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"Our stay at Gathering Oaks was truly a dream come true, and far exceeded our expectations from check-in to check out. The attention to detail and atmosphere created by Lacy is a creative masterpiece unequaled in all of central Texas. She went above and beyond to make our stay a memorable event that we will treasure for a lifetime. All of our guests had a fabulous time and had nothing but glowing feedback for the venue, location, and accommodations. I cannot imagine wanting to get married anywhere else and have no hesitation recommending Gathering Oaks Retreat as a wedding venue!"

- Kayla

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"The staff and the property are such a great blessing! We had a retreat with 41 women, and we were all blown away. The ambiance, the décor, the location, the hospitality all provided a peaceful escape from our hectic lives. We will definitely be back, and highly recommend Gathering Oaks Retreat to everyone!! God is all over the place there, and in the hearts of those who watch over it."


"I just hosted a retreat for my coaching clients at Gathering Oaks and it was the perfect place to get rest and relaxation! There was plenty of room to accommodate the whole group and the property is simply lovely!"



"Without hesitation, this was one of the most peaceful, delightfully charming, places we’ve stayed to date. Everything about this place screams BLISS! We stayed in the two-bedroom cottage. Their attention to detail is next level. Countless character around each corner that makes you feel right at home. We can’t wait to come back in the Fall. Did I mention, check-in was the easiest process we’ve EVER encountered anywhere?"


"This is THE PLACE you want to stay when you come to Waco. Coming for a couple's weekend away- Lacy has you covered! There are the cutest cottages that are perfect for a couple! Looking for a place to host a retreat, family reunion, or girls weekend- Lacy has you covered! Our group of girls was fortunate to stay in the main house and it was PERFECT! We were in town to celebrate our friends 40th and The Gathering house was the right location to do so! We had plenty of room to relax in. We enjoyed the incredible scenery- big Texas skies that'll take your breath away! We will be back FOR SURE! Our time here was a gift-giving us priceless memories to treasure! Can't wait to come back!"


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"After looking ALL OVER TEXAS for a suitable gathering place for 42 family members from 2 months to 90 years old, Gathering Oaks was a Godsend! We rented the entire place & had plenty of room to gather, to take meals together, for the kids to run, and to retreat. The owners, the Hodges, and Hannah were always available to answer questions. When we were packing up to leave, the 4 & 5-year-old cousins declared they wanted to live there and not return home! Thanks for having a perfect place to make & share special memories!"

- Steve

Tours available by appointment only.
To schedule a tour please send us an email.

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