The BMI Oasis

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Nestled on a serene 3-acre setting, the BMI Bed and Breakfast & Oasis is designed for you and your busy schedule. Whether you need overnight accomodations, a relaxing weekend retreat, a romantic getaway, a place to pray and study, or another arrangement, we will seek to accommodate you, offer encouragement, and provide some great meals as well!  Our 3-acre "Oasis" incorporates a serene pond, island (for bonfires), hammock, and walking trail, and is very conducive for getting back in touch with your spouse, the Lord, and your own heart.  If you feel a need to relax and unwind, clarify your “life-calling,” spend time as a family, plan your future, or if you simply need a spiritual retreat, the BMI Bed and Breakfast & Ministers Oasis is here for you.

Nearby activities include: Biking, Golfing (5 Championship Courses), Bird Sanctuary, Skiing, Air Zoo, Fine and Casual Dining, Sailing/Boating, etc.

BMI Bed and Breakfast: A relaxing, cozy, back-to-nature getaway for those who would like to spend time with their spouse, family, and / or with God.  We truly desire to serve our guest by seeking to accomodate their needs.  Choose the Vineyard room or the Library room (see photos and rates below). Includes full, private use of the "Great Room" (see below). 

Below are the suggested donation amounts for each room. These donations will be used to help expand our ministries in Africa, Europe, and the USA. 

To reserve your stay with us, please send an email with dates desired to, or call us at 269-277-7020 (John) or 269-719-9634 (Julie).  If possible, please mail the suggested donation at least a week before your stay, use our "CONTRIBUTE" tab at the top of this page, or call us with a credit card.  However, upon request, we will allow payments at time of arrival.

Cancellation policy:  If you need to cancel within two weeks of your stay, we ask that you would please contribute 50% of the suggested donation to BMI.


The Vineyard Room:

- Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights. Suggested donation: $150 for one night; $125 per night for multiple nights (includes full breakfast)

- Monday through Thursday nights. Suggested donation: $125 for one night; $100 per night for multiple nights (includes continental breakfast)

For Pastors, ordained ministers, and full-time missionaries, the suggested donation is reduced $25 per night.

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  The Library Room:

 - Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights. Suggested donation: $125 for one night; $100 per night for multiple nights (includes full breakfast)

 - Monday through Thursday nights. Suggested donation: $100 for one night; $75 per night for multiple nights (includes continental breakfast)

For Pastors, ordained ministers, and full-time missionaries, the suggested donation is reduced $25 per night.

 The "Great Room"

Your stay with us includes full, private use of our "Great room", a very relaxing setting for "hanging out" with spouse, family, or in a day of quiet study or retreat. Includes kitchenette, TV, dozens of family and child friendly DVDs, wi-fi, games (ping-pong, board games, etc), plush sofas, a workout area, and toys for children.


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 The Jacuzzi Room

 Our 2-person Spaberry Jacuzzi is perfect for relaxing, spending time with spouse, and for viewing nature.


BMI Retreat options. Contact us for details - 269-277-7020 or

  • “Revitilization Retreat” – Revitalize your spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and creative life by taking 2, 3, 4, or 5 days to restore your sense of rest and joy.  Recover intimacy with God, your spouse, and/or your family.  Enjoy our nature trails, devotional library, prayer walk, Jacuzzi, island/bonfire, Great Room, hammock, chalk drawings, birdwatching, and a variety of nearby activities (Gull Lake, Kellogg Forest, Bird Sanctuary, Golfing, etc.).
  • “Refocus Retreat”  — Incorporates our LifeBridge material and personal coaching by Dr. John Studebaker into your Revitilization Retreat. You’ll walk through the LifeBridge Video Workshop, guided by Dr. Studebaker, and walk away with a focused plan for fulfilling your God-given purpose, mission, and vision every day.  The result will be a renewed sense of boundaries, passion for life and ministry, and  clarification of your personal call. More information at
  • “Renewal Retreat” (Love and Respect Marriage Retreat): Love and Respect Ministries have provided their 6-hour DVD series for use with any of our Retreats. We have led couples through this series 9 times in our own church!  We believe it is the best material available for strengthening marriages. Preview this series at

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Your hosts: John and Julie Studebaker  

 Contact us to reserve your stay with us: 269-277-7020 (John) 269-719-9634 (Julie)

Recent Testimonies:

"Each of us was able to 'unwind' before the Lord and settle in our hearts new direction, resolve, and healing." Anna Drebyshire

"Thanks John and Julie for allowing me to spend this time at your Bed and Breakfast. I now have a road map that I can truly use, and I will." Janet Hopkins

"John and Julie, Thanks for your hospitatlity, generosity, and friendship, and opening up your home (and Retreat Center) to us. It made our trip home to Michigan possible!" Rod and Laura Howard

"Dear John and Julie, Thank you so much for hosting us!  We enjoyed our stay ... especiallly the bike ride!"  BJ and Mary

Testimonies from Pastors:

I appreciate John’s friendship and leadership. He has remained flexible and willing to step in where I know I am weak while letting me lead where I have strengths.”  Mike Drew (Sr. Pastor, First Reformed Church, Portage Michigan)

"I encountered Bridge Ministries at a time in my life and career when I felt as though I was simply drifting. My sense of call and all my personal ambitions and heart desires did not seem to be fitting together in a way that made sense to me. I felt confused about the present and very unsure about the future.

John Studebaker gave me personal attention and coaching through the LifeBridge process. He helped clear away all the clutter and begin to see more clearly. As we worked carefully through the details of my history and the contents of my heart, we were able to identify my sense of purpose, calling, and mission in ways I had never been able to articulate before.

I wholeheartedly recommend Bridge Ministries to you and your congregation. John has the expertise, experience, and passion to help you and your church become what God has called you to be."  Kevin Clouse (Sr. Pastor, Christ Community Church, Battle Creek Michigan)


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10851 East D. Ave, Richland, MI 49083
(269) 277-7020

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