Darren ReidWe offer three superb meals a day, served buffet style in the lakeside Salmonberry Dining Hall. Our staff prepare meals that showcase the fresh and flavorful foods of the Skagit River Valley as part of our ongoing Foodshed Initiative.

Special menus, including vegetarian or other dietary needs, as well as wine and beer service are available with advance notice. We would be happy to provide recent sample menus.


Love this place—so clean and comfortable! Food was great, really friendly vibe. Would love to come back.”

— Anonymous

Upcoming Retreats
January 6-10, 2017
North Cascades Institute is honored to host the Association of Nature Center Administrators’ biannual gathering to advance the residential environmental education movement through the sharing of current ideas, concerns, solutions and insights.

Currently Available Dates: 
October 28-30, 2016
November 4-6, 2016
November 18-20, 2016
To learn more about these dates, please contact retreats@ncascades.org or (206) 526-2565. Other dates become available through the year, so don't hesitate to ask!


In 2015, we hosted 30 conferences and retreats, including seven yoga retreats, eight Remote Medical International courses, four conferences, four professional workshops and three luncheons at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center!

Proceeds from your stay support our youth education programs, helping us provide local students opportunities to experience the outdoors at little to no cost.

Please email Calvin at or call (206) 526-2565 with any questions!

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