VALOR Retreat

Giving back to those who have given so much by providing a tranquil respite for combat veterans, their families and our Gold Star families.

Veterans Are Loved Owed Respected

Our Mission

The exclusive purpose of VALOR Retreat is to provide a free recreational facility for combat veterans, their families and our Gold Star families to provide a tranquil environment to recover from the ravages of conflict, to heal and reconnect with nature, their families, and one another.

A Peaceful Setting

The retreat sits on a 197 acre private reserve in Hocking Hills, Ohio. The property provides beautiful landscapes, rock formations, abundant hiking trails, fishing, solitude and is within a ten minute drive from Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave and Cedar Falls.

Our Goal

We plan to raise $2 Million for the construction of the retreat. Our goal is to construct four handicap-accessible cabins and a lodge by 2021 and be fully operational by 2022. To help us make our vision a reality, please consider donating today.

Hocking Hills

Due to the abundance of unique Black Hand sandstone, weathering and natural erosion over millennia, has resulted in fantastic rock formations and scenic features all throughout the Hocking Hills area. The area is known locally for its beautiful trails, majestic waterfalls, and dramatic cliff faces. We feel that the Hocking Hills area provides a beautiful, tranquil setting for veterans to begin to heal from wounds visible and invisible.

Supporting Our Vets.

If you would like to receive updates on our progress, follow the link below to subscribe to our Friends of VALOR emailing list. We generally send out updates every month on milestones and projects we are working on during our board meetings and elsewhere in the community.

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News & Updates

Holiday Giving

Holiday Gift Giving For your holiday giving, please remember VALOR Retreat!! What a great way to honor or memorialize a family member or friend who has served in the military by making a gift in their name. We will provide you with a tax deductible receipt and notify...

December Updates

This November, we hosted three veterans and and their families at Larry's property in Hocking Hills. They provided valuable feedback to the board on how they felt about the property and surrounding area, accommodations, and how to further support them during their...

Get in Touch. Consider Donating.

We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions, suggestions or concerns. With your generous support, VALOR Retreat can become a success for our veterans.

11630 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026