Testimonials

"I 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


Such 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 


A 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 


Great 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 


Was 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 


Wonderful 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 


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

— Ali Papp, Farm School Director, McDowell Environmental Center


I 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