The Warrior Retreat at Bull Run is the flagship program of Willing Warriors. Our Retreat provides a much-needed break for our recovering service members at military hospitals in the National Capital Region. The daily routine of the long recovery process takes a heavy toll on the entire warrior family. The Retreat is a place where our “Willing Warriors” can get away from the hospital environment with their families to relax, enjoy quality time, and reconnect in a comfortable home-like setting. This respite helps to revitalize the mind, spirit, and soul; important aspects of the holistic healing process. The objective is that the entire family returns to their warrior’s recovery process feeling refreshed, inspired, and motivated to succeed in rebuilding the lives they wish to lead.
Our Retreat experience is specifically aimed at the emotional and spiritual healing process of our wounded, injured, and ill warriors and the family unit. Our programs are specifically designed to reinforce positive thoughts and feelings and to invigorate the emotional and spiritual well-being of our guests. We offer 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 situations and cares for them. This is a great opportunity for our guests to get back in touch with themselves, the world around them, their personal faith, and the people they love. All these things work together in creating an effective “medicine” for the soul. During their stay, our guests may choose from more than 40+ educational and recreational activities.
The Warrior 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 alike 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. Our private and spacious lodging houses include full handicapped accessible features with many wonderful amenities. Our Guest Services Program includes a full menu of 40+ great activities, including our signature Visiting Chef Program to ensure a truly enjoyable experience.
The entire vicinity around the Retreat abounds with historic landmarks of America’s Civil War that “speak” to the sacrifices of our ancestors and the blessings they have passed on to us. The Warrior Retreat at Bull Run is a fitting place to honor our present “Willing Warriors” who continue to preserve the freedoms of our country