Your stay matters. The premise of Talus Rock Retreat was for the Pedersen family to share their essential vision and abundance not only with family and friends but with others seeking a place of solace, refuge and reprieve from life’s hardships or fast paced, energy draining occupations – a place for people to renew and rejuvenate. Not only does the retreat bring guests peace of mind, it also raises funds to improve the lives of orphaned and at-risk children. In keeping with their core vision, lodging dollars generously spent here not only serve others, but your patronage allows them to help others – and that they do; indeed, this is their “joie de vivre”. The Pedersen’s have a heart for causes that help people and help curb third world poverty through animal husbandry and overall health care provision.

Thank you for choosing to spend your hard-earned financial resources at Talus Rock Retreat. This unconventional social venture known as Talus Rock Retreat has consequently allowed guests to become extraordinary patrons of the following organizations:

Local Projects

Bonner Homeless Transitions  
Hayden Simcox Benefit  
The Basque Foundation
lil fighters fall festival 
Mountain West Bank
Katie Tolley (C&C Gala) 
Grad night 2019
Rise Ashes Benefit  
Music Conservatory of Sandpoint 
Humane Society
Kootenai Health Foundation 
Jubilant HollisterStier Laboratories
Brandy- Sam’s Produce Benefit Auction 
 Pullman Regional Hospital
LA Kings Golf Tournament 
Big Daddy Scramble  
 Underground Kindness (Dawn)
Bridge of Hope
Waldorf School
Bonner County Rodeo
Chocolate Champagne Gala (Sexual Assult and Family Trauma Response Center)
Auction: Newport Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser (weekend getaway)KYRS Auction 2018
Angels Over Sandpoint
Amy Lloyd Benefit
Angels over Sandpoint
Bev Milton Benefit
Bonner County 4-H
Bonner County Rodeo
Bonners Ferry Youth Group
Boys and Girls Clubs of Spokane County
Bulldog Haven NW
Butteville Elementary School
Butte Spay Neuter Task Force
Carden Academy
Celebrate Recovery
Community Cancer Services
Cornerstone Community Church
Crisis Pregnancy Center
Crohne’s Foundation
Distinguished Young Women
Domestic Violence Services
Encova United Way of Spokane
Farmin Stidwell School (PTA)
Festival at Sandpoint
Festival of Trees
First Christian Church
First Church of God
Forrest Bird Charter School
Friends of Sandpoint Airport
Gemini Autism Retreat
Gospel Messengers
Healing Garden
Horizon Hospice
Idaho Drug Free Youth (IDFY)
International Children’s Network
Jubilant HollisterStier Laboratories
Kathy Best Benefit
Kettle Falls High School
Kinderhaven Festival of Trees
Kootenai Health Foundation
LA Kings Golf Tournament
Life Choices Pregnancy Center
Life Skills of Sandpoint
Lynn Aase Benefit
Matsiko Orphan Choir
Mining City Veterinay Center
Model United Nations
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Music Conservatory of Sandpoint
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Olive Crest Foster Care
Parade of Homes
Panhandle Animal Shelter
Planned Parenthood
Pullman Regional Hospital
Real Life Ministries
Rise above the Ashes Sandpoint Fire Benefit
River Of Life Church
Roan Allen Benefit
Sam’s Produce Benefit Auction
Sandpoint Alpine Racing School (SARS)
Sandpoint Area Lodging and Tourism (SALT)
Sandpoint Catholic Church
Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce
Sandpoint Community Center
Sandpoint High School Grad Night
Sandpoint High School X-Country Team
Sandpoint Middle School
Sandpoint Waldorf School
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
Shiloh Hills Fellowship www.shfspokane.org
SpokAnimal Shelter Benefit
Spokane Sliders
Strategies to Empower People (STEP)
The Luke Commission
The Strength Team
Tyler Cordle Benefit
Underground Kindness
United Reformed Church
Victim Witness Services
Waldorf School
Watford City Veterinary Center
Young Life of Sandpoint

International Projects

The entire Pedersen family enjoys third world travel to serve in some of the most neediest areas.
2004 – Sayulita & San Pancho, Mexico (Spay/Neuter clinics)
2009 – Uganda on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)
2010 – Swaziland with The Luke Commission (TLC)
2011 – India on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)
2012 – Nepal on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)
2013 – Liberia on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)
2014 – Philippines on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)
2015 – May: India, Nepal, Philippines, October: India on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)
2016 – April: India, Nepal on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)
2017 – India, Nepal, Sri Lanka on behalf of International Children’s Network and WellConnected
2019 – April: Swaziland, India, Nepal on behalf of WellConnected and The Luke Commission

2020 – March: Swaziland on behalf of WellConnected and The Luke Commission

We Delight in Supporting

Well Connected: Bridging needs of destitute widows, orphans and underprivileged families by reaching one person, family and/or village at a time in rural parts of Asia and Africa.

KIVA: Connecting people through micro lending to alleviate poverty in developing nations.

ICN: Granting educational scholarships to orphaned and at-risk children in third world countries to help educate them through the university or trade school level.

TLC: Providing healthcare to those in rural areas of Swaziland and southern Africa who cannot reach medical facilities due to poverty, lack of transportation, and resources.