Eagles Rest



Eagles Rest is a place of rest and renewal for pastors, music ministers, Christian artists, youth ministers, missionaries, and their spouses and families. Lodging and breakfast are provided free of charge. As far as we know, we are the only place like this in the Finger Lakes Area of New York State.


The property includes six acres of woods with walking trails and secluded locations for meditation and prayer. It is located close to four state parks with miles of walking trails, waterfalls, and gorges; it is one quarter mile from the Finger Lakes Trail, and 10 miles from theaters, concerts, and cultural events.

Currently, we have three rooms available in our home.  Each room has one queen size bed. There is a shared bathroom and bath robes are provided. Internet access is available throughout the house.

For reservations, please call us at 1.800.862.7846

Donations are accepted. Please make check payable to Martin Ministries, Inc.


“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”




Eagles Rest Capital Campaign

proposed design for the main house


Several years ago, the Lord gave me the desire to expand our ministry to include a renewal center for people that are in Christian service. Through the years of our ministry, we have met hundreds of pastors and families that are in need of love and support, and need someone they can talk to that is not part of their ministry. According to Focus on The Family, 1500 pastors leave the ministry each month. Our desire is to provide a place where people in full time Christian service can go that is free of charge, has a stress free environment, and where they can receive rest and a renewed direction in their ministry.

So, this is our current plan:

  • Phase one: Refurbish existing rooms on our home to be guest rooms. This phase is completed!
  • Phase two: Refurbish existing living room to make a comfortable, inviting “common room” for our guests. Completed, Praise the Lord!
  • Phase three: Build a large log country inn (pictured above) with four separate suites. The home will include a kitchen, dining room, great room, recreation room, library & computer room, music studio, and theater room. We want to provide three meals a day for all guests, if they choose to be at the house all day.
  • Phase four: Build several one room cabins for guests in our woods. Meals would still be obtained at the main house.

This is another step of faith for our ministry. Eagles Rest is a major project. We have the property, but there is site work that needs to be done before construction can begin. We need financial support, and we are hoping to receive donations of materials and labor. Also, we are looking for an experienced grant writer to help us apply for grants. Let us know if there is any way that you can assist us with this important project.

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. I Peter 4:9

It is our hope that this spacious country inn would allow ministers and their families the opportunity to re-connect with their faith and stay connected to their calling.

But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Is 40:31

We can not do this alone. God must be the foundation of our building.

Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Ps 127:1

Would you join us to make this a reality?

Serve one another in love. Gal. 5:13

Together, let us encourage those on the front lines serving Christ.

Martin Ministries, Inc. would like you to partner with us by investing financially in one or more of the Funding Requirements of this project.

With much gratitude,


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