2016 Lutheran Leadership Summit Travel

Lutheran Leadership Summit
2016 Lutheran Leadership Summit
February 21-24, 2016
Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center
Carefree, AZ
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The 2016 Lutheran Leadership Summit will take place at the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, but you have the option to stay at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center.

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center 

With an elevation of nearly 2,600 feet and surrounded by mountains and amazing desert landscape, the setting is perfect for reflection, discussion, discovery and growth, and a great fit for the Lutheran Leadership Summit. 

The retreat is approximately 35 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and features walking paths for reflection, rooms with private balconies, delicious meals over spectacular views, comfortable conference rooms, wireless internet, a swimming pool and spa, a spiritual book store, seven Islands of Silence, two chapels, and more.

Room Rates and Reservations

Single Occupancy: $95 per night
Double Occupancy: $75 per person, per night

Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 10:00am (unless other arrangements have been pre-approved) 

Reservations to the Spirit in the Desert are handled by LSA. To reserve your room please contact Mary Koster at 202-499-5834  or at mkoster@lutheranservices.org before January 28, 2016. 

We recommend making your reservation for the Spirit in the Desert as soon as possible as the retreat has limited rooms available. Special room rates will be guaranteed until January 28, 2016 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

Cancellations

Guests are responsible for paying for their own accommodations. Reservations may be canceled up to 12 days prior to arrival without penalty. The Spirit in the Desert does not accept cancellations within 11 days prior to the event. Guest that cancel within that time frame will be charged the full amount. 

Additional Accommodations

Carefree Resort and Conference Center

Room Rates and Reservations

Standard Room Single or Double Occupancy: $149.00 per night

Additional person(s): $10.00 per night

Check-in: 4:00pm
Check-out: 12:00pm

To reserve your room at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center please call 480-488-5300 before January 28, 2016 and identify yourself as participating in the LSA Lutheran Leadership Summit or make your reservation online by clicking here

Special room rates will be guaranteed until January 28, 2016 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

LSA will provide transportation between the Carefree Resort and Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center. The shuttle will run in a loop during the specified times in our shuttle schedule

Cancellations

Guests are responsible for paying for their own accommodations. Reservations may be canceled up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty. Reservations canceled within 72 hours will be charged one night's room rate and tax.

Travel and Ground Transportation

Carefree, Arizona is most easily accessible via the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Travel time from the airport to Carefree is approximately 60 minutes.

Rental cars: https://skyharbor.com/transportationparking/rentalcars.html

Taxis and Shuttle Service: https://skyharbor.com/transportationparking/limosAndTaxis.html

LSA Car Service Negotiated Rate

Budget VIP Transportation

LSA has negotiated a flat rate of $75 per ride with a local car transportation service in Carefree. If you wish to take advantage of this rate, please mention Lutheran Services in America when you make your car arrangements.

By Phone: (480)-217-5319
By Email: budgetcabaz@gmail.com
Rate: $75 per ride. For groups of 4 or more, please upgrade to an SUV for $95
Be ready to provide: Full name, flight information, address in Carefree, payment 

Please take into consideration that Carefree is about 50 to 60 minutes from the Phoenix airport when you schedule your car pick-up. Remember that most airlines ask passengers to arrive at the airport 1.5 to 2 hours prior to their flight departure – For a safe return home, we suggest you to schedule your pick-up from Carefree 3 hours prior to your flight departure time. LSA

SuperShuttle Discount

Take advantage of LSA's discount rate with SuperShuttle. Use discount code: 99YMR to save 10%. Click here to book online.

Driving Directions

For directions from Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Carefree Resort & Conference Center, click here.

For directions from Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, click here.

For directions between Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center and Carefree Resort & Conference Center, click here.

Shuttle Schedule between Carefree Resort and Spirit in the Desert (provided by LSA)

LSA will provide transportation between the Carefree Resort and Spirit in the Desert. The shuttle will run in a loop during the specified times below: 

Feb 21 – 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (First bus departs from SITD)

Feb 22 – 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM (First bus departs from Carefree)

Feb 22 – 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM (First bus departs from SITD)

Feb 23 – 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM (First bus departs from Carefree)

Feb 23 – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (First bus departs from SITD)

Feb 24 – 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM (First bus departs from Carefree)

Feb 24 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (First bus departs from SITD)