*Tenting May 27 to September 24, 2016.
*PV = personal vehicle camping (max. 21 ft. long) May 27 thru October 31, 2016
**Peak Weekend rates also apply for the following Events: Thanksgiving, Winter Solstice and New Years; and the Sunday nights before Memorial Day and Labor Day and December 22-29, 2016.
**Non-Peak Weekend rates also apply to the Sunday nights before MLK Day and the Winter Holidays between the Winter Solstice and New Years events.
Childrens Rates (all year long)
Age: 0-4 Free; 5-10 $28; 11-16 $40; 17 & up Adult Rates. Children under 12 must be supervised at all times by an adult 18 or older.
Beds come with a fitted sheet. Bring your own bedding or rent it for $17/individual and $23/couple per stay.
Reservations for weekend nights are for a two-night minimum (i.e. Thu-Fri, Fri-Sat, Sat-Sun). Single-night reservations for Fri or Sat may be made one week in advance.
The two lodge rooms are both ADA accessible. They can be noisy because they are in the main lodge. Each contains one double bed.
If you come alone you may be assigned a roommate (of the same gender); see below for Guaranteed Privacy. You or your roommate may snore. Please come prepared (nose guards, ear plugs) for this possibility.
Cabins have 2 or 3 beds with at least one double. Dorm cabins are same-gender and have two sets of bunk beds.
All soaking pools are clothing-optional. Use what is most comfortable for you. The atmosphere we strive for is one of sanctuary and respect. Nudity is not permitted in other areas.
Meals are included with lodging. Three vegetarian, mostly organic, buffet style meals are served three times daily: 8:00am to 9:00am, 1:00pm to 2:00pm, and 6:pm to 7:00pm. You may request egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free* meals when you register (trace amounts of gluten are possible). Sack lunches can be ordered a day ahead for your hike. (*Trace amounts of gluten are possible since we do not have a gluten free kitchen.)
Check In / Check Out
Please arrive after 3pm on your first day and depart before 3pm on your last day. All lodging is available after 4pm. Late Arrival for Overnight Guests: If you arrive after the office has closed, your name and cabin number will be posted on the door at the office in the parking lot; enjoy the facilities and check in at the Office first thing after 9am. Please vacate your cabin by 1pm on your last day or you may be assessed a late-departure fee of $20.
Deposits and Payment
A non-refundable deposit is required for all reservations. The deposit for personal retreat guests is the first night’s lodging for each person. The deposit for those attending a workshop is the full lodging amount. Deposits are non-refundable. With cancellation notice of at least 7 days we will issue a credit voucher (good for one year) for the amount of your deposit less a $20 processing fee. If you cancel less than 7 days in advance, your deposit is forfeited. Your balance is due upon arrival. We accept MasterCard, Visa, cash and personal check with ID.
There are many great reasons to rideshare, from reducing greenhouse gases and saving money to meeting new people. We now have a Breitenbush rideshare website which is available to our registered guests. Information about connecting to the site is included in confirmation emails.
The cabins accommodate two or three persons. Couples are assigned a cabin to themselves. For Guaranteed Privacy double the rates. Personal Retreat guests (not event participants) may guarantee privacy by adding $45 per night midweek and non-holidays during the non-peak season.
Guests who stay 7 days or more and employees of worker-owned cooperatives receive a 10% lodging discount. Elders (65+) receive a 10% discount for lodging and Healing Arts fees. We do not combine discounts. Service Week programs have reduced rates (see the Schedule of Events for details and dates).
A Breitenbush Gift Certificate is the perfect gift for any occasion. Certificates may be purchased in any denomination using MC, Visa, or Discover. Call 503.854.3320 or email us at with your phone number and we will call you back.
We offer a limited number of scholarships for lodging based on financial need. Submit your application as early as possible. Awards are made the 1st of the month preceding the month of your desired stay. Request a form at the
firstname.lastname@example.org or download the scholarship form.
