Nestled in 300 acres on the eastern edge of historic Excelsior Springs, Missouri, the Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center provides a beautiful and functional setting for business meetings, special events, retreats, conferences, reunions, and seminars. Whether for an evening, full-day, weekend or midweek, Lake Doniphan offers a peaceful natural environment for education, recreation and renewal.
In addition to these basic resources and services our small, picturesque lake offers an intangible that may be surprising, and sometimes even transforming. Perhaps you’re a business executive learning how to roll out a change process. Maybe you’re a young adult at a retreat pondering important decisions.
The variety of lodging and meeting room options at the Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center are ideal for camping and retreat experiences. Whereas youth may enjoy rustic cabins or small rooms with bunk beds, seniors may find that less desirable. That is not a problem because we offer a wide selection of rooms that should meet virtually every need. Likewise, our lodges and outbuildings provide many meeting rooms, classrooms, nurseries, and most any type of gathering room you may require.
Our Dining Service
Our food and dining options are among the most highly praised services here at Lake Doniphan. We strive to provide a menu that is not only delicious but nutritious as well. We also have a wide variety of menu options and happily provide special menus for those who have dietary restrictions. We also know that children and youth are sometimes hard to please in their food choices. We pride ourselves in being “kid-friendly” in our menus; we think they will enjoy eating in our dining room. Your camps and retreats will be well nourished throughout each day.
Our Recreational Activities
From grandchildren to grandparents there is no end to recreational opportunities at Lake Doniphan. The lake offers its many distractions and the swimming couldn’t be better in our brand new outdoor pool. Adventure with nature by taking a trail into the woods or sit around a table playing a favorite card game. An 18 hole golf course is adjacent to the grounds. If your interests go beyond the campgrounds take a look at our list of area attractions; most of Kansas City’s hundreds of sites, shopping, theater, and visitor attractions are within a 45 minute drive.
We invite you to come and see. Stand under a towering tree, feel the warm breeze, watch the water lap gently against the shore. Take a solitary walk along the lakeside and permit it to refresh your thinking and unlock your creativity. It’s the Doniphan difference.