Ballast Lodge

stability in the midst of the storm

Ballast Lodge is a place of peace and stability in the midst of life’s storms, where you can nourish your body, mind and spirit.
Relax and unwind in our spacious, welcoming accommodations. Immerse yourself in nature by exploring the property, located on Shepody Bay.

Refresh your mental health with some exercise, a puzzle, or a good book. Allow yourself to take a break from technology, news and social media. Enjoy the sounds of the birds, the wind blowing through the trees, have a campfire or engage in conversation with your hosts. Spend time with people you love, reflecting on things that really matter.

Heal. Grow. Be still.

Retreat Options

Self-Directed Retreat

The Self-Directed Retreat option is for individuals or couples who specifically need a time of quiet refreshment.

Together For Good
Marriage Retreat

This marriage getaway includes 5 pre-recorded sessions designed to help couples discover how incredibly good marriage can be.

Group Retreat

Ballast Lodge is an ideal getaway place for small groups that want to meet and grow for several focused days together.

Our Property

Ballast Lodge is set on 8 acres in Johnson’s Mills, New Brunswick. It is located right on Shepody Bay (an extension of the Bay of Fundy), less than one kilometre from the Johnson’s Mills Shorebird Interpretive Centre. Your hosts, Pat and Anita Neuman, live on site in their house. Guest accommodations include our large, two-bedroom guest house and a smaller, two-bedroom cottage. One of the garages has been converted into a “gymbrary” where guests can use our exercise equipment, play darts, or borrow books, board games, and puzzles.

Our testimonials

Such a lovely place for a working retreat...Everything we could need was here.
Staff Retreat
April, 2021
We found Pat and Anita to be kind, hospitable, and generous in offering their property and its beauty to us as guests...The facility is clean, well-maintained, and has a modern country feel...We're here in winter and it's gorgeous. Can't imagine the glory of God come spring and summer. We'll be back for sure.
Ministry Couple
Feb, 2021
Beautiful home and surroundings! Kids are already asking when we're coming back. Thanks for an amazing stay!
Pastoral Family
March, 2021