"I am a hole in a flute that the Christ's breath moves through - Listen to this music." - Hafiz
Oregon House is dedicated to transformational work in a small group context. Our mission is the realization of personal potential, power and uniqueness: the renewal of life as community; and the celebration of diversity and the one creative mystery behind it.
We have many years' experience of hosting and coordinating residential conferences and retreats. At Oregon House we are dedicated to providing a private, safe haven for deep process, focused work and relaxation for your group in a comfortable and intimate setting.
Groups are offered exclusive use of the Estate House, which features a magnificent, carpeted, second floor group meeting room with breathtaking ocean views, high chalet-style ceiling and central fireplace. The dining area and large kitchen, fully equipped to cater for groups of up to 40 people, are also located on this floor.
Groups may then book other apartments for single or shared accommodation, depending on the numbers and requirements of the group. A minimum of 25 people are required for exclusive use of the entire Oregon House property.
Please visit the Group Events section of our Photo Gallery to see some of the room configurations and group activities.
As well as being a regular resource for many west coast meditation, training and process groups, international teachers previously hosted include Andrew Harvey, John O'Donohue, Sobonfu Some and Solihin and Alicia Thom.
"We had a wonderful time at the Oregon House. It is so beautiful and conducive to creating the special time we shared as a Board. It was fun to so look forward to this retreat knowing how great it was a year ago to be at Oregon House and I'm already looking forward to doing it again next year!" - Nancy Gray, Center for Spiritual Living Eugene
"Oregon House is a sacred place to embrace nature and life itself. We come together to share Reiki and community each year in February. Thank you, Melita and everyone - it will be wonderful to be in your presence again soon." - Heidi Gates, Reiki River Studio, Salem, Oregon
"Oregon House is simply a magical retreat. I have conducted groups for more than ten years, but nowhere does the heart open as easily and completely as in this ancient power spot." - Heiner Fruehauf, Professor & Chair, Dept. of Classical Chinese Medicine, National College of Natural Medicine, Portland
"I have been bringing groups to Oregon House since 2001. My students and I have always enjoyed the majestic beauty of the Oregon coast and the intimate setting of Oregon House. We use the main room as our practice and lecture space, which has a spectacular wall to wall view of the ocean. When the weather permits, we also enjoy practicing Qigong and Taiji on the private stretch of beach, chanting in the cave, and bonfire parties. Everyone feels at home and well taken care of by Melita and Dave. " - Master Zhongxian Wu
"Oregon House is my favorite small retreat place. It's setting is perfect for contemplation and teaching, and it's staff could not be more efficient and kind. I'm delighted to recommend it." - Andrew Harvey
"I've been doing workshops at retreat centers for almost thirty years on five continents. Oregon House is the best I've ever been to. The setting of sea coast and forest is deeply nourishing, physically and spiritually. The group room is comfortable, intimate and workable. The food was delicious and healthy and plentiful. I can recommend Oregon House to any group leader looking for a perfect setting to teach and do therapy." - Ron Kurtz, creator of the Hakomi Method of Body Centered Psychotherapy and founder of the Hakomi Institute
"The Oregon House provided a warm, nurturing sanctuary for our EarthSave group retreat. The intimacy and attention to detail by the staff made our time there extraordinary." - Carol Merrick, EarthSave, Portland
"Oregon House has provided an ideal location for our teacher renewal retreats. The comfortable cottages and rooms, the spacious meeting area, access to the ocean, and supportive staff make it one of our participants' favorite retreat sites. Its ambience and beauty make Oregon House a place they want to return to again and again." - Greg Smith, Courage to Teach Facilitator & Associate Professor of Education, Lewis & Clark College, Portland
"On behalf of Lane County Government, I would like to personally thank you for your hospitality. Your facility was perfect for our work session. The surroundings made it possible for us to be more relaxed and therefore be able to work more openly together. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you!" - Loretta Careccia, Lane County Human Resources, Eugene