Welcome to Baan Sabai Lodge

A place of rest and resource for missionaries.

Accomodations & Facilities

A time away for rest is essential for spiritual vitality. Baan Sabai Lodge offers missionaries a beautiful, comfortable, and peaceful place to rest, reflect, and renew.

Baan Sabai Lodge combines scenery that soothes the soul with the relaxed space of a lodge home. Every aspect of the 6,400 square foot space has been carefully designed to create an atmosphere of serenity.

Come for a weekend, a week, or longer. We’ll provide your meals and offer you the listening ears of veteran missionaries.

Great Room

The focal point of the lodge is the spacious great room. From the warm Australian cypress floors and cedar-planked cathedral ceiling to the light welcoming clerestory windows, this space seems to draw guests to rest for a moment, an hour, an afternoon.

Hang out in front of the cozy fireplace. Catch a nap on one of the sofas. Sit and gaze out the front wall of windows as deer, turkey, and other wildlife meander through the meadow.

Evenings are a perfect time to congregate for fellowship and conversation in the most peace-inducing room of the lodge.


Our guests are welcome to explore our extensive collection of over 3,500 books. From children’s books to classics, there is something for everyone.

Seclude yourself on one of the window seats. Enjoy a latte at the bistro table. Or read on the deck as you enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re looking for an entertaining read or wanting to do some serious study, you’ll find a generous selection to peruse on our shelves.

Guest Suites

Chiang Mai Room

Decorated with memorabilia from Dave and Irene’s years in Thailand, the Chiang Mai room offers an atmosphere of Asian tranquility.

Hardwood floors and knotty pine paneling create a warm and inviting environment, complete with its own full bath.

This room can sleep up to five.

Yellowstone Room

The western motif of the Yellowstone room celebrates Dave and Irene’s years in Wyoming.

Log and pine paneling and wood floors contribute to the welcoming feel.

This room can sleep up to five, with its own full bath.

Meeting Rooms

Our two meeting room spaces also provide the opportunity to engage in a variety activities. Enjoy the therapeutic handwork of arts, crafts, quilting, scrapbooking, or coloring.

When used for meetings, up to 40 people can gather around conference tables. When the tables are stowed, the rooms can convert into a bunkhouse for twenty or more on air mattresses.

Location, Map & Directions

Located close to Cincinnati Ohio, but peacefully situated in the hills of southeastern Indiana.

GPS coordinates: 39.0035 N 84.9712 W

Note: You will likely lose cell phone service once you start down the hill on Cole Lane. If you get lost and need to contact us, you will need to return to the top of the hill to make a call.

GPS coordinates: 39.0035 N 84.9712 W
From the Cincinnati airport, take I-275 West about 11 miles. You will exit at Lawrenceburg/US 50, the first exit after you cross the Ohio River.

Follow US 50 for about 10 miles through the towns of Lawrenceburg and Aurora. As you leave Aurora you will climb a long hill, passing the First Baptist Church on the right and the fire station on your left near the top.

Continue about one mile to Cole Lane, which will be on your left and has a left-hand-turn lane. There is a nightclub sign on your right that can serve as a landmark, and a warehouse on the left. (If you get to Aurora Casket you’ve gone too far.)

Follow Cole Lane 2.5 miles to the bottom of the hill to where it intersects with Laughery Creek Road. Turn right and drive half a mile to Shiloh Lane – a gravel lane on your right, just past the “Road May Flood” signs.

The lane passes a farm house and forks in front of a barn. Take the left fork and continue another quarter mile up the hill to the Lodge.

GPS coordinates: 39.0035 N 84.9712 W
Coming on US 50 you will drive past the intersection with State Road 262 in Dillsboro. From that point it is 5.3 miles to Cole Lane, which will be on your right and will have a turn lane. (You will pass the Aurora Casket Company on your left.)

Turn onto Cole Lane and follow it for 2.5 miles to where it intersects with Laughery Creek Road at the bottom of the hill. Turn right onto Laughery and drive half a mile to Shiloh Lane – a gravel lane on your right, just past the “Road May Flood” signs.

The lane passes a farm house and forks in front of a barn. Take the left fork and continue another quarter mile up the hill to the Lodge.


I thank God that a place like this with people like you exists. It’s exactly what I needed. I feel incredibly rested and prepared, better than I thought I’d feel six months after returning to the States. (David)

The food was amazing, but not as great as your company and wonderful compassionate hearts. (Kelee)

Thank you, thank you for the much-needed respite care you gave us. We are leaving feeling refreshed and with new perspective and renewed hope. (Rebekah)

God has used you and this house to help our family rest and recalibrate. (Alan)

My daughter and I feel rested and our rejuvenation tank is being filled. Thank you for this powerful ministry, good talks, quiet, rest, welcome, peace, wonderful food, care and prayer. (Beth)



One of the concerns that often prevents missionaries from getting away for rest and refreshment is cost. Our desire is to eliminate that concern.

Baan Sabai Lodge does not charge for use of its facilities, but we do accept donations to help with the overhead. The suggested amount is $40 per night per adult, meals included.

If you are interested in blessing your missionary friends with a get-away, consider a gift certificate. Use the form below to ask for details.

Reservations Calendar

The reservations calendar shows availability at Baan Sabai for the guest house.

Please use the contact form below to request a reservation.

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