Learning Center classrooms, labs and libraries offer spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and provide excellent conference space and meeting accommodations. The spirit of the campus is one of refined, understated natural beauty. Throughout the interior and outside spaces of our LEED Silver Certified venue, the natural world and striking landscape of the North Cascades are close and accessible. Snow-capped peaks tower overhead, ravens circle in the sky and a rich diversity of plants and wildlife are just outside the door.

Facilities include:


    Lodging and Learning in the heart of North Cascades National ParkThere are three European-style lodges— Fir, Cedar and Pine —with guest rooms and shared gender-specific bathrooms with private showers. We offer private, double, triple and quad occupancy rooms.

    Bedrooms also include wireless Internet, writing desks and built-in wardrobes. Two lodges have a lounge area with sofas, chairs, fireplace and a limited kitchenette — perfect for relaxing and late night conversations. Linens (pillow, sheets, blanket and towels) are supplied.

    North Cascades Environmental Learning Center is an intimate, comfortable setting that accommodates people with a wide range of interests and physical abilities. Lodges, public areas and most trails are wheelchair accessible.

    Get in touch. 
    Schedule a campus tour, discuss rates and check availability with Calvin, our Conferences & Retreats Coordinator, at (206) 526-2565 or .

    For Personal Retreats, see Base Camp
    Looking for a personal retreat for yourself, as a couple or small group? Check out our Base Camp program. Learn more »

    For Families, see Family Getaways
    Want to enjoy a weekend in the mountains with your children or grandchildren? Check out our Family Getaways program. Learn more »

    What people are saying


    The North Cascades Institute Learning Center and helpful staff offer Kinship Fellows exactly the right mix of access to pristine natural surroundings and opportunities to learn more about the sustainable practices exhibited at North Cascades Institute. Our program participants leave the Learning Center both rested and with a renewed sense of conservation’s larger purpose.”

    — Sarah Knobloch, Kinship Foundation