Eagles Rest Retreat has been blessed to receive these kind words from people who have stayed with us.

Dear John & Dody,

Thank you for letting me stay at your B&B for my retreat of solitude this week! I am truly touched by your hospitality and encouragement to make myself at home. It was a great reflection of the love of Christ. Between the homey accommodations inside and the beautiful surroundings outside, I was able to meet with God. I had the space for Him to speak to me and remind me that He alone is my bread and water. I was able to listen to where he is leading me in my work at Binghamton U. It was great, and I could not have done it without you!

Peace and blessings,

Dear John & Dody,

Thank you both for giving us ladies such a sweet resting place.  We felt so blessed in every way!  You home provided us deep rest & refreshment.  We are so grateful for you giving us a place to stay.  We pray blessing, strength, & joy over you both!

Deep love & thanks,

Ashley, Beky, Connie, & Emma

Dear John & Dody,

Thank you once again for opening your home to us.  We had plans to stay with some friends along the way and when that fell through I decided to see if your home was available.  I was so excited when it was!!  Your ministry is such a blessing!  We would never be able to do this with our entire family had it not been for your open doors & open heart.

God Bless!

The Kitchens

Dear John & Dody,

Thank you so much for your great generosity & for trusting us with your possessions!  It was exactly what our family needed & reminded us once again that the Lord cares and walks alongside us in this journey.  May He continue to bless you & your ministry!

Wholeheartedly His,

Peter, Nancy, Grechen

Thank you so much for helping to make our vacation more special and more affordable.  Your generosity is amazing.  You truly blessed us!

May the Lord bless you & your ministry,

Rich & Cherie

Dear John & Dody,

We had a great stay at Eagles Rest.  Thank you for sharing not only your home, but your lives with us….perfect strangers to you.  Your thoughtfulness means alot to us.  It has been great to slow down and enjoy time together as a family.  Thank you again.

Much love,

The Taggs

Dear Dody & John,

Thank you for your hospitality and offering your home as an extension of your ministry.  Dody, the breakfast you made was A+!  It’s wonderful to meet folks who are so obviously answering God’s call in their lives.

Mark & Phyllis

Dear John & Dody,

We are so incredibly grateful to you both for your heart to serve god’s people in the beautiful ways that you do.  We know it is a gift from God, and we have a certainly enjoyed that gift during our stay.  Everything from our first conversation, the delicious muffins, generosity with your personal kitchen and food, sharing music together, and the passion to share the beauty of this place, have made us feel right at home.  Thank you for going above and beyond to make everything so easy and enjoyable.  We’ve truly experienced God’s presence here.  We pray God’s choicest blessings over your family, home, and ministry.  May Eagles Rest bring peace and rest to many, many more.  Believing for that log cabin someday!


Shawn & Tamme

Dear John & Dody,

What a blessing! Thank you for providing a beautiful, refreshing, and life-giving get-away. The peaceful & quiet time to pray and enjoy were truly irreplaceable! One of our highlights was hearing about your family and life experiences, and the beautiful music you sang for the Lord. Your home is a safe haven. We were spoiled by your generosity, and we pray the Lord returns a multitude of blessings to you, your children, and your grand-children. Thanks you! God Bless you!

Joel & Monica Mayeski 2019 Thailand

Dear John & Dody,

Thank you so much for opening your home to us this past week. We felt warmly welcomed and cared for. Although we have no :home: here in The States, you are part of the fulfillment of Jesus’ promise that we would have many houses and lands. Thank you for your ministry to us. We were blessed and enjoyed our time here. This is God’s country! god bless you two in your ministry here. May the Lord renew your strength and joy and health. Thank you again for everything, all the little touches of tractors and dolls, yummy breakfast treats and sharing time together made this so special. If you’re in Thailand, look us up!

The Sorensen family

Dear John & Dody,

Such a sweet time we have had at Eagles Rest! Thank you for making your home warm and inviting to ministry folk and including Rick & me in your generous hospitality. We have so benefited from the quiet and beautiful surroundings. We have been refreshed. Your sacrifice in serving us is humbling. Thanks for giving up your home and spending time with us talking and directing us to cool places to visit. Thinking of the many people you have been used by the Lord to bless, is an encouragement to us! We will press on, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus and ministering in the strength of His might! We appreciate you both.

Rick & Kathryn, Indiana

John & Dody,

Your hospitality rivals a Southerner! Thank you both so very much for welcoming, feeding, and housing our BIG family! You are very generous, thoughtful and helpful, all of which made our stay extremely pleasant! Our highlight was having dinner with you all & hearing your life stories! You have quite a gift of ministry for which we are so thankful! blessings to you all & your beautiful family!

The Hendersons

Dear Dody & John,

Thank you for your hospitality and letting us stay with you. We had a great and restful weekend. Andy your breakfast was amazing. We pray Eagles Rest will continue to bless all you stay here!

Mary & Joyce

Dody & John,

Thank you so much for hosting us this weekend. We felt so rested staying here. The way you had everything laid out made it so easy for us to be comfortable, and your cooking is awesome! Thank you again, your hospitality has blessed us immensely!

The Traveling Team Hudson & Jessie, Ty & Carrie

Mr. & Mrs. Martin,

Thank you so much for opening you home up to me and for your kindness and hospitality. The entire experience was refreshing and exactly what I needed!

Jennifer Kelly

Dear John & Dody,

Thank you so much for opening up your home to us this week! It was one of the greatest blessings! It is so evident to see how much you love those around you, and it is such a powerful thing to see all the Lord has done and is doing through you. You have helped us not to just refresh our bodies, but also our hearts and mnds. We so enjoyed our time here with you and hope to do it again sometime.

To win for the Lamb the reward of His suffering,


Dear John & Dody,

Thank you for so graciously opening your home up to Darci and I this week! It has been such a blessing for me to get away, recharge, and get some healthy perspective for both personal and ministry matters. Thank you for being so generous with your home and your time! It is a blessing to hear and see all that you two are doing, and the ways you are being faithful to the Lord! I hope we cross paths again in the future.



Hi John & Dody,

Thanks so much for your hospitality! It’s a wonderful ministry to Pastors and their families. I pray God will bless you richly for your investment in His kingdom.


Pastor Dave & Courtney Harrington