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 A songwriting retreat with Jesse Reeves and friends 


Join us for a songwriting retreat with your spouse

led by Jesse Reeves,

the writer of How Great is our God, Lord I Need You, I Speak Jesus!!! Featuring Shane Barnard and Britton and Carrie Hardcastle.  Come and be spoiled in the hill country while you grow in your craft and meet with your God in the context of a small intimate group. 

with special guests:


Shane Barnard.

Britton + Carrie Hardcastle.

  Through Him we both have  ACCESS  in one spirit to the Father. - Ephesians 2:18  

 About This Retreat



Seriously! Have you ever heard of such a thing?


1. Do you just need to get away and be pampered 

somewhere awesome with your honey baby?


2. When you are in that awesome place, would you like to rest, unwind, be inspired, create together, and grow in your relationship with God and each other? Can you imagine spending quality time worshiping Jesus, songwriting, sharing your love for music together, and indulging in delicious food and drinks?   


3. Sound like something you’re interested in? Let’s do this!


Join us for a 3-night retreat from October 13th to 16th, 2024, at the beautiful Barnard family farm in Dripping Springs, Texas, just outside of Austin. The two prerequisites on this Access Retreat are:  You need to be married and a songwriter.  Or at least interested in songwriting :)    We are limiting this gathering to just 12 couples. Yep. Just 12.  Each couple will have their own cozy cabin and private space.  Our facilitator, Jesse Reeves, will lead our time together. If you haven’t heard that name, maybe you’ve heard of a few song titles like: "How Great is Our God," "Lord, I Need You," “I Speak Jesus,” “Our God Is Greater,” and more - but more importantly Jesse has been a pastor to our family for years. He is gifted and humble. Yes and amen.


Other special guests at this ACCESS retreat will be Britton and Carrie Hardcastle. Britton and Carrie are just amazing!! They have been leading worship and writing songs for 17 years and they have been faithful worship leaders in the local church. Britton and Carrie are incredibly gifted, but their willingness to serve is what makes them so special.


I will also pop in at this ACCESS retreat. My name is Shane Barnard. It is my pleasure and passion to write and sing songs from God’s Word. There is always a good chance I’ll bring one or more of my ladies with me to share in a time of singing together!


This will be the 4th ACCESS retreat we have done down on the farm. They have been so special. We can’t wait to be with you all!

* Two of our properties are more like homes than cabins.  They are awesome.  They will be able to facilitate 2 couples each.  You will still get your own bedroom and bathroom, but there will be other shared space in the home.  If you are coming with buddies feel free to request these!

 About Access



That may sound funny, and yet, we all know how hard it is these days to find extended time alone together. We are going to have intentional time corporately, but a big part of this retreat is to have set-apart ACCESS to your spouse.  To have your marriage renewed and refreshed through time alone together where you get to just REST. You will get your own TX Hill Country cabin, stocked with goodies and gifts for the week!     



You'll have full access to Wanderin' Star Farms, a place that has been in our family for a couple of decades. God has used this place in the most incredible ways to help us see and savor Him. Hidden among 30 acres of Texas Hill Country oaks and cliffs, access to the farm includes nature trails, horseback riding, giant swings, mini donkeys and gardens - all hosted by our incredible Wanderin’ Star Farms team.


Our hope is that having access to all these things above would be a means to an end... Who is Christ. That we would have a deeper awareness of our access to the King of kings; not just on retreats, but always.

We are in diligant prayer over this weekend and the couples God has already lined up. If you feel called to attend please fill out the form below! We hope to see you there!

Shane Barnard


$3,500 - per married couple

the total investment covers ALL of it! your own private cabin, amazing food, date night, snacks, fun surprises,  quality coffee, cleaning fees,  taxes... everything. You just show up and worry about nothing. It's going to be a retreat you WON'T want to miss.

  Through Him we have also obtained ACCESS by faith into this grace in which we stand . - Romans 5:2  

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 About the Venue. 

- Wanderin' Star Farms

Located in Dripping Springs, hidden among 30 acres of Texas Hill Country oaks and cliffs, access to the farm includes nature trails, horses, giant swings, mini donkeys and gardens - Get ready to feast and be pampered!

Comfy cabins, amazing food, stunning views, time to write, rest, and connect. 
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Experience the Farm

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