ACCOMMODATION FOR HOME VISITS:
Listed below are individuals and ministries that offer accommodation to missionaries when they are on home visits. Also check the listing of retreat centers in the Personal / Marriage / Family section of the website for other options.
In Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania, Missionary Retreat Fellowship provide affordable housing for missionaries on home assignment, making their eight homes available to rent at reasonable rates for short-term or long-term stays, up to one year.
Located in Snow Camp, North Carolina, Siloam Missionary Homes has twelve homes available at a low cost to missionaries on home visit and retired missionaries.
In Cassville, Wisconsin, The Dwelling Place is a ministry of Servant Care offering inexpensive accommodation in a large home to single Christian workers and couples.
Restore His Workers has four cabins which sleep from one to ten people on their property in northwest Washington State. These cabins are available to missionaries in need of rest for one week to six months for the cost of utilities and insurance.
Wildwood Sanctuary offers missionaries low-cost accommodation in several cabins sleeping 4-6 in Lindale, Texas, available to rent nightly, weekly, or monthly.
Cedar Lane Missionary Homes in Laurel Springs, New Jersey, rents thirteen low-cost, fully-furnished homes, ranging in size from a 1-bedroom apartment to 4-bedroom houses, to missionaries on a monthly basis.
Servant Care International in Menasha, Wisconsin, offers low-cost accommodation in one to four bedroom apartments to missionaries on home assignment for two weeks up to a year.
Located in Chicago, Illinois, the Franson-Risberg Memorial Mission Home has low-cost studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments available on a month-to-month basis for missionaries and those preparing for missionary work.
In Vista, California, Drink from the Spring is a 3-bedroom house intended to be "a resting place where missionaries and foreign aid workers can come with their families to pause from their work for up to a year."
Forest Haven, in Bradford, New Hampshire, offers an apartment for missionaries and their spouses to stay for up to two weeks at no cost.
Located outside Charleston, South Carolina, The Gathering Place connects pastors, missionaries and their families with short-term housing in the area.
In Oakland, California, Home of Peace offers reduced rates for pastors, missionaries, and their families for short-term accommodation in the B&B and long-term accommodation in a two-bedroom apartment which sleeps eight people.
In Turner's Corner, Georgia, Shepherd's Refuge offers accommodation to ministers and missionaries with scholarships available to cover the costs.
In Steamboat Springs, Colorado, En Gedi Retreat has a cabin that sleeps up to eight people available for free to pastors and missionaries and their families.
Wolfe Bay Retreat on Michigan's Upper Penninsula offers discounts to missionaries for the three-bedroom cabin, which sleeps up to ten people.
In Williamsburg, Kansas, Buffalo Ridge Hospitality and Retreat Center is a ranch that provides low-cost accommodation for pastors and missionaries and their families.
Located in Beulah , Michigan, Beulah Retreat Guest House provides a place of rest, relaxation, recreation, and restoration, sleeping up to six people for up to two weeks at no cost to missionaries and others in ministry.
Howard Creek Ranch is a 60-acre farm in Westport, California which offers discount rates to missionaries between November and March.
Laib's Hospitality Home in Waterloo, Iowa, provides accommodation in the host's home for up to 6 guests for up to 3 months at no charge.
In Bogart, Georgia, Snow Mills Guesthouse, a ministry of Missionary Care Ministry, allows missionaries to stay in three bedrooms of the main house or in a three-bedroom apartment for free for 3-days up to a month.
Shunem House is a large bed and breakfast style home in Noblesville, IN with eight bedrooms for missionaries in transition to stay on a donation basis.
McBain Missionary Home in McBain, Michigan, offers low-cost accommodation to missionaries and ministers in the two-bedroom house.
Restoration Road in Blairsville, Georgia, has three cottages available for missionaries to stay at during home visits on a donation basis.
Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Hephzibah House provides affordable accommodation for those serving in Christian ministry.
In Norwood, Colorado, Ministry Haven invites pastors and missionaries and their families to stay for free for up to two weeks in one of their apartments or their cabin. Their season runs from May 1 - October 15.
Located in Iowa, Harbor of Refuge offers missionaries a place to retreat and renew for up to one week. There is no charge for this, but donations are accepted.
With three rooms available in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, Eagles Rest Retreat offers, on a donation basis, missionaries the opportunity to stay in the hosts' home for rest and renewed direction in their ministry.
Near Crossville, Tennessee, Eden Ridge is a retreat center with six guest cabins that offers an 80% discount to missionaries for 2-14 nights' stay (possibly longer, subject to approval).
Located in Eure, North Carolina, the Haven provides accommodation for missionaries for two days to two weeks for rest and renewal.
Located in southeastern Indiana, Paracletos Ministries runs Baan Sabai, a retreat center for missionaries, singles, couples or entire families, on a donation basis.
Located in Dothan, Alabama, Dothan Dwelling is a studio apartment, which sleeps up to four people, with an en-suite bathroom and a kitchenette on 2-acres of woodland, offered for free to missionaries on home visit.
Located in southeastern Kentucky, Cleft Rock Retreat Center has six cabins of varying sizes, accommodating 2-18 people and offer discounted rates to missionaries and pastors.
Elijah's Harbor is a Christian retreat center in Greeneville, Tennessee, with a focus on serving those in ministry with three suites in the main building and five houses.
He Restoreth Ministries offers missionaries a 2-bedroom apartment in southern Oregon for a family retreat with or without counseling for only the cost of food and heating.
Located in Fraser, Colorado, Shekinah Ranch offers low-cost accommodation in their cabin for singles and couples in full-time Christian ministry for 5-12 nights for rest and renewal.
The Cottage on Coronado Island, located near San Diego, California, offers a one-week retreat for couples or singles in ministry with or without counseling.
Located near Lake Elsinore, California, Rancho de la Paz offers a place of rest for pastors, missionaries, and other Christian workers for a low cost. In addition to the six bedrooms they have available, there are three spaces for RVs.
Shelter Pines, located near Colorado Springs, Colorado, offers a four-bedroom home for missionaries in need of rest and renewal. There is a small fee, but financial scholarships are available.
Fairhaven Ministries, located in Roan Mountain, Tennessee, provides discounts on their fifteen chalets and cottages to Christian workers on sabbatical.
Located in Moorestown, New Jersey, Carol's House is a three-bedroom house that sleeps 6, available to missionaries on home visit at an affordable rate.
Beside Still Waters, located an hour south of Tampa, Florida, provides missionaries with a place for retreat and rest for up to ten days at a low cost. They have four units available, each sleeping up to six people.
WEBSITES WITH LISTINGS OF ACCOMMODATION FOR HOME VISITS FOR MISSIONARIES:
Christian Missionary Resources have a listing of homes and retreat centers across the U.S.
Hospitality Homes maintains a listing of a "global network of homes providing rest and renewal for pastors, clergy, missionaries, chaplains, ministry directors, and other full-time Christian workers."
Servant Care maintains a list of private individuals throughout the U.S., with a few overseas hosts, offering hospitality within their homes to missionaries on home visits. Missionaries can register for a small fee and pay $15/night for accommodation.
Friends in Action has contact information for more than 800 host families across North America who are willing to provide overnight accommodation to missionaries who are on home visits.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR ACCOMMODATION DURING HOME VISITS:
According to the Baptist Missionary Transportation Ministry (linked above), some Settle Inn & Suites, Super 8, and Best Western offer one night stay free to missionaries and pastors with proof (a business card or prayer card) of ministry involvement. Contact hotel chains individually to find out about availability.