Due to limited capacity reservations and payment in advance are required. (Call 503 854 3320.) We are open most days for Day Use from 9am to 6pm (see closed and reserved periods). Rates are $16-$30 per adult, sliding scale. Children 4 and under are free; 5-12 year-olds are half the adult rate. Payment must be made in advance and is non-refundable. The Day Use fee includes use of the hot springs and Daily Well-Being Programs. If you would like lunch or dinner, they are $13 each. Swimsuits are optional in the soaking areas; most people do not wear swimsuits. We encourage you to use what is most comfortable for you. The atmosphere we strive for is one of sanctuary and respect. Nudity is not permitted in other areas.
Massage reservations can be made up to 4 weeks in advance. Early reservations are encouraged. A credit card is required at the time of reservation to hold your appointment. If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance, your massage fee is forfeited. The 90-minute session is $110.
Inipi Ceremony (Sweat Lodge Ceremony)
Breitenbush is thankful for the many years that we were able to offer a traditional Lakota Inipi on our grounds. We offer our gratitude to the Elders who gave permission, the teachings in how to care for it, and the instructions on how to offer it as a gift to the people. Recently a news article was published where there was no permission granted by Breitenbush or the Intercessor of the Ceremony. We understand that this was not appropriate and are sorry to our Elders and Native people that this occurred. We have discontinued having the Inipi Ceremony at Breitenbush as we feel that this is the way to honor Native American people and culture. We pray for the healing of the historical trauma that has been imposed on Native American people. We pray for all of us to be able to heal together.
What to bring
Bedding*, pillow*, towels*, bio-degradeable toiletries, low intensity flashlight, water bottle (not bottled water), clock, walking shoes, rain gear and caffeinated beverages if you want them. You or your roomate may snore; please come prepared for this possibility (nose guards, ear plugs). Traction devices for your vehicle are required by law from November to April. (*these may be rented)
What not to bring
Pets, burnables (candles, incense), high intensity flashlight, electric devices (hairdryers, curling irons, coffee makers), bottled water, recreational drugs or alcohol. Please refrain from use of perfume, cologne or scented toiletries. Firearms are not allowed on Breitenbush property.
Children at Breitenbush
Breitenbush welcomes children. As our Credo states, “The Community is committed to a life style conducive to holistic childrearing and personal growth.” To help you navigate being at a place where many people come for relaxation as well as to support your children’s safety, we offer the guidelines below. We hope your stay at Breitenbush is wonderful and that your children have an enriching experience connecting with nature and the cycles of life.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (someone 16 or over who has them at least in eyesight). We encourage you to check in with those around about your children’s activity level. This is especially important in all soaking areas and on the Lodge pianos.
The Hot Springs are for soaking. Please refrain from jumping, spashing or loud activity. Please do not bring pool toys, swim goggles etc.
We welcome children to join in on the Well Being Programs if they are able to focus on the instruction.
The Large Library is quiet during the mealtime. The Small Library is available for children's use at all times. Please help to keep it tidy.
A number of workshops in the North Wing of the Lodge request a quieter ambience in the Lodge Lobby. If this is the case, these times will be posted on the white board in the lobby.
In compliance with Oregon State law and the Americans With Disabilities Act trained guide dogs for persons who are blind, trained hearing-ear dogs for persons who are deaf, trained assistance animals for persons who are permanently physically impaired, and task-trained service animals for persons with a mental disability are welcome.
No public phone or internet use at Breitenbush
Due to very limited capacity, public phone and internet access is for emergency use only. We are out of mobile-phone range. Please make all necessary phone calls prior to leaving Detroit on your way in.
We have a limited number of wheelchair-accessible rooms and cabins. The workshop spaces in the lodge are accessible by ramp. However, we are a rustic retreat center located in the forest. The distances between the cabins, lodge (for meals), hot springs and workshop spaces can be up to several hundred yards on hard-packed gravel paths or snow in winter. There is some uneven terrain and a steep grade to the Spiral Tubs and River Yurt.
Lost and Found: If you have lost something at Breitenbush, we will do our best to locate it and get it to you in a timely manner, however, Breitenbush is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please send us an email by clicking here.
Gender-Specific Events and Times
Some events and times are gender-specific. For these events we recognize a person’s self-stated gender, regardless of birth assignment.
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