautiful. Even better was the large creek that winds through the tree-covered hills. You can sit on the huge boulders or on small sandbars and watch the water flow across the rock- covered creek bottom. But the best part was that sound! So stress-relieving! There were trails everywhere on the 160-acre property so we had plenty of exercise just taking in the scenery. We’ll be back again with other friends next year, I’m sure.”