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Des Moines Area Retreat Center, located 56 miles Northwest of downtown Des Moines, Iowa off Highway 30 in Ogden, Iowa. Sunstream Retreat Center can accommodate groups of 15-350 overnight guests.  All-inclusive packages bundle lodging, meeting, buffet dining and basic recreation. 


Lodging at Sunstream Conference and Retreat Center


Sunstream Retreat Center features year-round accommodations for up to 350 people in motel or dorm style lodging.  Your group can choose to stay in deluxe motel style accommodations or more economical dorm style accommodations based on what fits your needs and budget. Linens are provided in motel style rooms, but not in dorm style rooms unless requested.  Dorm rooms are perfect for youth groups and camps, just send a sleeping bag. Our suite style cabins are great for group leaders/speakers.

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Dining at Sunstream Conference and Retreat Center


Sunstream’s Dining Room, located in the Retreat Center, serves our guests three buffet style meals per day and offers a variety of hot and cold items sure to satisfy everyone’s appetite. Groups can make a menu request to the Sunstream chefs, who will consider all the contracted groups scheduled and prepare food that will please everyone on grounds. Event planners can upgrade one of the meals to a sit and serve banquet.  Have a snack delivered or take a coffee break with Sunstream’s meeting room food & beverage service.

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Meeting Space at Sunstream Conference and Retreat Center


Sunstream offers guests meeting spaces for small gatherings for groups of 20-50. Sunstream can also host larger meetings, seminars, and services for groups of 50-400 guests. The property also includes outdoor casual meeting areas for small groups and casual meetings.  All of our group retreat packages include a private meeting space for your event and AV equipment, which our Guest Services team will set up prior to your arrival according to your specifications.

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Recreation at Sunstream Conference and Retreat Center


Your group’s retreat package has choices for many year-round, indoor and outdoor activities.  This includes use of our indoor gymnasium, game room, blacklight sports arena, outdoor recreation fields and all the equipment your group will need.  Your group will love plunging down the water slide at the aquatic center, playing human Foosball, or learning to shoot at Pioneer Village! Don’t forget to ask about a flight on the zip line. Feel free to use any of our casual meeting areas to relax or for a small group discussion or prayer.

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