Hi, We are the Douma Family! we are the faces behind Sola and are ready to welcome the 2023 hikers! We have been praying for this season and those we’ll meet, host, and help in some way. Maybe you?!  Please reach out if you are a hiker and want to stay with us when you come through Unionville, or if you are interested in what we’re doing and have a desire to volunteer. 

Psalm 121:1-2 “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.”

Welcome to Sola, 2024!

Hello! We are the Douma Family - we are the faces behind Sola Appalachian Christian Retreat (Sola). Over the winter we have been praying and preparing for those we'll meet, host, and help in some way. This is our 6th season, which is hard to believe. We are ready...

Call for Coffee

Hello friends and supporters! This is a call for coffee! Please send us coffee for hikers! We have four ways of making coffee here: espresso, drip, french press, and pour over. So we are glad for anything from the cheapest grounds or the best whole beans! Last year we...

New Artwork 🙂

Who knew there were so many artwork opportunities at SOLA? Our summer intern, Malia, has redone and added new signs for the hostel. And for church events: We have also received new paintings from hikers to add to our art wall 🙂

Requesting TEA for Hikers

Hello! Soon we will begin a 4 o'clock afternoon tea time with hikers in order to have more opportunities for meaningful conversations. God can use a single conversation to work mighty things in people's hearts. Please send us some of your favorite tea to share! And,...