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Windrise Retreat Center is conveniently located in Metamora, Michigan. Only 50 miles North of Detroit, 40 miles Southeast of Flint, and 85 miles northeast of Ann Arbor.               


I-75 North to Exit 81 to  Palace of Auburn Hills sports arena and Lapeer Road or highway M-24. Turn right at the ramp traffic light onto Lapeer Road North or M-24 North. Proceed on M-24 for 18 miles north. You will pass through the small cities of  Lake Orion and Oxford; 9 miles north of Oxford you will see a Rite Aid Drug store on your right as you approach the traffic light at Dryden Road  (County Hwy 62). Turn right (east) at the light onto Dryden Road and proceed 4.7 miles east  passing through the village of Metamora to the Thornville village sign which is 1/8 mile before Thornville Road. After you pass the Thornville village sign you will cross a small creek and will see a white picket fence on your right at the intersection of Dryden Road and Thornville Road which is marked with a street sign.  Turn left (north) onto Thornville Road, which is a gravel road.

Drive 0.7 miles north on Thornville RD until you see the Windrise sign on your left soon after you reach the crest of the  hill. Turn left into the driveway and proceed to the red barn at the T in the driveway. Turn left at the barn and drive 1/4 mile to the retreat center (please ignore the white house and buildings on your right as you enter Windrise). Enjoy the short drive through the groves of trees between the pastures until you reach a circle drive for the large white house we call The Casa. Drop off your bags and we will assist you to move vehicles to the parking area.

DIRECTIONS FROM THE WEST AND NORTH:  Exit I-69 East at Lapeer. Turn south (right) at lights onto M-24 / Lapeer Road south to Dryden Road and turn east / left to Thornville Road. Follow the directions written above.
(THERE ARE NO MAJOR LANDMARKS TO MARK THORNVILLE ROAD, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO YOUR ODOMETER! If you pass the Thornville Baptist church you have gone too far east)

Detroit Metro Airport; distance: 60 miles; Estimated Driving Time: 1 hour, 33 minutes
Bishop International Airport - Flint; Distance: 34 miles; Estimated Driving Time: 44 minutes.