The Christian Apostolic Church of Fayetteville, New York, commissioned The Bethany Retreat House to replace an older, smaller structure that was destroyed by fire in September 1993. The new 10,000-square-foot building is of wood-frame construction, clad in traditional clapboard siding with brick water table. Its design draws inspiration from the simple, white clapboard Colonial Revival homes common to Upstate New York. It has meeting, dining, and education facilities for up to 100 persons, and sleeps 40 persons for weekend retreats. Its classically-inspired chapel provides a contemplative space for worship.