Breitenbush HotSprings

Retreat and Conference Center Detroit, OR


The Beachie Creek and Lionshead fires ripped through Breitenbush and burned nearly half of the structures to the ground. All guest cabins, Sanctuary, Vista (massage house), the footbridge, Well House 4, the maintenance bay and wood shop, and several community cabins are completely destroyed.

Fortunately, all of our staff evacuated safely, and we have a small, brave team from the Breitenbush Fire Department on site continuing to defend the lodge and other remaining structures from fire. All of our efforts are focused on protecting what is left of our beloved home in the forest.

This evacuation and loss of property combined with a 4-month closure due to COVID-19 has put tremendous financial strain on the coop. Insurance will cover only a portion of the cost to rebuild and it will take months of cleanup, repairs and construction to reopen safely.

Your contribution will go directly to reconstruction efforts. The sooner we can rebuild and rehire our staff, the sooner we can reopen to the public. Any gift is appreciated and will make a difference.


I have stayed at Breitenbush on many occasions. It’s a wonderful and peaceful place. Perfect for a personal retreat or to participate in one of their events. I highly recommend this beautiful sanctuary.

Breitenbush Retreat and Conference Center is a worker-owned cooperative and
intentional community on 154 acres of wildlife sanctuary in the
Willamette National Forest of the Oregon Cascades.

Our Mission
To provide a safe and potent environment
where people can renew and evolve in ways they never imagined.

Join us for a workshop, personal retreat or just the day!
(Reservations required for all visits.)

  • Natural hot spring pools, tiled tubs and steam sauna
  • Sumptuous organic vegetarian cuisine
  • Cozy cabins with geo-thermal heat and camping in summer
  • Over 150 workshops, conferences, and celebrations annually
  • Daily Well-being programs like Yoga, EDGU and meditation
  • Historic Lodge with spacious decks
  • The Sanctuary for meditation, reflection and yoga
  • Gift shop with books and artisan crafted gifts
  • Library for lounging and reading
  • Ancient forest trails
  • Stone Labyrinth
  • Massage
  • And Much More!


The Setting
Breitenbush is a remote forest retreat of timeless natural beauty, blessed with abundant hot springs, a glacier-fed river and surrounding mountains, where you will discover a vast and personal connection with the natural world in any season.

Hot Springs
Soak in The Meadow Pools lined in smooth river rocks or the four Spiral Hot Tubs of varying temperature. Enjoy the Steam Sauna, a cedar cabin perched above steaming waters. A spirit of respect and sanctuary pervades the clothing-optional soaking pools.


Common Facilities
Your center of activity is the Historic Lodge with its spacious decks, library, dining room, and large event space. You may attend a workshop in the Forest Shelter or the Cedar River Yurt. You’ll retreat to the beautiful Sanctuary or the whimsical Buddha’s Playhouse for personal quiet time.

Cozy, rustic, year-round cabins (some with bathrooms) and camping in Summer give many options for your stay. Men’s and women’s bathhouses serve the needs of campers and those in cabins without bathrooms.

You’ll take a meditative walk to the center of the labyrinth, a journey to one’s own center, enhanced by the song of the nearby river.

Gift Shop
You’ll find a selection of inspiring books and artisan-crafted gifts in our Gift Shop, along with any necessities you may have forgotten.


Workshops and Meetings
Attend one of the 150 workshops, gatherings and conferences hosted annually in our supportive environment. See the listing on this website, or to schedule an event contact

Off-the-Grid Sustainability
Hydro-electric power from the Breitenbush River and heat from under ground waters keep you cozy and completely off-the-grid during your stay.

For more information about conferences and events and lodging please go to: