Welcome to Holden Village
Holden Village is a Lutheran ministry, nestled in a forested valley at 3,200 feet in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state. The Village welcomes people of all ages, races, faiths and backgrounds, offering modest yet comfortable amenities in a wilderness setting.
2013-14: Under Construction
The Village operated as a mining town from 1937-1957. It is now the site of a massive remediation project to clean up environmental problems left from those mining days. During this disruption, village infrastructure and facilities are also being upgraded. Guest visits are not possible during the summer construction season, but winter guests are welcome, Dec. 20, 2013-April 21, 2014. Volunteer staff continue to live at the Village year-round, and skilled trades professionals are sought to help with Holden's infrastructure updates.
HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER AROUND THE WORLD: Gather a group at your church or home to sing Marty Haugen's "Vespers '86," more commonly known as Holden Evening Prayer on Saturday, April 5. Learn more, register your event or find events near you here.
U.S. FOREST SERVICE NEWS RELEASE (March 13, 2014): Forest Service officials are reminding hikers to plan ahead this summer as mine remediation work continues to affect Glacier Peak Wilderness access from Railroad Creek Valley. Details on trails here.
TEACHERS NEEDED NEXT YEAR: The Holden School will have two openings for state certificated teachers for the 2014-15 school year. More information is available from the Lake Chelan School District.
THE HOLDEN GS MINI TAYLOR GUITAR: Premium wood salvaged from mine remediation logging is being used for this limited edition guitar, with proceeds going to global clean water projects. Learn more.
IN ANTICIPATION OF LEADERSHIP changes in 2015, the Holden Village board of directors has issued a call for a new executive director or director team. Read more.