Teter Family Retreat, located at 10980 East 221st Street, Noblesville, is a ministry of Noblesville First United Methodist Church. The property was acquired in 1981 from Ruth Teter, an interested and active member of the church. As a girl, Ruth enjoyed living on this 120-acre farm along the White River. Her father, Arza, and mother, Ada, were well known and respected in the Noblesville community. Ruth’s older brother, Earl, earned a wide reputation as a stunt driver with a group called “Lucky” Teter’s Hell Drivers. He was killed in an accident in 1942 in what was to be his last performance before he was to join the Army during World War II. Ruth was an excellent piano player and accompanied several musical groups. She worked for the Central Engineering Co. of Indianapolis for many years rising to the position of Secretary-Treasurer. Upon Ruth’s death on August 12, 1981 this farm was left to Noblesville First United Methodist Church to be transformed into a retreat as a memorial to the A.W. Teter family.
In 2015, the idea was born to expand the retreat facility’s purpose to include an organic farm, as a community outreach ministry to feed spirit, mind and body. Learn more about the farm at www.TeterOrganicFarm.com
Interpretative programming seeks to educate all ages in topics relating to nature, ecology and sustainable farming through classes, hikes, walks, rides, crafts, etc. It creates an important link between people and our natural resources. Learn more at ... TeterOrganicFarm.com/programming.
Looking for a unique setting for your next event?
Located on the scenic White River in the heart of Hamilton County, Teter Retreat & Farm provides a rustic backdrop for a variety of event planning needs. The facility can host gatherings, ranging from a few hours to a few days, including outdoor weddings, corporate outings, community group meetings, personal and group retreats, family reunions and scout troops. And every dollar paid toward rentals helps to support the farms mission to combat food insecurity in Hamilton County.
Facilities and amenities include:
- Teter Lodge with kitchen, fireplace, air conditioning & charcoal grill
- Ruth Cabin with four private units - each sleeps seven with its own restroom, shower and air conditioning
- Working organic farm
- Picnic shelter
- Fire pits
- Hiking & nature trails
- Sand volleyball court
- Outdoor basketball court
- Large screen LED monitor
- DVD player
- Cross walk
- Scenic river views
- On-site caretaker
Facility rental fees
|$240 full day or $180 half day
|$125 per night
|$1200 Lodge and all four cabin units, Friday 3PM to Sunday noon