Red Barn Retreats

Brought to you by Marty & Shelley Leenhouts

Marty Leenhouts was born and raised in Wisconsin and lived there through his college years. After graduation from college, he worked in industry for two years before returning to school to earn his master’s degree in education. He has taught for over 30 years in private schools in Wisconsin, South Dakota, internationally in Indonesia and online for 12 years. is his online business where he instructs, inspires and equips chip carvers around the world. The business mascot and his Labradoodle companion is Chip. If you like dogs, you’ll enjoy meeting him during your retreat. In his spare time, he has created sculptures for MN sculpture walks and also enjoys working on his 1960 Ford Falcon.

Shelley Leenhouts was born in Toledo, Ohio, and grew up in Minnesota. For many years she was an at-home mom raising two children. She earned a degree in Elementary Education and has taught in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Indonesia. She just recently retired from her job teaching employment skills for adults both at the Lincoln Community Center and at the BEC Jail in Mankato. She enjoys quilting, scrapbooking, watercolor painting, card making, and staying in touch with family and friends.

Marty and Shelley are here to serve you and make your time at Red Barn Retreats enjoyable and memorable!

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We Will Be Back!

Awesome facility, very clean, cute! We will be back!

Emily Hagberg

Very Nice!

We were treated very well. Your place is kept very nice. Thanks very much.

Liz Smith

Relaxing and Fun Time

We had a relaxing and fun time. We will be back!

Susan Just

Quiet, Clean, Spacious

Quiet, clean, spacious. The large cutting table was great!

Julie V


Lots of room, good service, pleasant.

Sandy Ferrell

Outdoor Area is a Real Plus

Space is great. Eating area is so spacious. Outdoor area is a real plus.

Patricia Stewart

Fabulous Work Room

Fabulous work room, nice kitchen/dining area, great chairs!

Shawn Mothershead

Very Homey!

Your place is beautiful, very homey!

Mary Ascher

Craft Room is Large and Excellent for Scrap Booking!

We loved the openness of Red Barn Retreats! Your craft room is large and excellent for scrap booking!

Sarah Mulheran


I feel blessed we found this location!

Joy Cole

The Beds are Comfy

There was lots of space! With room to spread out. The beds are comfy.

Arlene S.

Everything was Great!

Massage, surround sound, everything was great!

Sarah Korsless