Testimonials

BigquotesbronzeI just kept noticing impressive things, beginning with the surrounding scenery, unique combination of environmental friendly minimalism with the 'spare no effort for high quality' of the meeting rooms, library, and lodgings. As just one of many examples I could cite, your wi-fi is better than any hotel I've ever stayed in. And I've saved the food for last — outstanding and healthy, every meal and every item, just off-the-charts special. I cannot imagine a better place to get a bunch of folks together and accomplish something!

— Harry Greene, Board Member, Cornell University


BigquotesbronzeSuch a great facility, even in the middle of winter. I attended for a work conference and we stayed nice and warm despite the single digit temps. The dorms were clean and quiet. The staff was incredibly friendly and always accommodating, even the busy grad students running around were always willing to stop and answer a question. Justin and the kitchen staff were excellent. The food had a story and they made sure to tell it. I loved the variety of soups every day. Delicious! There's a great short snowshoe to a waterfall that's lovely in the winter too."

— Jess Haas, Program Manager, Yellowstone Forever 


BigquotesbronzeA wonderful, beautiful, mindful space! The food and kitchen staff stand out in my mind as making the experience even more phenomenal. All of the staff at the facility were warm, friendly and helpful. Killer views of snow capped peaks all around."

— Jen Kopnicky, Director, McDowell Environmental Center 


BigquotesbronzeGreat people working there. Great place in the North Cascades National Park. Great local and organic food. Great mission to educate and inspire"

— Scott Gjertson, Senior Director, YMCA Camp Seymour 


BigquotesbronzeWas here for a conference and everything was amazing - staff, facilities, and FOOD! I highly recommend any learning experience that you can partake in at NCI."

— Colin Waite, Director, Cooper Center for Environmental Learning 


BigquotesbronzeWonderful Hosts! Enthusiastic Staff! Great Accommodations! Terrible Trivia Questions! Did I mention awesome food? Incredible place for a retreat / conference. Thank you for hosting us."

— Eaton Dunkelberger, CEO, Sierra Nevada Journeys 


BigquotesbronzeAmazing place and amazing people! It is wonderful to be in the mountains."

— Ali Papp, Farm School Director, McDowell Environmental Center


BigquotesbronzeI love this special retreat space. Superb food, interesting people, incredible views, and so much fun. I have learned so much here - Tsimshian basketry, sustainable architecture, stewardship weekend, wolf ecology, Geology of the North Cascades."

— Terese VanAssache, Owner/Designer, Serendipity Glass and rebottleworks


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 »

Your stay connects youth to nature

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